28th January 2019

Yesterday my novel The Cleansing was promoted in the UK, Canada and Australia through a price-drop to £0.99 / $0.99 and inclusion in BookBub’s Daily Deals newsletter. (Not for the US, unfortunately, but I’m going to keep trying to get a Daily Deal there.)

The promotion greatly exceeded my hopes, driving the novel to Number One on the Amazon bestselling lists in most science fiction sub-categories for which it is eligible and gaining the orange rectangular Number One Bestseller tag in all three countries. I was particularly pleased to gain the tag in Canada and Australia in the competitive Post-Apocalyptic sub-category. In the UK, it peaked at Number Two in that list, but reached Number One in a few slightly less competitive ones, like Colonisation and Alien Invasion.

Quite honestly, I didn’t think I’d ever achieve bestselling status anywhere so to do so in three countries, including my homeland, has given me a huge lift, and that’s putting it mildly. Here’s a screenshot of the Australian site with the orange rectangle:

In other news, I have today been interviewed on a fellow author’s blog, here.

These are exciting times.

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21st December 2018

Wishing all the merriest of Christmases, or holiday of your choice. I’ll be back with a new blog post on 11th January 2019.

Ho ho ho!

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6th December 2018

This week sees the release of the e-book edition of The Elevator Omnibus – all three books in the trilogy in one volume. For links, click on ‘The Elevator trilogy’ button from the ‘Books’ drop-down menu.

Added bonus: when purchasing a paperback copy of any of my books from Amazon, you should be given the option of, at the same time, obtaining the Kindle edition either free or for $0.99. (Note that this only applies to the most recent editions of the paperbacks – the links on this site will take you to the correct editions.)

Sam Kates Office Party: the 4th SK Christmas party takes place tomorrow, when I treat some of my nearest and dearest, who have helped me throughout the year, to steak and wine. Next week’s blog post will report on how it went; at least, those parts that are printable in polite society.

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22nd November 2018

The audio version of The Cleansing has been available for sale on Audible, Amazon and iTunes for a week. I’m delighted to report that (1) it’s been selling steadily, and (2) it has received its first review on The reviewer says:

Great story

I’m anxiously awaiting the next book.
More than worth the credit.
One of my favorite of 2018.

For links to the audiobook where you can listen to the free sample, see the Earth Haven section on the ‘Books’ dropdown menu.