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Free book promotion!

My book ‘Streetwalker and other stories’ will be free in the Amazon Kindle Store, from the 11th – 15th October.

In this collection of flash fiction we meet a variety of characters, many of whom have been deeply damaged by life. The stories range from a young prostitute who walks the dangerous streets of London to tales of vengeance and comeuppance. Serious issues of abuse of power are touched upon. Anyone who is looking for a comfortable read should avoid this book.

‘Streetwalker and other stories’ is available here for the UK and here for the US.

 

One can not “force” book sales

Checking my Gmail spam folder, I came across a solicitation, from a book promotion service, inviting me to advertise my work on their website. The following paragraph particularly caught my attention:

“The (name of site redacted by me) specialize in making
sure that your book gets seen by readers
as well as media on major platforms to force
sales and with clear visibility”.

I am a simple soul and struggle to comprehend how one can “force” sales. As anyone with a rudimentary grasp of the English language knows, the word “force” implies coercion, compulsion etc. The use of the word “force” conjures up images of readers being frog marched to virtual check-outs and being compelled to part with their money. A virtual version of “stand and deliver” if you like. Surely this is not what the company in question mean by their employment of the word “force”.
One can not “force” another to do something against their will without the employment of blackmail, and/or the threat of (or actual utilisation of) violence. I am sure the organisation in question are not in any way advocating the use of such methods. None the less their use of the word “force” is sloppy in the extreme and does not inspire me with confidence regarding the service on offer. Consequently I wont be signing up with this outfit.

Do you have a book coming out and want to let others know about it?

I am happy to share news of forthcoming books. If you have a book coming out and would like to share it, please send the details to me at newauthoronline (at) gmail dot com. Please contact me (if at all possible) at least a week prior to the publicity being required.

Many thanks

Kevin

Free book promotion

My collections of short stories ‘Sting in the tail and other stories’ and my short story ‘Samantha’ will be free in the Kindle store from the 29th May until the 2nd June.

For Samantha please visit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BL3CNHI/ref=r_soa_w_d for the US and http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BL3CNHI/ref=r_soa_w_d for the UK

For Sting in the tail and other stories please visit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DFK6R54/ref=r_soa_w_d for the US and http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DFK6R54/ref=r_soa_w_d for the UK

PROMOTION: STING IN THE TAIL AND OTHER STORIES BY K. MORRIS

My collection of short stories, Sting in the tail and other stories will be free in the Kindle store from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th December.

For Sting in the tail please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sting-tail-other-stories-Morris-ebook/dp/B00DFK6R54/ref=la_B00CEECWHY_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1385823545&sr=1-4 for the UK and http://www.amazon.com/Sting-tail-other-stories-Morris-ebook/dp/B00DFK6R54/ref=la_B00CEECWHY_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1385823545&sr=1-4 for the US.

For reviews of my books, including Sting in the tale, please visit http://newauthoronline.com/reviews-of-my-books/

Should you have any difficulty with the links to Sting in the tale please go to Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com and search for Sting in the tale and other stories by K Morris.

My short story Samantha remains free to download until Tuesday 3rd December.

For Samantha please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samantha-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1 for the UK and http://www.amazon.com/Samantha-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1 for the US.

Review of my book Samantha (free in the Kindle store until 3 December)

My short story, Samantha is available free, in the Kindle store from 29 November until 3 December. On checking my author’s page earlier today I was extremely pleased to find that Samantha has received another 4 star review (http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1B1DN6K0ZS28K/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00BL3CNHI&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=341677031&store=digital-text), making a total of 4, 4 star reviews.

Samantha tells the story of a young woman forced into prostitution in the city of my birth, Liverpool by her brutal pimp, Barry. Can Samantha survive her ordeal or will she end her existence in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Docks? Samantha is available in the Amazon Kindle store on both amazon.co.uk and amazon.com

Free Kindle Reading Apps

I well recall telling an acquaintance I had published an e-book, on Amazon only to be told that she would love to read it but, unfortunately she did not own a Kindle. In point of fact you don’t need to own a Kindle in order to read e-books sold in the Kindle store. Kindle books can be read on your PC together with a number of other devices including Android phones and Apple products, the only cost (apart from that of the purchase of the device itself) being that entailed in purchasing the e-book as all of the apps are free! For details of Kindle’s free reading apps please visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771&ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd.

My short story, Samantha will be free in the Kindle store from 29 November until 3 December. For details of this promotion please visit http://newauthoronline.com/2013/11/27/promotion/

Free Book Promotion Ends At Approximately 12 pm 8 October

The free promotion of my collection of short stories, “The First Time” ends at approximately 12 pm on Tuesday 8 October. If you have read “The First Time” please consider leaving a review on Amazon as I’d love to know what you think of my book. For further information please visit http://newauthoronline.com/2013/10/04/free-book-promotion/

Free Book Promotion

My collection of short stories, The First Time, is free in the Amazon Kindle store from 4-8 October. In this collection of short stories I explore why young women enter the world of prostitution while other stories look at what happens when the

worlds of sex and technology collide.

In “The First Time”, the first story in this collection, we meet Becky a young graduate who enters the world of prostitution in order to clear her debts.

The story looks at the effects of prostitution on Becky and her fellow escort and friend Julie. In “The Pain Behind the Smile” Issie presents her friend,

Peter with a birthday cake, however things are not what they seem.

In “Lucy” the acquaintances of a crusty old bachelor speculate how he could attract and retain the affections of a beautiful young woman. As with “The

Pain Behind the Smile” things are far from what they seem.

“Hemlock” explores what happens when machines attain the capacity to appreciate high culture. The story is both humorous and deeply serious.

To download The First Time free please visit http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Time-ebook/dp/B00FJGKY7Y/ref=la_B00CEECWHY_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380885715&sr=1-4 or http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-First-Time-ebook/dp/B00FJGKY7Y/ref=la_B00CEECWHY_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380886718&sr=1-4

Frustrated

I spent a frustrating half hour or so yesterday evening trying to enrol my collection of short stories, The First Time in KDP Select. My other collections: Sting In The Tail and An Act Of Mercy (together with my short story, Samantha)are all enrolled which provides me with the ability to promote them, free of charge for upto 5 days in any 90 day period. However The First Time just wasn’t playing ball! I’ve emailed Amazon and await their reply. In fact I suspect that I know the answer. The First Time unlike my other books was published using the services of a self-publishing company who, among other activities had responsibility for sending my book to e-book outlets in order that it would appear in their catalogues. I’m drawn to the conclusion that only the self-publishing outfit possess the ability to take action in respect of The First Time which is rather a pain in the neck!

The above highlights the importance of authors understanding what, precisely we are signing when it comes to contracts. Yes I did read the document prior to appending my squashed spider scrawl otherwise known as a signature but the fact that I wouldn’t have full control regarding the distribution of my book never registered. If I use the services of a self-publishing company again I’ll be sure to ensure that I retain the flexibility to send my work to publishers etc.