Sunday, August 12, 2012

Buy My Book!

The Book Of OuroborosOr at least "Like" it.

No comments necessary on this post as there is another favour I'd like to ask of you if you have the time and inclination. No exchange of monies necessary.

My first novel, The Book Of Ouroboros, is now out on Kindle for the knockdown price of £0.00 - though it may revert back to the bank breaking price of £0.99 at some point in the future.

This was my first foray into novel writing and is something of a curio for me as it is not at all representative of my usual style of writing. It is a horror. It is adult. It is explicit. And it goes to some rather dark and grim places.

Like any writer, the most recently completed novel tends to take the laurels - hence my second novel, The Great Escapes Of Danny Houdini, is taking the lion's share of my efforts to get published.

However, a lot of time and effort went into The Book Of Ouroboros (about 3 years) and it seems idiotic to leave it languishing on my hard drive when it could be out in the real world doing something useful. Something useful like being read or, Heaven forbid, earning me minimum royalties.

Hence I have thrown it to the dogs of Kindle.

Sorry. It occurs that I'm not really selling it to you. Try this:

Contains explicit sex.
Contains violence.
Contains bad language and themes of an adult nature.
May contain traces of nut.

Sold? If so you can head off via the links below and download to your heart's content.

For those of you who don't have your boats floated by nasty psychological horror stories then you can still do your bit by following the links below and clicking on the "Like" button. And then, to put the cherry on the cake, you can scroll slightly further down the page (underneath the Product details) and find the section entitled "Tags Customers Associate with This Product". Click the link in this section entitled "See all 15 tags..." and then, when the page refreshes, check all of the 15 check boxes.

Apparently this will give the profile of the book a real boost and augment my meagre marketing skills.

Amazon UK: The Book Of Ouroboros

Amazon US: The Book Of Ouroboros

You are all wonderful paragons of human virtue and I thank you all very muchly.

P.S. For those of you who'd like to support my second novel's slow climb up the ranking of Harper Collins' Authonomy web site you can log in and read The Great Escapes Of Danny Houdini by following this link: http://www.authonomy.com/books/44092/the-great-escapes-of-danny-houdini/


If you're already on Authonomy, if you'd kindly add it to your "bookshelf" and "rate it" then I'd be eternally grateful. If you're not a member then I'd esteem it a great honour if you'd become one and follow the same instructions.




29 comments:

libby said...

Just bought it....hope it's not too adult for me...you know what a shrinking violet I am!

Gorilla Bananas said...

The Ouroboros book still costs 99p and seems to be an autobiography. "I've taken shit jobs deliberately to give me the time to write," says Mr First Person. I assume he has a beard too.

Steve said...

Libby: I fear it might be. It does get rather uncompromising later on...

Gorilla Bananas: the shit job is as far as the similarities go, I assure you, Mr Bananas.

Löst Jimmy said...

I'll buy that blasphemous tome!

Steve said...

Löst Jimmy: you're a saint, kind sir!

Being Me said...

Why isn't it called 50 Shades of Blake then?

Vicky said...

It is now sitting proudly in my reading list on my kindle :)

Steve said...

Being Me: because hopefully it isn't that shit.

Vicky: thank you. Though I feel like I have to apolohise to everyone because it is such a dark uncomfortable read. You'd probably like my second novel better!

Rol said...

Bah - what about us non-Kindle owners? (I checked the boxes all the same.)

Steve said...

Rol: I'd be happy to email it to you. I'm not, in truth, as pleased with it as I was with Danny but it ain't all bad. Do you want me to send it to your gmail account?

Being Me said...

I see what I did. I didn't read the last bit properly... I totally glazed over the Amazon part. Got it now. Have been to authonomy (and you know how THAT turned out!) and finally got Danny on my bookshelf - my first book on there! - and will get around to securing myself a copy of your first offering that has come second....

Steve said...

Being Me: you're a star. You know that, right?

Nota Bene said...

I'm tempted to spend the 99p even though I don't have a Kindle...

the fly in the web said...

On the Amazon U.S. site there isn't a box to tick beside the tag categories.
Or if there is I can't find it...

It took me five minutes to find the 'Like' button. But I did press it.

Steve said...

Nota Bene: you're a gent and a half, you are.

The fly in the web: a like from you is worth all the tags in the world - thank you.

John Gray said...

good luck and so many best wishes for it!
x
way to go!

Steve said...

John: many thanks!

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Steve said...

Manish: buy my book and I promise I'll order some food from Mumbai.

Keith said...

Got my shiny 0.99 ready, going to download it now. ( although my track record isn't the finest with Amazon. I have downloaded tracks that I have never seen again, and assume they are lodged on some dusty,never visited shelf in my computer somewhere. )

Keith said...

Oh and, neat cover. did you do it ?

Marginalia said...

Why did they ever get rid of the Lord Chamberlain's Office!

Steve said...

Keith: thank you, you're a star. No, the cover is not my work. It was done by some Kindle publishing bods who also checked all the formatting for me as well 'cos I'm a lazy so-and-so.

Marginalia: is that a reference to The Dark Crystal?

Rol said...

Yeah, go on, send away!

Steve said...

Rol: you're a mug. But I like you.

Wanderlust said...

Yay, just purchased! Might want to also link to the US Amazon site for all of us across the pond (the sale won't go through on amazon.uk).

Steve said...

Wanderlust: thank you!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Consider yourself 'Liked' Steve.

I don't own a Kindle for moral reasons but I still wish you all the best.

For goodness sake, don't sell yourself short though. No one values FREE.

Steve said...

Laura: no worries there. It was free only for about 24 hours.