Stephen Writes

Novels and Short Stories by Stephen England

Confessions of a Rogue Writer: You’re a Public Figure. . .Now Act Like One

| July 24, 2012

So, you’ve uploaded your finished and (hopefully) edited manuscript to KDP, PubIt, or one of the other independent publishers out there. Your book is now available for sale. . . Congratulations, gentle reader! Now, before my voice becomes drowned out in the sound of corks popping and the backslapping congratulations of your fellow authors, let […]

Confessions of a Rogue Writer: Social Media and Soap Salesmen

| March 21, 2012

I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter on-line lately about how, in no uncertain terms, social media does NOT sell books. It seems to have become the new accepted mantra among the indie gurus that, while you may have fun on Twitter, Facebook, etc., you will not sell books there. They’re wrong—you can sell books […]