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What is your next step?
The Conventional Approach
The Publishing Industry
The Elephant
Your Objectives
The Flea Circus
Content Collaboration
Book is Published
Coupon Kiosk
Book Buying Public
There are about a million new book titles published each year by independent and self-publishing authors. If you are joining or adding your project to this sea of new titles then you may be at a cross-roads. Read the Full Story
The conventional approach is to pitch your book to literary agents and publishing houses. Read the Full Story
The publishing industry is in a cathartic transformation caused by desk-top publishing, the power of the internet as an author’s research tool and the trend towards e-books and on-line book retailing.   Read the Full Story
That is the elephant in the room. To self-publish effectively you need to be your own literary agent, your own editor, your own marketing director, and so many other professions. Read the Full Story
Let’s examine your experience and your objectives as a flea (self-publishing author). Someone or something in your life has inspired you. Read the Full Story
The Flea Circus™ is something new in publishing. We call it “Royalties-Based Collaborative Self Publishing”. Read the Full Story
The Content Collaboration stage is the solution to that first challenge, how to elevate the quality of your book project.The premise is that when others work on your book, it will be improved. Read the Full Story
So now your book is published and available for sale through an online retailer as an e-book and/or a paperback. Perhaps you have found a local bookstore to feature this new book by a local author. You have entered the marketing stage. Read the Full Story
On the marketing side, our niche marketing strategies could help you design your marketing campaign in a manner that fits your individual needs. The core concept is to market your book on a very personal level. Read the Full Story
There are a variety of locations which are well suited for the distinctive FCB coupon kiosk.  In this example, the distinctive FCB artwork catches the attention of a customer in a waiting area at “Antonio’s Toenail Curling Salon”. Read the Full Story
This all works well for the author, the Content Collaborators, and Niche Marketing Entrepreneurs. But how does it work for the book buying customer? Read the Full Story

Welcome To Flea Circus™ Books

Upcoming FREE e-Book ( dates:

By Gene Skellig:

Winter Kill - War With China Has Already Begun, free on 25 - 29 December 2016.

Winter Kill (Vol 2) - China Invades Australia, free on 29 and 30 December, 2016 and 11 - 13 January 2017.

Return of the Romans - Fascism Comes to America, being revised and updated in January 2017!  Watch here for the free book promo in January.

Lost CHild (Volume 1) - Anguish in the Nantahala, free on 27 - 29 December 2016 and 26, 27 January 2017.

Lost Child (volume 2) - Retribution in the Nantahala, Free 27 - 30 December 2016 and 06 January 2017.

Homestay - A Japanese Girl's Romantic ESL Adventure in Vancouver, Canada: Free on 25, 26 December 2016 and 25 - 27 January 2017


By Shawnda Currie:

Altered - Revelations of the Evolved, free on 5,6 January 2017, 15 - 17 February 2017;

Broken - Afflictions of the Evolved, free on 12,13 January 2017, 9 - 11 February 2017; and

Choices - Complications of the Evolved, 29 - 31 December 2017, 23,24 February 2017.




PRESS RELEASE 22 December 2016:

After a busy year in my day-job, I have resumed work on Lost Child (Vol 3), and revisions to Return of the Romans.

PRESS RELEASE 28 August 2015:

A handful of edits/corrections have been made to the KDP version of Return of the Romans, so if you have purchased it in the past, you are entitled to upload the corrected version from

Work is underway on Lost Child 3 and a few new titles, with publishing anticipated in early 2016.


PRESS RELEASE 21 April 2014

Happy Birthday to Rome!

On this auspicious day, 21 April, to commemorate the ancient Roman festival of Parilia and the birthday of Rome some 2849 years ago, Gene Skellig has published, Return of the Romans - Fascism comes to America. It is now available at:

This epic work of Alternate History/Science Fiction is simply remarkable. After two years of research and the concerted effort of beta-readers and researche assistants, the novel is complete. It is clearly Gene Skellig's geratest work, and well worth your investment of time and money to enjoy. Use the above link, or simply insert the search words at "Gene Skellig" or "Return of the Romans"

You can also visit the dedicated website (under construction) to see artwork, maps and other supporting materials at or

Be among the first to read it, and to follow up with your comments by posting a review at The Romans are trending...

Press Release 7 Apr 2013: Effective immediately Flea Circus Books Inc is no longer accepting payment, membership, or new projects. If resource availability improves, we may resume supporting amateur authors. However, for now, we will focus on those already working with us. Please make use of the links and supporting material in developing your own projects, and good luck!