Monday, July 30, 2012

Shameless request for help!

Thank you so much to anyone who's already bought the ebook Frank's Last Call. I really appreciate your support. But I'm going to be even cheekier and ask for something more - reviews!

If you've read the book - or even just part of it - it'd be so helpful if you could post a review on Amazon or Smashwords. I'm not after flattery. Be as honest as possible, a couple of lines would do - but the more reviews I get the better it is in terms of publicity & profile.

By the way - I've got an author's page at Amazon now, which has a discussion / forum board. But of course you can always contact me directly by email / comment here.

Thanks again!

SK

18 comments:

Isla said...

Reviewed :)

Mike said...

Done.

When's the next one coming out?

jacksofbuxton said...

Almost finished my Le Carre,which means you're next Spence.

Now about this potted plant....

Spence Kennedy said...

Isla, Mike (and Chris and Kath) - A huge thank you for the reviews! I know I say it a lot, but it's true - I owe you big time! I'll def sort something out - maybe for the next one (which I'm finishing off now.. fiction / a psychological thriller to do with cults - a paramedic features in it, but it's not an ambulance book ..)

Maybe I should ditch all that and write a travel book - Frank's Travels on a Bike round Europe. I bet he'd keep an interesting diary!

Thanks again for the reviews. V much appreciated :)

Spence Kennedy said...

Hey Jacks!
I was just typing out my reply when you posted your comment - sorry the timing was all out there!

Potted plants. Hm. I've got this aloe vera outside the front door. It's a bit scary though. Like a teenage triffid. You need full body armour to pick it up. Prob a tazer. Shame you're so far up North. I've got a ton of redcurrants we can't think what to do with. Summer pudding... erm ... jam maybe?

Not that I'm trying to bribe you or anything... It's just gardening talk...

Sam said...

Done - have only just started the book but have read pretty much every entry you've posted.
Good luck with it!

Keith said...

Done! With any luck Amazon will process it soon.

Spence Kennedy said...

Sam - Keith - Thanks v much!
What are you like with Aloe Vera..?

Keith said...

I say aloe to my neighbour Vera every time I see her!

Spence Kennedy said...

Aloe Vera - 'ows yer paba lotion?

northern stretcher monkey said...

Just finished it and so I've reviewed it! Spelling might be out due to fat fingers and an iPhone auto correct but I think you get the jist
Cheers
Jon

Spence Kennedy said...

Thanks a lot Jon. Really appreciate it. :)

Nari said...

Finally, I have purchased the book. I will get it read and reviewed this weekend. Incredibly excited to read it.

Spence Kennedy said...

Thanks v much Nari. Hope you like it!

jacksofbuxton said...

Finished Smiley's People Spence,so it was onto yours.Finished it in one day.An absolute pleasure to read Sir.I've posted a review in exactly the way you wanted,using all the words you told me.

So,please Spence,I've done as you asked.Let my wife and children go.......

Spence Kennedy said...

Thank you for your help in this matter, Mr Buxton. I am glad you saw sense at last and did what was asked of you. Please. Sit down. I hope the martini is mixed to your satisfaction. All I ask is one more little favour and our business together will be concluded. Soon a woman will walk into your shop. A smartly dressed woman, with a - how you say - certain manner. Her name is Rosa. She will say: What is the difference between an angry circus owner and a Roman barber? You will answer: One is a raving showman, the other is a shaving Roman. She will hand you a packet and leave. In this packet will be more reviews. Lots of reviews. You will post these reviews. Only then will our business be concluded. Welcome to self-publishing Mr Buxton.

Heather said...

Hey Spence,

Just finished the book, and loved it, beautifully written. Was disappointed to see that Dolly, Queen of the Wallop didn't make the cut. Please can she have a starring role in the next book...?

Heather

Spence Kennedy said...

Thanks very much, Heather. Really glad you liked the book. I'd forgotten about Dolly. She is a good character & probably deserves her own story - as I'm sure she'd agree.

The next book does feature a paramedic, but it's not actually about the ambulance service. It's more of a psychological thriller, about cults! Should be out in a few weeks now.

PS I know it's cheeky, but if you fancy writing a couple of line on Amazon, that'd be great ;) x