The Pressures of Releasing a Book

You’ve written a book. That’s the hard part out of the way, right? All those words mashed up onto a page in some sort of coherent jumble that tells a compelling narrative. Weeks, months, years even of hard work vomited onto into word document and edited and edited and edited until you are so sick … Read more

5 Things I’ve learned in 5 Years of Self Publishing

I’ve been at this self publishing game for a while now. 5 years counts as a while for an industry that’s still relatively young. In that time I’ve sold over 60,000 books so I have at least some small measure of success. It’s not amazing, I know, but there was a dark period where I … Read more

The Problem With Flashbacks

I’ll admit it. My current WIP has flashbacks. I’m using them as a way to provide necessary backstory for the protagonist while also linking the events of the past to narrative of the present. Then again the entire thing is told from the future so technically it is almost entirely the past so therefor one … Read more

2017 – The Year I Take Back What is Mine!

Dramatic title, I know. This is going to be my “What to expect from Rob J. Hayes in 2017” post. There’s a lot going on for me at the moment so first things first I’ll say why. As some of you may already know, I have recently started proceedings to split from Ragnarok Publications and … Read more

Back to Self Publishing

Just a quick update today but an important one. I have decided to end my publishing relationship with Ragnarok Publications. I wish all the best to everyone at the company, both staff and authors, but I feel it’s time for me to leave. So what does this mean? Well for a start it means that … Read more

Publishing Limbo?

Here goes. Some people have contacted me to ask “Where is Where Loyalties Lie?” It’s true, the first book in my piratical adventure duology (Best Laid Plans) should have been out already. It should be in the hands of millions maybe a few thousand at least. But it’s not. It appears to firmly stuck in … Read more

Game of Thrones: Bastard vs Bastard

Game of Thrones post. SPOILERS ARE COMING. Seriously. SPOILERS!!! So everyone is talking about the latest Game of Thrones episode and saying things like: “I loved it.” – Eddie “Old Bear” Skelson “There’s something broken inside you if this isn’t a top three episode.” – Adrian “High Heels” Collins. “Wow!”- People. Usually when this happens … Read more

Where in the World is Rob J. Hayes?

Some of you may be wondering: “Hey, Rob J. Hayes, just what in the seven circles of hell is going on with you? You haven’t release a new book in years.” And you’d be right in wondering that. So let me break it all down and set your woes at ease. There are new books … Read more

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