Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Ebook half price on Smashwords

For the next 10 days there is a special offer on my ebook on Smashwords. I've been plugging the ebook on Amazon mainly because I'm more likely to sell copies on their .co.uk site to readers in the UK but I shouldn't ignore my potential customers on Smashwords.

So if you would like to download the ebook for the promotional price of $1.50 please follow this link and enter the coupon code QH98U (not case-sensitive). This offer will last until the 31st of August.

Along with the review written by Reza Mills on Smashwords there is now also a  review on Amazon by Phil Cowles which I posted on his behalf as he doesn't shop online. You can read his review here.

I have also been busy sending copies of the book to various magazines in the hope that one or two of them might print reviews so keep an eye on upcoming issues of Classic Rock, Mojo and Kerrang! 

And please check out my Facebook page where I am posting links to videos related to the book and other updates - https://www.facebook.com/drumsolosbottlesandbands







Thursday, 16 August 2012

Web site update \ new OTBT radio show

I have also just updated the book web page which now has a link to me reading the introduction. The book is now available to buy at the new price of £5.59 plus P&P.

After recording a few mixes recently I've felt more in the mood to record a cloudcast in the style of a radio show. This is partly because I've received some new releases by Niall Kelly, Heather Bristow and Macmaster/Hay, two of them sent to the YMCA where Diversity FM used to be based. It was purely by luck that a friend of mine, who works for the Post Office, noticed a letter on its way to me c\o the YMCA so I was able to get in touch with them and ask them to hang on to it. Otherwise I think the YMCA staff have just been returning any mail with "N/K at this address" on it. I suppose this is partly my own fault for not leaving a forwarding address and also because the Diversity web site is still up and running so some people might assume we are still in business.

So here is the latest cloudcast with me introducing the tracks and there's even a bit of me and Wes chatting from an old edition of the show from January this year.

Heather Bristow - Ghost of a Memory
Kris Drever - The Crown of London
Tarras - Joys of Brotherhood
O'Hooley & Tidow - Gentleman Jack
Kat Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Tennessee Green
Rebekah Findlay - Blackbird Song
Gren Bartley - Sweet Traveller
Wes Martin - Our Worlds Lie Below
Duotone - Set It Down
MacMaster/Hay - Stay With You
Niall Kelly - Hand in Fire

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Paperback edition on lulu.com



After looking at a number of self-publishing print-to-order web sites I decided to go with lulu.com so my book is now available to buy direct from them. I ordered a copy for myself last week to check through and inevitably there were some mistakes that needed correcting. I've now uploaded the amended version and have sent off for another copy which will hopefully be okay. 

I decided not to include any photos in the book as that would have increased the printing costs but I'm happy with the way it looks. It makes it all worthwhile actually having a book to hold my hands!