In the first Captain Sillyvoice adventure we included a parrot for readers to find in each scene, not to mention the mischievous mice popping up all over the place. In the next story we added the cheeky monkeys. In the new book, Captain Sillyvoice and the Sea Monster (coming soon!), we will be introducing a fantastic little frog.
Very happy to see my book, Captain Sillyvoice and his Pirate Band, featured in the “Saturday Book Review” section of “Children’s Books Facebook”
Here it is:
There is more trouble ahead for Captain Sillyvoice and his awesome pirate crew.
The next adventure in this series is coming soon...
Through an Amazon programme called KDP select, authors can offer their ebooks for free download for up to 5 days (every 3 months). Friends who are not in the business of being an indie author wonder why I would do this; giving books away for free does seem counterintuitive, that's for sure.
The fact is that the biggest challenge for me and other indie authors is how to get discovered amidst huge competition, and also how to persuade new readers to take a chance on an author they haven't tried before. Offering free ebooks from time to time is one way to raise your profile. Many book recommendation sites will feature your book if it is available for free (without charging for advertising, just so long as they think their readers will be interested of course), and for a few days you are discoverable. The reader has nothing to lose in giving your book a try!
The idea is that new readers will enjoy your book and consider purchasing other ebooks that you have written or invest in a paperback copy. In addition to this the indie author hopes that readers will post reviews on Amazon or other sites such as Goodreads. Reviews are really important to indie authors. We need genuine feedback to help us showcase and sell our books.
I have just finished a free ebook promotion with my book, Captain Sillyvoice and his Pirate Band. This is the third time I have offered one of my books for free and the results have been the best yet. The ebook was downloaded by UK, American, Canadian and Japanese customers. I was particularly delighted by the number of Japanese customers.
It is now a waiting game to see whether readers post reviews, make other purchases or even do both!
If you downloaded a copy of Captain Sillyvoice and his Pirate Band, please do post a review.
Captain Sillyvoice and his Pirate Band is currently free to download from Amazon. Why not take a look!
Offer ends 1 May 2014.
My new book, Captain Sillyvoice Takes to the Stage, is currently being featured in the Goodreads Giveaway competition. The winners will receive a signed copy. It is free and easy to enter and Goodreads is a fantastic site for anyone who enjoys reading and is looking for book recommendations.
The new Captain Sillyvoice adventure is now available to buy in paperback or e-book format. Hardback copies will be available shortly.
You can view sample pages here
The book is available on Amazon
I hope that those of you who have enjoyed my first Captain Sillyvoice adventure will find this second story equally entertaining. I would love to hear your feedback!
With thanks to Emma K.L Hunt, who has once again created a fantastic set of illustrations to accompany the story.
The proof copy of the new Captain Sillyvoice book is winging its way to me for final approval. All very exciting!
To whet your appetite a little, here are a few sample pages. You will notice that this story features some new characters, including the big and mean Captain Scaryscar.
Ruth Whenham, children's book author