Well, I may have been quiet.. but what a month it's been!
After re-releasing Bradley and the Dinosaur in a new Kindle version, it has been selling copies (mainly through Kindle Unlimited), at least a book every day.
Ok - so we're not talking Julia Donaldson here.. or 'Multi-Million' selling David Walliams. (funnily enough I saw David Baddiel's new book and it only said 'Million-selling author'.)
But do you know what, selling even a book a day on Amazon is enough to put you in the top 50,000 books being sold, or even top 20,000 authors.
So given that there are six million different books, I'm really pleased.
If you fancy a bit of fun, do what I did. Think of a book you like, and look it up on Amazon. See what number it has as it's ranking. Then Check out Bradley and the Dinosaur and compare numbers! (If you look below it is currently at #88,424 which is higher than say, the Phoenix and the Carpet - which is currently at #1,662,506)
So even though this book is not run through a publisher, or has tv or radio advertising - thanks to word of mouth and great support from the people who've bought the book enjoying it and recommending it to others, it's doing alright...
I have now received a stack of the new book, Bradley and the Magic Carpet. So hope to do some promotional events before Christmas.. If you want to buy a signed copy - just message me through this site.
Meanwhile, the most exciting news, is that I wrote SIX new stories while on Lundy... and I'm hoping to illustrate the next one myself...it's going to take a little practice, and some hard work.. but early work with colored pencil is looking nice! Can't say too much but just that I hope there will be more stories to come...maybe one before next Christmas...