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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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Paperback proof copies

All books were printed on creme paper and the first to arrive was a Createspace proof from the USA (middle book in image). Blogs had already warned me that the creme paper was the most yellow but without any comparison I … Continue reading

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Print on Demand

The decision regarding Print on Demand suppliers is a minefield because of the burgeoning options available and the particular issues around Amazon’s preferred supplier, Createspace. This task was helped by Karen Inglis’ excellent and now updated blog on the subject. … Continue reading

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A month in Argentina (4)

John Argentine Campbell was a formidable sportsman and polo player. After being schooled at Fettes College and going up to Cambridge John returned to the Argentine and c. 1905 built the house below in the English style on land which … Continue reading

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A month in Argentina (3)

From Monte Buey I took two more overnight buses. The first to Cordoba and the second to San Miguel de Tucuman where the decalartion of the Argentine independence was made in 1825. John Otto Campbell sold Los Dos Hermanos after … Continue reading

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A month in Argentina (2)

A bus and taxi from Buenos Aires took me to Monte Buey. The following morning I set out with a local architect and an interpreter to locate the Estancia Los Dos Hermanos which had been owned by John Otto Campbell … Continue reading

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A month in Argentina (1)

Although the draft of Seeking John Campbell had been completed I felt a compulsion to visit Argentina to research a few loose ends and to understand where and how the families of the three John Campbells had lived. In March 2014 … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Seeking John Campbell (1)

The excerpt below is taken from the first three pages of the Prologue and signals the start of my journey Seeking John Campbell   At the end of 1995, sixty-eight-year-old Isabel Greig returned to Stone House, her home in the … Continue reading

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Proofreading

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How often have we seen is that there is a gap between what is written and what is read. Often the state of mind we are in influences how we interpret a written word or phrase.…

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It looks like a book !

With my manuscript ready for typesetting, Chandler Book Design took over. It was a relief to get it off my desk and a pleasant surprise when the layout proposal came back. Suddenly I could see a book emerging. Various editions … Continue reading

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