As from this week, Amazon's India Kindle store is open for business. This means that folk living in India no longer need an international bank account or credit card for on-line purchases, and really opens up the brave new world of kindle and ebooks to this immense country.
If you're an indie author and uncertain what this means for you, those very helpful and very knowledgeable Campbell brothers have updated "Can't Sell, Won't Sell" their guide to marketing for authors and publishers. Serendipitously, "Can't Sell; Won't Sell" is FREE on August 29th. A new chapter on free promotional giveaways is also included. If you've already downloaded a copy of this indispensable little manual, it's very easy to update your copy via Amazon. Amazon - go to 'manage my kindle' then find "Can't Sell, Won't Sell" and click update on the drop down menu. Alternatively, give Sean or Dan a shout via their blog and I'm sure they'll be more than happy to let you have the updated version, because that's the way they roll.
Even sweeter, a very welcome tenth 5* review has appeared, thank you D. If you missed out this time, there are still another two free days before An Explosive Time is withdrawn from Amazon's KDP select programme. So note for your diaries ladies and gentlemen - An Explosive Time goes free again for the last time in the foreseeable future on the 19th August until midnight 20th August. If you were one of the thousands who grabbed a free copy - thank you for helping propel this little action story into the top spot for action and adventure in Amazon's free charts, and maybe if you have a chance tell your friends - thank you all over a thousand times.
But the party doesn't end there. There are still five free review copies of A Raucous Time up for grabs, so if you're in the mood for A Raucous Time (described by one reviewer as "Story telling at its best") please click here to contact me, and I'll get straight back to you!
7 from 7 of A Raucous Time:
‘Bollocks! Big hairy bollocks!’ The curse from the kitchen area belonged to someone happier captaining the Metropolitan Police hockey team than rooting through this shambles of a life.
‘Big hairy bollocks belong in a field, attached to a bull WPC Hewes,’ Crombie admonished, despite a waft of gratefulness that he could retreat back to the station now. ‘Show a little more respect for the dead,’ he added, noting Hewes’s face turning pink. Either she was trying to breathe shallow, or more likely biting her tongue against a sharp retort. Crombie couldn’t care less, although usually he curbed his irrational dislike of the young policewoman.
‘Finish up here, speak to the neighbours and make sure your report’s on my desk by lunch time.’ He’d digest her reports in the sanctuary of ‘The Eagle’; a pint of John Smith’s and a pie always helped the thinking process.
(seven sentences from page seven of A Raucous Time)
That's my entry into the 777 challenge - Thank you Jess Sturman of Poker Face fame for the nomination:
I'd like to pass the baton on to ....
Randall Peterson (There's magic in Everything) @itsonlymeandyou
Sean & Dan Campbell (90 days novel) @90daysnovel
Doreen Cox (Treasured Encounters) @mothersitting
Terry Lander (Lyvit Publishing) @Lyvit
Christina Carson (Christina Carson, Author) @carsoncanada
Charlie Plunkett (Charlie Plunkett official website) @charlieplunkett
Jenny Worstall (Jenny's site) @JennyWorstall
Over to you guys and girls.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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