Dirt is now Free on Amazon!
That is the most important news really. Having released Dirt through Smashwords for Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes and more, and deciding to make the first book of series one free, I then had the problem of getting Amazon to price match. I read all the advice about getting your friends to hit the link to report a lower price, but in the end, all it took was a quick email to KDP, and they did it within a couple of days. Thanks guys - being able to make book one free is so important to broke indie authors like me!
So, off you go and download it from this little list below:
Please, if you like it, review it at the site from where you grabbed it. Independant authors really need reviews and lots of them, even if it just one line saying, "Hey, I liked it."
Yona and other short stories
Yona is doing well at Smashwords and other sites. It is also free, though not at Amazon yet. However, you can get a Kindle version at Smashwords and I don't think you have to register.
Yona and the Beast is a three chapter short and tells the story of a group of slaves that escape captivity on the back of a huge, wonderful beast called a Calliston. It is very sensitive story of belonging and family. You may need a box of tissues for the sad bits.
I am planning several more shorts, probably in a compendium available as a paperback too. The world of Dirt is becoming more detailed and richer the more I write, so there is plenty of opportunity for standalone tales.
Get Yona here:
I am really hoping that the A World Called Dirt website will, in the long run, take on a life of its own. There is no way around it, but a story spread over a thousand years and based on a history of twelve thousand years, is going to throw up a lot of detail.
In the books I have only explained enough that was needed for the narrative, but inevitably it does raise question. So, the website is my modern version of an appendix, though far more detailed than you would expect to find in a book.
I have been adding a bit of background about the Eastern Plains today including the Sand Hills and you will find that in the Geography section.
I am currently tweeting like mad which I think is generating a few results. Certainly the hit count on various articles is wandering into the hundreds now, which is gratifying.
I am working with a lovely lady called Dianne who has given Dirt a splendid 5-Star review, for which I am very grateful. She is organising a giveaway which will feature on her website and on Goodreads. We are still working out the details, but check back regularly as it will be coming up very soon!
Do sign up for my newsletter. I don't do one very often, but as the Dirt website gets busier I will be using it for the odd special offer, some links to new content in The Abbey and maybe even the occasional very short story.
I have already written the first two books of Series Two which are called Girls of Dirt and Dragons of Dirt. They are unedited, mostly, but I will not be finalising them till I have written the series. I am a little uncertain whether the series will be three book or four at the moment, though I have advertised it as three. The third book has two distinct parts to it, but I think I might have been optimistic in getting both shoved into the same book!
Series two will come out in 2016.
So, that is all for the moment. Tell your friends all about Dirt and go play on the website.