Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Over 25,000 served...

In the five or so months Spalding's Racket has been up, the blog has had more than 25,000 unique hits. That's more than 5000 a month - way more than I ever expected to get :)

So, I just wanted to to say a big thank you to everyone who has visited the site, subscribed to it, and contributed content over the past few weeks and months.

I really hope the blog continues to do well, and that even more people visit it and more books get sold. If it keeps going the way it is, I could be getting double that amount of monthly visits.

Please, if you enjoy the blog, then let others know about it and encourage them to leave comments - and do so yourself as well.

Merry Christmas to you all :)


Saturday, 11 December 2010

Get Spalding's Racket on your Kindle ... Subscribe now!

Spalding's Racket is now available on the Kindle for a monthly subscription fee set by Amazon*.

You can get it by visiting either the Amazon US page or the Amazon UK page at the links below.

Thanks very much, and hope you enjoy the new way to access The Racket!

Spalding's Racket at Amazon US

Spalding's Racket at Amazon UK

*Please bear in mind I'm not doing this to grab your cash...If Amazon made it free to have the blog on your Kindle then that'd be great and I'd certainly make it free. Unfortunately, they charge for it - and I have no say in what they charge. I just want to give everyone the option of having Spalding's Racket on their Kindle should they want to read it that way.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Life... With No Breaks is the featured book over at www.all-review.co.uk

Check out the fantastic review of the book - and take a look at all the other articles and features the website has to offer as well:


Thursday, 12 August 2010

Spine Slaughter by Nick Spalding - Comedy horror short

"Please forgive the self-indulgence for the second time in a week, but I just wanted to let you know that Spine Slaughter is now available as an individual download!"

On a warm summer's day the village of Wincing On Thames is attacked by the most unlikely of monsters.

Hoards of deadly hedgehogs are on the loose and out for blood.

Can hockey-stick wielding teenager Jason, Scab the skinny punk, and their terrified friends survive the onslaught of spiky terror?

Warning: This short story contains gore, profanity and gratuitous nudity … There's a children's tea party at the beginning though, so something for everyone, I think.

Download now for the stunning low price of 99 cents (71p UK) at:

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Smashwords

Or (if you haven’t bought it yet) the story is also included in Life … With No Breaks – Second Edition, for the equally amazing price of $2.99 (£1.96 uk) at:

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Smashwords

“This may not be the best short story you read today, but it will be the most ridiculous!”

Nick Spalding

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Life...With No Breaks - Second Edition by Nick Spalding - Comedy

Life … With No Breaks - Second Edition by Nick Spalding.

Updated & edited to a professional standard.

Now including killer hedgehogs!!

Amazon US Amazon UK Smashwords

About the book:

"I'm Nick Spalding and I thought I'd try to write a book in 24 hours. Turns out that’s impossible, It took me 30. Read about how (and why) I did it … "

Join Nick as he wends his merry way through an odyssey of non-stop writing, covering a variety of subjects in a selection of anecdotes, asides and humorous stories ... dredged up from a brain functioning on caffeine, nicotine and the occasional chocolate biscuit.

After you've read Life...With No Breaks, there's a very good chance you may never look at the world again the same way!

Updated, edited and now including:

Spalding's Glorious Glossary of Great British Terminology
Spine Slaughter - a tale of gruelling hedgehog related terror


"Readers will consider this a scream of a book ... and that's before they know its history – that Nick wrote the whole thing in a single sitting." - Mark Coker, CEO Of Smashwords

"A collection of anecdotes, muses, adventures, misadventures and confessions that reads as satisfyingly as a novel. It's paced, it's organised, it's witty, it's wise, it's from the hip … and it's put together with admirable word-economy by a master story-teller with much to say and only a weekend to say it in." - Neil Marr, Editor in Chief, BeWrite Books

"This book is kind of a ’stream-of-consciousness’ writing …I definitely recommend the entertaining writing style." - Red Adept reviews

"What kept me reading past the first couple of pages? It was the voiceover … From out of nowhere, the ghost of Lenny Bruce (as perhaps portrayed by Woody Allen) was speaking to me, and I, captivated, could not break away." - M. David Blake

Available at:

Amazon US Amazon UK Smashwords

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Welcome to Spalding's Racket!

Hi and welcome to the blog I've set up to help promote indie authors on the internet.

On here I will post blog entries for books submitted to me by my fellow indie authors, giving them a chance to promote their work to everyone who visits the site.

Please help us get as much exposure as possible by linking this site to yours, following on social media like Twitter, subscribing to the blog and promoting it to your friends.

Basically I want this blog to be another tool in maximising the exposure of all the indie authors out there - and if anyone's sees this and wants to rip the idea off and do something similar then go ahead! The more sites we get online promoting independent authors, the better!!

Thanks, I really hope this blog proves useful and that you enjoy your visit :)

If you've got any commenst or suggestions, post on the blog or by all means send me an email.