Archive for August, 2011

August 20, 2011

A Warm Welcome

A warm welcome to visitors, new and old.

If you are here as a result of the feature in The Telegram, thank you for your interest. Please explore the site and discover the journey that Marshall Buckley has taken from the initial idea to publication of the three books. There are also a couple of short stories – the chilling A Very Ordinary Killer, and the much more light-hearted Taken (published to support the Macmillan Cancer Support “Coffee Morning”).

Comments and questions are always welcomed; if you use the Contact Me page, I guarantee I will answer personally.

You can find free sample chapters from The Long Second on the Samples page (these samples are in Word format).

All three books – The Long Second, Broken and Adam’s Game – are available for all e-book readers. Amazon Kindle owners can follow the Amazon links on the right of the page. Owners of other readers can find the books at Smashwords. (Smashwords and Amazon also offer free samples of all the books).

At present, only The Long Second is available in paperback format. Broken will be available later this year, Adam’s Game will be available early 2012. If you are in North America, you can buy the paperback from Amazon. If you are located else where, please use the “Buy Now” link on the right.

You can find Marshall Buckley and The Long Second on Facebook and Twitter (be warned, many tweets are unrelated to the books and may be somewhat irreverent!) – new followers are also welcome; say hello and I’ll follow you back.

Once again, thank you for your interest in Marshall Buckley.

August 3, 2011

July Round-Up

I had considered revealing my actual sales figures here, but have had second thoughts. Not because they are especially bad or especially good but I’m just not ready yet to put them in the public domain.

I will say, though, that July sales were almost identical to June sales. That’s quite positive because more of July’s sales would be to “random” purchasers (i.e. to friends/family/colleagues). They’re also good because sales of Broken – the sequel to The Long Second – have been strong, indicating that readers of the first book have enjoyed it enough to purchase the second (and, presumably, want to find out what happens next).

I’ve stepped back al little from the constant promotion, still smarting from the unpleasant tags that appeared following my early attempts at targeted promotion on Twitter. Again, though, the lack of persistent promotion doesn’t seem to have harmed sales much (if at all).

However, it looks as if there may well be a significant development on the publicity front coming very soon. I won’t reveal anything yet but, if my understanding is correct, then I’ll be able to talk about it very soon (and maybe point you in the direction of it, too).

Finally, The Long Second paperback is now available to order direct from Amazon – though it’s only available on the US site (it’s listed on UK but shown as unavailable). Bets of all, last time I looked, they’d knocked $5 off the price. It’s practically a bargain!

The e-books, of course, remain available on both the US and UK sites. I wouldn’t object if you felt the need to pop over there and buy some…