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!
I 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 Amazon.co.uk (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!