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Fiona Ingram
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Attended University of Natal, Durban (B.A + Hons.); University of the Witwatersrand (M.A cum laude)
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Boost Your Books With Bublish!
Why Bublish ? And what is Bublish? Bublish is a platform that turns an
author in an ‘authorpreneur,’ giving them a dashboard with powerful marketing
and book creation tools. I first heard of Bublish when looking for a marketing
strategy for my middle grade ...
Why Bublish? And what is Bublish? Bublish is a platform that turns an author in an ‘authorpreneur,’ giving them a dashboard with powerful marketing and book creation tools. I first heard of Bublish when looking for a marketin...
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David Penny shares his own case study of Facebook advertising for his self-published books, following indie author Mark Dawson's recommended methods
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A story written by children's author Beatrix Potter over 100 years ago will be published in September. The manuscript, titled The Tale Of Kitty-In-Boots, was rediscovered two years ago by publisher Jo Hanks. Illustrator Quentin Blake, best known for illustrating Roald Dahl's books, will be doing the drawings for the tale.
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Thanks to Cold Coffee Café for a wonderful author page! #MG   #kidlit  
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Always different, always inspiring. #DavidBowie  
Our thanks to publicist Lynda Bouchard for this guest contribution. And our thanks and admiration to David Bowie, an inspiration to so many… “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David
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Self-publishers don’t realize that Amazon, like Google, uses a search engine to find, and list its books. A powerful marketing tactic for authors is to ensure their book reaches the top of that search list.
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Thanks to Theodocia of Cold Coffee Café for a great promo page!
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What young people need to know about writing and publishing.
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  • University of Natal, Durban (B.A + Hons.); University of the Witwatersrand (M.A cum laude)
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A children's author but I also write other stuff.
Introduction
I can’t remember NOT having a book in my hand. My schoolmates called me a bookworm, and nothing’s changed since then. I was brought up on the children’s classics because my parents are also avid readers. My earliest story-telling talents came to the fore when, from the age of ten, I entertained my three younger brothers and their friends with serialized tales of children undertaking dangerous and exciting exploits, which they survived through courage and ingenuity (of course!).

After three university degrees and a sojourn studying drama in London (The Drama Studio) and mime in Paris (Ecole Jacques le Coq), I returned to South Africa and spent a few years teaching drama, and producing and performing in local community theatre. A move to Johannesburg took me in the direction of writing. The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is my first children's book, and the first in the middle-grade adventure series The Chronicles of the Stone. I have also completed the second book in the series: The Search for the Stone of Excalibur. I have just completed Book Three: The Temple of the Crystal Time-Keeper (set in Central America). I also write animal rescue stories to raise funds for various animal rescue organisations. Please visit http://caladriusbooks.com.
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I have (to my great surprise) received several awards and nominations for my first book. You can read about them on my author site.
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Children's Author
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Writing, editing, book reviews
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  • Self
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Previously
Durban, South Africa - London (UK), Paris (France), San Diego (USA)
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Today I welcome the Jude Knight of the Bluestocking Belles to the salon, for an early look at Christmas in the Regency era! ---oOo--- Christ

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What Kind Of Publishing Should Authors Choose?
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As a small publisher - and as someone who has done self-publishing in the past - I sometimes get asked why people should choose one path of