Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Has Dark Steps been one of your Goodreads this year?

Do you use Goodreads? If you do, you can find me and Dark Steps on there - here's a widget that will help you do exactly that.

Dark Steps

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Ah, Kobo! At last we meet...

After a very long wait (due to a backlog, I am reliably informed), Dark Steps has finally made it onto Kobo. Look - here it is.

I'm excited by this. Not because I expect a deluge of sales from Kobo but because, following their recent tie-up, this presumably means my little book will eventually be available from W H Smith. And this excites me because, as a child, W H Smith was where I did a lot of my book buying - there and in the excellent but now defunct Albion Bookshop. So the prospect of being sold by W H Smith makes me feel more like a proper author. Silly, I know, but true.

Note I said "presumably" though. Dark Steps isn't on the Smith's website yet. I'm expecting another backlog...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

New cover art for Dark Steps

Dark Steps has new cover art!

The third edition of Dark Steps features the new design, shown right, which hopefully will help the book stand out a bit more.

To ensure a bit of continuity from the artwork from previous editions (which you can see here), I've stuck with a broadly similar palette of colours, and have used the same story from within the book (Waiting Room) as inspiration for the picture, specifically the EARN YOUR PLACE slogan.

So what do you think? Better? Worse? Hopefully the former, as the new cover will start filtering through to various outlets from today, and is already live on Lulu. Experience suggests Amazon will be next, and then all the channels that are fed by Smashwords.

P.S. In case you were wondering about the second edition... it fixed a solitary typo.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Three copies for the price of two!

I know, you love Dark Steps that much you want to get copies for all your friends and family for Christmas. Great! Then today's the day to place your orders, because if you use promo code BUY2GETONEUK305 over at Lulu (offer ends at midnight) you can get three copies of Dark Steps (and, indeed, anything else you want to buy at Lulu) for the price of two.

Go! Shop!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Christmas comes early

Thinking of buying Dark Steps, my collection of short fiction? Well now could be the time, because from today until Christmas you can use the promo code EN69V at Smashwords to secure a whopping 17% off the price.

That's right - 17%. That's like saying one sixth of the words are free... what are you waiting for?

Note: this code only works at Smashwords, and only for buying Dark Steps, and only up to and including 24th December.

Happy shopping!