David Leadbeater – Author

March 3, 2012 in

David Leadbeater - AuthorDavid Leadbeater is an avid reader of all kinds of fiction. He uses his reading and his life’s experiences to inspire the books that he writes and after publishing his second novel ‘The Bones of Odin’, an international mystery thriller, he has gone from strength to strength as an independent author and book publisher.

His first novel was a supernatural thriller called ‘Chosen‘and he is following that theme again for his third novel a collection of short stories set around his home town of York in the North of England. Anyone that has visited York will understand the rich mix of sources that can be drawn upon to inspire the ghostly ‘goings on’ which will be the basis of his next book, a place and environment packed to the rafters with the history of days gone by.

But his real success story has been his Matt Drake series of books about this ex-SAS action hero and his battles of good versus evil. The latest in the series is book number 5 ‘Brothers in Arms’ which, like it’s predecessors, is already and Amazon best seller. Big congratulations to David, who has proved, with the right material, even the little guys in the book publishing world can be very successful. Hats off and here is to long standing and continuing success for many years to come.

David’s Books

Websites and Blogs

David maintains a blog to provide further information about his novels and writing:

David Leadbeater Novels Blog.

Social Media

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David maintains an active presence on both Facebook and Twitter, please feel free to click on either of the icons in order to follow him on your preferred social media site. Or of course you can use his Twitter feed below.


Writers

January 29, 2012 in

Becoming a Published Author With eBookIssues

If your book is well-written, clearly focused on a set readership, and you own the rights . . . we will welcome your book as an addition to our lists.
We are interested in both fiction and non-fiction and will consider everything except literature of an explicitly sexual kind (pornography) and content that is either libellous or likely to cause offence.
Thrillers, romantic tales, short stories, anthologies of poetry, autobiographies and memoirs, detective stories, travel books, fantasy, textbooks, books for adults and aspiring adults (teenagers!) and, of course, books for children – you write it, we’ll have a look, and if we like it, we will tell you.

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We only seek submissions from authors who have completed drafts to show us. By all means get in touch if you are planning a book, or in the process of completing one, but any support offered would be of a general nature at that stage . . . and offered without charge.

We Format Ebooks

If you want to ensure that your book will look good and function correctly as an ebook when published, we can help. You will retain sole charge of your publishing rights, because you will be the publisher. Ebook publishing is excellent value for first-time writers. Income from sales can begin in days and is set against a much lower initial investment. The charges for preparing the book for publication are anything but excessive, they are reasonable and take account of the fact that there is always a budget that needs to be adhered to.

We can help you to publish your book by getting it ready for submission to the major distributors in terms of formatting, setting up your account and ensuring it will go through their review processes. Ongoing promotion of the book once published and beyond the initial ‘kick-starter’ package would then become your responsibility, but of course the upside would be you get to keep all the royalties and we can also help you create all the tools you need to promote your book(s).

We can prepare a quote for you that is proportional to the effort required for the preparation of the book and the associated promotional packages, so you send us a draft along with the promotional packages your are interested in and we will get back to you with a price for any required services.

We Encourage Our Writers To Submit To Major Publishing Houses

Bestselling ebooks on our list may well attract the interest of a traditional publisher and we encourage all our writers to seek deals for print versions of their books. As previously mentioned, you will be the publisher of your book initially, so re-assigning rights to a suitable publisher should never be a problem.

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You contact us by email – someone will email you within hours

You explain what your writing project is all about – we indicate whether we can assist

You send us a one-page synopsis of your book, plus the first thousand words

We report back, indicating what we can do, when, and what we need from you

Once we agree to proceed, we:

  • convert your word-processed file to formats acceptable to Amazon and/or other major distributors
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  • prepare a pdf file of the book which you can send to family and reviewers
  • help you create a listing on the Amazon Kindle Store in the correct categories
  • identify keywords and tags for the listing to aid Search Engine Optimisation
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Together We Then Seek To Promote Your eBook

Self-promotion can often be tricky, and many writers dislike blowing their own trumpet. As an eBookIssues author our website will do much of the trumpeting for you by implementing our kick-starter package! But writers will also benefit if they can find ways to promote themselves and their books over the Internet via social media sites or through press releases and or interviews etc. We are constantly on the lookout for novel ways of increasing sales.

For authors that understand the power of social media and blogging, we can help you register your own domain name, secure web hosting and publish your personal blog for you. As stated above, we recommend that you use the WordPress platform to do this and we can provide a turnkey solution to take you through the whole process up to the point of publishing your first post. 

There are free options you can use to publish a blog and you may prefer to do that, if you do then we can still provide assistance for a free WordPress blog or a Blogspot blog. This is not our recommended route, but for authors on a very tight budget it is an option.

If you have already done most of the above but you are struggling to get any sales, we can offer an analysis service for a fixed price. We will research the keywords that will help people find your book both on Amazon and via the search engines, then provide you with a written report. If you wish to include your author profile and a book page on our site then, for the right people, we can also look into creating the pages/posts in line with the format you will find already listed on our site. All you need to do is get in touch to discuss this option.

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