Hello from Skid – Keith’s writing projects update.

Hi everyone, and a special welcome to the new subscribers to this newsletter. For those of you who have enjoyed the first book in the series, the Kindle version of the second book in the series, The Second Coming, is still reduced in price to USD$0.99. (Note that sometimes the display price is slightly different for some reason– but the actual, buy price should be USD $0.99.)

Hi everyone, and a special welcome to the new subscribers to this newsletter. For those of you who have enjoyed the first book in the series, the Kindle version of the second book in the series, The Second Coming, is still reduced in price to USD$0.99. (Note that sometimes the display price is slightly different for some reason– but the actual, buy price should be USD $0.99.)

For the past few weeks I have had the man flu, which as everyone knows is the very worst kind. This has resulted in a failure to hit my (self-imposed) my writing targets for the last two weeks. However, I rallied bravely in the last few days and wasn’t far off last week’s target. Still, based on the current word count of touch under seventy-five thousand I am almost half way through my first draft of the fifth book in the Skidian series, tentatively entitled The Island.

 Overall, I am actually pretty pleased about the progress I have made in the last three months. Imagine what kind of output I would have if I could afford to write full time! There’s still a long way to go. I have a folder full of notes which go to some length in outlining the subject matter I want to cover, which I have hardly dipped into yet.  

Recently I have also been spending quite a chunk of time and energy on marketing to drum up some consistent sales. I have focused most of my energy on driving sales on Amazon because it’s the biggest bookshop in the world with the biggest audience. But recently some odd things have been happening at Amazon which makes me question whether I should focus my efforts elsewhere. There seems to have been an issue with reporting and the way books are presented to potential purchasers. Also, Amazon appears to be driving people to Amazon national or regional sites to purchase Ebooks, but not hardcopies, which seems rather strange. If you see the following message ‘This title is not currently available for purchase’ for any Kindle book you are looking to buy on Amazon.com you will need to switch to your regional Amazon web address to buy it.

Luckily there are other options, including buying physical books and Ebooks directly from me, and my ebooks are also listed on Smashwords. Books on Smashwords can be download in a variety of formats which is quite useful if you don’t have a Kindle.

If people want to buy a box set of physical books off me from my Shopify site I’ll do a buy three books and get one free deal. These books will make fantastic gifts for that difficult to buy for scifi fan in everyone’s family for Christmas. You’ll have to PM me to take advantage of this deal.

Happy reading

 Bruce (aka Keith)

Where to find the books on Amazon – Skid, The First ChronicleThe Second ComingThe Lifeboat, The Colonists.

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