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What Next?

I wrote my first novel Monkey Puzzle in 1995, after I was made redundant, and set about looking for an agent to represent it. I got about 30 rejections. Eventually, I spoke on the phone to a literary agent in Ireland. He had not read any of my work, but when I told him my […]

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Black Orchestra Book #3: Cover Reveal

Here is the cover for my new WW2 spy thriller, the third thriller in The Black Orchestra series. Kurt Müller, fugitive member of the German resistance, is working for British Intelligence in London, when he learns that Gudrun, the love of his life, has been abducted from their home in Ireland… Thanks to Anya Kelleye […]

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MAKE YOUR BOOK VISIBLE ON AMAZON

I published my first WW2 thriller, The Black Orchestra, as an eBook for kindle on Jan 15, 2013. It took me 7 years to write. The final version had been professionally edited – twice – and rewritten several times. Initial sales were not encouraging: Jan sales: 19 Feb sales: 21 On the last day of […]

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Anatomy of a Countdown Promotion

I recently completed a Countdown Promotion in Amazom.com on Kindle Select. Before the promotion my book (The Black Orchestra) was priced at $3.99 and selling at a rate of 4 books per day on Amazon.com. The promotion ran as follows (times are GMT): Noon Dec 6 to noon Dec 8 selling price 99c = 0.25 […]

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How Do Amazon.co.uk Ratings Work?

Since August 19 I have been recording Amazon UK sales and rating figures for my book The Black Orchestra. That’s numbers for 65 days. It struck me that the ratings on Amazon UK are not as responsive as the Amazon.com equivalent. The ratings in the UK seem to be updated less regularly — maybe every […]

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