Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is your next book coming out?
A. This is always changing. Few ways to keep up with it: subscribe to my my weekly newsletter; subscribe to my regular newsletter; follow me on Facebook; on Twitter; or check out my Current Projects page.
Q. How do I contact you?
A. It’s all over here. Email is usually best — I reply to every email. Unless it goes into my spam folder, of course.
Q. I’m a publisher/magazine and I want to publish something of yours for a huge amount of money.
A. Allan Guthrie of The North Literary Agency is my literary agent. firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. I’m a screenwriter/producer/director and I want to option one of your books for a huge amount of money.
A. Talk to Allan Guthrie of The North Literary Agency is my literary agent. email@example.com
Q. Are your books available in audiobook?
A. The first five Fenchurch books and the first three Cullens are available in audiobook. The Carter books will be. As for the rest… something to add to my todo list.
Q. Love your cover artist! Who is he?
A. She. My girlfriend does most of my covers. Or she tells me how to do them.
Q. Who handles the ebook and print formatting for your self-published titles?
A. Me. I use Vellum to output lovely Kindle and paperback files.
Q. In what order should I read the Cullen books?
A. Have a look at the series reading order!
Q. Will you write an eight Cullen novel?
A. Yup, I did. It’s out now. [LINK].
But I think you’ll want to know about when I’ll write the ninth, right? Well, I’m going to produce them whenever I reach a sales threshold. Currently, Cullen 8 is about halfway there after a year and, given sales slow down over time, I’d expect another 15-18 months until it hits the threshold. And I constantly reappraise my thresholds — I’ve got to get enough out of it to make the time investment worth it. There are things I can do.
And you know he’s in the three Hunter books, right?
Q. Can I write a Cullen book on Kindle Worlds?
A. No, they shut that service down. Move on.
Q. Have any of your books been turned into film or tv?
A. Not yet.
Q. Why are your ebooks only available on Kindle?
A. A couple of reasons. I’ve got books published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon’s publishing arm, and they don’t aggregate to competitors. For my self-published work, I tried selling on other channels, e.g. Nook/Kobo/iBooks, and nobody bought them. Amazon’s KDP gives you lots of benefits for going exclusive, and it works for me. My books are DRM-free so the files can be bought on the Kindle Store and transferred to any e-reading device using cables and stuff. Really easy, even my dad can do it.