Sunday, 29 April 2012

COMING SOON! My new book Love... And Sleepless Nights

I'm delighted to announce that my next book, the sequel to the best selling Love... From Both Sides, will be released in the next few weeks.

It's called Love... And Sleepless Nights and continues the relationship between Jamie and Laura to its next natural milestone: the birth of their first child.

I'm currently in the process of editing, and I hope to have the book launched by the end of May for the bank holiday weekend.

Subscribe to the blog and add me on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated and get more details about the launch date nearer the time.

To whet your appetite, here is the cover of the book, along with the promotional blurb:



Sometimes, the hardest part of becoming a parent is keeping a straight face…

Just ask Jamie and Laura Newman, who (thanks to a rather relaxed attitude to contraception) find themselves about to have a baby. It’s obviously a terrifying prospect for a newly married couple, but as long as they stick together they’ll be fine, right?
They’d better, because the path between conception and those first few baby steps is littered with many obstacles - such as public sickness, rabid insomnia, violent mood swings, complicated sex, and copious amounts of swearing.
Featuring a cast that includes an overbearing mother-in-law, a terrifying mid-wife, and at least one chorus of mating humpbacks, Love… And Sleepless Nights is the hilarious sequel all about what happens next.

Falling in love with another person is easy. Making a new one with them is where things get complicated.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Would you like to buy Love... From Both Sides in paperback at Amazon UK?

...well, I'd love it if you could too.

Sadly, Amazon UK don't appear to feel the same way.

I publish the book via a company called Createspace, which is owned by Amazon. The book is for sale at the Amazon website in America just fine (you can look at it here if you like) but getting it in the UK is proving to be a bigger pain in the arse than a horny rhino.

You see, despite the fact that Amazon UK is the same company, they don't distribute paperbacks the same way as their parent company in America. No, that would be waaaaay too easy.

Instead, us authors have to rely on the Amazon UK team to buy in the book from the external distributor. This process is slightly more complicated than the plot of a Christopher Nolan film, so I'm not going to bore you to tears with it here.

The practical upshot of this is that to get Amazon UK to stock Love... From Both Sides the buying team have to order it in. Which they won't bloody do no matter how many times I ask them.*

So, if you would like Love... From Both Sides in paperback, you'll have to let Amazon UK customer service know - maybe if you have a go at them it'll persuade them to stock it!

Here's the web page with the contact details:

Amazon UK customer service

Power to the people!




*ask, beg... it's all the same when you get right down to it.

This is my new promotional campaign. What do you think?


Monday, 23 April 2012

New cover for The Cornerstone

...because the font on the old one looked, well... boring when you get right down to it. The kind of thing you'd expect to see on the front of a really dry, old book - like one on Charlie's bookshelf.

So I had a tinker in Photoshop and now it's a lot more, well... magicky. And purpley. 

It's certainly an improvement, I think.

Anyone who believes the old maxim 'you can't judge a book by its cover' obviously hasn't tried to sell any books on Amazon.


My photoshop skills are improving all the time, it appears. Very soon I'll be able to go through all those holiday photos and make my stomach look smaller.

If you're bored and fancy a giggle, have a play with the pinch tool. It's a laugh riot:



That's me. An improvement some would say.

And just for the hell of it here's Megan Fox:



Yeah, the sad thing is... I probably still would.

Nick

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Spalding's Scary Shorts (A humorous collection of horror tales) OUT NOW!

If you haven't already bought my comedy horror short stories, they are now available exclusively in a new collection entitled 'Spalding's Scay Shorts'.

The collection features my vampire story 'Feedback', the tale of the walker with a brain 'I, Zombie', an interactive experience one boy will never forget 'Dogs Of War' and ...well, a story about mutant killer hedgehogs called 'Spine Slaughter'.

Here's the cover:


And you can pick up a copy here:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Smashwords

Cheers!

Spaldo.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Spalding's plan to conquer the Amazon UK charts continues...

...well, I'd like to say it's a plan, but let's face it, I'd be lying through my teeth, wouldn't I?

To my sheer delight Life... With No Breaks, having been on release for almost two years, re-entered the Amazon UK Kindle Top 100 today. This is of course thanks to the success I'm having with Love... From Both Sides. It looks like those who liked it are buying up my other books, leading to a rise in the rankings for all of them.

This also means I currently hold the 1,3 and 10 spot in the Humour chart, which is absolutely fantastic :)

So, as ever, a big thank you to everyone who's buying my work. It's truly appreciated!

Nick

Thursday, 12 April 2012

It's not every day you're featured on the Amazon front page...

...so you can imagine how pleased I was when this happened today:


It's thanks to Love... From Both Sides overtaking Fiona Gibson's Mum On The Run to take the number one spot in Kindle Romance.

I'm obviously delighted by this, and it's just the latest development in what's been a fantastic three weeks for the book. It looks to have really found its audience now and I hope that everyone reading it is enjoying themselves. The reviews and the comments I get on Twitter and Facebook seem to suggest this is the case!

I'm working on a sequel right now.

I can't give a firm date for when I'll have it out, but it should be sometime early summer - all things going well. So you'll get to read all about Jamie and Laura's further adventures quite soon!

In the meantime, I hope Love... From Both Sides continues its successful run and that more people continue to get as much of a kick out of reading it as I did writing it.

Nick

Monday, 9 April 2012

Love... From Both Sides hits Amazon UK Kindle top 10!

Easter weekend worked out very well for Love... From Both Sides, with it breaking into the Amazon UK Kindle top 10, peaking (so far) at number nine.

I couldn't be more pleased - and thank you very much if you're one of the thousands that have downloaded the book in the last few days.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-From-Both-Sides-ebook/dp/B005L3RPP4

Saturday, 7 April 2012

The Cornerstone audio book on release now! Join Audible and download FREE!

This is a couple of days earlier than I expected, but I'm delighted to announce that the audio book version of The Cornerstone published by Audible.com is on sale now!

Unabridged and read by John Hasler, you can now immerse yourself in the story of Max Bloom and his adventures in The Chapter Lands like never before. At over 10 hours, The Cornerstone will keep you thoroughly entertained, and with a smile on your face until long after the Easter holiday.

You can purchase the audio download at the following locations:

The Cornerstone (Unabridged) at Amazon UK

The Cornerstone (Unabridged) at Amazon USA/AUS

SIGN UP WITH AUDIBLE AND DOWNLOAD THE CORNERSTONE FOR FREE!

You can also view and purchase the book at the Apple iTunes store. Just search for 'The Cornerstone (Unabridged) by Nick Spalding', or take a look at my author's page:

Nick Spalding at iTunes UK

Nick Spalding at iTunes USA



Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Cornerstone audio book released Monday!

Hi folks,

The Cornerstone audio book, being published by Audible, will be released this coming Monday!

It's going to be on the Audible store, on Amazon and in the Apple iTunes store.

I'll post links on the day of the release, so watch this space!

Nick