Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners

Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners by Sally Jenkins

Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners pulls together all of Sally’s e-publishing experience into one short, concise and easy to follow guide. Starting with the definition of an e-book and deciding what to write, through to running KDP Select promotions – Sally’s advice is sensible, friendly and easy to follow.

Click HERE to buy through Amazon.

A review of Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners appears on


The Promise by Sally JenkinsThe Promise by Sally Jenkins

A man has been stabbed. A woman is bloodstained. The nightmares from her teenage years have begun again for Olivia Field – just as she is preparing to marry.

Ex-convict, Tina is terminally ill. Before she dies, the care of her younger, psychologically unwell brother, Wayne must be ensured. So Tina calls in a promise made to her thirty years ago in a prison cell. A promise that was written down and placed with crucial evidence illustrating a miscarriage of justice in a murder case.

Tina believes Olivia is perfectly placed to provide the care Wayne needs, but to do so, Olivia must be forced to cancel her own wedding and wreck the lives of those close to her. Tina’s terrible blackmail demands put Olivia’s entire future and, ultimately, her freedom under threat.

The novel explores the lengths to which people are prepared go in order to protect those they love and the impossibility of ever fully escaping our past actions.

Available in paperback and on Kindle and from the publisher’s website. Also available from iBooks, GooglePlay, Nook and book shops.


Bedsit Three by Sally JenkinsBedsit Three by Sally Jenkins

A girl has been buried in a shallow grave. Rain starts to wash away the earth covering her.
Why have Ignatius and his girlfriend disappeared from Bedsit 3 in dingy Vesey Villa?
Why has he left behind a used pregnancy test and a scrap book about a woman’s suicide in a cardboard box?

Ignatius is desperate to get the contents of that box back and, after the mysterious loss of both his mother and his girlfriend, he’s searching for someone else to ‘love’ in his own special way. The events that follow devastate several lives …

Every mother tries to do her best for her child. But sometimes that ‘best’ creates a monster. You decide whether the evil within Ignatius is nature or nurture.

Bedsit Three is a tale of murder, mystery and love. It won the inaugural Wordplay Publishing/Ian Govan Award and was shortlisted for both the Silverwood-Kobo-Berforts Open Day Competition and the Writing Magazine/McCrit Competition.

Michael Barton, Founder and Managing Director of WordPlay Publishing said of Bedsit Three, “This novel is well-constructed and well-written. But it’s also far more than that. It’s a book that elicits emotional reaction, drawing the reader into the story and placing him or her in the middle of the action page after page. Be prepared for a sleepless night, because you won’t want to put it down until you get to the end.”

Available in paperback and on Kindle. Also available on Kobo.


A Coffee Break Story Collection – 36 Short Stories by Sally Jenkins

This box set contains all 36 stories previously published in Sally’s individual collections (see below), One Day for Me, Old Friends and House Guests. Enjoy tales with a twist, competition-winning prose and gentler slices of life, with a hint of romance.

Available in paperback and on Kindle.



House Guests and Other StoriesHouse Guests – 15 Coffee Break Stories by Sally Jenkins

A cornucopia of contemporary short stories about modern life. Enjoy a plethora of twist endings, some humour plus a tiny bit of romance. A great holiday read! Most of these stories have previously appeared in UK magazines such as The Weekly News, My Weekly and The People’s Friend. A couple of the tales have competition credits and there’s also a special guest story by prize-winning author and writing tutor, Iain Pattison!
So make yourself a coffee, grab a sweet treat, put your feet up and indulge.

Available on Amazon Kindle.



Old FrieOld Friends - 13 Coffee Break Storiesnds – 13 Coffee Break Stories by Sally Jenkins

A selection of 13 short stories to make you smile. A touch of luxury to enjoy with your coffee and cake.
There are tales with a twist, stories about the ups and downs of family life plus, of course, a little romance.
All the stories have previously appeared in UK magazines such as My Weekly, The People’s Friend and   The Weekly News.

Click HERE to buy through Amazon.UK and HERE to buy through Amazon.COM. Or search for ASIN: B00BJIKIBI on other Amazon sites.

Reviews of Old Friends can be viewed on and ReadReviewed.

One Day For Me - 8 Coffee Break StoriesOne Day For Me – Eight Award Winning Stories by Sally Jenkins

A selection of 8 short stories that have all won or been shortlisted in UK
writing competitions.

Click HERE to buy through Amazon.

Reviews of One Day For Me can be viewed on , on ReadReviewed and OffTheShelfBookPromotions.


  1. #1 by Elizabeth Hein on February 8, 2013 - 1:08 am

    I just finished reading One Day For Me. It was charming. Thank you for compiling your stories in this great collection.

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on February 8, 2013 - 1:14 pm

      You’ve made my day, Elizabeth! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and I will be doing another collection soon.

  2. #3 by Nancy Beattie on March 8, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    Hello Sally

    Sorry to take so long but I’ve just finished reading your ‘Old Friends’ 13 Coffee Break stories. I thought they were all really good and I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.

    Nancy Beattie

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on March 10, 2013 - 5:00 pm

      Thanks, Nancy. I’m so pleased you liked them!

  3. #5 by shirley stow on April 7, 2013 - 5:04 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your latest book on writing. I wish it was also in paperback so that I could reference it chapter by chapter.

    It is well written and very informative, especially for a writer embarking on their first attempts at being published. It was easy to follow and I felt you were guiding the reader slowly and confidently through each stage of the writing experience.

    What next, Sally?

    Shirley Stow

    • #6 by Sally Jenkins on April 7, 2013 - 5:28 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, Shirley. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  4. #7 by Maggie Cobbett on May 14, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    Sorry for the delay, Sally, but I’ve just posted a review for you on Amazon under my Talkback pseudonym, which I’m sure you’ll recognise. For some reason, Amazon refuses to allow me to switch to my real name.

    • #8 by Sally Jenkins on May 14, 2013 - 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much, Maggie! I’m glad you enjoyed One Day For Me.

  5. #9 by Maggie Cobbett on May 14, 2013 - 4:11 pm

    Certainly did!

  6. #10 by Edith on May 29, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Hi Sally, I would love to buy your book about writing but my Kindle app isn’t working properly anymore. Are your books availabale on otehr platforms like Smashwords, or even as a pdf? Thanks!

    • #11 by Sally Jenkins on May 30, 2013 - 6:14 pm

      Edith, at the moment they’re not available in any other format. But I do intend to do something about that later in the year (when I get time!). I will announce it on my blog when it happens. Thank you for your interest!

  7. #12 by Martin Gosling on February 26, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Sally’s recent article on ‘tight writing’ that appeared in ‘Freelance Market News’ was immensely helpful to me. Now I would like to buy a copy of ‘A Writer on Writing’ but do not have a Kindle machine. Is the book likely to be produced as a hard copy?

    • #13 by Sally Jenkins on February 26, 2014 - 5:44 pm

      Hi Martin, I’m glad you found the FMN article useful. Unfortunately cost means there’s unlikely to be a hardcopy of ‘A Writer on Writing’. I’ll email you to see if we can find a way around it.

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