tony mcmanus

On writing, writers, books and publishing.

Your Book Marketing Plan Won’t Work So you wrote a book. Hooray. Now you should celebrate. Enjoy the moment. I suggest craft beer. My go-to is barrel aged stouts, invented and perfected by Goose Island. But Prairie Artisan, The Bruery, Alesmith, Founders, Stone, Central Waters, Epic, Boulevard, Oskar Blues, and Avery also work well. More …

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A THAI BANKER AND A VILLAGE SYLOCK LOAN SHARK? THE LOAN SHARK SMILES WHEN HE FUCKS YOU. THE BANKER DON’T. On my first visits to Thailand, I was enraptured. I thought I’d found paradise on earth. A democratic country with a constitutional monarchy and land of happy, contented, smiling people at …

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I have mixed emotions regarding Amazon. On the one hand, and I guess like most indie authors, I am grateful for the opportunity Amazon has given me to become a self-published independent author of thrillers. On the other hand, they do things that puzzle, baffle and annoy me. Writing a book, a novel, fashioning a …

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Having read, and enjoyed, Eric J. Gates thriller, ‘Outsourced’, I could hardly wait to immerse myself in its sequel, ‘Primed.’ I was not disappointed. It is a terrific read and opens with a bang. As was the case with ‘Outsourced’, the storyline, plot, is complex and demands a reader’s attention; fast read, page-flippers are advised …

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