Albert Ross Is Free (for 1 week only)

As some of you may have realised I have quite an obsession with television.  As much as it annoys me, I cannot deny that it inspires me.  It’s for exactly that reason that for the next 7 days I am going to give ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ away for free.  And moreover it’s not without a sense of occasion that I have chosen today.

Today is an important anniversary in the history of television.  On October 2, 1925, John Logie Baird managed to transmit moving images with continuous tonal variation.  It was arguably the first ever transmission of moving images.  It took him until January the following year to perfect his invention.  Nevertheless, without it our lives would have looked considerably different.

To commemorate John Logie Baird’s breakthrough I am giving ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ away for free until midnight on the 9th of October.  All you have to do, is click here: www.smashwords.com and then choose which file type you wish to download.  After you click ‘buy’  you will be prompted to log in or sign up for an account.  As soon as you do either, you will be directed to the cart screen where you will find a coupon box underneath the price.  Enter the following coupon code – RX23u  and then you will have my story for free.  The only thing I ask of you is that if you enjoy the story, please review it wherever you find it, as it’s your reviews which encourage others to read my work.

WH Smith Has Joined The Darkside

Just another quick update to let you know that ‘Existence Is Futile’ is now available from those lovely people at WH Smith.  That’s right WH Smith.  The bookshop which I walked past almost every single day whilst I was at secondary school.   It feels strange to say and to be honest it still feels a little far fetched.  Alas it is true.  If anyone wishes to pop in and ask for ‘Fly Fishing’ by JR Hartley, or ‘Existence Is Futile’ by Scott Andrews please do.  As it is exactly what I intend on doing next time I am on the island.

I feel a little guilty for spamming you all with news at the moment so I thought that I would at least give you a peek into the future.  Shortly I will resume editing my other novel.  It’s unpublished as of yet.  It is  a considerably longer story about a number of bizarre events in a fictional country.  What can I tell you about it without giving too much away?  The bad news is that it doesn’t contain any ninjas.  The good news is that it does, in fact, contain a joke about toilets.  When I finish it, I will resume my fruitless effort of trying to find a publisher brave enough to take a risk.  Hopefully the fact that I have one book published already might help.

In the coming weeks I expect to see both of my stories appear in a number of other online bookstores.  If you happen to be a bookseller or a bookbuyer and you stumble across either of them anywhere, please let me know so I can link them to this site, as I am finding it harder and harder to keep track of where they are appearing.  Just today I discovered that ‘Existence Is Futile’ is now available via the bookdepository.co.uk

Thanks to those of you that have bought ‘Existence Is Futile’ and ‘The Story of Albert Ross’.  If you liked either of them don’t forget to review them.  Almost all booksellers websites allow you to.  And it’s your reviews which can convince strangers to follow your path.  Until next time.

An Apple A Day…

My first announcement should make a few of you happy.  A number of you apple-junkies have been feeling incredibly left out.  Not any longer.  I am pleased to announce that ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ is now available on I-Tunes.  Now go forth and download my friends, and hopefully enjoy.

In other news, ‘Existence Is Futile’ is now listed on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.  The bad news is that it is not yet in stock.  That does not stop you from ordering it, to encourage them to speed up a little.  Best of all is the fact that Amazon delivers to a number of countries(including Poland and Denmark).  The most bizarre fact of all is that on both sites someone has listed ‘used’ copies.  Curiously those copies do not yet exist.  That’s what you call forward planning.

My last announcement relates to Goodreads.com.  For those of you that don’t know Goodreads is a book rating website, something similar to what IMDB does for films.  You log in, rate what you’ve read, review if you wish, plan what you are going to read, see what your friends are reading and you can even follow authors you like.  There is no need to sign up anymore as you can link Goodreads directly to your Facebook profile.  Why is that of interest?  Because you can now find my profile, a page for ‘Existence Is Futile’ and a page for ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ on Goodreads.  If you already use it, you know what to do.  If you don’t, consider joining, if you do, find me.  If you’ve read something I’ve written, review it.  If not, add it to your to-read list.  Why?  Because it will help me, and more importantly it will help share these stories.  Go on, you know you want to.

Amazing News

Oh happy days.  I woke up this morning to the news that my attempt at world domination has taken yet another twist.  My short story is now on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es and Amazon.it.   The only Amazon I am not in is the rainforest in South America.

The Story of Albert Ross, fingers crossed, will appear on a number of other sites in the coming weeks.  Keep your eyes and ears open as I have tried to distribute it as widely as possible.  Therefore it is all merely a matter of time.  As my Grandfather used to say ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’.  But then he had a habit of stating the bloody obvious.

 

 

 

Smashing News

Are you ready?

Are you sitting comfortably in front of your tv?

Yes?

Well, stop.

I have some news.  I have published a short story on Smashwords.com, and it is available for a whopping $0.99.  Not even a dollar.  For the Britishers amongst you, that amounts to an extortionate 75p.  The catch is that it is an eBook, so you need some kind of electronic device to read it on.  The good news is that it is available in a wide variety of formats, so you can read it on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader, Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital editions,  iPads and iPhones, Smart and Clever phones, Blackberries and Blueberries as well as some relic of the past known as a computer.

And here is the cover

In the coming weeks ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ will be released on more platforms.  Keep checking back for more information.