My Favourite Yellow Line

Author entrepreneurs might tend to get a little … what’s the word … obsessive. Yes obsessive over our book sales. When that little yellow line rises on our Amazon stats page, we go just a little nuts. But I haven’t seen that line rise in a long time. I’ve seen a few pages read, little… Read More


I wrote this post last year, but I woke up this morning knowing it was a brand new year and that one very important thing needed to change. My relationship with Amazon. Because right now this feels like a relationship gone bad – I’m doing everything they wanted and they still won’t tell me what… Read More

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye When You Won’t Leave

For the past week or so I’ve been thinking that it might be time for me to break up with my Angry Mad Scientist. Or if not break up, at least I should start seeing other people. The beauty of my early relationship with AMS (which is really Amazon Marketing Services, not Angry Mad Scientist)… Read More

Countdown Mania!

I am in the middle of my best ever Kindle Countdown Deal. I’ve been on cloud nine since Thursday evening but, unwilling to jinx it, nobody knows except my son. But I noticed in my previous Kindle Countdown deals that once the weekend was over they tended to run out of steam. And sure enough, it has.… Read More

Amazon, an Island and a Click

AMS and I are going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment. In the true spirit of silver linings, it’s forced me to look at our relationship from other angles. (I still think it’s far more fun to think of AMS as Angry Mad Scientist rather than Amazon Marketing Services. I don’t… Read More

My Life With AMS

I kept thinking about everything I have learned as an author entrepreneur. In the end, I decided to focus on the one thing that has made all the difference to me. Amazon. So that’s what I am doing at the moment. Putting together a useful little email guide that shows authors how to start making… Read More