Sunday, November 28, 2010

Three eBooks in the UK Kindle Top 20!

My three eBooks, Once Bitten, The Basement and Dreamer's Cat are all in the Kindle Top 20!

Once Bitten is at Number 4, The Basement is at Number 5 and Dreamer's Cat is at Number 12. I'm really hoping that I can get all three into the Top 10!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dreamer's Cat Tops Kindle UK Science Fiction Top 100

There was a spurt of sales of the Kindle download of Dreamer's Cat yesterday and it now heads the UK Kindle Science Fiction list!

It's also climbed into the Kindle Top 50 fiction list, so I'm well chuffed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Once Bitten Is Number One On KIndle UK

I did it! Last night Once Bitten became the best-selling book on Kindle UK! I went to bed at number four behind that pesky Swede and his trilogy and I woke up at Number One! How cool is that?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Once Bitten Hits Number 5 on Kindle UK!!!!

Wow, on Sunday night Once Bitten got to Number 5 in the Kindle UK paid-for Top 100. Amazing when you consider that there are 650,000 plus books on Kindle!

The Basement and Once Bitten in the Kindle Top 10!

Once Bitten, my LA vampire story, is Number 7 in the Kindle UK Top 100 list. And right behind it at Number 8 is The Basement. They've both been in the Top 100 for more than ten days. All done by word of mouth on the Kindle forum! Thanks guys!!

Money From Africa! Yippee!! I'm Gonna Be Rich!!!!!!

This just in:

Mr.Abdoul ldirssa
Burkina Faso (BOA)
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso


I am the head of Accounts and Audit Department of Bank of Africa,Ouagadougou . I decided to contact you after a careful thought that you may be capable of handling this business transaction which i explained below; In my department i discovered an abandoned sum of $6.5m US dollars (Six million, five hundred thousand US dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 2003 in a plane crash.Since we got information about his death,

we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin(his son and wife) died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim .

It is therefore upon this discovery that I have now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin (I want to present you as his busines asociate )to the deceased for safety and subsequen disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained Unclaimed after seven years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund.

The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.I agree that 40% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10 % will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 50% would be for me and I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated.

Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your account as arranged,you must apply first to the bank as next of kin of the deceased customer. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application.I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer.I expect that you contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter with the information bellow.
Your full name...........
Your address............
Telephone ...............
Age .....................
Sex ....................
Ocupation ...............
Hoping to hear from you immediately.
Yours faithfully,
Mr.Abdoul ldirssa
Accounts & Audit Department ,
Bank of Africa

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two Books In The Kindle Thriller Top 10!

Just took this snapshot of the Kindle UK's list of top-selling thrillers. Two of them are mine! The Basement (number 4) and Once Bitten (number 2). How cool is that!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Once Bitten Gets To Number 7 on Kindle!

My vampire story Once Bitten has just overtaken The Basement is now at Number 7 on the Kindle UK Top 100. The Basement got a bad review which has dragged it down to Number 12, but as of now I have two books in the Kindle Top 20!

In the US, The Basement has just picked up three four-star reviews, which is great! It isn't in the charts (yet) though!

I love this - he never blinks! (Well, only a few times!)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Three Books In The Kindle Top 100!

Three weeks ago I put three of my unpublished books on Kindle - The Basement, Once Bitten and Dreamer's Cat. Today there are all in the Kindle UK Top 100, which I think is pretty good going considering there are more than 650,000 books on Kindle!

What's fascinating is that they are selling much, much better in the UK than in the US Kindle store.

So far I have sold 850 copies in the UK and only 90 in the US!

And the feedback I'm getting on American Kindle forums is that American readers are wary of cheap books! They assume that if it's cheap it isn't good.

But in the UK, Kindle readers love to search out bargains.

So maybe the best strategy is to sell the books cheap on Kindle in the UK and at a higher price in the US. How weird is that?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Basement is Number 9 on Kindle UK

Unbelievable. The Basement hit Number 9 on the UK Kindle list - that includes fiction and non-fiction! And that's with no advertising, no publicity, no nothing. I think the fact that it's only 72p has a lot to do with it's success, though it is a great read even if I do say so myself!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Basement Makes The Top 20 On Kindle!

After just over two weeks on Kindle, my EBook The Basement has made the Top 20 of all the books sold on Kindle in the UK. How cool is that? And in the Kindle fiction chart it's at number 16.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Basement Soars On Kindle!

The Basement on KIndle

After just two weeks on Kindle, The Basement is the 27th best selling book on, fiction and non-fiction. How cool is that? And it's the Number 20 book in fiction. Four days in the Top 100 already!

Maybe because it's only 72p!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bargain Basement Kindle Prices

If anyone wants to download my three EBooks from Amazon for their Kindle, now's the time! I've cut the price of all three to 99 cents.

They are The Basement, Dreamer's Cat and Once Bitten.

I wanted to give them away free but Amazon won't allow writers to do that, they say we have to charge a minimum of 99 cents.

They allow publishers to give away books for free but not writers, which doesn't seem fair!

I made the changes just now, it might take a day or two to work through the system....