Provenance on Kindle
Shoestring is a brilliant publisher, but it doesn’t do eBooks and many of my readers prefer them. Therefore, I’ve published the Kindle edition of Provenance, my new and collected stories with East Lane Books, the ePublisher named after the location of the allotment at the back of our house. Many thanks to Nat and Rachael at Narrator typesetters and designers for converting the book, which is exactly the same as the printed edition except for the absence of an author photo (since there’s no back cover) and the addition of several laudatory quotes from reviews at the front of the book. I’m too modest to include them here, but shorter versions can be found by clicking ‘Read More’ on the book’s Amazon page. Or you can read the lot by clicking on ‘look inside’. The print book is still available from Shoestring Press and at all good bookshops: in particular, Nottingham’s Five Leaves. It might make a fine Christmas present. For an introductory period (in the hope of generating sales and, of course, reviews) I’m keeping the price low, a full seven quid below the print price: £5.99 to be precise. It would be a fiver, but digital books attract 20% VAT. If you want to know more about the book, please read my blog post from earlier this year. In brief, it has eighteen stories, ranging from my first published piece, ‘Witchcraft’ (which appeared in Ambit in 1989) through to four previously unpublished stories (of which one – ‘The Way It Works’ – is a substantial, five-part story), written last year. The pieces cover the full range of my work, with subjects from music to middle-age and friendship to art fraud. I’m very proud of it. Oh and, if you’re a Kindle owner and haven’t read my latest Bone and Cane novel, The Great Deception, this five star novel is currently on offer on Kindle at just £2.99. Bargains, both.