Monthly Archives: January 2015

Stamford Mercury Article

Author uncovers ‘remarkable’ families of John Campbell is the headline of an article in this weeks edition of the Stamford Mercury. The Mercury have run the article about Seeking John Campbell to promote my book signing on the 7 February … Continue reading

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New John Campbell evidence

My book tells of one John Campbell who returned from Argentina to fight in WWI and who through his Army records I knew had been a member of the Junior Naval & Military Club in Piccadilly. My research for the … Continue reading

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Final pre-publication marketing

Now into the final week of pre-publication marketing. Today my local book shop in Stamford set up a window display to advertise my book signing on 7 February between 11am and 1pm. This follows an article in my local newspaper … Continue reading

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Family at War

My book Seeking John Campbell contains the following dedication. It is the result of the discovery that one of the John Campbells I investigated was born in Germany with the surname Philippi. He became a naturalised British citizen in 1902 and returned … Continue reading

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Using Goodreads as marketing tool

There are a number of advantages to using Goodreads in advance of a book launch and in particular in advance of making book available to order on Amazon. 1) you can set up an author page 2) upload the cover … Continue reading

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Marketing a self-published book

So the book is written, formatted and the POD distibutors are lined up. But will it sell. The answer I am told or indeed shouted at by a myriad of bloggers is that it will not…at least not without some … Continue reading

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UPDATE on USA withholding tax

It appears that since I applied for mr EIN to take advantage of the double taxation agreement with the USA the rules have been modified. I discovered this when Kindle informed me that my EIN had not been accepted because … Continue reading

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USA blogger holds “win a free book” competition

Kassie Ritman aka Mom, blogger of “Maybe someone should write that down…”  who reviewed my book earlier has set up a competition on her blog…Win a Free Book!. Thanks Kassie      

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Excerpt from Seeking John Campbell (2)

…At the end of April 1825, Hugh and his family, under the patronage of Grierson, headed to Edinburgh by stagecoach. It seems that Grierson, as a goodwill gesture, paid Robson, three other ploughmen and two servant girls a half-year’s salary … Continue reading

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USA withholding tax on book sales

I may not have a blockbuster on my hands but it is disconcerting when you discover that any royalties earned on book sales in the USA will be subject to a 30% withholding tax. However Karen Inglis’ blog on this … Continue reading

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