Two weeks only – Four ebooks FREE

Yes for two weeks only, till July 31st, all four of the ebooks available on Smashwords are FREE with the coupon code SW100 (that’s the same code for each of them). You could get The Princelings of the East The Princelings and the Pirates The Princelings and the Lost City The Traveler in Black and […]

Some interesting book data from Smashwords

Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, is good at looking at trends in the publishing (and epublishing) world.  He speaks at important conferences on the subject.  He is a champion of indie publishing, and not surprisingly, since Smashwords is founded on the demand for distribution of indie published ebooks.  But I like the way he drills […]

End of Read an eBook Week

I woke up this morning remembering that Read an eBook Week finished at midnight Pacific Time, which gave me until 8 am to make my own ‘purchases’.  It was very interesting reading through the Children’s books. The blurbs for Princelings really stand out as being ‘different’ – wholly more grown up in character.  I’m not […]

Read an EBook Week: 3 – 9 March 2013

Read an Ebook Week, the world’s largest global celebration of ebooks,  starts today. During this week people all round the world will be encouraging people to read… and to read an eBook!  My distributor Smashwords is a huge supporter of this initiative, and once again is assisting with a huge promotion of our independently published […]

February tidy-up & Challenge summary

Just a little tidying up for the last day of February.  It’s a lovely spring day after weeks of dreariness and freezing temperatures, or at least it seems that way.  Hopefully spring is on its way.  The Traveler in Black and White is now available on Smashwords for all types of eReader.  It should be […]

What the Traveler in Black and White does next

Lord Mariusz’s tale of exploration on the other side of the time tunnel comes to the end of its time on Amazon’s Kindle Owners Lending Library at midnight tonight.  This is otherwise known as the Amazon-exclusive period, and although there are lots of detractors of the scheme, I feel it helps me get the books […]

Psst! Wanna free ebook?

The Princelings of the East is featured on the World Literary Cafe’s FREE EBOOK FRIDAY promotion this week.  Just copy the code on that page, click on the Smashwords link, buy the book, and claim the discount with the code. By my calculations, around one thousand people have got books 2 or 3 but not […]

Pirates second edition out soon

I’ve been watching the progress of Princelings and the Pirates closely.  It’s getting a lot of Smashwords samples, which suggests something is right.  It could be the marketing, it could be the follow-on from readers of the first book, it could be the other blogging and tweeting.  But those samples aren’t turning into sales.

A Facebook Advert

Last night on UK tv there was a very interesting documentary on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.  I was particularly interested in the rationale behind Facebook, and the privacy versus advertising issues.  If you  Like a product, then the product owner can use that link (automatically) to send an advert to the pages of all your […]

Pirates on Smashwords

The Princelings and the Pirates completed its 90 day exclusive period on KDP Select and has now been published for iPad, Nook, Kobo and other ereaders (including your browser) as well as Kindle. Pirates is the second adventure of Fred and George, the Princelings of the East, and tells how they set off from Castle […]

What I learnt in April

This post summarises a lot of thoughts in April, as I didnt want to interfere with the A to Z Challenge. It was a busy month – the Challenge itself, the promotion to visitors to the site who in turn increased my number of followers (hi, follower!), the last free promotion of the second book […]

Book Review: Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria

Marco is a cat.  And one day Marco discovers he can read.  After a devastating change to his home circumstances he leaves, finding his way to the Angel Springs library and meeting Cicero and the rest of the Dead Cats Society.  The world Cicero introduces him to leads him to his destiny, but not until […]