Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Nightingale Experiment

My new Jack Nightingale book, Nightshade, is out in paperback in June.  It was published as a hardback and as an eBook on April 25.

By way of an experiment, my publisher Hodder and Stoughton has agreed to cut the price of the eBook of the first in the series, Nightfall, to just 99p.  Yes, less than a quid!

I think that's an amazing deal.  It only applies to the UK as Nightfall is published in the US by Amazon's imprint 47 North.


Hodder have also agreed to cut the price of books two and three, so for the next three weeks at least the Midnight eBook will be priced at £2.99 and the Nightmare eBook at £3.99.

It's very much an experiment and if it works I hope to persuade them to continue to sell them at the special low price.

You can buy Nightfall on the Kindle in the UK for 99p     BY CLICKING HERE

Here's the synopsis of Nightfall, the first book in the Jack Nightingale supernatural thriller series. 'You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale': They are words that ended his career as a police negotiator. Now Jack's a struggling private detective - and the chilling words come back to haunt him.

Nightingale's life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion with a priceless library; it comes from a man who claims to be his father, and it comes with a warning. That Nightingale's soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday - just three weeks away.

Jack doesn't believe in Hell, probably doesn't believe in Heaven either. But when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn't find a way out he'll be damned in hell for eternity.

2 comments:

Nick said...

So how is pricing decided between an author and a publisher? There must be different decisions between new material and older material? As an average punter and book reader I tend to find in bookshops a promotion on a new release, but if it is part of a series I then struggle to find the first one. Offering a discount on the start to a series is a great way to bring the punters in, although it would be good if bookshops promoted the on-line discount in addition to the new book......

Betty Jay said...

The title of this book is perfect for the story. In Nightfall a darkness seems to linger over the main character from the first few pages. The rest of the book is a fascinating unraveling of the character's life combined with a spiralling descent into the occult as he tries to save his own soul. I found the book very atmospheric and captivating. I look forward to reading more about the life of Jack Nightingale.


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