Through Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October, my debut novel Gatecrasher is free to download to your kindle. Giving away a book that took the better part of 11 years to write. That seems almost like the actions of a man who lacks the faith in his work to ask people to part with their hard earned cash for it right?
Au contraire mon amis. Or is that mais amis? Lord only knows. The point is that I don’t think the book sucks and does not deserve paying for, but rather have a quiet confidence in it. I’ve read enough bad books to feel happy that this isn’t one, but a writer needs readers, and more importantly a writer needs a lot of readers that also think its good so that they a) come back for more and b) write some reviews and tell their friends.
For now, since there is nothing else to come back for yet (I’m working on it) then mostly it’s b.
I want you all to help yourselves to Gatecrasher, read it and then if you like it tell your friends you liked it and why. Then tell total strangers the same thing. (You needn’t just approach random people and beseech them to read it though don’t let me stop you). But reviews on your blogs, websites, Amazon especially, or even a nice quick tweet is all I ask in return.
It’s a little bit scary asking people to tell you what they think about the product of your long hard slog, but as Shakespeare said: “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”