I am delighted to be able to report that next week sees the long awaited launch of Only the Innocent in paperback and audio formats in the US. And to celebrate that fact, 25 copies are being given away in the Goodreads Giveaway.
A brand new cover has been designed by my publishers, Thomas and Mercer, and I think it really does the trick. It creates exactly the right atmosphere, and those who have read the book will know what I’m talking about.
As those of you who follow my blog know, I write mainly about marketing with the aim of sharing some of my experiences of getting to the top of the UK charts with Only the Innocent.
So I’m going to be following this giveaway with interest, to see if it does actually impact upon the early sales of the book. And I’ll report back.
If you fancy trying to bag yourself a free copy, click here. For those of you in the US who may not know much about Only the Innocent, it historically made most of its sales in the UK but has been a steady seller in the US, and has achieved an average star rating of 4.5 from 59 reviews – so we’re looking forward to its launch in paperback.
If you don’t want to wait until the end of the giveaway period (it ends on the 18th February, it is available for pre-order from Amazon now, with a release date of 5th February – that’s next Tuesday!
Just three weeks after its publication date, I am planning to release my second novel for ebook readers in the UK. The Back Road is another thriller / mystery, and I’ll be talking more about it later. But I am considering blogging on a daily basis for about three weeks leading up to the launch to talk about the marketing activities I’ve been involved in on each of those days. I’d love to know if you think that would be interesting to other self-published authors.
Finally, The Back Road will be published in the US in paperback in October this year – so it’s going to be a busy year.