Thursday, 25 October 2012

OUT NOW! The brand new, extended edition of Love... From Both Sides!

You can now buy the brand new, extended ebook edition of Love... From Both Sides at all good retailers!

This new edition is published by Coronet Books - an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton - and features nearly twenty thousand extra words, four new chapters and extended sections throughout. All in all, it's almost a third again as long as the old version.

More Jamie, more Laura, more laughs, more romance!

...but thankfully no more shitting into a pedal bin.

Buy it at the following retailers by clicking the links:

AMAZON

ITUNES

KOBO

SONY READER STORE

You can also pre-order the paperback version now at 
Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smith and Foyles.
Released January 17th.

For those who may not have read the book yet, here's the front cover and the description:



When Nick Spalding self-published Love... From Both Sides and Love... And Sleepless Nights he became one of the bestselling ebook authors of 2012. Now for the first time the Love... books are being published in a longer format with more of the love story, more of Laura and Jamie's ups and downs and more of the laugh-out-loud hilarious moments that fans have come to know and love.
Sometimes, the hardest part of finding love is keeping a straight face...
For Jamie Newman, being a single guy isn't proving to be much fun, especially when confronted with a sexually belligerent divorcee and a goddess so far out of his league she might as well be a different species.
Mind you, being a girl in search of love isn't a bowl of cherries either. Just ask Laura McIntyre, who's recently contended with a horny estate agent on a quest for light relief and a rabid mountain bike enthusiast with a penchant for lycra that leaves little to the imagination.
When Jamie and Laura bump into one another (quite literally) it looks like their luck may have changed - but sometimes finding the right person is only the start of your problems...
Love... From Both Sides is a warts-and-all romantic comedy for everyone who knows how tricky the quest for love can be.
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Friday, 5 October 2012

I have signed a three book deal with Hodder & Stoughton - including third Love... title!

Hi folks,

I've got some big news I'd like to share with you.

You can read the main story by clicking this link: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coronet-signs-self-published-hit-spalding.html  Go take a look, have a read and come back here when you're done.

...

Back?
Pretty cool, eh?

Yes, the publishing industry has finally gone completely nuts and is allowing Spading into its ranks - and I couldn't be more excited about it.

Under Hodder's imprint Coronet Books, you'll soon be able to buy brand new versions of Love... From Both Sides and Love... And Sleepless Nights everywhere that sells good books (and bad ones as well, but we won't talk about them for fear of involuntary association). Both books have been extensively revised with oodles of added content over 15,000 words each - thus justifying me the opportunity to fleece you for them twice, both in ebook and paperback formats.

Ahem.

What's more, I can finally reveal that the third book in the series, called Love... Under Different Skies, will also be out in 2013 and will feature the further adventures of Jamie, Laura and Poppy.

There will simply be no escape from Spalding, people.

I'll be on your computer, in your book shops, newsagents and in your supermarkets. Soon, you won't be able to pop into Tesco to pick up some marigolds and a tube of Smarties without seeing this stupid face leering out at you from the book display next to the Krispy Kreme donut stand:



I'm delighted to be taking this next step in my career as a writer. Being self-published has been a fantastic start to my career, not least because it's given me a chance to communicate with all of you, but to take things to the next level I need the support a major publishing house like Hodder & Stoughton can provide.

I have a fantastic agent who worked to bring the Hodder deal about and is also working hard on deals for the US market and other foreign language markets across the world. I even have interest from a film production company for the film rights of Love... From Both Sides.

Now I don't want you to think all this is going to my head. I'm still the same idiot I've always been, it's just that I now have to go to London a lot more for meetings* and I can now commute to work in pyjamas. I certainly won't start thinking I'm the bees knees or the dog's bollocks. That way lies madness, and the kind of hubris that comes right before a fall of epic proportions.

Thanks to all of you who have bought my books and taken the time to get in touch over the past few months. It's you who have put me here, and I'm very grateful to each and every one of you. I hope that I can continue to entertain you with the stuff I write in the future.

Best wishes,

Nick.

*well, lunches in over-priced restaurants where someone might occasionally say something vaguely work-related.

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RELEASE DATES:

Coronet will publish in e-book first, starting this month with the extended  Love...From Both Sides released in e-book on 25th October, with its paperback release following on 17th January 2013, and Love...And Sleepless Nights following in e-book on 8th November and in paperback in June 2013. Love...Under Different Skies will be published in both e-book and paperback in 2013.