Getting a Mention

Getting a Mention

This  little cartoon showing a cat reviewing among other things my novel Timed Out is by cartoonist Colin Shelbourn. It  appeared alongside a very short story of mine published in The Author. The story, “How Many Stars?”, has earned me more accolades and almost as many pounds as the novel plus all my other published fiction.

And a bonus: the brief author biography they print is a little piece of free advertising. I have seen a lot of advice pieces on book promotion and rarely do they mention the value of getting a small article or story into a magazine or anthology. It seem to me a more effective strategy than simply shouting BUY MY BOOK on Twitter and Facebook.

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