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Standing Guard – Free 30th, 31st Jan and 1st Feb

January 30, 2013 Select

Standing Guard is free to download on Amazon for the next three days: 30th Jan, 31st Jan and 1st Feb, world-wide.

Flying home from their display seems a perfect time for Jim to train his wife on radio procedures. An SOS on a non-aviation channel was the last thing he expected to hear. The laws of sea and air are clear: the person who receives a distress call is bound to assist.

Even if they are in a very old aircraft, over a very large ocean, looking for a very small boat.

Standing Guard is a short aviation story. Amazon Sites: (includes India) (UK) (Canada) (France) (Germany)

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Going Under – New Novella Release

January 21, 2013 Select
Amazon UK

When Karo saw the woman drowning in the canal, she did not think twice before diving in to save the victim. Too late, the teenager learned that the accident was not an accident. Now the people who tried to drown Liz to keep her quiet want to make sure Karo does not say a word.

For Karo, the pressure from police and threats from the attackers are nothing compared to the real threat: the family she changed her name to escape. Changing her identity again means losing everything, but a girl who legally does not exist has very few options. As the pressure increases, Karo needs to decide where to turn and who to trust if she is ever going to be able to leave her past behind.

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Thoughts on Select

January 3, 2013 PromotionSelect

Amazon UK

Over the last two days I tried out the Free Days offered by Amazon Select. On the 1st January I scheduled a Free Day on Amazon Select for the short story Standing Guard to test how this worked.  I extended this to the 2nd January during the run, as it was gathering momentum. Here are my thoughts on the immediate results of the promotion. Where possible I will add hard figures, which should make this more useful:Starting Rank: nowhere. Final rank (at 8:20 3rd January) #4,117 Free in Kindle Store#76 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Short,047 Free in Kindle Store#44 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Short Stories#76 in

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Another Free Day

January 2, 2013 Select

Still Free for the New Year
Get Standing Guard Free on Amazon today (2nd Jan):

Other Amazon Sites: (includes India) (UK) (Canada) (France) (Germany) (Italy) (Spain) (Japan)

Well I've definitely learned a few lessons from the first Free Day with Select, and I'm trying to put my thoughts in order to get a blog piece written.

Due to a promotion later this month, I've just used my remaining free days, which left me with one over. So, rather than stick it out on its own, I've extended this one by a day.

The results so far are

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Free Day – Standing Guard on Amazon

January 1, 2013 Select

Happy New Year!To start the new year with a bang (hopefully),  Standing Guard is free to download on Amazon today, world-wide.

Other Amazon Sites: (includes India) (UK) (Canada) (France) (Germany) (Italy) (Spain) (Japan)

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A Select Affair

December 30, 2012 PromotionSelect

I've put my first title into Amazon Select.

Usually when I release a story it goes to Amazon and Smashwords to get full distribution. However thanks to a computer issue I can't generate .doc files for Smashwords at the moment and I'm writing everything in .rtf,  so Standing Guard went onto Amazon only.  So this gives me a chance to try out Select.Select offers authors two things:  money for borrows,  and the ability to offer their book for free on certain days. For me, the second is the larger advantage. The ability to give away titles through Amazon free is something I usually can't do since Kindle Gifting is unavailable to authors outside the US. So I'm trying it out.

The Day:  New Years Day
The Title:  Standing Guard
The Place: 

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