/ New Book Release
Here's the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CGX3T7K
Hope that helps. The book is currently doing well, so hopefully it will be in hard/paperback soon if it's success continues.
#81 in the free charts ... impressive! What paid rank has it reached so far, if you don't mind me asking? I've found the mountaineering chart to be reasonably competitive (largely thanks to the good work of Mark Horrell and other steady performers) but have found my way into the Top Ten a few times. Good luck with it!
Thanks for this.
Likely to appear in the US?
You should read "Let's Get Visible" by David Gaughran. It provides some vital information on how to remain relevant, as most kindle books sink without trace within a few weeks of their release. One of the key messages is that KDP Select promos no longer really work and often have a negligible impact on paid rank or sales. Drop me a line if you need any other tips ... I've picked up a few things over the last year!
Well I've downloaded the book and will be writing a review for my blog when I've read it :-)
I would have downloaded it, if you'd have had the honesty to say; "Here's a free book I've written."
Cool - thanks. New item at the top of my reading list
AS a young climber and someone who has put a lot of time and effort into writing a book, it would be greatly appreciated if you could support me rather than dismissing it in such a manner.
You're really not endearing me to yourself.
I haven't dismissed your book, nor your time and efforts. I've dismissed your promotional style.
I'm truly astonished. And it takes a lot on UKC to astonish me. A chap, John Unusual-Name, has posted on UKC that a book by John Unusual-Name is available for download and a UKCer (or two!) automatically assumes it's crap because John Unusual-Name is the author.
This is about the same as a 6-year old saying "it's green. It's disgusting. I won't eat it"
But maybe that is par for UKC.
> But maybe that is par for UKC.
Your right its called jealousy.
> I'm truly astonished. And it takes a lot on UKC to astonish me. A chap, John Unusual-Name, has posted on UKC that a book by John Unusual-Name is available for download and a UKCer (or two!) automatically assumes it's crap because John Unusual-Name is the author.
> This is about the same as a 6-year old saying "it's green. It's disgusting. I won't eat it"
> But maybe that is par for UKC.
> Good grief.
I agree. I've seen some authors who are willing to spam the hell out of every forum they see just to get a sale. Trust me, the author in question here has done nothing wrong and we should all wish him good luck.
I'm about 20% through it - it's a fun read. The author has a wry, self deprecating sense of humor and it's intriguing to watch him learn through his writing. He's just been dealing with the effects of altitude for the first time.....
Totally identify - it's always a bit of a shocker!
> Your right its called jealousy.
I've had books up on Amazon Kindle free for over two years, so no.
To resurrect this topic, I've now read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here is my review:
Anyone read this one? I've seen it reviewed and it's mostly positive, but I'm not sure whether to shell out?
> Anyone read this one? I've seen it reviewed and it's mostly positive, but I'm not sure whether to shell out?
Not read it yet but it's on my to-review list! From what I've heard I doubt you'll be disappointed.
The Wade Davis book is quite a bit longer and also has had positive reviews; have you read that one? Not sure which to go for.
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