Lis Sowerbutts

Online Marketing - Websites - eBooks


I'm a WordPress geek that considers a website a  means to an end - rather than just a thing of beauty. I combine my background in SEO and digital marketing with my technical knowledge of WordPress to make websites that actually earn their keep. 

This website has seen it all - so if you dig too deep you'll find some inconsistencies, poor spelling and bad language! It is what it is. 

Recent Posts

How To Launch A Service Business Online

Wow it’s been a while, about a month, but finally my newest website is live: BookFormatter.com (yes I was surprised that such a  grammatical, 2-word dot com was still available to).   The thing is – it’s not just a website, it’s actually a business!   Hanging out on a writers’ forums  I see an awful lot of authors who […]

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I’m a First Time Author – Should I Self-Publish? – Hell Yes

This post was going to be balanced answer to the question by  a first-time author: should I self-publish?  But balanced is not my style.  This post came from a conversation on a  discussion board  a first-time author asked how to approach publishers, after having spent over a year writing her book she wanted to know […]

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Getting Your US Royalties Tax Back – Non-American Authors – New Zealand Edition

It’s exciting – Amazon sent you a ROYALTY CHECK it’s less exciting when you notice they’ve withheld 30% of the gross amount for taxes 🙂 The money is not gone forever though – as a non-US resident author the process of getting your money back is not difficult. It involves some phone calls and a some paper […]

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My Other Businesses

DIY Publishing Ltd

A partnership with designer Kris Locket - we turn manuscripts into print and eBooks.

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Dear John NZ

In partnership with Kris we design, host and maintain WordPress websites

Dear John NZ

Travel Books

I've been travelling for 30+ years. I write non-fiction travel books which emphasize the practical and alternative.

Non-Boring Travel Guides

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