Missy Chin

A Stunning Writing Debut

It’s not often that I rave about a book, but this one is really special. When it comes to noir detective stories, there are some great authors: Elmore Leonard and Raymond Chandler spring to mind. Then there’s Hammett and Spillane and Robert B. Parker. When it comes to contemporary noir authors, there’s none better than […]

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A Misunderstanding

In the seventies, I worked for a small pharmaceutical company in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. When the company was taken over by a much larger one, they moved me to head office, in London. We were living in Milton Keynes, the new city that grew from the village of Bletchley, and the company agreed to pay us […]

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Of Helpful Readers and Typos

My latest eBook, The Serpent’s Egg, was published in March of this year. This morning, Amazon.com sent me an email, listing about 20 typos received from readers. When I checked the typos, I discovered that all of my mdashes — like these — had been removed from the document. So, where I had written, for […]

AMS adverts – an analysis

I’ve been experimenting with AMS (Amazon Marketing Services) ads. There are two types of ads available: Sponsored Product and Product Display. I selected Sponsored Product ads. These allow for Automatic or Manual targeting (by means of keywords). Using Manual targeting, I entered as many keywords as I could think of that I could link with my book […]

HOW GOOD ARE KINDLE UNLIMITED RETURNS?

I have completed a quick analysis of the US KENP rates over the past 15 months. I wanted to investigate the returns from Kindle Unlimited in the USA, and compare these with the royalty from eBook sales. For the analysis, I chose my best selling book, The Black Orchestra, which carries a selling price of […]