The Moor

By Sam Haysom

A group of 13-year-old boys go hiking on the moors of South West England -- and gradually begin to disappear, one by one.

Monday, 11 June 2018

The Moor is an Amazon best seller... Canada! Yep, I was confused too.

Last week on Thursday, I noticed that my book was getting a lot of attention from Amazon's Canadian site. It was suddenly a best seller for Occult Fiction eBooks, fourth in the Psychological & Suspense Thrillers category, and the only book ahead of it in the overall Horror category was Stephen King's new novel! At one point it even made it into the top 50 best selling books in the whole of Canada's Kindle store, which damn near caused me to weep with happiness.

Anyway, turns out my book was recently chosen by BookBub to go out in one of their newsletters. BookBub is basically a site that combines discounts with book recommendations. Every day, they send emails to different corners of the world with links to books they like sound of, and which they hope their subscribers will like too. Last Wednesday they sent mine out to Canada, India and Australia.

So far it's helped enormously. The Moor has remained in the top 1000 eBooks in Canada's Kindle store ever since, and it looks like it's selling well in Australia and India too.

More good news

We're also doing well on the reviews front. On Monday we reached 100 ratings on Goodreads, and we're now steadily closing in on the 50 reviews mark on Amazon's UK site. I'd love to get there as soon as possible, so please do take a quick minute to write a review here (or here, if you're US-based) if you haven't had a chance to do so yet (it doesn't need to be long, and it will really help boost the book).

So far the feedback from reviewers has been great. The Moor was up on Netgalley last month (a site that allows reviewers the chance to apply for a free copy in exchange for an honest review), and it finished its run with a nice 4/5 star average. We're also averaging around 4 stars on Goodreads, and across the board on Amazon.

I'll be in touch with more updates as they come in, but so far, so good!

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