I’m probably going to get quite annoying soon. Or more annoying if you already find me so. In order to receive more royalties for my book sales on Amazon I had to register for Self Assessment with HMRC. If you know about UK tax then you’ll know what that means, if you don’t know then I won’t bore you with the details. Basically what it means is that I can get some money back for what I spend on related costs, such as advertising. So I need to use WordPress a little more for the purpose of promotion/publicity in order to (reasonably) claim tax back on my subscription.
Obviously it would also be nice if in promoting my published books I was able to convince a few people to buy them. Both for my bank balance and my ego. So if you really want to help me out on either of those counts, pop on over to Amazon and buy a copy (or two?) of Day By Day and/or Syndrome.
I should really be pushing you to opt for Kindle versions as the paperless aspect makes them better for the environment as well as them being cheaper (and I actually get more money from those), but if you do buy the paperback you will get a discount on the Kindle version. Also, there are more possibilities in terms of what the paperback can be used for; leveling wonky tables, lighting fires, squishing bugs (nasty ones, not spiders – I will be very upset if my books get used for murdering spiders), throwing at annoying siblings or, if you’re really feeling adventurous, reading…
And while I have your attention, why not have a read of two of my poems, Parallel Worlds and Adventure, both of which feature in Day By Day and (loosely) cover the theme of today’s Word of the Day Challenge: possibilities.