First ever Freebie Update.

By the end of day 3 I made it to #3 in the US and #6 in the UK free Kindle rankings, but more excitingly I began to see comments on various historical fiction orientated groups on Facebook from folk who had downloaded it – ranging from

this will join my long tbr pile

to

1 chapter in and already a fan

so perhaps a few reviews won’t be long in coming after all.
As this is my first time I’d no idea whether it was the norm to get to #3 / #6 or whether that was a really good result, but now folk are telling me it is good, so hopefully there will be longer term benefits as well.

Now I’m interested to see whether it was worth having it on free for 5 days – or whether 2 would have done the same job – time will tell.

And as there is still a day to go here are the links – US and UK

I’ll update again at the end of the promo period.

First ever Freebie

This weekend my publisher has set the ebook of Turn of the Tide to free. It’s been exciting watching it rise up the rankings on Amazon – currently at #4 in the US rankings and #28 in the UK. Of course these are the Free Kindle rankings and I’ve no idea what (if any) the longer term benefits might be, but I have got a screen shot!!so something to look back on at least. I do hope some of the folk who have downloaded start reading soon and maybe even review – that would be fabulous.

I’ll keep folk posted as to how it goes / what happens next.

And for those who might want to download it here are the links. UK and US

Previously…Scotland’s History Festival

Interested In history or historical Fiction? If so then ‘Previously’ – Scotland’s History Festival is for you. Lots of events taking place in various locations – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Moffat, Dunfermline, Stirling and St Andrews. Visit the Home page for more general information including detailed event info.

I’m giving a talk / workshop – in Edinburgh on Friday 21st November at 17.30pm and again on the 29th November at 11.00am in St Andrews – on the place of history in Historical Fiction.

Although billed as being for writers it is equally suitable for anyone interested in the relationship between history and fiction whether as a reader or a writer and focuses on how history can / should underpin authentic historical fiction.

First author interview – thanks MMB

First ever (online) author interview – supposed to be featuring in tomorrow’s edition of the local paper – but not counting chickens yet on that one.

Delighted though to have talked to MM Bennetts – you can catch up with the interview on her blog

http://mmbennetts.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/turn-of-the-tide/

(Though I don’t think my uni friends would recognise her description of my St Andrews days!)

Wet Windy Edinburgh, but thanks…

Home from a wet and windy Edinburgh.

A HUGE thanks to everyone who attended Blackwells or Waterstones for the Launch http://www.facebook.com/TurnoftheTide.Novel
and who contributed to making both events a success. Special thanks to Marianne Wheelaghan and Prof. Ian Campbell for chairing the events and keeping me calm! Able to eat again – didn’t feel like it at all on Thursday – for anyone who knows me well a sure sign of just how nervous I was!