You can find a big interview with me here, where I talk about Amazon, self publishing, and writing in general. Great questions!
Official figures say that Amazon holds about 80% of the UK ebook market, but my own figures would seem to suggest that it’s more like 95%. Yes, for every 95 books I sell on Amazon’s Kindle platform, I sell about 5 on iBooks, Kobo, Nook, and Google all put together! But that still doesn’t make Amazon a monopoly despite what many of their detractors like to claim. Continue reading
The Photographer’s Wife has been out for exactly a month now, and has been very well received. It’s climbed the charts on Amazon (and is almost in the top 100) and so far all the reviews have been 4 or 5 star (bar one – there’s always one!) The blog reviews have been excellent too. Here’s a little smattering of Amazon and Goodreads reviews for your delectation :-)
The news has been full of stories about the feud between Amazon and Hachette these last few months. In a nutshell, Amazon have been trying to force Hachette to accept lower retailers pricing for some of their ebooks, and Hachette has been refusing. With Amazon halting pre-orders of some Hachette titles, and Hachette orchestrating public petitions from well known authors in their defence, most notably J.K Rowling and Stephen King, the least that can be said is that it’s been getting dirty. There have even been calls to boycott Amazon entirely.
Read the first two chapters of The Photographer’s Wife online below, or even download the sample for your Kindle <here>, or for your iPad, Kobo, or Google device <here>. (Just download the file and drag it onto your device). You can also order The Photographer’s Wife right now from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Amazon.com.au, Amazon.fr, iTunes, Kobo and Google Play.
Do let me know what you think. I’m so excited about this one! Nick xxx
Just got the hi res cover photo through from the photographer, Sam Javanrouh. Isn’t it a beautiful photo?