As my (belated) Christmas pressie to you all to thank you for buying, reading, and liking The Other Son, I’ve put a short story sequel up on Amazon today. It’s free to download for 5 days (the maximum allowed) and will be free again for 5 days each quarter, so get in there!
Love to all.
So, it’s (bookshelf clear-out) competition time.
As you must know by now (!) my new novel The Other Son is out on Kindle and in Paperback format this Saturday. To celebrate here’s a fun little free-to-enter competition whereby you can win copies of my books (they’ve been taking up bookshelf space for too long!).
My new novel, The Other Son is out on the 17th of October on Kindle and paperback.
For those who can’t wait, here’s a free, hefty excerpt of the opening chapters.
You can read it online here (below), or even download one of the following files for your e-reader.
• for Kindle ( .mobi )
(Email this file to the email address of your Kindle (specified under Your Account / Digital Content / Manage Your Content And Devices / Your Devices) or connect your kindle via USB and drag this file onto it.
• iBooks ( .ePub ) Also works for other brands of ereader.
Install the iBooks app on your iPhone or iPad, then Email this file to yourself. When you click on it the iPhone will invite you to open it in iBooks.
THE OTHER SON (Excerpt)
PART ONE – THE MARRIAGE
Alice slides the shoulder of the shirt over the end of the ironing board and slowly smoothes out the creases, working the iron gently back and forth. In front of her, beyond the window pane, the November rain lashes down, hammering the roses. They had been so pretty in summer, but now, like everything else, like her, in fact, they are merely hanging in there, waiting for winter to pass. Continue reading
We’re halfway through the year, so I decided it was time for a little project update.
I’ve been working hard (too hard!) on my new novel, and have just broken through the 80,000 word barrier.
My faithful test reader who’s reading it chapter by chapter, says she loves it so far, so hopefully, I’m on a roll.
I’m running a little late this year due to the passing away of a very close friend which completely threw my stride, and then more mundane delays caused by burst plumbing and building extensions, but I’m still hoping to get it out (phnarr phnarr) before the year’s end.
In the meantime, The Photographer’s Wife has so far spent a full 8 months in the top 100 and sold more than 150,000 copies.
Thanks for all your ongoing support.
Amazon have chosen The Photographer’s Wife to be one of the first titles to be published by their new French publishing arm. The book is already being translated by Marie Chabin (who has translated Maeve Binchy amongst others in the past!) and should be out by Christmas. Joyeux Noel!
You can find a big interview with me here, where I talk about Amazon, self publishing, and writing in general. Great questions!
Well, your response to The Photographer’s Wife has been outstanding. I just don’t know how to thank you all enough. An average of 4.6 stars for reviews, over 30,000 sold already, and #2 in Amazon’s fiction chart. Way to go, people!
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