Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Nook-readers of the world, unite and take over

Got a Nook? Then you might be pleased to know that Dark Steps is now available for you from Barnes and Noble, in addition to Smashwords or direct from me.

I guess you could go to bn.com and search for it, but I'll save you the trouble - here's a direct link.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Alltop? Big deal? Or not...

My ongoing novel-length blog project, Drawn To The Deep End, has been picked up by a directory-style website called Alltop, and features in their "writing" sub-directory. Admittedly fairly near the bottom, but hey. I don't know whether this is a big deal or not, but I guess it can't hurt.

Talking of Drawn To The Deep End, stop by this Friday for a bumper-length instalment and gaze with morbid fascination at Peter's continued decline...

Monday, 19 September 2011

Another nice review

One of the hardest things about getting publicity for a new book, especially if you are an undiscovered writer doing his own PR, is having your work reviewed. I mean properly reviewed too, where the reviewer actually takes the time to read the whole book and construct their own opinion about the contents, rather than just cobble together a 50-word summary based on the Amazon synopsis.

Imagine my delight, then, at having Dark Steps reviewed by well-read (in both senses of the phrase) blogger and professional word wrestler Rol Hirst at Sunset Over Slawit.

Not only was Rol very complimentary, he also offers interesting perspectives on some of the stories in Dark Steps that are perhaps different from those you'd get from me. And that's one of many beauties of story telling - each reader adds their own layer of meaning to those intended by the author.

Rol has also added the nuts and bolts of his review to Dark Steps on Amazon.co.uk and given it four stars - result!

Monday, 5 September 2011

First rating for Dark Steps on Lulu

Dark Steps has received its first rating on Lulu (here) - someone has downloaded it (a bargain for 99p, though I do say so myself) and given it four stars!

That'll go nicely with the review on Amazon.com. Still waiting for the first review on Amazon.co.uk though...