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Please don’t be like the foreign tourists at Tsukiji Fish Market (Tokyo) who don’t buy anything! Photo taken by me in April, 2014.

I have a number of affiliate links on this site, with most of them on this page. Some are in sidebars on different pages.

These are affiliate links to products and services that I have personally used and loved and therefore can highly recommend. Each one of these links (if you click through to them and/or sign up and/or buy the product or service) will earn me some income. Some more than others, of course.

I will be adding to them as I find products and services to share that I use and love.

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In fact, I use Relentless for all my websites.


amazonIf you are going to buy ebooks as a gift (or even for yourself), please use the following links. I earn a small percentage from each sale and every little bit helps!

Use these links to grab your Kindle eBooks and  Amazon bestsellers.


I publish on Smashwords, and use them to distribute my ebooks to a range of ebook distributors, but you can also use them to acquire ebooks… just in case you want an Amazon alternative (and some people do).

Use these links to grab Smashwords bestsellers and Smashwords fiction titles.

  • And if you’re an author who needs help with your marketing, grab the Smashwords Marketing Guide.


book publishing ninja

I knew absolutely nothing about self-publishing when I started out in 2015. I stumbled onto a webinar run by Kirsten Joy and was sold – if she was giving away this much information FOR FREE, how good would her course be? So I signed up to do the Book Publishing Ninja course.

And learned a STACK about self-publishing, from concept to publication. I published my first book within four weeks of doing the challenge. And just kept publishing.

The support is awesome and I can’t recommend this course highly enough if you are a novice self-publisher.


better book toolsI use Better Book Tools to help me market my books on Amazon. It has an excellent keyword research tool and a HTML product description editor that makes it easy to produce great looking blurbs.