Thursday, 6 January 2011
You may already know that it's my birthday today... and I'm taking this opportunity to shamelessly beg for a small favour as I blow out my birthday candles.
As a new author, there's one thing standing between me and my readers, and that's obscurity. The vast majority of the people out there who'll enjoy my novel don't yet know that I've written it. They don't even know that I exist. This is where I'm hoping you can help.
My first novel, Rebellion, was published in October. Sales have been encouraging, especially on the Kindle store (where I was, briefly, in the top 10,000 out of millions!), but not earth-shattering. I realise this is partly because I'm very shy about shouting my virtues from the rooftops. However, reviewers on Amazon have said many lovely things, so I don't have to. Things like this:
"...as charming as it is exciting, and it contains everything I seek in a novel..."
"...I was drawn in by Eleanor's situation and found this very difficult to put down..."
"...storytelling of high quality focussed on someone you want to know ... be prepared to read it in one sitting - it's that nail biting and absorbing..."
"...it has a kind of unputdownable quality to it..."
See what I mean? People are enjoying this novel, but sadly, most people simply don't know about it. So, if any of your friends and family enjoy reading fantasy or adventure novels, pretty please, tell them about my book. You can send them a link to this page if you like, and maybe they'd be willing to do the same for their friends. After all, voracious readers are always looking for more books to get their teeth into.
You can read the beginning of Rebellion online, for free.
If you enjoy it, why not email me for a voucher to get a discount against the ebook? If you prefer to read a physical book, the paperback is available on Amazon (links in the sidebar, right).
If you've read this far: thank you. And if you will take a moment to tell your friends, or to link to this page from your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere, then thank you doubly. You can only imagine how much it means to me to have your support.