Sales are increasing, I am happy to report. Apparently August is usually a poor month for book sales because people are away on holiday reading books, rather than buying them. It is, therefore, with particular pleasure that I am able to inform you that I am about to record my second best month since I published my first book, 'The Planning Officers', just over a year ago. The best month was May, but that was fuelled by a KDP Select free offer, which resulted in more than 4,000 downloads (the vast majority of which are probably still unread). As you know, I withdrew from KDP Select at the beginning of June so that I could issue my books on the widest possible variety of platforms. The paperback editions, vie CreateSpace, are starting to sell now and the other ebook editions (for iPad, Kobo, Nook, Diesel etc.) should report in about a week. As ever, however, it is the Kindle that is driving sales forward. Top of the pack is 'Usurper', Part One of my 'King's Head' trilogy, but its two sequels, 'A Sovereign's Honour' and 'A New Queen Rises' are catching it up, which rather suggests that people are investing in all three books instead of just buying the first and leaving it at that.
Aside from that, I am going to be very busy. I have been asked to write the biography of a gentleman who has had a colourful life, to say the least. I have also been approached over a screenplay. This will be for an independent film and developments are still at a very early stage, but it is most exciting. Added to that, I am about 20% of the way through the first draft of Part Two of my 'Queen's Heart' trilogy, the sequel to 'A King's Head'.
Pardon me while I pause to take a breath.
Writer of Fantasy, thrillers, comedy - and anything else that takes my fancy.