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How You Can Motivate Me To Write

Posted by in Self Publishing on March 23, 2013

Writing can be a passion for any writer; however, at times these writers feel down, and they need motivation to write something. Making your passions into your profession itself is a motivational tool, but to become a professional writer we have to work beyond our capacity and sacrifice other personal hobbies. To do this we


With Standards In Literacy Slipping In UK Schools, What Will The Writers Of Tomorrow Be Like?

Posted by in Books for Sale , Self Publishing on February 18, 2013

Recent Ofsted reports have shown that educational standards in our schools are slipping; this is particularly evident in literacy standards, with one child in five failing to achieve the expected literacy level by the end of primary school. Decreasing Standards Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, reported that throughout the


Top 4 Books That Any Teenager Should Not Miss Reading

Posted by in Books for Sale on February 5, 2013

Probably the best habit, trait or characteristic a man can possess or develop, is the habit of reading. Reading good books on a regular basis proves to be highly advantageous. A well-read person is not only well-informed, but also imaginative, creative and a good decision-maker. Moreover, reading is almost like a form a meditation, which


Book Review: 31 Days To Survival

Posted by in Books for Sale on January 17, 2013

31 Days to Survival was published in March of 2012. It was written by M. D. Creekmore. Creekmore is a full-time blogger who previously wrote the book “Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat.” 31 Days focuses on strategies for handling short-term disaster situations, as well as longer term scenarios. The Basics As its name implies, it’s designed to


Rainforest Country

Posted by in Books for Sale on November 26, 2012

Rainforest Country from Freemantle Press has to be a must read. No I have not read this yet, it is only published on the 26th March and currently only available in Australia. However you just have to look at the front cover to KNOW that this is going to be one great book. It is


6 Short Stories EVERY Bibliophile Should Read

Posted by in Books for Sale on November 19, 2012

For a die-hard bibliophile, even an entire lifetime spent reading books and stories, is not enough. You have a book waiting for you in every room you enter and three in your car. Your list of to-read stories is as long as the River Nile and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Novels, novellas,


Picking for Profit: Succeed as a Modern-Day Picker – Troy Howerton

Posted by in Books for Sale , Self Publishing on July 3, 2012

“With the rapid growth of the Google+ social network and the positive impact that it’s having for authors and photographers who self-publish, I’m always delighted to see reviews of works from Skoobebooks authors. Obviously, glowing reviews are preferred! This piece from Stephanie Wanamaker  sums up the concise wisdom of the book.” Stephanie Wanamaker – July


Travelling for the hell of it

Posted by in Books for Sale , Self Publishing on April 28, 2012

We have just finished and put into print our latest book, Traveling for the hell of it! by Nick Gerrard. Nick approached us a few weeks ago with his manuscript which is already available as an eBook. He was broke (and still is I believe) but desperate to get a print version produced and on sale.


The London Book Fair

Posted by in Books for Sale , eBooks , Self Publishing on April 20, 2012

The London Book Fair at Earls Court, an important date in the book industry calendar, has just finished and provides and interesting in site into current trends. I read a beautiful piece written by Mick Rooney of The Independent Publishing Magazine on his initial thoughts from attending the show. To quote one part – From


Marketing your Book

Posted by in Books for Sale , Self Publishing on April 11, 2012

  Following on from an earlier blog around marketing your book (How To Start Selling Your Self Published Book) I came across an interesting article in The Book Deal website titled ‘Book Marketing & Publicity: Advice from three experts’. This is an interview on a question and answer basis to three marketing consultants where they


How To Start Selling Your Self Published Book

Posted by in Books for Sale , Self Publishing on March 20, 2012

The biggest challenge self published authors have is to actually sell some books. The writing is a journey but in comparison to marketing and selling it is like travelling in First Class accommodation. You can write the most outstanding book but unless you can build some ‘social noise’ around it then your sales are going