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Snow and Whinging Poms!

Posted by in Books for Sale on February 4, 2011

On a different note than books for a change, those of us in Britain who think we had a hard winter and we are the only nation in the world that grinds to halt at the sight of snow, well take a look at this –,0,347680.story Perhaps we ‘whinging poms’ need a wakeup call


Self Publishing update

Posted by in Self Publishing on February 3, 2011

Well the self publishing service is well under way with a number of authors already successfully published. We still have a lot of work to do to build all the tools and features we think you need. Here is a list of some of the things we are working on. If you see something that


Self Publishing a good book

Posted by in Self Publishing on January 21, 2011

What do you think it takes to make a good book ready for self publishing.  The question is pretty much dependent on genre we know, but with all the fiction books out there in today’s market, there must be something that ties them all together under that one banner that says “This is a good book”.


Self Publishing Update

Posted by in Books for Sale , Self Publishing on January 17, 2011

We have had to slip the ‘Go Live’ date for the self publishing service to Wednesday 19th January. Unfortunately the developer who is in charge of the payment part decided this would be a good time to get ill! Anyway we wish him well and we will be back on track on Wednesday. Look forward


Happy New Year

Posted by in Books for Sale , Self Publishing on January 5, 2011

A Happy New Year to you all. I hope everyone had a modicum of festive cheer at least and that 2011 will not be the great disaster the media tells us it will be! So Hangovers, Domestic Arguments, Divorce, Recession, Bankruptcy, Murder, Pestilence, Plague, Meteor Strikes, EMP blasts from the sun and Xfactor aside, we


10 Common Book Publishing Myths and Misconceptions

Posted by in Books for Sale on December 17, 2010

I found this blog article to be particularly interesting. It was directed towards those wanting to write self-promotion books but the points can be applied just as well to ANYONE wanting to write. By: Roger Parker on February 13th, 2010 at 3:00 pm In Career Development, Personal Branding, authors corner | 11 Comments Don’t let


Help for Self Publishers

Posted by in Self Publishing on December 16, 2010

Help for those struggling with Self Publishing comes from Chrissy Siggee – Chrissy offers a number of services for authors from book reviews to her  ‘Marketing Guide for the Self Publisher’ and ‘Self-Publishing consultations’.


Self Publishing view

Posted by in Books for Sale on December 13, 2010

I thought this article on the publishing -v- self publishing industry was interesting. It was nice to see that there are definitely others out there who are in agreement with what we are trying to do at Skoobebooks. It’s time for change and the future is now.  Have a read and let me know what you think.