Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Hive expected in 2015

In the world of Stan, it's 25 years since The Fall

Humanity has been subjugated. They fell off the brink ... to the wrong side. Alien parasites are endemic. Earth is now one big hive, with everyone interconnected by the grid - a parasitic internet.

Except for the rejects - the ones that the grid rejects.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

FOG sales continue to climb

FOG is selling well on Amazon. It's not doing well on other platforms, but I put that down to marketing. Amazon pro-actively market their books, whereas people like Kobo, etc., don't.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Hive takes shape

This is the sequel to Stan. It's called Hive. You can find it here.

I've tried not to make it a traditional 'Book 2 of a trilogy', as I hate them. It's set in the same reality as Stan, but 25 years on. Much has changed.

But some hasn't.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sequel to Stan

The sequel to Stan is taking shape. I've got my plot outline sorted out, locations and characters. I've even started writing it! It's set 25 years after the end of Stan.

Now, what can I blow up this time?

FOG sales climbing

The first month of publication of FOG is encouraging. Sales have picked up, especially in the last week, or so. It's now at # 3750 in the UK charts.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

FOG climbing the Amazon charts

In the 27 days that it's been out, FOG has climbed to no. 4,215 out of 420 thousand or so, in the Amazon UK sales charts.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Stan free for a week

Well, the first Kobo free-promo never happened, so I'm trying again. Stan is free from today, for a week, on Kobo. Follow this link.
Price matching on the other outlets should follow.

Friday, 25 July 2014

What's in a name?

I'm busy writing the sequel, or non-sequel, to Stan. It's set 25 years after Stan ended. What I need is names - character names. I could do the random-name-generator thing, or the favourite-rock-artist-name-combo thing, but I thought I might try something different.

Does anyone want their name used for a character? Please submit as replies to this post. There are, you will understand, some rules:
  1. It must be your name, not some poor soul that you want to pick on, or embarrass;
  2. So, following on from that;
  3. It must be publishable;
  4. No Bart Simpson phone-gag names;
  5. I cannot guarantee that the character will match yours in any way, or indeed be nice - given that there aren't very many nice people in my books, it's very likely that they will not be nice - at all.
  6. There is no reward, financial or otherwise, in having you name included, other than be able to point at it in the book and say "that's me" - if you dare own up to it.
  7. The author's word (mine) is final.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

FOG - Amazon sales

FOG has reached the heady heights of #86,759 in the UK paid-for rankings and #256,461 state-side.

FOG on more platforms

FOG is now available on the Sribd. rental platform, as well as more outlets. The full list can be found here.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Stan free for a week ...

From Monday 12 July, for one week, I'm selling Stan for nowt. That's nothing, free, zero pounds.

It's set up on Kobo, so Amazon and others should follow, using price-matching principles.

After that, the price will be revised to £1.99, or equivalent.

FOG is Alive!

Well, after many months of writing, editing, more editing and yet more editing, FOG is ready for the world.

It's different to Stan, but is a tale that had to be told.

Today, 10 July 2014, it's available on Amazon and Kobo. More will follow later.

Have a gander - you can download free samples from most of the merchants.

Enjoy (hopefully)


Sunday, 23 February 2014

FOG progress

FOG is progressing. I should be finished with the first draft soon. My characters are trashing bits of northern England at the moment - I hope no-one minds ...

Full list of outlets for Stan

I've just updated the list of places where you can get copies of Stan. Don't forget, you can download free samples, if you're not sure you'll like it.