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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.

 

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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/