Andrew Knighton

Andrew is a Yorkshire based ghostwriter, responsible for writing many books in other people's names. He's had over fifty stories published in his own name in places such as Daily Science Fiction and Wily Writers. His steampunk adventure series, The Epiphany Club, is out now in all e-book formats, and the first volume, Guns and Guano, is available for free from Amazon or Smashwords. You can find free stories and links to more of his books at andrewknighton.com and follow him on Twitter where he’s @gibbondemon.

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Getting the Right Book Cover

Getting the Right Book Cover

Andrew Knighton Jan 3, 2017

Your book’s cover is one of its primary selling points, alongside your cover copy. It may not feel fair that people will judge your words by the image they’re wrapped in, but it’s the way we work as people. We’re visually oriented. That glimpse of the cover will make all the difference in whether we read the blurb, never mind giving the whole book a go.

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Working Out Your Author Brand

Working Out Your Author Brand

Andrew Knighton Dec 27, 2016

Succeeding as an independent author, or as a creative of any sort, isn’t just about selling books. It’s about selling yourself.

This doesn’t mean that you’re indulging in some sort of slave contract. It means convincing people to take an interest in you, to follow what you do, and to keep buying the things that you’re selling.

To do that, you need a strong author brand.

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3 Approaches to Landscape in your Story

3 Approaches to Landscape in your Story

Andrew Knighton Dec 6, 2016

Landscape can be a great source of atmosphere and inspiration in a story. From the desert planet Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s Dune to the rolling hills and menacing mountains of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, it’s central to many memorable books.

So how can you use landscape to shape you stories and craft?

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