Monday, March 03, 2014

Finally (Self) Published

The Great Escapes Of Danny HoudiniThere comes a time when you just have to go it alone. When you have to say enough to the debilitating submissions process and make use of the wonderful technology that is available to us all.

Most of you will know that I have written a novel. Some of you – a good portion of you, in fact – will have read an early draft. Now finally, after what has felt to me like an interminable delay, I can at last present a finished version. One that has been partially rewritten, tweaked, folded, tucked and fine combed for typos and other errors. It is as good as I can possibly make it and I am very, very proud indeed of The Great Escapes Of Danny Houdini. In my opinion (be it ever so humble) it is the best thing I have ever written. Ever.

From today (Tuesday 4th March) until Saturday 8th The Great Escapes Of Danny Houdini will be free (that’s FREE) to download from Amazon. After that it’s going to set you back a very reasonable and fair-minded £2.49. This free download is my little gift to all my regular readers and also to those of you that have read the first draft and were kind enough to offer advice and encouragement.

Please help yourself to the free download. For those of you that don’t possess a Kindle, you can download an app for your PC which will enable you to download Kindle books and read them on your computer. There really is no excuse not to own a copy.

All I ask – beg, in fact – is that you please please please leave The Great Escapes Of Danny Houdini a review and some stars. Please. It is positive reviews which will encourage other people to buy my book and, who knows, possibly make it as successful as I’d like it to be. Your time and effort in this endeavour is what could reward me with the biggest lift of all.

For those of you who do wish to throw some money my way, however, I can also offer up the second of my collected writings, Anger Management Glasses, also new out on Kindle for the knockdown, soaraway princely sum of £1. Again, a positive review or 5 left for Anger Management Glasses would also do much to see it ride the fickle wave of Kindle success. Sadly due to the many inscrutable rules of Kindle publishing I am unable to offer this book for free, much as I’d like to. So let me just say it would be £1 well spent.
Anger Management Glasses

Thank you for your time. Please enjoy The Great Escapes Of Danny Houdini on the house. N.B. International buyers might need to go through their country's own Amazon page rather than the links above which are all Amazon.co.uk.



17 comments:

Alex Walsh said...

Partway through a novel at the moment but shall read & review once I've finished it.

Good work sir!

Gorilla Bananas said...

I am already in a position to give a positive of the title, which reminds me of straitjackets, water tanks and Steve McQueen on a motorbike. Congratulations on finally getting it out for public inspection

Nota Bene said...

I shall download it, and read it...I'm even happy to pay 2.49 for it. It's the leaving of comments that worries me....do you know how long it takes for me to get through a book??!

Löst Jimmy said...

Excellent! Well done!
I shall seek my copy now I've realised the title is Houdini not Dyer!

Steve said...

Alex: my profuse thanks.

Gorilla Bananas: I hope the rest of the novel thrills you as much as the title...!

Nota Bene: I'm prepared to wait and will hold you to it!

Löst Jimmy: ha ha! Comment of the day!

Mrs TeePot said...

Much good luck with the book! When I manage to start reading again (between busy with work/blog and always being tired I don't have time) I shall dig in to your book and review it!

Steve said...

Livi: bless you - and thanks.

K Ville said...

I've left my review based on the original draft. Hope it's ok. Contact me if its not what you envisaged. Well done for going for it.

Steve said...

K Ville: I'm grateful you took the time period. Thank you so much.

Being Me said...

Well you already know, I loved it. I'm going to wait just a few days so that the dates don't all bunch up and look like "Hey! 'Ats just all 'is friends leaving those nice words!" (apparently only cockneys read comments on Amazon...innit?)

Steve said...

Being Me: thank you, my friend. Truly.

the fly in the web said...

I'm still wrestling with the download...but I'll review it by the weekend.
I really enjoyed this in draft...a well written book that kept taking me by surprise.
All power to your elbow!

Steve said...

The fly in the web: that is hugely appreciated - thank you.

Keith said...

Excellent. A slap on the back.

And LOVING the cover of Anger management glasses. Love it.

Steve said...

Keith: cover courtesy of David Metcalfe-Carr. I do hope you bought a copy and will leave a review. If I sell enough I might be able to pay Mr Metcalfe-Carr a royalty fee.

Gappy said...

Brilliant. I shall buy your books with pleasure. Is it at all possible to have a paper copy though? Am happy to pay what it costs, and will still leave good reviews on the interbox, but I like to read a proper book, me.

Steve said...

Gappy: I'm more than happy to email you pdfs but Amazon won't let you leave reviews unless you've made the purchase from their site... I shall email you forthwith!