Everyone knows Paul Brazill, relentless raconteur of Noir grit, supporter of the writing community. He’s got some new books out, 13 Shots, the excellent Drunk On The Moon series, to which I contribute in Getting High On Daisy, and the anthology of great British crime writing, Brit Grit Too. It features names such as Nigel Bird, Col Bury, Ian Ayris, and Jason Michel, and I’m in it, the list is too exhaustive to mention in its entirety. Paul met me at The Slaughterhouse where we talked about his new releases and E Books.
Tell us about 13 Shots.
13 Shots Of Noir is just that. Thirteen short, sharp stories of booze, bullets and bodies. Imagine Roald Dahl and Alfred Hitchcock on a pub crawl with Frederick Brown and ending up in the Twilight Zone.
What methods can a writer use to maximise E Book sales?
One of the things that ebooks have in their favor is that there is no great cost to ‘ship’ them across the country, across the world.
Once the book is ready for sale then the whole of the internet is your delivery service. And it’s fast, too.
the standard methods seems to be getting on Twitter, Facebook (these seem to be the big ones) Goodreads, Google plus etc.
They cost nothing.
It may turn out that they don’t improve sales very much at all if anything.
These are early days yet. But it costs nothing as I say and you can devote as much time as you fancy.
I think , unless you’re a big cheese you need to use them to some degree.
There is a danger that you can overexpose yourself missus and your posts just become a white noise.
A blog and or website can’t go amiss either, especially if post things that people actually want to read.
How would you like to be remembered?
As the last man on earth. If not, I don’t care. Whatever happens after I plunge into the abyss is none of my business. I won’t know anything about it.
What books are you planning to release?
I’ve just finished putting together Brit Grit Too. It’s an anthology of up and coming British crime writers including: Richard Godwin, Ian Ayris, Gerard Brennan, Charlie Wade,Danny Hogan, Jason Michel, Luca Veste, Alan Griffiths, Nick Quantrill, Iain Rowan, Col Bury, Darren Sant and loads more including me.
Brit Grit Too should be a hell of a calling card to the crime fiction community.
Paul thank you for an insightful and succinct interview.
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