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My novel is on Amazon!

Postby howie » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:46 pm

Sorry for the blatant self-promotion, but I am quite excited! After a number of rejection letters, I got a literary agent at the beginning of the year who loved my book and has it currently on submission to publishers. However, they told me this week that they have also put it out on Amazon (in the Kindle store).
So just wondered if any of you lovely people fancied a cheap read (I would also love to get some feedback).
It’s a psychological tale of love, obsession, music and self-sufficiency set in north Derbyshire.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-is-the-Co ... 065&sr=1-1

Thanks for looking. xx
Psychological tale of love, music and self-sufficiency: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-is-the-Co ... 123&sr=1-1
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby happyhippy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:52 pm

Sounds like a fascinating read,best of luck and all the best!
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby Green Aura » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:57 pm

I've just bought it but Amazon won't let me download it! OH says they might be doing an update and to wait. But I don't want to - a book about my old stamping grounds - I was at the first ever Stainsby Folk Festival (I assume that's it)!

I want to read it now.
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby howie » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:16 pm

Hope you got it downloaded, Maggie, fascinating to hear that you were at the first Stainsby - although it's not named there is a vague reference to it later in the story. Funnily enough, it's a festival I have been meaning to go to for years (it's about 15 minutes away from where I live) but never managed to get the weekend free. Perhaps this year...
Thanks so much for reading it, and I appreciate any feedback however critical.
Cheers x
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby growingthings » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:55 am

Well done you!

Stainsby festival is dear to my heart, having missed last year due to illness after 10 years of attending. Hubby and i even spent part of our honeymoon there :iconbiggrin:

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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby trinder » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:07 am

When I bought it I had to spend 10 mins. responding to the emails they have been sending me telling me my credit card is out of date! Still that job is now done and I have successfully downloaded. good luck :hugish:
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby trinder » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:29 pm

Sorry I should have replied earlier. Thank you Howie I really enjoyed this read. It really took me all over the place, at some times I felt like I wanted to give criticism that bit isn't right ) but most importantly I really really wanted to read it to the end to find out what the drama/ secret was about. Definitely a thumbs up from me. thank you.
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby howie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:30 am

Thanks, Trinder, for your feedback and also for your review on Amazon. Glad you enjoyed it. Just out of interest: the bits you wanted to give criticism about - do you mean that there were 'factual' bits I got wrong? Just wanting to check so that I can amend if that's the case!
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby trinder » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:25 am

My "criticism " for what it's worth wasn't really criticism as much as I felt that Laurne's parents changed from in the first instance I thought her family was posh.. (violin lessons, her middle class style / Laurens approach to buying fancy magazines etc but when we finally met her parents, they are in a grotty car and cooing over Wetherspoons , she was a bit ashamed of them.
that was my only bit that didn't "flow"

I loved the bruising and the relationship with dumpy - the locked room ... Those parts gave me the reflective perspective that where I had been going in my head with "sinisterness " was exactly that "in my head" and anyone else could have taken a different construct. That was what made me read so quickly I really wanted to get to the bottom of it.

I had hoped that my review would help, using the word criticism instead of confusing was purposeful. I felt that anyone reading it would be made curious and decide to read it for themselves.
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby howie » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:29 am

It's really good to get your feedback and how you interpret the story - thanks for taking the time to respond. Sometimes things have to be revised and rewritten so many times that I can miss what may seem to be something obvious to someone reading it for the first time. I just wanted to check that I hadn't done anything really stupid and had pumpkins growing in March for example!!
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Re: My novel is on Amazon!

Postby howie » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:11 am

I have just noticed that it is FREE today on Amazon if you fancy giving it a try...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-is-the-Co ... 123&sr=1-1
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