Author: Ian Andrew

Memorial Day 2015 – I Still Miss Him

The American Military Cemetery – Madingley, England   Just outside Cambridge, England there is a little piece of the USA. Held in perpetuity, in honor of her people who gave their lives during WWII. I knew him. His heart beat, his eyes shone with happiness and sometimes, when he didn’t think I was looking, glazed with tears. He lived, he felt, he was as vibrant, as energetic, as immortal as the rest of them. As immortal as I was. Back then. When all seemed so dark and yet so gay, so much to live for. So little time left to live it. ...

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Marketing is Harder than Writing :)

On reflection I often think that writing a book is actually easier than the marketing of it. But needs must.  The latest avenue I have found is WattPad… a free reading site that is here… Go check it out. There are thousands of books serialised on there for no cost at all. I also have a Thunderclap promotion running, click here to join in – Just a note on that, you have to select support via Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr (or all three). But crawling rather then running might be a better description as there are a few more clicks needed...

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Cover Stories

It’s been a while since I posted on here but I’ve been busy finishing off the new book, “Face Value”.  Due out in mid-May the final edits are almost complete and the big, big news is the cover has been picked. Finally! I’m going to guess some are going to love the image, some are going to hate it and some are going to be completely apathetic towards it. But all is okay. I’ve come to realise that whatever reaction is forthcoming a book cover seems to epitomise President Lincoln’s “You can’t please all of the people all of the...

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Do what you like… 6 lessons I learnt about small business from the experience of writing a book.

In 2014 I independently published my first book through Amazon’s Createspace and KDP. The process taught me a lot about writing, publishing, marketing and mainly myself. Recently, I was asked to address a local business group about the process of “being a writer” but as I considered what to talk to them about, I began to realise that the experience of Independent Publishing has taught me six lessons about business in general. LESSON 1: Work the problem, not worry about it. At the midpoint of writing my first book I got stuck. I couldn’t find a way of bridging...

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A practical demonstration of the title of this blog

Been away for a while writing the new book. Halfway through and it is coming together nicely. Thought I’d just share this ‘view from the ridge’… Ian Andrew is the author of the alternative history novel A Time To Every Purpose, the detective thrillers Face Value and Flight Path and the Little Book of Silly Rhymes & Odd Verses. All are available in e-book and paperback. Follow him on social media: Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click...

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