When the luck unicorn farts …

You’d better be ready.

Yes, smashing things are afoot, in writing world anyway, and for once it’s not me blundering into something and breaking it.

Escape From B-Movie Hell.

Something unusual and rather wonderful has happened this week, my book, Escape From B-Movie Hell has been accepted for a bookbub promotion.

Now, I can imagine you might be thinking,

‘Mmm yes MT,’ as you stifle a yawn, ‘but what does that have to do with me?’

Well, Bookbub is the mother of all promotion sites. You get your book featured on there and many, many folks will discover it. A Bookbub feature is one of the Holy Grails of authordom. Any author angling to have their book included will need a LOT of persistence, possibly in conjunction with aligned stars, the fumes of potent upwind unicorn farts, and a dash of fairy dust. But while the unicorns and fairies and proper authors were looking the other way it seems my book sneaked on!

What does this mean for you?

Well, if you want to read Escape From B-Movie Hell, then from sometime yesterday, 20th July, until Sunday, 23rd July, it’s going for a song.

Bookbub will be promoting my book to squazillions of people in India, Canada, Australia and the UK. And in return I reduce it to 99c, or p, or 65Rupees.

Now the squazillions don’t include anyone in the US, or RSA or New Zealand, which seemed unfair. So I’ve reduced it to the equivalent price in those places, too.

So there you go, if you are interested in reading it, click this link for more info and links to buy:

http://www.hamgee.co.uk/escape.html

There’s another thing I’d like to share with you. Today, I bring you a new word: the verb, ‘to bald’. McMini uses a lot of wonderfully bizarre language and this is one he came up with when I was talking to him the other today. He was talking about pretending to be a certain footballer, a fellow with a shiny round billiard ball of a head. No hair.

‘We balded ourselves and ran around shouting, “Goooooaaaaal!”‘ He told me.

The thing that made me laugh most was that I knew exactly what he meant straight away.

So there we are. If you have a LOT of hair, and you then sweep it back off back of your face and flatten it against your head, roll-on deodorant style, so that you can pretend you have no hair at all and show your giant forehead to the world, the technical term for your action is, apparently, ‘balding yourself’.

The baldest thing I could find at short notice.

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14 responses to “When the luck unicorn farts …

  1. Ah. they did fart in your general direction! Congrats

  2. Ooh exciting! I loved this one, hope it goes well! Let me know if you want to do a guest post or anything to go with it!

  3. I learned something new from you today: it is possible to BookBub (note use as verb) in a set of other countries. I shall have to investigate the finances of that. I had given up on even applying, because I thought it would break the bank – for little return (not everyone has reported success, but everyone has paid good money to the BookBub gods).

    May I wish you the best results possible – and a huge kick in sales after?

    • Yes the international ones are quite good. Not necessarily as game changing as one with the United States in but to be honest my book is definitely more appreciated by folks in Oceania South Africa Europe and Britain than it is in America they just seem to get my jokes more readily. It cost me 70 something dollars which I thought was very good. Last night when I went to bed 76 people had bought it and I seem to have made some knock on sales of other books which was quite nice so I’m hoping it will pay for itself. It hasn’t quite yet. You have to sell a lot of books at 99p to make back $70 odd. I’m running the promo for a couple of weeks though to make the most of the long tail and hopefully it might get onto another promo that’s running in a couple of weeks and if it does that will give a the tail a little wag at the end. Here’s hoping.

      Cheers

      MTM

  4. Hurrah! (And whatever the white thing is – mushroom? – I thought it was a curled up cat when I saw it in the email! Can I blame it on the end of a very long term?!)

  5. Diana

    I am not a great soccer fan, and have never (to my recollection) watched a full game — but I totally understood what McMini’s comment meant! Great way with words he has. Must get it from his Mum 🙂

    Congratulations on your promo! May you sell many hundreds of books before this promo is over. Many many many hundreds!

    • Ah bless you! Thanks. I hope so too but to be honest, if I break even I’ll be happy. It’ll be a close run thing. All my books have something wrong with them. The K’Barthan Series mashes too many genres and Escape has a gay heroine and the word ‘hell’ in the title, which is probably why they aren’t promoing it in the US. They think I’ll sell 300 or so. I would be surprised if it’s that many but so far we’re looking at about 105 confirmed, which is nice! 😉

      Cheers

      MTM

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  6. Way to go! I hope you “clean up” big time.

  7. Congrats, dear girl! Hooray!

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