Promotions and widening the field

Promotions and widening the field

Some of you may have already seen posts on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere saying that my latest book, The Frihet Rebellion, is currently FREE for the kindle on Amazon. I set the promotion to coincide with my birthday (yesterday, 29th March) and to last until the end of March (tomorrow). So there is (hopefully) little excuse not to download the book, even if you don’t intend to immediately read it. Hopefully, with it sitting on your kindle, you may be tempted at some point to give it a try. I hope so. That’s my devious plan anyway 🙂

If you do take advantage of this promotion, and you actually read the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. Reviews are important and impact who else might buy the book in the future. In other words, reviews can mean future income for the writer (me) as well as a wider readership. Even if you don’t like the book, review it! I’d rather have honest bad reviews than none. I like honesty in reviews (and elsewhere for that matter).

On the subject of wider readership, those of you who are writers, and have self published through Amazon, will know about KDP and how, in order to run something like this free promotion, you need to be exclusively tied to Amazon. That’s ok, for a short time, and as a way of running something like this promotion. But I haven’t signed up for automatic renewal, because, once this current session of KDP runs out, towards the end of May, I intend to publish The Frihet Rebellion on Smashwords as well.

The advantage of going with Smashwords is that, not only will my book still be available from Amazon, but it will also become available in various other formats (including epub, pdf etc.) and distributed to sites such as Sony, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and many more, with new ones being added quite regularly. This opens up a huge potential audience for my book, way beyond just Amazon.

At the end of the day, I would like my stories to be read by as many people as possible and, I hope, enjoyed by the majority of them. It’s always an amazing feeling to get good feedback from a reader, either through a review or personally, via email or messaging. It’s wonderful to know your work is appreciated and enjoyed by others. I write because I have stories I want to tell, but it’s an extra boost and added incentive to know there are others following those stories.

So, that’s where we are at the moment. The Frihet Rebellion is free on the kindle for today and tomorrow and, in June, anyone who wants to read it on another ebook reader or in a format other than mobi (kindle), will be able to do so via Smashwords.

Thank you for reading.

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The Village Witch has been released!

The Village Witch has been released!

My latest horror novel, The Village Witch, has been released by Omnium Gatherum today on the kindle store. Go there and download it NOW! And if you do, let me know what you think. I’m very happy with it. It’s possibly the best thing I’ve written so far. So I’m interested to see what the readers think – good or bad (but mostly good I hope). The paperback should be following soon. Follow the link below for more information on the book and the links to buy it.

THE VILLAGE WITCH

More ebook formats for Liberation Of Worlds (#2 The Szuiltan Trilogy)

Liberation Of Worlds, Book 2 in my space opera series The Szuiltan Trilogy, has been available for kindle owners for a short while, but it is now also available in a much wider range of ebook formats thanks to Smashwords.com. To buy your copy in formats such as epub and pdf, for Sony, Kobo and other readers follow this link.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/519924

One year on from the invasion of Earth and the Szuiltans are in control, effectively ruling both Earth and Aks. Martin Lichfield is leader of the largest rebel group on Earth. Steve Drake and Ursa Mirram are on the run on Aks. The traders of Sellit are preparing their navy for war and searching the galaxies for the legendary Miar Shrilor. Humanity is getting ready to fight back, but will it be too late as the Szuiltans show signs of evolving and their President instigates plans for the future survival of the Szuiltan race.

I hope you enjoy the book 🙂

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Price reduction on Book #1 in The Szuiltan Trilogy

It occurred to me a short while ago that one possible problem with Liberation Of Worlds (Book #2 in The Szuiltan Trilogy) is that it really is one of those #2 books that requires the reader to have read #1! So, until #3 is written and I can put all 3 together in one special priced volume, I thought I would reduce the price of #1 on kindle to tempt some people to try out the first book (hoping of course that they like it enough to buy the second!). Did all that make some kind of sense?

So, for a limited but unspecified time, the kindle version of The Szuiltan Alliance (Book #1 in The Szuiltan Trilogy) is reduced to 99c (77p). If you want to try it out, please take advantage of this offer, and I hope you like it 🙂

The Szuiltan Alliance

Liberation Of Worlds

Promotional coupon at Smashwords until 31 January 2014

SPECIAL OFFER!

The Lion On Androcles only 99c at Smashwords.com until 31 January 2014 using the coupon ZR72Y at the checkout. That’s $1 off the normal price.

Available in a variety of ebook formats, including kindle and nook.

CLICK HERE for Smashwords and The Lion On Androcles

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Cathy’s Weightloss Diary available NOW

Volume 1 of Cathy’s Weightloss Diary is available NOW from Amazon (links below), covering the years 2001 – 2003.

In the end I decided to do 3 different editions (trying to cover all bases). They are (in increasing price order):

 

  • Kindle edition – full colour if you have a colour kindle/kindle HD Fire
  • Paperback (B&W) – Colour cover (naturally) but black and white interior to keep the cost down.
  • Paperback (Full Colour) – Full colour interior. Very expensive and, in all honesty, done really so we could have a colour copy for the shelves at home. The colour is nice but the cost is terrible!

There’s over 400 pages of my wife’s ramblings, musings and daily battle against weight, kids, me (!) and life in general. I hope you enjoy it. I certainly enjoyed putting it all together and will be working on Volume 2 very shortly 🙂

Links

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

 

Cathy's Weightloss Diary