Monday, December 23, 2013
Delighted when I checked my author page on Amazon to find that my EBook version of 'Like One of the Family' is now available on Kindle with two good reviews already? All thanks due to that brilliant team headed by Matt and Diana Horner ebookpartnership.com This is a book about an Irish family, a memorable tale of love, passion and tragedy. A book that you can tuck up by the fire with and once you get stuck into it - so I'm told by friends and others! - you won't be able to put it down till you read that last page! So enjoy and happy Christmas! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Like-One-Of-The-Family-ebook/dp/B00HFZ7K6A/ref=tmm_kin_title_0
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A few months ago, learning of the great advantages of going global with my published novels and short stories, I decided to get help having them converted to Ebooks. A writer friend gave me the name of EBookPartnership and when I emailed them they promptly replied, giving me all the information needed to get me going. This brilliant team, headed by Matt and Diana Horner,offered me a good package - it consisted of formatting my books, designing the covers, providing ISBNs and taking care of general distribution. They also gave me a discount for multiple titles. So within a couple of months I had three titles - my first novel and two collections of short stories- available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble (the Nook)and several other popular outlets. When I decided to go ahead with my second novel and submitted it to Matt for formatting, along with the completed forms listing my ideas for the book cover and other relevant publicity information, he sent me the new book cover three days later! Wow! And this cover, like the other three book covers, is really lovely. I'm so pleased with it and will be showing it in my blog very soon. Hopefully, 'Like One Of The Family' will be online, if not before Christmas, very soon afterwards. In the meantime I'm getting used to using Facebook, twitter, Goodreads and Linkedin to make my books known. It's all a bit of a learning curve but thanks to eBookPartnership.com all of the angst was taken out of the conversion process and I haven't had so much fun in years. It has been an enjoyable and satisfying experience. While I am so pleased with Ebook publication I am still very much in favour of traditional publishing and my new airline novel 'Holding Pattern' (sequel to Up Up and Away) is going through the usual channels at present, hopefully will be in print very soon. I have to say though, there is something irresistible about being able to read your work on screen and to have the facility to make it available to readers world-wide. To change is to grow and to change often is to become perfect!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Here is the link to these 21 short stories 'The Straw Hat and Other Stories' on Amazon.co.uk Available on Kindle, Kobo and Barnes and Noble (The Nook)
'To return to my particular bête noire, I can honestly say that to me the door on the Fokker Friendship was anything but friendly. Not happily designed like the Vickers Viscount with a simple locking device, it had first to be lifted and then positioned firmly in a groove. Finding the groove was the problem.'
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
"Anne was a helpless romantic, hopelessly in love with the idea of romance. In the airline she saw it all around her. It was in the other hostesses' sparkling engagement rings, the pilots' gold-braided uniforms. From dreaming, breathing, anticipating romance, Anne had created her own romantic aura. With her creamy apple skin, her slender velvet-beribboned neck, her crowning-glory of jet black hair, she managed to suggest to the more artistic amongst her admirers, of a work by Romney, perhaps his portrait of a young Emma Hamilton, others of a more literary bent discerned in her a resemblance to Nabokov' 'Lolita'. So they never tired of telling her."
This extract is taken from 'Stopover' one of 18 short stories in my collection 'The Mask and Other Stories' - "an intriguing, sensual and poignant portrayal of modern Irish women"available now in Ebooks. Hope you will read, like and review it!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Like most lovers of books with their satisfying smell and feel I never thought I would stray from the traditional manner of enjoying them until I tried Ebooks. Such ease of flicking over the brightly lit pages. How I would have loved a Kindle or IPad when a kid trying to read by torchlight under the covers!