Friday, 30 March 2012

More publicity

I've had a nice review from Nan Hawthorne, who writes historical novels herself. The review itself has made me feel good but what is really astonishing (to me at least) is that the review is one of the top ten hits if you search Google for 'Cawnpore'. A friend picked this up and got someone else to search in case Google recognised his interest in the book. And it was still in the Top Ten. I have no idea how long this will last but it has to be a good thing, doesn't it? Google throws up 807,000 results for 'Cawnpore' so Top Ten is quite impressive.

Do check out Nan Hawthorne's review and add one of your own. As you can see, reviews really do make a difference. Thanks!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

No such thing as bad publicity

My local free paper (the Metro) had a letter in it yesterday from someone who is unhappy with their life and says that being taxed on all the money they earn is unfair, given how utterly miserable their lifestyle is making them. It seemed a really sad story, but (being desperate to publicise Cawnpore) I decided to tell them how happy I am being an impoverished author. And Metro published my letter!!!
OK, the meanies spoiled the effect by taking out the name of the book, but surely thousands of people will now Google my name and buy it. Won't they?

(If you can't read the letter, click on it to enlarge.)

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

A friend took this photo, so I thought I'd share it.