MT McGuire Books

Toboggan update, a war story and McMini versus Alexa.

Posted March 17, 2018 and visited 94 times, 17 so far today

It’s been a busy week this week. McMini is due to go on a school trip which involves two nights away. I have therefore been spending most of the week with a list of required clothing working out which items we have and buying the ones we don’t have. Pretty much all of them. In order to try and […]

Welcome to my world: oh look! It’s like a car crash only less pretty …

Posted January 13, 2018 and visited 632 times, 14 so far today

Last week I was talking about being organised. Remember that. Mwahahahrgh! Yeh. I did mention, I think, that it’d be a while while I set my house in order first? Mmm. Looking at my schedule, it’s going to be quite a long while even for a normal person. But a good day, for me, is like the aftermath of a multiple car pile up. […]

To Infinity and Beyond! Plans for 2018. #NewYearsResolution

Posted January 6, 2018 and visited 1028 times, 19 so far today

Heaven knows how many weeks ago it was now, far back in the mists of time, anyway; before Christmas, I posted about my efforts to bludgeon people into reading my stuff over the course of 2017. Basically, I discovered that I had a much higher rate of read-through on my perma free book than I thought and that I should maybe […]

Navel Gazing and Pocket Lint … MTM’s Year in Publishing 2017

Posted December 23, 2017 and visited 939 times, 19 so far today

Yes it’s time for me to do a round up of business. When I say business, I mean my business, such as it is, not ‘the business’ of world book sales. Anyway here goes. So, how’s it been? So so if I’m honest. Marketing-wise, I have not had the time to do it justice but I’ve turned the corner […]

When it feels right but is … wrong. #writing #indiebooks

Posted November 12, 2017 and visited 1230 times, 8 so far today

I talk frankly about the things I’ve fucked up in my author career so you can avoid copying me.

Books anyone? A few words about MTMail, building a fanbase and Instafreebie. #bookmarketing

Posted August 26, 2017 and visited 1395 times, 8 so far today

A bit about fanbase building, or mailing list building…

This week, I have been mostly thinking about #marketing #bookmarketing #indiereads

Posted June 25, 2017 and visited 1962 times, 16 so far today

I rant on about marketing and how I’ve stuffed it up even though I’m supposed to know what I’m doing!

Mailing lists: the all embracing panacea or the hamster wheel of doom?

Posted May 6, 2017 and visited 1691 times, 11 so far today

The evidence suggests that only one in eight of the people on M T’s mailing list has actually read her books. She tries to work out why.

Can I have fried brains with that? Time management/productivity hacks for writers #amwriting #writingtips #timemanagement

Posted March 5, 2017 and visited 2810 times, 9 so far today

I talk about my struggles writing and how I solved them in the hope that it might help anyone facing the same difficulties.

On book covers? Am I nuts? #notosexism #isitjustme #yesitisjustme

Posted February 18, 2017 and visited 2045 times, 8 so far today

I discuss book covers. The good, the bad and the very ugly.