Tuesday, 22 March 2016
The Half LIfe of Joshua Jones is available in shops and on Amazon
Most of you should have received your copies of The Half Life of Joshua Jones by now. Every day I'm getting great feedback from those of you who have read it already. There are some quick readers out there! I'm delighted (and relieved) with the lovely things people are saying thus far. An author doesn't really fully comprehend what he/she has written until a reader reads it.
If you haven't receieved your book it may be because you haven't yet confirmed your address to Unbound. Check through your emails for a request from Unbound to confirm your address. It was sent a few weeks ago. Otherwise write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the book title and your address. Eventually they will send them out to the adresses you gave last year but some books get lost this way because people move so they prefer to wait for confirmation. Let me know if you have any problems.
The trade edition of the book arrived in shops and on Amazon on March 24th. Some of you have asked how you can help the book in the next phase of its life. If you have enjoyed the book, and can be bothered to do it, a short review on Amazon and/or Good Reads is the best way to help. Another way is to introduce the book to your friends and bookclubs but you may prefer to wait until the book is out in paperback. This can take anything up to a year. In general it is considerably better for all the authors on Unbound if people buy their books directly through Unbound.co.uk because of the hefty commission that Amazon takes, but I understand how convenient Amazon is and I use it myself sometimes.
Thank you so much for your support. I couldn't have done it without you.