Almost forgot about this book!

Just noticed this review, added to Amazon.com (USA) back in November.

(Five stars *****)
Excellent book
By Kerri Spiverson on 7th November 2017
Format: Paperback  / Verified purchase

 

This is a really quick read! It’s perfect for the beach or taking on an airplane. I found myself laughing out loud on several parts of this book. Definitely give this one a read!

 

READERS IN U.S.A. – now it’s your turn.

Mrs. G on October 1, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Oh my goodness, what’s not to love about this book? The author is supremely Scottish and it’s all about antics with animals. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. I’d hire Mr. Jackson to care for my pets in a heartbeat–except I think I’d prefer to go along on the walks to see all the adventures myself.

This marvelous narration takes the reader through the ins and outs of life as a Pet Care Professional. Dog, cat, and bunny lovers will all find moments they recognize as well as plenty of surprises. The writing is engaging, real, articulate … in a word–BRILLIANT! My kindle’s pages are marked all over with passages that had me in stitches. Mr. Jackson could surely make any profession or commonplace activity sound far more entertaining than it really is, but when the spirited cast includes these special dogs (and one alarming hamster in particular), it’s even better.

Since this is a real life story, I don’t know how we wrangle a sequel, but I certainly want to read more from this author!

This is it!
The last hurrah for my first book,  ‘DAMP DOGS & RABBIT WEE.‘  In celebration of its second anniversary, you can buy the Kindle version for a measly 99 cents until 17th August. 

It’s time now to concentrate on my new work, the long awaited, much vaunted, light-hearted fantasy that is ‘Evhen & Uurth’ (I know, it’s a dreadful working title, and it will change.)

Right, gotta go. I’ve got a psychopomp with a ‘history’ and a  bad tempered crow … sorry raven, to sort out.

UK READERS: Kindle offer.

Cee Tee - 100A rather unexpected bout of inspiration has re-energised my efforts with the much vaunted light-hearted fantasy, ‘Evhen & Uurth.’

It was an emotional and euphoric experience that gathered me up on a cloud of heady exuberance. Unfortunately, drunk on an intoxicating mix of excitement and enthusiasm, my thinking became addled and (for a Scotsman at least) led to the rash and certainly out-of-character decision to:

Offer the Kindle version of my first book, ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’ for the discounted price of only 99p!

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This offer is available only through the Amazon UK site and until Friday 21st July. But never fear, potential readers in USA, a 99 cents offer is scheduled from the Amazon.com site towards the end of August.

Right – sorted. Back now to the world of fantasy.

AMAZING REVIEW!

Amazon.com logo -500Since I stopped promoting ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’ about a month ago, it has virtually flat-lined as far as sales go. But the time had come to give more attention to drafting my new book, ‘Soul Survivor,’ (working title.)

It seemed the kindest thing to do was to take ‘D&RW’ down that sad, one-way trip to the local book-vet, for …. well, sssshhh – you know.

But then last night, came THIS – an absolute belter of a review from a reader in USA.

The book has also been included in the ‘I Recommend …’ Top 10 Humor books on Lia London’s excellent blog.

Maybe there’s life in the old (damp) dogs, yet.

amazon-us-review-brilliant

#1 INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER, BABY!

Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee - 200That’s right – ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee,’ can now legitimately be classed as a #1, International Best Seller.

OK, it’s kinda stretching things a tad, but following a wee promotional push on the USA, Amazon.com site this week, ‘D&RW’ rose from an overall ranking of 1,127,973 to 15,902. (I believe there are over three million titles available on that platform.)

Not only that, but, wait for it …. it reached the #1 slot in the ‘Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Pet & Animal Care > Rabbits.

It also reached a ranking high of #3 on Amazon UK – Kindle Store > Books > Home & Garden > Animal Care & Pets . Essays.

Yeah, they’re rather niche classifications, I know. It’s all good fun, though.

So that’s now a year since its release. It’s sold reasonably well and has served its purpose as an experiment in writing and finding my way around the publication / marketing landscape.

The latter really is most time consuming and is a necessary evil for indie publishers. Keep on top of it, and the book will steadily climb / maintain its position in the rankings. Stop, and unless you are an established writer with a substantial fan base, the title will drop like a stone to settle somewhere amongst the silt and dust that forms beneath the virtual shelves at Amazon.

But proactive marketing is a big distraction from new projects. So ‘stop,’ I must.

Maybe now’s the time to take ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’ on that sad, last journey to the book vet. I mean, there’s no point staggering on trying to flog a dead, erm … well – you know.

Anyhows! Right now I have a rather bad tempered, cantankerous crow (or rook – I haven’t yet decided) and a psychopomp banging on the inside of my head, desperate for an introduction to y’all in the next few months.

You’ll know them when you see them.

Rook 300

SOUL SURVIVOR - working cover

COFFEE, COMMUTE & READ IN U.S.A.

DAMP DOGS & RABBIT WEE …… only 99 cents until 27th August!
Dougal & book
Sadie and Violet and book

That’s right – less than one buck!

According to an article on U.S. News last September, the average price paid for a cup of coffee (without milk) in USA is now $2.70. And that’s before the 19/20% tip you generous Americans leave, again as reported in the article.

Believe me, I’m a coffee nut myself, and $2.70 sounds like value for money to me. BUT – can a cup of coffee make you laugh? Can it make you cry? (Well, I suppose an overpriced Mocha or ultra bitter tasting Vietnamese robusta could induce the latte.)

DAMP DOGS & RABBIT WEE‘ is a series of short, true,, humorous and compassionate vignettes, written in a style that has been likened to that of James Herriot.

It’s perfect to pick up and read in bite-sized chunks. In fact, it’s the ideal accompaniment for your regular commute-coffee.

And, until 27th August, less than a third the price of your beverage.

99 cents! Go on – treat yourself. Or your pet-loving friends and family. 

(There’s no need to tip … though all Amazon reviews are appreciated.)

ALMOST A GIVEAWAY!

Bramble.

Bramble.

Well ….. what do you expect? I’m Scottish. So sue me.

Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee,’ was published a year ago this week, and to celebrate, the Kindle price has been reduced to only 99 pence (in Amazon’s UK store) until 11pm on Friday 29th July.

I know – I’m all heart, me.

When I ran a Goodreads Giveaway some months ago, there were over 1,200 entrants hoping to land a free copy. If you were one of the 1,195+ disappointed folk that missed out, then maybe you’ll want to grab this amazing opportunity to read the amusing antics of Marley and the gang for such a keen price.

Maybe, on the other hand, you’ll think, “What a tightwad – why couldn’t it be a freebie?”

I’m really sorry. Honest. But much as I’d like to hand copies away for nowt, I do have to eat. And 99 pence would allow me to buy a bread roll, a slice of ‘plastic’ cheese and maybe leave just enough for a Bazooka Joe bubblegum. Bazooka Joe

Anyway, please – it would be  great help if you could let all your dog / cat / pet loving pals know of this, ok, slightly less than startling offer, by any means of social media you have available.

Thanks so much.

I’m off now to have my evening bite of that roll and ‘plastic’ cheese slice.