If you live in Winchester, you might have noticed something on the High Street recently…
That’s right! Ten Little Astronauts is front and centre in Waterstones’ shop window, advertising An Evening With Damon Wakes on June 10th. This is quite a milestone for me, but it’s not the only news!
Ten Little Astronauts is currently just £1 in most ebook stores.
I’ve noticed a significant boost in sales recently, and whether that’s down to the new price or some kind of promotion set up specifically to take advantage of it, I’m not sure. The effect is the same, however: if you want a copy of Ten Little Astronauts, it’s yours for a quid!
The prices in other currencies appear to have been lowered to match, so although it won’t look like a nice round number it should be similarly good value. You can find most places offering the book through its page on my website, or if you’re after it on Amazon then you should be able to find it on your local store through this handy link.
But wait, there’s more!
After seven years and nine books, I’ve got my first one-star review!
This has been a long time coming, and given some of the things in my flash fiction anthologies I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. But here it is: absolute proof that my work is reaching people outside of my usual little bubble. Obviously I’m sorry the book wasn’t to this particular reader’s liking, but if you put something in front of 1,000 people then statistically speaking not all of them are going to get on with it.
I’d also like to use this as a nudge to please review Ten Little Astronauts if you’ve read it. I think there’s a tendency on Amazon for people to only review things that they either loved or hated, which is understandable but doesn’t do much to help potential readers get an accurate impression of the story. Honest reviews do wonders to help get a book in front of people, no matter the rating. The main thing that makes a difference is quantity, so don’t be shy!