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John Chapman
Welcome to the blogs of the 'A Vested Interest' series of books written by John and Shelia Chapman.
Welcome to the blogs of the 'A Vested Interest' series of books written by John and Shelia Chapman.
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For the next seven days my wife's book 'Raging Storm' has been reduced in price to $1.99.
It's a paranormal romance and has a powerful ending - so powerful that all its 11 reviews on Amazondotcom are five star. Unfortunately there's a problem with that - people don't tend to believe all--5-star reviews until there are hundreds of them.
Get the book at

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Social media accounts for authors
What social media accounts does an author need and what should they post on them? Set up accounts at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Goodreads, Tumblr, Youtube and if you are an author of non-fiction, LinkedIn Here's what to post on each: Facebook Se...

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Checking for Fake Followers on Twitter
Don't Buy Fake Followers I'm sure you've seen those 'Buy Twitter Followers' posts. Perhaps some are tempted to use them. Don't be! You would be wasting your money. The chances are these 'followers' are not real people. They will never read your tweets and n...

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An open letter to Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo
Dear sirs, During the course of an investigation into VAT on ebooks for a UK petition it has come to my attention that you owe me money. Apparently you have been overcharging myself and millions of other customers in 25 of the 28 EU countries. The problem i...

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How To Boost Your Book Sales
The sad truth is that there is no magic solution to promoting your book . No one course of action will get it to sell consistently but there are lots of individual actions you can take, both simple and complex, which will help. You can spend a fortune on pr...

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I have seen the truth and it still doesn't make sense!
The EU changed the VAT regulations which apply to digital products on 1st January 2015. To those of us in the UK it meant a 17% VAT increase. Previously we paid 3% on many Amazon digital products because Amazon shipped them to us via Luxembourg which applie...

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Author—Should you be Using Social Media?
The answer is a simple—Yes—but which social media sites? Come to think of it, what exactly is meant by an author social media website? Social media is defined as 'websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in s...

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Thinking of getting a flu shot?
What do you know about flu shots? I did a few minutes research on Internet and found the following out: Flu shot image - Fox News There were 128,000,000 flu shots given last year in the US alone. Current prices for the shot can be calculated fairly easily a...

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The Message
Can You Decode the 'Stones, Stars and Solutions' Document? In the Triplet Family an impossible document has been passed down through the generations since 1099 when it was captured during the sack of Jerusalem in the first Crusade. The Triplet family are qu...
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