MT McGuire Books

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

Posted December 23, 2017 and visited 7135 times, 3 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 with the […]

When the luck unicorn farts …

Posted July 21, 2017 and visited 8069 times, 3 so far today

You’d better be ready. Yes, smashing things are afoot, in writing world anyway, and for once it’s not me blundering into something and breaking it. Something unusual and rather wonderful has happened this week, my book, Escape From B‑Movie Hell has been accepted for a bookbub promotion. Now, I can imagine you might be thinking, ‘Mmm yes MT,’ […]

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

Posted June 25, 2017 and visited 9213 times, 3 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 5928 times, 2 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.

An offer you can’t refuse on a day that, unless you’re British, you won’t understand.

Posted March 26, 2017 and visited 5360 times, 2 so far today

Information about a promo on Kobo which will allow you to download my book and many others for 30% off.

Castles in the sky. Feet in the…

Posted February 25, 2014 and visited 5348 times, 1 so far today

A lengthy whinge and some good news about Few Are Chosen, K’Barthan Trilogy Part 1

Some Thoughts About Free Promotions and KDP Select

Posted January 7, 2012 and visited 5191 times, 1 so far today

As you may know have a short on kdp select which is a prequel to my novel. If you want to know how it’s going then, let me share my piss-poor sales figures with you! Mwah ha ha ha haargh.

People who bought this also bought… Cluster KDP Select freebie group?

Posted January 3, 2012 and visited 4869 times, 1 so far today

Cluster freebies from similar genre authors on KDP Select. Anyone interested?

KDP Select”

Posted December 13, 2011 and visited 8396 times, 1 so far today

There’s been a lot written about the new Amazon initiative kdp select. For what it’s worth, I would suggest that Amazon’s reasons are economic rather than philanthropic. So, with my ex brand manager’s hat on, here’s what I think they might be up to, or at least, here’s what I’d be up to if I was them.

Enjoying the 15 minutes…

Posted September 8, 2011 and visited 3875 times, 1 so far today

OK, so three marvellous things have happened today. One, my car has returned from open heart surgery, no more overheating in traffic.

Two, Unlucky Dip is free on