Welcome to The Fiction Factory - a blog that Ben's being writing on the side since he was a lot younger and a lot prettier. The Factory is smorgasbord of blogs and videos about Ben's progress as an indie author, his research and creative processes, news about new books, self-publishing advice, and whatever else he stumbles across on the internet – usually cat gifs.

March 18, 2014

Right! Time for a little update, methinks.


There are two things to tell you about today - first, the paperback release of Shelf Help - The Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing, and secondly, an update on The Written graphic novel. Shelf Help’s up first.


I released the eBook...

February 18, 2014

That's right! Shelf Help - The Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing is now available to pre-order for the 28th of February! Thanks to the great people over at Kobo Books, you can now buy Shelf Help ahead of the release date, and get it delivered as soon as it hits midnight!...

February 10, 2014

It gives me great pleasure to announce the imminent arrival of my newest book! Shelf Help – The Pocket Guide To Self-Publishing will be hitting the stores at the end of February 2014.


This Shelf Help guide is the culmination of several months of very hard work indeed....

December 4, 2013

I'm back! It's been a long time since the last BenCast. Fear not, you can expect more soon.


Today I discuss what I've been up to in the last few months, and talk about my brand new book, hopefully coming in 2014!


August 21, 2013

…and an even bigger one is coming up!


What have I been up to? Well the reasons for maintaining radio silence on the Fiction Factory (and for that I sincerely apologise!) have been legion. I’ve been juggling a lot of balls and spinning a lot of plates this month. No, I...

June 20, 2013

That’s a good question! The quick answer is that I’m up to lots of things. Lots and lots. The problem is that none of you know what any of them are! There remains a vacuum of uncertainty now that Dead Stars have been unleashed and the Emaneska Series has been finished....

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