“This collection of stories made me laugh, made me cry and made me think about aspects of my own past in different ways.”
Yesterday ‘Old Man on the Beach and other stories’ went live on Amazon Kindle and, in the UK rankings at least, immediately shot into the Top 100 for its three categories thanks to the pre-orders. Within hours all three categories were in the Top 40 and then, soon after lunchtime in the UK they all entered (and have remained) in the Top 10 with Biographical literary fiction reaching the coveted Number One slot.
To say I’m pleased is an understatement!
Just as nice was to receive photos and messages from people all over the world who have bought the book and are reading it right now. Some finished the book within hours and immediately went on to Amazon and Goodreads to review it and I’m pleased to say that so far the verdicts have been a big thumbs up for my ‘Old Man’.
If you bought my book, may I say thank you so much for making it a very surprising success. I am very grateful to you all.
If you haven’t bought the book yet you might just be lucky and still get it at the introductory price before the system kicks in and it goes up – so don’t delay and go buy it now! Below are some of the major Amazon links but just google the title or author and you should see the cover of my book come up.
Next week ‘Old Man on the Beach’ will come out in paperback version too (only available from US and UK amazon sites I’m sorry to say) but if you’re intending to a get a ‘real copy’ why not buy the e-book version to read while you wait?!
Buy your copy here:
Praise for ‘Old Man on the Beach’
Taken from Amazon and Goodreads reviews:
“Poignant and striking writing…”
“Absolutely beautiful storytelling…”
“…the author has written it is like a train journey, passing through cities, villages, countryside, seeing little cameos of life in all its glory and failures.”
“The use of language is vivid and the story lines gripping.”
“…you didn’t want to rush the story for fear of missing the sweetness of the telling…”
“From the very first quote by Beau Taplin on the very first page, I was hooked. I’d intended to read a story at a time but ended up reading the while lot almost in one go!”
“Some stories will make you gasp at the audacity, some will make you weep and laugh…”