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Michele Gorman

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Best-selling writer of chick lit, published by Penguin in the UK, but embarking on self-publishing journey in the US.
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My debut novel, Single in the City, was published by Penguin in the UK in 2010, but I'm.. self-publishing it in the US. Find out why, and follow the ups and downs of the self-publishing.. process, do doubt with a few tears, and many laughs along the way.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • A Summer Makeover
    on Jul 10, 2016
    One of my favourite books, Bella Summer Takes a Chance, is getting a complete makeover - a new title, new cover and new blurb - to better fit the story. Life Change What would you change the second time around? There’ve been a few changes in...
  • Match Me If You Can book trailer
    on Jan 21, 2016
  • Which cover do you like best?
    on Dec 15, 2015
    One month to go until the publication of Match Me If You Can, and here are the UK and US covers. Which do you like best - the blue UK cover or the pink one for the US?  ...
  • Bloom
    on Jan 5, 2015
    A lovely little reminder for January: Bloom Hope you enjoy it!xoxo...
  • Oh How I Love Making Book Trailers!
    on Oct 31, 2014
    I have a new way to procrastinate... no longer is it enough to fiddle endlessly with covers for books that I haven't yet written (yes, I do that). I've learned to make book trailers, and they are so fun :-)) Here's the trailer for The Reluctant Elf...
  • The Reluctant Elf is a Kindle Single!
    on Oct 31, 2014
    Amazon really jingled my bells when they accepted my Christmas novella, The Reluctant Elf, into the Kindle Singles programme! Meet Britain's Worst Innkeeper Single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie, has five days to become the ulti...
  • A Daily Dose of Loveliness
    on Sep 19, 2014
    Happy Friday! Here's a little feel-good video brought to you by The Curvy Girls Club, to remind us all that, actually, we're pretty great :-))...
  • Single in the City... in Turkey!
    on Sep 18, 2014
    Nearly a year ago the Turkish publisher, Altin Bilek Yayinlari, bought Turkish translation rights for my debut novel, Single in the City, and today someone tweeted THIS to me!  I love the cover! And it's out now in Turkey :-))...
  • Dear Me: I Am Enough<!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]--> This is an open letter and a call to arms - and legs and boobs and...
  • Newsletter Sign-up for Free Goodies
    on May 28, 2014
    If you'd like the chance to read free Advance Review copies of my books before they're published, or get free paperback and eBook inscriptions or find out as soon as new books are released, please sign up for my newsletter. That way you're guaranteed...
  • Off to a Cabin in the Woods!
    on May 10, 2014
    What a busy year it's been, and it's only May! The Curvy Girls Club was sold to Avon in the UK for a January 2015 publication, and it's launching next month in the US and Canada through Notting Hill Press. Meanwhile I'm just finishing my next manusc...
  • eBook Reading Habits: Are all those 99c/99p books being read?
    on May 8, 2014
    When I recently did a US BookBub promotion for one of my books, the results made me wonder about something: Are all those 99c/99p books on people’s eReaders actually being read? As a full-time author, I earn my crust from writing, so selling a l...
  • eBook Reading Habits: Are all those 99c/99p books being read?
    on May 8, 2014
    If you're pressed for time, here are the highlights. Details with graphics, data, analysis and conclusions follow: Cheap books are not likely to be read soon after downloading: 32% of the people who download 99p/99c books usually read them right awa...
  • Read My Books for Free Before They're Published
    on May 4, 2014
    I always give fans the chance to read an advance review copy of my books for free before they are published, so if you'd like to be the first to get my new releases in your hot little hands, sign up for my Newsletter (over there on the left-hand side...
  • The Curvy Girls Club is out in paperback in the US!
    on Apr 25, 2014
    Yesterday was my birthday and, in addition to being thrilled to turn 29 again *grabs giant slice of cake for breakfast*, I received the paperback for THE CURVY GIRLS CLUB. And I love it! Best of all, it's now available on Amazon.com, a full 53 days...
  • Happy US Publication Day Single in the City!
    on Mar 25, 2014
    THE EXPAT DIARIES: SINGLE IN THE CITY relaunches today in the US! "An American Bridget Jones in London", twenty-six year old Hannah moves across the pond only to find she's completely ill-equipped to be there. US fans, I hope you'll en...
  • The Expat Diaries series gets a makeover
    on Mar 1, 2014
    Nearly four years after publishing my debut with Penguin in the UK, and independently publishing it in the US, The Expat Diaries series is getting a makeover! I wonder if any author is truly happy with her book when she goes back to read it after it...
  • Rather Exciting Publishing News!
    on Feb 3, 2014 in publishing
    (Apologies in advance for the overuse of exclamation marks) I'm thrilled to announce that Harper Collins (Avon) will be publishing my next two novels in the UK and Commonwealth territories! Huge thanks to my tireless agent, Caroline, and to my new...
  • Author-inscribed books: they're not just for Christmas
    on Nov 12, 2013
    ...But they Do make great Christmas presents! When you buy an eBook or paperback for a friend, I can make it just that little bit more personal by inscribing it for you. eBooks Amazon.com has a clever Give as a Gift button on the book's page, where...
  • Wedding Cupcakes!
    on Oct 28, 2013 in wedding cupcakes
    Hello! For the bakers amongst you, I thought you may like to have the cupcake recipe I used for our wedding cupcakes... they're very easy and delicious! For the cakes 1 1/4 cup flour 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 tea...