An Indesign TOC hack

Creating an ePub Navigation TOC when you don’t have chapter headers to use If you make your eBooks with Indesign, you’ll know the Table Of Contents tool is super handy, except for when your chapters don’t have headers. This might be the case if you want to include a rasterised | Read more…

The Star Coin Prophecy – Now available on Open Books

I have news! My novella, The Star Coin Prophecy is now available to download from Open Books. About Open Books: OpenBooks.com is an independent eBookstore where readers read first, then decide how much they want to pay based on what they feel a book is worth and how much they | Read more…

Last Day to Pre-order Great Escapes | Volume 1

The Kickstarter campaign for Great Escapes | Volume 1 finishes today! We’ve raised an astonishing £507 so far, a full £107 more than our target. For those who don’t know, Great Escapes is the first in a series of annual anthologies from The Great Escape where I am fiction editor. | Read more…

Creating my first ebook – A journey (part 2)

In Part 1 I explained how I was using “How to Publish your own eBook” as a guide to creating my first ebook, The Star Coin Prophecy. Part three of the guidebook deals with how to create an epub or mobi file from prepared content, which can be used on | Read more…

The Star Coin Prophecy – new book released

My short adventure novella, The Star Coin Prophecy is now available to buy from Smashwords in all major eBook formats. When local science reporter Ruth Anders gets invited to a national press conference for the Kepler project, she knows it’s going to be a memorable experience. But nothing could prepare | Read more…

Creating My First eBook – A Journey (part 1.5)

On Friday I will be posting a piece about how I converted The Star Coin Prophecy into an ebook, but before that I have a little rant for you. Why? Because during the course of researching the process, I found out I didn’t need to make an ebook at all! | Read more…

Creating My First eBook – A Journey (part 1)

I am not the world’s biggest supporter of self-publishing, as you may know from my previous articles (self-publishing, traditional publishing), but I do believe it has its place. I am currently gearing up to publish a 160 page anthology of short stories and micro-fiction for The Great Escape, in print, | Read more…

Crimes Against Magic – book review

Crimes Against Magic is the debut novel by Steve McHugh. Set in modern day London but with a host of historical and fantasy characters, the story creates a world in which the ancient and the modern don’t seem so far removed. Magic still exists and there are things that haunt | Read more…

From dusty drawer to lost in the masses

A pessimist’s view on the option of self-publishing. When faced with rejection, the aspiring author used to have two options: consign the unpublished novel to a dusty drawer somewhere, never to see the light of day again, or take a deep breath, dive in, and rewrite and reword, repeatedly, until | Read more…