I’m a Scottish novelist.  After seven years with a literary agent and many close things with mainstream publishers – but ultimately no success in getting a deal – I’ve decided to go it alone and epublish my novel ‘Amsterdam Rampant’ (which was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize 2012, one of the biggest prizes in the world for unpublished novels).

My goal is to sell one thousand ebooks in one year – which will be difficult, as self-published ebooks sell on average around 300 units.  But I’ll give it my best shot!

Join me as I go through the step-by-step process of preparing my novel for publication, launching it, marketing it, and selling it.

Along the way, I also hope to achieve the following:

  • Explore and understand the opportunities out there in epublishing
  • Provide an advice shop for other writers considering epublishing
  • Help new writers avoid the same mistakes I made (and make)
  • Apply my 12 years’ experience in international business and my MBA studies to the process of epublishing

Here goes!

Neil Cocker





9 thoughts on “About

  1. Good luck Neil…how do I ‘join’ this? I want to BUY an eBook of this novel, and I want to follow your progress on it…but I am so hopeless on a technical level…I’ll figure it out…I’m Crtaig’s friend, and a writer, too: John Lent.

    • Hi John, I remember you well, both when we met in Vernon (1993!) and in Scotland. Nice to hear from you. There should be a button somewhere at the top of the site with a ‘follow’ button. You click this and then should be able to enter your email address, and all subsequent posts will then be directed to your email. Cheers, Neil

  2. Hi again Neil. as challenged as I am, I DID figure it out, have signed up, and am now ‘following’ you. All the best with this. And I am really looking forward to reading the novel as well.
    All the best, John

  3. Hi Neil – 61% of the way through Amsterdam Rampant (thanks kindle) absolutely brilliant, brilliant book – takes me back to my youth in Aberdeen/Edinburgh.

    • Hi Richard, thanks so much for your kind words – it really means a lot to me when someone connects with the book. Nothing quite like an Aberdeen-Edinburgh combo for a misspent youth in my opinion! If you have a spare moment to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads I will be forever in your debt! 🙂

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