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?
Dear readers. Please note that the following kindle titles: “102 Station Rd” “The Talking Wall”, and “Almost Free” *may* be by someone called Nick Alexander, but they’re not by me. The comments on Amazon would seem to indicate that there is much confusion about this, and not a little disappointment in the quality of the content.
My 11 titles are, in reverse order:
The Photographer’s Wife (The NEW ONE!)
The Half Life of Hannah
The French House
The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend
Sleight Of Hand
Better Than Easy
Good Thing, Bad Thing
50 Reasons to Say Goodbye.
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My new novel The Photographer’s Wife will be published on the 1st October in ebook, and in May 2015 in Paperback. If you’re a kindle user you can preorder from today! And yes, I’ll be boring you a bit with this for the next month. Please forgive me. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Photographers-Wife-Nick-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00MTJQVPS/
In case you missed it here’s a sum up of last week’s blog tour, including reviews, guest posts, and competitions.
*** INTERVIEWS/BLOGS ***
Me, interviewed on Female First.
A blog post about my writing process by me.
A blog post about where the ideas for Other Halves came from.
*** COMPETITIONS / GIVEAWAYS (Prizes still to be claimed/won) ***
The Half-life of Hannah and Other Halves Rafflecopter giveaway
*** BOOK REVIEWS ***
*** Reviews of The Half-Life of Hannah ***
*** Reviews of Other Halves ***