GOLD winner of the Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards 2016

14 Aug

GEbA_GoldI admit to some degree of surprise but I am very honoured to have been recognised as the winner of GOLD in the category of Fantasy/Other Worlds in the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards 2016 for Duilleog. Duilleog was my first novel in the New Druids series and a novel I wrote to fulfil a long-held desire to see my name on a novel. Now having published book two, and working on number three, I can only wonder how writing has become such a passion. If you haven’t read my two novels, please do so. And leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads!

I wrote Duilleog sometime ago and went through all the pain indie writers go through. Writing the novel was the easy part – it was the formatting, rules, publishing challenges, etc that plagued me. It took me nearly half a year to simply figure out the how of publishing. Craobh took me only nine months start to finish. Stoc will be about the same.

Thanks to the judges over at Dan Poynter’s. You honour me.

Ottawa Bytown Market

27 Jul

For anyone in Ottawa: I will be selling trade paperbacks versions of The New Druids series novels Duilleog and Craobh on August 7th from 10am to 4pm at the Ottawa Bytown Market. I will be happily signing them as well. The Bytown Market is a thriving business area and hosts a wide variety of vendors and the like. The City of Ottawa graciously provides an area for Ottawa authors to sell their novels. Free for the asking for vendor space.

The following week on August 13th, I will be at the Author’s Market at the Ottawa Parkdale outdoor market from 10am to 4pm (provided I have books left to sell). This is another City of Ottawa run event and they have provided me space with any other Ottawa author who cares to participate.

If you were waiting for a chance to get your hands on the book and hate eBooks, this is your chance. I will only have two dozen of each novel so get there early and maybe do a little produce shopping at the surrounding booths.

I hope to see you there!

Lastly, I’ve chosen my logo! Thanks to everyone that voted!

Copper Penny Publishing Logo

Copper Penny Publishing Logo

Copper Penny Publishing

11 Jul
Copper Penny Publishing Logo 1

Copper Penny Publishing Logo 1

Copper Penny Publishing Logo 2

Copper Penny Publishing Logo 2

So, many of you might of noticed that I published Craobh under my publishing company “Copper Penny Publishing”. Well, I had a couple of logos made up for it. Let me know which one you prefer down below in comments. I’m a fan of the first one if I can be honest with you.

Not sure where I will be using it other than on the copyright page in my novels. Shrug. Business cards, maybe.

Marketing News

On another note, the Ottawa Byward Market is having free Author’s Markets. I sign up and they give me a booth and I sell my novels. I’m going to give it a try in August. I’ll provide details once I have committed.

Amazon Giveaway

14 Jun
Craobh eBook Cover

Craobh eBook Cover

For those interested in getting your hands on Craobh: A New Druids series, Volume 2, then head over to Amazon and try your luck getting it for free!  Give Away Link!

This is a sample try of this service for me. Depending on how it works I will probably do more. Sorry: It is for US customers only.

Until then, if you haven’t picked up Duilleog, Volume One then head over to Smashwords to pick it up for free.

I won’t be keeping my books up for long over at Smashwords or Kobo. I’m just not generating hits there. Plus if I solo with Amazon I can enter my books in Kindle Unlimited.