A Hundred Years To Arras

By Jason Cobley

From a Somerset farm to the trenches of France: one man's coming of age through land, love and blood

Friday, 6 August 2021

Interviews and Incursions

By now, you will hopefully all have received your subscriber copies of the book. Please email Unbound if you haven't - all physical copies should have been sent out by now, and an email with a link to the digital version should have arrived for e-backers. 

Once more, a heartfelt thank you for pre-ordering and for your faith in the book. Initial responses have been overwhelmingly positive, including some press coverage. I was interviewed yesterday by a local journalist, and the feature has now been posted online here. It should appear in print in the next couple of weeks.

We've managed to make incursions into various independent bookshops across the country. Kenilworth Books will be hosting a signing and talk from me some time in September. Keep an eye out for more details. That will probably be the closest I'll get in the circumstances to a launch party, although something online may happen before the end of August.

Your one-stop-shop for more regular information will now be either the JMCobley Author Facebook page, or you can find me @JasonMCobley on Twitter. I'm on Instagram now as well, but I'm still getting my elderly head around that one. I doubt you'll be seeing me on TikTok any time soon! 

If you prefer (of course you would), I've just updated the jmcobley.wordpress.com website, where you can find links to other events as they happen and a bog that I may find time to update at some point...

That leaves me with one request: if you feel so moved, I'd love it if you could review the novel at GoodReads, Amazon, Waterstones and wherever else you can find to review books. Word of mouth is what is going to take us to the next level now that the book is about to be out there in the world, and it would be great if word can get out there as soon as people can buy it in the shops. Whilst we could debate its eithics, it's undeniable that Amazon reviews are important, so that would be great. My wife has promised to only tell me about the good ones!

Talking of reviews, we have a Blog Tour organised. In the week starting 30th August through to 10th September, the novel will be doing a virtual tour of online bookbloggers and reviewers. As soon as I have some more details, I'll point you in the direction of those bloggers.

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