Paul Hurst

Publisher info

An accidental publisher!

Working as a musician and magician, as well as running my own companies providing entertainment for weddings parties and corporate events, I wrote a 'get comfy slow' book (as opposed to 'get rich quick'!) on my own triumphs and failures, File under business or humour.

But the experience of hiring someone else to convert the printed book into an electronic one was not an outstanding success, and I ended up having to do a lot of the work myself.

I suppose, being a slightly geeky pedantic nit-picker, I was never going to be totally happy not doing it all myself anyway.

Fellow authors started asking me to convert their books as well, and I remembered some excellent titles that were out of print so converted those as well. It seemed a shame not to use all that new-found knowledge.

Where to find Paul Hurst online

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The Green Dragon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
As in The Sundial, Jack and his mum find themselves caught up in the world of the Flying Castle Stories when Jack notices that the unicorn on the front of the ‘castle’ has new legs! In the best dream of his life Jack finds out exactly what did happen to the unicorn, and how it was rescued from the dragon’s lair.
The Flying Castle Stories, 7, 8 and 9
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The flying castle once again takes off crewed by a bear, a lion, a little dog, a tiny genie and Rosalinda the Ladye Fayre. Here they deal with a giant squid, violent rushing winds, and an invasion of chickens!
The Flying Castle Stories, 4, 5 and 6
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
This second book continues to celebrate the life and times of a small English town where we meet up with the ghostly, but kindly Dan Roberts, a baby blackbird being cared for by Jack’s mum, and the trainee wizard, Robin Aide, one of the main characters from The Time Chase.
The Flying Castle Stories, 1, 2 and 3
Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The quirky and iconic Town Hall in Horsham, Sussex was the inspiration for The Flying Castle Stories. Rebuilt to look like a castle in 1812, it has stood on the site in many different forms for over 600 years. Enter a world inhabited by the likes of Greatlion, Rosalinda and Barnie the Bear.
Barn Dances, Country Dances & Ceilidhs
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
What is the difference between a barn dance and a ceilidh? Which ones work best, what will you need to put one on and what are the problems to look out for? The author has been playing folk music since the late 1970's - here are a few hints, tips and some general advice on how to run one of your own.
Eight Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Book a Band
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Do you want to book a band, but don't know how to get the best group or what questions to ask? 'Poachers make the best gamekeepers'! Use this chance to draw on the experience of a performer active since the late 1970's. Going public with this information has not exactly made him 'Mr. Popular' with some other musicians, but it can help you to weed out the 'cowboys' and bands to avoid at all costs.
Poppy's Quest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,970. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The riveting adventures of an 11 year old girl who learns to dowse. Her father went missing when she was five, and she is sure he is still alive. But she must find him quickly, because her mother has a new boyfriend, who has horrible children. . . .
Emily and the Angels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
The enthralling adventures of modern day heroines who set out to save the world and are themselves transformed. They survive terrifying encounters with baddies, helped by friends seen and unseen. The story is alive with images that call forth the imaginative skills of the young to help them meet their own everyday challenges.
Tom and Who?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,300. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
While staying with Grandma, Tom becomes involved in a mystery. Children's pets are being stolen. Why? Tom and his new friends are determined to find the missing puppies and kittens, and embark the scariest adventure of their lives. Tom has some unseen help along the way from ... Who? Illustrated by Zoe Collard.
Fortune Reading with Tarot Cards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Fortune telling, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Written by an experienced performer, and drawing on experience in mentalism and psychology, this is NOT a book for anyone with a closed mind about how fortune telling works. It is for those who want to learn how to use tarot cards to give readings, and concentrates on facts, techniques and the skills required. No 'wafferty' content, this is a practical guide which also covers ethical concerns.
Coming of Age
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Jessica's husband of 34 years left her for a younger woman, she thought her life would be solitary thereafter. How wrong she is: with her children, grandchildren, friends and neighbours and Mother downing cans of Red Bull in her retirement home, plus the activities that go on in a small town, her life is often very funny. There is even new love. Humorous chicklit for the older woman.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,100. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
David Gee's 'blueprint' for Revolution on a fictitious island in the Persian Gulf offers a comic alternative to the grim events currently happening in those states struggling to achieve Regime Change. 'Witty, entertaining, raunchy and very well written,' said Peter O'Donnell, creator of Modesty Blaise.
St. George at Denbies
Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Denbies Wine Estate (Dorking, England), plays host to a "St George’s Day Celebration Supper" in April. As well as a sumptuous banquet plus minstrels, jesters and magicians, guests (being a pretty bright bunch) are invited to take part in a literary competition. Now updated to include the 2012 competition, as well as winners and finalists from the previous years.
How to Out-Sell, Out-Market, Out-Promote, Out-Advertise Everyone Else You Compete Against... Before They Even Know What Hit Them
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,160. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business administration
Powerful strategies, methods, concepts and techniques to rapidly increase your sales, multiply your profits and skyrocket your personal wealth. "This book is an eye-opener to success and wealth through proven strategies - if you don't feel inspired when you read it, you best check yourself for a pulse!" "The sales from one specific ad increased from £2,000 to £11,000 - I call that spectacular"
The Game Of Business And How To Play It
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 17,180. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business administration
(5.00 from 1 review)
The 21 steps to irrefutable success and great personal wealth in business. Tens of thousands of business owners, directors and professionals have taken Paul Gorman's powerful marketing advice and seen their enterprises shoot to the sky in just months (typically 18-36 months).
The Superstar Staff Solution
Price: Free! Words: 29,400. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Human resource management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business administration
Revere excellence in your business by bringing out the natural superstars in your staff. Whatever your business position or title, no matter whether you are responsible for one or a hundred staff, there is imperative information, strategies and method revealed in this book to help you find, recruit, train, nurture and bring out the Superstar performance from your employees.
Medieval Banquets for Weddings, Parties, ‘Corporate’ and Fund Raising Events
Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Weddings » Wedding planning & checklists, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Some ideas for those interested in holding a medieval banquet for a wedding, corporate party or fund raising event.
Fund Raising Events
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
A few hints, tips and ideas for anyone wanting to raise funds for their club, society or organisation
Wedding & Civil Partnership Entertainment
Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Weddings » Wedding planning & checklists, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
A practical guide with entertainment options for couples getting married or holding a civil partnerships. Includes eight questions to ask any band or performer before you part with any hard-earned cash


Business Survival & Prosperity Guaranteed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,960. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Starting up, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship
(5.00 from 1 review)
A practical, easy to read, step-by step guide for anyone hoping to start their own business. Many hands-on, ‘do-able’ tips and examples are given drawn from real life experience in a wide range of companies. Readers can make a success of any enterprise, as long as they do one simple thing: apply what they read!
Creating Ebooks
Price: Free! Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
(4.29 from 7 reviews)
Although a bit out of date now, this is a FREE quick and simple guide on how ebooks differ from their printed cousins, how you can create your own, and how you can cover pretty much the whole market using Smashwords and Amazon. I may update it when coming back to writing in a couple of years, but thought I'd leave it up for now. Has some low cost D.I.Y ideas, as well as minimum hassle options.

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