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August 29, 2018 - 16:35 -- Admin

And while I'm on the King, he famously sits his arse down everyday and cranks out ten pages. At least I think it's ten pages. Maybe it's 2000 words. Whatevs. He has a routine. That's the secret of writing, just turn up every day and do it.

Frankly, this is a terrible writing space.

Life on the Line podcast

August 8, 2018 - 15:28 -- Admin

I stumbled across this obscure treasure because Alex Lloyd, my former editor at Pan Mac, tweeted it out. As he should, it's his passion project. Alex and the rocksteady LoTL crew have been interviewing Australian veterans and packaging up the results as a podcast: Life on the Line.

Thanks to everyone who left reviews

August 7, 2018 - 11:56 -- Admin

We didnt seem to have the usual problem with the Beast just bulk deleting the first twenty or thirty reviews that dropped on THE GOLDEN MINUTE. But a few peeps had had their reviews denied because... well, I dunno.

The way of the Beast is mysterious.

But all the reviews help. Each one is worth about a hundred sales they reckon. So I'm always grateful to get them. If you've left your's already, this is where I dips me lid.

If you haven't...


July 31, 2018 - 11:19 -- Admin

Golden Minute has finally dropped on iBooks. Not sure what the issue was, but having given the Fruit Company exclusive pre-order status, I found myself yesterday staring at a content management panel which said the book was available in 51 countries, when it wasn't showing up anywhere.

Frustrating much?

The Golden Minute: Launch Day

July 30, 2018 - 13:56 -- Admin

Used to be that launch day meant a piss up. A publisher shipped thousands of copies of your baby off to hundreds of bookshops. You chose one to 'host' the launch, you invited all your friends, and your publisher spent many thousands of dollars more on grog and finger food than they could ever hope to recoup in sales at the event.

These days not even publishers do that. We all just work the algorithm.