August 8, 2011 in Dag

Selling your soul: Books and merchandising

One of our local papers has been running a big Harry Potter promo over the last few weeks, obviously in line with the new movie. I was watching the kids as they were sorting through all the various merchandising guff (mainly collector’s cards but also other stuff like wands) and thinking about the relationship between

July 31, 2011 in Dag

Summer Giveaway Hop

For all of the week starting August 1 will be participating in the I am a Reader, Not a Writer Summer Giveaway Hop. I will be giving away copies of my ebook Novella, Doodling. Doodling is an absurd comic fantasy about a man who falls off the world (because it’s moving too fast) and the

July 24, 2011 in Dag

Revenge is Sweet

This is the story I referred to in my post last week that almost got me mistaken for a supermodel. It was originally published in The Age newspaper in April 2001 (you’ll see that some of the references are a bit dated). They ran a funny short story competition and published the three place-getters and

July 18, 2011 in Dag

The day I nearly got mistaken for a supermodel: a whinge about branding

I just want to start by saying that my post last week was the most successful one I’ve done, and to thank everyone who took the time to post comments back to me or respond via Facebook. Today I’m going to go the opposite way completely and have a bit of a whinge (for my

July 12, 2011 in Dag

Time for a new plan

I read something interesting the other day. Apparently most independent authors sell on average 4 books a month. Did you get that? 4 books a month. And when you consider that most of these books are priced between $2.99 and a meagre 99 cents, that’s not a lot of royalties to be earned. Doesn’t look