My short story “Tea II” is on free promotion on Amazon for the next five days. If you have never read any of my stuff, here is your chance to try it for free
Just search Amazon for “Alan Scott the storm series”
Just a quick post to say that my second novel – “Scions of the Storm” is currently free on Amazon in its Kindle format. it will be free from 4 Jan 15 to the 8 Jan 15 inclusive.
If you do download it, could I kindly ask that you leave an honest review on Amazon, it does not have to be hundreds and hundreds of words…honest : ) I would really appreciate your feedback.
Search Amazon for “The Storm series Alan Scott”
This is the just a quick post to say if you fancy trying one of my ebooks for free, I ‘ve just placed “Stories for a Storm Filled Night” on a free offer on Amazon for the next 5 days .
Stories for a Storm Filled Night is a book of short stories and within it you will find the following tales
A Firm Hand
Takes place twenty years before the events in “Echoes of a Storm.”
I will come clean at the start and say I had great trouble writing this story because of the subject matter, In fact I nearly binned it twice, but in the end, I decided to finish it and add it to the collection. However, be warned it’s not a nice story, it’s not meant to be.
Takes place roughly three years before the events in “Echoes of a Storm.”
I always wondered what it would be like if Nathanial West, The Midnight Man and Red Claw sat down and talked. This tales tells the story of the time they did that. It also is the first story to feature King Hamish Peterson.
Jennifer, Nathanial, Twever, & Ardo Go on an Adventure
Takes place roughly two years before the events in “Echoes of a Storm.”
I wrote this story for a number of reasons, but mainly because I missed writing Twever. It does however, give a lot of insight into these four characters and the early days of their friendships.
Brethren of the Night I & II
I had to include these two short promotional stories, when I realised that without them the next story would not make any sense.
The Chestnut Murders
Takes place during the events in “Echoes of a Storm.”
I have always wanted to go back and write about the Chestnut Murders as mentioned in “Echoes.” and this gave me the perfect chance. I already knew who the two main characters were going to be – Captain John Hughes and Jack Sorenson – as they were already mentioned in “Echoes”. The real question was – who was going to be the murderers and how did John and Jack catch them?
Takes place during “Scions of The Storm”
I wanted to give a bit more detail on the Siege of Idris and decided to write the events through the eyes of John Hughes Wife Alice. I think it adds a different element to the story.
Takes place twenty five years after the Siege of Idris
I wrote this story for Lisa W from Texas USA to thank her for all the help she has given me. It features two characters that without Lisa, would be dead and would not exist. Samuel Cregg and Shadow Killer.
A Dark and Hungry Storm
The final story in my book of short stories.
Quite simply this is the Prelude and the first chapter of Book three of “The Storm Series” Trilogy.
You can find the book by searching Amazon for “The Storm Series Alan Scott”
If you do download it for free (and I hope you will) could I kindly ask that you leave an honest review on Amazon. Reviews are the life blood of Self Publishers and all reviews (good and bad) are greatly received.
‘Tales of Salvation and Damnation’ is not doing too bad after the first 12 hours on promotion.
In the USA its currently:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,748 Free in Kindle Store
#32 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
and in the UK its currently:
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,663 Free in Kindle Store
#24 in Kindle Store > Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
#30 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy.
The free promotion ends in 5 days time. If you fancy downloading it for free. Simply go to Amazon and search for “The Storm Series Alan Scott.” and you will find it.
Five days ago I place “Echoes of a Storm” on free promotion on Amazon and within 12 hours, 182 copies had been downloaded. Hence my blog of “Em…Soemthing very strange etc” a few days ago
The promotion is now finished and the results are in:
USA = 385 Downloads
UK = 262 Downloads
Germany = 23 Downloads
France = 3 Downloads
Spain – Zero Downloads
Italy = 1 Download
Japan = 1 Download
India = Zero Downloads
Canada = 5 Downloads
Brazil = 2 Downloads
Mexico = Zero Downloads
Australia = Zero Downloads
For a total of 682 downloads in 5 days across the world. I was in the top 8 (Got to No. 3 at one stage) of Dark Fantasy for the entire 5 days in the UK and in the top 15, in the USA.
I also sold 8 of my other books of the back of the promotion.
So what does it all mean? Hopefully, my books will now start appearing more on the Amazon lists, the emails that they send out, and the recommendations they give people.
Unfortunately the savage truth of self publishing is this – You can write the greatest book in the world/ your Genre however if no one knows about it, no one will ever read it. Only through publicity can you reach the market you are after.
So a question for you. You have written your master piece, how are you going to make the world aware of it?
I have had very little sales for a number of weeks, so I decided on the spur of the moment to put “Echoes of the Storm” on free promotion via Amazon for 4 days.
The promotion started today at 0830hrs UK time. I’ve just check how things are going and seen the following:
USA = 55 Downloads
UK = 105 Downloads
Germany = 4 Downloads
France = 1 Download
Spain = Zero
Italy = 1 Download
Japan = Zero
India = Zero
Canada = 1 Download
Brazil = 1 Download
Mexico = Zero
Australia = Zero
For a total of 168 downloads in only 12 hours. Blimey!!!!! And it’s going up by the minute.
Echoes of a Storm is currently in the UK:
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,756 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
Whilst in the USA its
And in Germany
In the space of writing this post downloads have now reached 183!! I just wish I knew why it was happening – so I could do it again lol
I wonder if anyone will leave feedback?