Friday, 28 October 2011

Smashwords is back

Ha, they heard me. It's back.


Coincidence?

Yesterday I posted about Pike being available on Smashwords.com: today their site seems to have gone down. I can't access it via any of the browsers I have installed. 


I am concerned - did I do that? Was it the rush to buy Pike's Quest putting undue strain on their servers?


I await their call ...





Thursday, 27 October 2011

Pike's Quest: now available in nearly all e-book formats


Widening marketing opportunities, Pike’s Quest is now for sale at Smashwords in most major e-book formats. It will soon also be available through the Apple Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, others, via the Smashwords distribution network. The introductory price will he $2.99 US, and is likely to remain so until we get into the new year.

Visit HERE to download a free sample.



Sunday, 23 October 2011

Free-loaders - it's your lucky day!

Roll up, roll up:  free sample of Pike's Quest available for download. Read it on your Kindle or other Kindle/mobi compatible reading device. Then you can buy the whole thing for a small consideration (£2.88, $2.99, €3.44). Visit my website to get your freeeeeeee sample NOW!


Go on, what are you waiting for?

Friday, 14 October 2011

K J Bennett's Blog: Book promotion at its cutting edge:

K J Bennett's Blog: Book promotion at its cutting edge:: Yesterday saw me at the Pinnock Party for Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens. It was a fab night with wine, nibbles (by Pinnock Junior) and fea...

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

You can help

Being a newly published type of person, with no proven track record, getting some sales under my belt (yes, there is some room under my belt - I bought it large) is not going to be easy, but YOU, dear reader, can help.

Amazon categorizes books. They have to. Pike is categorized as Fantasy, Young Adult etc. In addition, readers are allowed to TAG the book with what they think ill help other readers to decide whether or not they would like the book. If you have an Amazon account you can tag the book. If you scroll down below the Blurb, you should see the list I started:


family(1)
family fun(1)
fantasy adventure(1)
funny(1)
humor(1)
humour(1)
sci-fi(1)
young adult(1) young adult fantasy(1)
Agree with these tags?  


Each of these tags will have a check-box next to it, and you get the option to add more. The more people who use these tags, the more likelihood there is of the book appearing in the list of “you may also like these” that Amazon displays to account holders. The more often that happens, the more likely it is to sell.
The next thing is to browse books and then to suddenly look at Pike’s Quest. This will eventually lead to Amazon putting Pike up as an alternative to the other books. I.E. if 20 – 30 of you look at The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy, then buy Pike’s Quest, other users may get Pike as a recommendation when they also look at THGTTG. You’ve all seen these messages – “Customers who bought items in your Recent History also bought Pike’s Quest” and “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought ...",  well that’s how it happens.

5 STAR REVIEWS always assist! If you buy it, read it and enjoy it, do please review it. A few lines highlighting my brilliance should suffice.




Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Announcement

It’s Published!



Pike’s Quest is now available as an e-book for Kindle. Reasonably priced around the world, you can now buy it in the UK, USA, France and Germany (it’s only available as an English language version).

Right: now I need to commence the hard slog of marketing. Let’s start with my full website, Pike’s Facebook page (click the LIKE button, please), and my other blog.

Remember: you don’t need a Kindle to read a Kindle book. On the Amazon site you can download Kindle apps for iPad/iPod/iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. So much choice!

Pike’s Quest is at the low introductory price  of £2.88 inc VAT (UK), $2.99 (USA), and €2.99 plus VAT (Europe).

Monday, 10 October 2011

Soon, very soon ... the announcement is coming very sooooon ...



Friday, 7 October 2011