Monthly Archives: October 2013

One From The Heart – A Dream Come True!

I’ve been busy since my last blog self-publishing my debut novel The Accidental Courier. For me this is realising a lifelong ambition but even I wasn’t ready for the emotional impact when the proof copies arrived from Createspace and I held the first printed copies of my own work. Wow!

The Accidental CourierI haven’t really come down from the ceiling yet. In the first 10 days or so, I’ve sold more copies than I dared hope and, so far, the feedback has all been great with (at the time of writing) two excellent reviews on Amazon. It’s so gratifying and exciting and I can’t thank enough those of you who’ve bought a copy and taken the time to provide feedback – either via Facebook or, better still, on Amazon.

In the first couple of days my sales put me in the top 10,000 on Kindle – OK so there’s still some way to ‘best-seller’ status (I won’t be upgrading the Harley just yet) but there are over 2 million books available so that put mine in the top 0.5%!

Sooner or later, I know some cynic will try and burst my bubble with a bad review or some snide remark and I’m realistic enough to know you can’t please everyone but for now I’m flying high and I don’t ever want to come down.

If you haven’t discovered me yet and would like to give the book a try here is a link to my author page on (I’m also available on other countries’ Amazon sites – just search for Robert Darke)

I sincerely hope it gives you as much pleasure to read as it did me to write!


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