FAQ


Why are you using PayPal to take orders?

Why are you using Print On Demand?

How long must I wait for delivery?

Can’t you do it faster?

How do you reach your P&P prices?

I saw an article you wrote about one of your books and I don’t agree with the headline, subhead or something in the text. Why did you write it?

You haven’t answered my question!


Why are you using PayPal to take orders?

It’s the quickest and most cost-effective way. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to use it – most credit and debit cards are accepted. I’ll try to expand the paying options later.

Why are you using Print On Demand?

POD makes it possible for the wee guy like me to put books on the market without having tens of thousands of pounds at risk. Only books which are actually bought are ever made – space, paper and waste emissions are all saved.

How long must I wait for delivery?

I try to keep the delay as brief as possible. However, because of the POD process you may have to add up to five days to the quoted delivery time.

Can’t you do it faster?

Yes, I could. But it would involve POD titles being sent directly from the printer to you. Sometimes – not often – a print fails, and I don’t want you receiving one of my books then finding the print is messy, there are pages missing or worse. So I check all prints before I send them out.

How do you reach your P&P prices?

It’s quoted price of shipping plus the price of packaging, rounded to the nearest 10p. Nothing more – costs such as printing labels, documentation etc are absorbed at this end. You wish it could be cheaper? I wish it could be cheaper – and I’ll keep my eyes open for better options.

I saw an article you wrote about one of your books and I don’t agree with the headline, subhead or something in the text. Why did you write it?

Often, I didn’t! That’s one of the downsides of the journalistic process: what I write is “raw copy” which will be skimmed over by an editor, squeezed to roughly fit by a page designer then adjusted and styled by a sub-editor. I have nothing to do with the headlines or subheads, and often the intro too. Having spent many years doing the same thing to other people’s copy I can hardly complain…

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