The download count for BIRDIE DOWN from Smashwords and Amazon is running at a dead heat, but virtually all the downloads from Amazon originate at Amazon.com because Amazon.co.uk isn’t distributing the book for free. That’s a pity. I’m a British writer, and I’d like Brits to read the story.
If you like SF and want to read it, but you are a die-in-the-wool British Kindle user, then there is a way around it. Go to Smashwords, set up an account (its free and simple), download the Kindle for pc version and then drag it across to your Kindle. I tried it and it works, and if I can do it, so can everyone else. The additional plus is that it arrives as a DRM-free book. That means you can use it on any Ereader. Or even gift it.
BIRDIE DOWN is the first episode in the Outer-Rim rebellion and is written for YA and up (which includes any bored or stressed execs who want to leave the office for a while–without actually leaving it!). The background for the story is told in the first 100 chapters of SCAT, but I’ve included a little more back story in the latest version of BD, so you don’t need them to enjoy this book.
Please check it out and let me know what you think of it. A blogger recently posted this comment about the book. It wasn’t so much a review, as to explain why she liked it so much:
“This is a great yarn, a gun blazing adventure, with just enough horror to give you a feel for the dangers lurking on the planet. Graham did a good job of creating first tier and second tier characters. The story had me turning pages as fast as I could and I was sad when it ended. This book is part of a larger work called Scat so it does sort of start in the middle of the action much like short stories do. The good news is there is more to the story.”
I hope you agree with her. It’s free, so why not check it out? Maybe even tell a friend. Or give it a rating:-)