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The Altercation of Vira by Kenechi Udogu (+ free copy promotion)

After many months of teasing about the release of this book, I finally did it (quietly) last Friday. The Altercation of Vira is officially available for purchase on Amazon! There were a few initial hiccups with the display of the cover image, which is why I am only publicizing it now but that all seems to be sorted out, phew. I also had to take down the sample chapters I put up on this blog for legal reasons (signing up to KDP Select means that I have to give Amazon exclusivity rights for 90 days) but the sample chapters are all available to read off the Amazon product page. All you need to do it click on the book image on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk  (yes, these links will take you there) and it will open up the first three chapters – about 10% of the book.

One good thing about signing up to Select is that I can put up my book for free promotion offers on Amazon.com  and Amazon.co.uk (sorry to my Europe readers, it doesn’t stretch as far as here *I’ve just found out that it’s Amazon worldwide so get clicking!*). The first of these promotions will run from 12am Pacific time on Tuesday 7th February till 11.59pm on Wednesday 8th February 2012. There is no catch. You can buy the book for nothing, zilch, nada, zero dollars. Please feel free to spread the word about the book promotion. As an indie writer, at the moment, I’m more interested in Continue reading

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Two Is Company

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who has supported and/or bought my e-book The Other Slipper. I couldn’t have done it without you guys. It took a while for me to get into the whole self-promotion mindset but I’m slowly getting there. One of the resounding pieces of advice I’ve come across during my research is that with e-books, more is better when it comes to how many books an author has available. As long as the work published is interesting and of high quality, there is no need to wait months or years to release books as is done in the traditional publishing world. This is because there is no debate about which book shop will stock your book or how much shelf space the product takes up etc. E-books will always be digitally available (well, as long as the internet and e-book readers exist) and so can always be stumbled upon by a multitude of readers.

Bearing this in mind I’ve decided to give The Other Slipper a companion on the shelf. It looks a little lonely sitting out there by itself so I’ve been editing another fantasy fiction novel I wrote called The Altercation of Vira. I wrote this years before The Other Slipper and I know some people will be happy to finally see it out there (you know yourselves) so I’m even more excited about publishing this than the last one.

Again, I’d love to get people’s opinions on the front cover. Continue reading

The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu

The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu

It’s finally on Amazon! I’m so excited! Click on the image above to get to the page and if you like it, please review it (link leads to Amazon.co.uk page but it’s available on all other Amazon sites).  Also available on www.smashwords.com, Apple iBook store, Sony Reader, Diesel e-store, Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo.

Blurb:  When Jo finds a lone glass slipper on the night of the royal ball, she realises that there is more to the seemingly ordinary object than meets the eye. Searching for its owner, she is led to the palace where the princess sets her on a journey that thrusts her into an unexpected world of magic and illusions. It soon becomes clear that there is a lot more to her mission as she discovers startling secrets about her past and struggles to embrace her destiny.

The Kindle Spindle

I’m finally doing it. After months of deliberation and self-doubt, I’m delving into the world of Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. I discovered that anyone can self publish their work to be read on a Kindle device (or via a Kindle app on iphones, ipads, Android devices etc) when I was reading a series of writing articles in the Reader’s Digest earlier this year. It took no time to convince myself that I could use this to get my work published but it was months before I started to do any proper research and get the ball in motion. Why? Because I kept thinking it couldn’t be that easy, and it isn’t, but it’s still much easier than I thought it would be. If you want your work to be good, there is no other way round it, hard work needs to be done! Plus there are plenty of online forums and blogs out there that give fantastic advice on what to do to make the process less painful.

I have to admit, I’ve never been so petrified of anything in my life! Putting my work out there for others to judge has never been an easy thing for me. I have to do it everyday in my working life and it hurts when long hours of design work are dismissed with one word because someone just doesn’t get where you’re coming from, but this will be far worse. Continue reading

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