Saturday, May 29, 2010



Apologies for absence. Have had head down writing the next book in a concentrated way. Complete and gone now for its final proof read. It's the ebook which started here on this blog when I was getting in such a tangle with the technicalities of creating a cover and inserting stills and losing graphics and all the rest.

It's called (deep breath):

How To Publish an Ebook On A Budget. An Author's Guide to the Cheap Yet Professional Way of Getting Your Writing Up For Sale on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble and Your Own Website.

As with Done &Dusted, there'll be a free preview copy for you here very soon.

I've also started a separate blog dedicated to ebooks called The UK Ebook Blog.

Meantime spring has turned into summer,  and the balcony has turned into a bit of an aviary. 

The two robins have been bringing their 2 squeaking, demanding babies. We have several blackbirds - more timid than Mrs friendly Fat from last year but one has started chancing it inside. As have the robins who flit about the place as if they own it. The gardens below back on to a big garden square so it really is a bit of a bird city. There was a piece on Radio 4 the other day analysing the bird tweets behind the Cameron/Clegg garden press conference. Turns out that town birds do actually sing louder than country birds.

And, just in the garden, a woodpecker.

There are also a lot of Jays around this year, I counted 4 on famous author next door's tree the other day: Jays in J's garden. Talking of whom, there's been some INCREDIBLY exciting news in from one of my writing group friends I'm not allowed to breathe a word about yet but can't wait to share.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.


Anne Brooke said...

Wonderful pics, and well done on the new book! Axxx

Stephanie Zia said...

Thanks, Anne!

Talli Roland said...

Beautiful photos! I hope summer comes back again soon...

Stephanie Zia said...

Thank you Talli. Yes, bring it on...

nodamnblog said...

How privileged you are to have such beautiful creatures coming to your home.

My husband is getting a bit worried because I keep buying e-cloths, and we have them in every colour of the rainbow. :)

I've just bought an iPod touch as an e-reader, so will be following your other blog avidly.

Stephanie Zia said...

Great to hear from you nodamnblog & glad to hear the ecloths are still going strong! I use my iPod touch as an ereader as well. Had a go on the iPad yesterday, most of it felt like an overgrown iPod touch but the ereader bit is FANTASTIC! Really different, beautiful to look at and to feel and to turn the pages & can't wait to get one now!

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wow. beatiful. great pictures, vivid colors