About Simon

simonduringer_profileEducated at Mostyn House School in Cheshire; Simon became involved in writing from an early age. By 13 he had won his first writing competition.

A colourful past to say the least, Simon has owned his own businesses, been an award winning salesman, served his country in the Royal Air Force and managed control rooms; above the ground, below the ground, on the ground and on the sea both within the public and private sectors.

He has written numerous articles for corporate and services magazines and professionally conducted hundreds of product reviews. Having acted as a Corporate Communications Deputy Manager and spent a brief period as the Operations Manager for an Internationally Acclaimed and award winning Search Engine Optimisation Company, Simon fully understands the need of businesses to get their names across the net. More importantly, he knows how to achieve this!

Having self published four books, all of which achieved Top #10 status in their chosen genre on both sides of the Atlantic, Simon feels well placed to help others achieve success with their own writing careers.

In 2013, it became apparent to Simon that due to the advent of self publishing methods and the ease at which authors can take their work to market, a skills gap has emerged in the field of representation and promotion of this new and exciting tier within the publishing sector.

Simons 10 Q Interviews and the feature Rambling On… on the website blog go some way to address that gap by interviewing and promoting the works of both Traditionally published and Independently published Authors across multiple social networking platforms…

To learn what other methods Simon employs… Well, you’ll need to touch base with Simon directly!

Simons 10 Q Interviews was initially set up in September 2013 and gained national recognition on becoming a finalist in the UK National Blogging Awards 2014.
Finalist in the UK National Blog Awards 2014

If you wish to discuss the promotion of your book then please contact Simon using the form on the Contact Me page.

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Simon, was recently a guest for an entire show on Chorley FM, why not listen to the edited version. Adverts have been removed there are still some musical interludes to enhance your listening pleasure! Lol… Simon Duringer “A version” of an author!

This week (15/10/2014) I was privileged to be interviewed by Bestselling Author Denise Kahn in her Sweet Sixteen Feature. Get along and give it a read Here’s the link;
Denise Kahn Interviews Simon Duringer

I ventured out and got myself interviewed this week (24/09/2014) by Frances di Plino. Find out 10 facts about Simon Duringer using the following link;
Author Frances di Plino interviews Author and interviewer Simon Duringer

Whilst being a prolific interviewer, Simon is rarely himself interviewed. You can read a recent interview conducted by the Independent Author Network by clicking on the following link;
The interviewer interviewed by The Independent Author Network

Independent Author Network

An active member of Social Media, Simon believes in the concept of Authors helping Authors and is a member of The Independent Author Network. Why not visit his IAN Author page;
Simon Duringer Gold Member of the Independent Author Network

Independent Author Network

Simon recently joined the Booklife website operated by Publishers weekly. You can see Simon’s page by clicking on the following link – Simon at Booklife

If you would like to learn more about Simon, why not listen to his interview with Preston FM;

Simon was interviewed by author Matt Posner (Author) early in 2014. This interview became the Epilogue of Simon’s latest book The Word – The Best of Simon’s 10 Q Interviews (Volume 1) and can be read by clicking on the following link;
Simon Duringer interview with author Matt Posner

Here are some press releases and stories about Simon’s work (Click on blue links to follow);

These two releases on 11 July, I particularly enjoyed the PR Log Press Release which captures everything I was trying to achieve with The Word, but they’re both worth a look!

Friday 11 July 2014 – Via PR Log.com

Friday 11 July 2014 – Via Pressbox.co.uk

Wednesday 02 July 2014 – Chorley Guardian

Sunday 09 February 2014 – Lancashire Evening Press

Thursday 06 February 2014 – HighBeam Research

January 2014 – The Online Author’s Database recognised Simon’s efforts and he became a Top 50 Author on a number of occasions. Click on the following link to view – Simon’s Author DB listing

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11 July 2013 – BroadwayWorld.com

11 July 2013 – PR.com

13 May 2013 – SoftSolutions.co.uk

08 May 2013 – TheFreeLibrary.com

28 April 2013 – Chorley Citizen