Should Self-Published authors be frowned upon? Article by me on Blirt

I wrote an article on Blirt and here is the link below.

http://www.blirt-magazine.com/display/newsarticle.php?id=1010

It is an article by me expressing my views on self-publishing and giving some advice to fellow self-publishers.

Go have a read and express your opinion.

9 days left to review Endurance through Story Cartel

Endurance is on Story Cartel.

If youโ€™re not aware of Story Cartel, it gives readers a chance to review a book and be in with a chance to be rewarded for reviewing the book.

In this case, Endurance is available on Story Cartel and every person who downloads Endurance and reviews it will be in with a chance to win a $10 Amazon giftcard.

If youโ€™re interested, go toย http://storycartel.com/books/200/endurance/ย to download and review my book Endurance. I hope that you enjoy my book ๐Ÿ™‚

My response to a question constantly asked

Since I have decided to self-publish my first book Endurance, people have instantly asked ‘how much are you making?’ or ‘How much money do you get from selling the book?’
Well I want to just say to the people who have asked those type of questions, I do not care how much money I’m making.

Writing is a hobby, I just love it! Writing to entertain is my dream job. I love the power and freedom it gives you. It can be hard work, but if it does it’s job and entertains my audience then job done, it makes me happy and the audience.

The reason I decided to self-publish Endurance was to get my name out there and to entertain people reading my book. My dream is to write for a living. I would love to be an author full time or/and write for TV and Film. Writing for entertainment is just incredible, whether it is writing a book or TV programme or Film. As the author/writer you create your own world, your characters, your setting, the lives of the characters, literally everything… It is as if you’re god!
The feeling of writing in your own created world is a great feeling, I get it every time I write, even if you’re not an author yourself you still get the same feeling when reading.
That feeling when you are reading your book and the surroundings around you evaporate and you enter the book. You are the character, you imagine other characters and you imagine the surroundings. That feeling is similar if not the same as when I and I’m sure others write.

Anyway, just thought I would explain my reasoning and my motives for writing. I am enjoying myself promoting Endurance and I am currently writing my next book ‘The Author’ which will be out nearer to the end of this year.

And I would just like to finish by saying to YOU out there, not just to the many aspiring authors and writers like me, but to everyone and anyone who has a dream of any kind, don’t let anyone try to change or ruin your dream. You fight for it. Go out there, be noticed, be singled out. You are responsible for making your dream happen. It’s easier to let your dream disappear than for it to actually happen. Prove the doubters wrong, it will make you stronger and hungrier for what you want to achieve. That is what has spurred me on even more, the doubters out there. Make everyone who truly cares about you proud and prove those negative, worthless, bitter people wrong.

Last thing (I promise) don’t forget,ย Endurance is FREE on Amazon for Kindle download.ย That ends today though so go get your copy now!

Happy reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Endurance FREE on Amazon for Kindle
Endurance FREE on Amazon for Kindle

Goodreads Author, 0 fans :(

So today I became a Goodreads Author. Pretty cool right? If I say so myself. But 0 fans? Not so cool…

Go and check my Goodreads Author page out at : ย http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7032700.T_J_Blake

Go and see how Endurance began.

Coco says Woof Woof, Which translates into….

Coco says Woof Woof, meaning buy it.

Coco told me to tell you WOOF WOOF… Which translates into.
‘Buy this book. It’s truly amazing. It will keep you guessing through out. I’m reading it and although I’m a slow reader cause I’m a dog, it’s such a good story, I would give all my bones to have it!’

So there you go. Coco Blake has spoken, this pic is proof that she is reading it. So go on, go and buy a copy ๐Ÿ™‚