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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Marketing Your Book Offline

Marketing Your Book Offline

Andrew Knighton Oct 31, 2016

For indie authors in particular, online marketing has become the most efficient way to sell books. But offline marketing still has a lot of potential. It’s more comfortable and enjoyable for some authors and can reach readers that online methods can’t.

So how can you go about marketing your book offline?

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Marketing Your Book Online

Marketing Your Book Online

Andrew Knighton Oct 31, 2016

All authors have to be marketers these days. It’s true of those in the mainstream publishing industry, whose publishers spend most of their marketing budget on the biggest names. It’s doubly true for independent authors, who are entirely dependent upon their own effort to sell books.

The internet lies at the centre of modern book marketing. So how do you go about marketing there?

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How to Get Book Reviews like a Pro

How to Get Book Reviews like a Pro

Andrew Knighton Oct 25, 2016

Reviews can make or break a book. They provide social validation, showing that people like your book. They affect whether you show up in the algorithms of sales sites or get through readers’ search filters. They create a large part of the buzz that will sell your book.

So how do you get reviews for your book?

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How Long Should My Story Be?

How Long Should My Story Be?

Andrew Knighton Oct 5, 2016

Different lengths of story serve very different purposes. Partly this is about the art: how big is the idea you want to explore, and how many words will it take? But it’s also about your path as a writer. Different story lengths are useful in different ways.

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How to Write Convincing Historical Fiction

How to Write Convincing Historical Fiction

Andrew Knighton Sep 13, 2016

Historical fiction can be among the most rewarding things to write, and the most challenging. The wealth of material available means that you can immerse yourself and your readers in another time and place, evoking a life quite unlike our own.

But those readers have expectations. It’s important that you make the history convincing.

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The Power of Genre

The Power of Genre

Andrew Knighton Aug 3, 2016

It’s sometimes said that genre is a bookseller’s issue, not a writer’s one. Genre exists to group books together so that readers can find something they like. As such, it’s more about the business of writing than the creative side.

While there’s a lot of truth in this, it doesn’t change the fact that genre is important. It affects the way we read and the way we write. It can be a powerful tool for any author.

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