Thursday, 25 May 2017
Unbound Bithday Giveaway - Please Share!
Unbound's birthday celebrations continue, this time with a discount and a giveaway both running until the end of the month! The promo code MayDay will give you 15% off anything in the fiction list, and you'll get two free ebooks to boot. Which books you get depends which day you put in your pledge, so take a look at the selection on offer:
- Pledge Today (25th May) and receive Ex and Escape Everything
- Pledge Friday 26th May and receive The Mule and Epic Space
- Pledge over the bank holiday weekend to receive What If the Queen Should Die? and Saving Bletchley Park
- Pledge Tuesday 30th May and receive Ladders to Heaven and The Twitch
- Pledge Wednesday 31st May and receive The Lifers' Club and Why Did the Policeman Cross the Road?
Naturally, if you know anybody who might be interested in Ten Little Astronauts, it would be great if you could pass this code on to them so they can take advantage of the deal and grab some free books at the same time. The last site-wide promotion Unbound ran was what got my book up to 30% funding, so if you could help spread the word about this one you'd be making an absolutely massive difference there.
Also, if you'd like to grab a couple of free books yourself (Ex, Saving Bletchley Park, and Why Did the Policeman Cross the Road? all catch my eye), all you have to do is put in a pledge. If you're looking for something similar to Ten Little Astronauts (in one way or another), here are a few books I personally recommend:
- The Second Death of Daedalus Mole is something of a stand-out for me. Fun, quirky sci-fi always makes for a good read.
- Sour Fruit is a dark sci-fi story with an absolutely amazing video to back it up: take a look!
- Reset is another sci-fi novel told in an unusual, epistolary style. I'm told you can read it as something of a choose-your-own-adventure story, which has the potential to be very interesting.
- Cull is not a work of science fiction, but some of the issues it raises about what people are willing to do to one another are disturbingly familiar given the totally down-to-earth setting.
- A Murder to Die For is a farce set at a murder mystery festival, which I was totally unable to get out of my head while at Agatha Christie's birthday celebrations in Torquay.
The first three of these all have fewer supporters than Ten Little Astronauts so far, so if they take your fancy enough to warrant a pledge, you'd really be helping those authors out. Cull and A Murder to Die For are further along in their campaigns (A Murder to Die For is fully funded already) but they're great books and I'll be disappointed if they're not hugely successful.
In other news, there are some book events coming up, including the Hampshire Writers' Society Gala Evening, where I'll be appearing as part of the Members' Book Fair, and the Winchester Writers' Festival. I've taken the opportunity to put together some Ten Little Astronauts swag, and depending on how it goes down it's possible I'll be adding some of that to the supporter rewards. I'll likely have another update about that (and the upcoming events where you can meet me in person) very soon.
Until then, please do what you can to share this promotion - it's a great time to get new people behind the book - and keep an eye out for the next milestone rewards. Harvest Moon is nearly ready to share with you, and we're so close to 150 supporters! Remember, the first 150 get their names featured in a brand new interactive sci-fi story: now's your chance to see your friends in there too!