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Papua New Guinea news

This is what happens when Western values invade an innocent country. The 2018 scene at Port Moresby airport  ........

The nation, in which 40 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, spent $5.7 million on 40 Maseratis for the 2018 APEC summit.

Papua New Guinea's Controversial Fleet Of Maseratis, Purchased For $6 Million, Offered For Sale At Discount | Carscoops

Audible version

Have now sent a response to the draft audio files for correction to publisher.  Quite a time consuming business needing to precisely show time on file where each correction is needed. And there were a lot of them.  Mr Abinieri has a very engaging voice which works well but I had to take issue with prounciation of some names.

Once present on Audible I've got to work out a marketing strategy on Social Media.  Any advice welcome!   Today Google Analytics tells me I had ten new users logging on to this site.  Just hoping this can translate into some sales which at the moment are disappointing although reviews have all been encouraging.

Everybody is telling me my book would make a good TV series.   Watch this space!

5 Stars!

Just seen a nice 5* review by an Amazon reader: This is a very good and intriguing book. It follows the life of a young Papua New Guinea boy, Charlie K, from the days when PNG was still administered by Australia until independence. The cultures of the indigenous tribes and the mores of the ruling Australian police administraors are superbly captured, sometimes humourosly, sometimes sadly by someone who has clearly lived there.

Excited! Just received the draft reading of my book by Sebastian Abineri and have started to review it prior to approval before sending to Audible.


More interest?

Encouraged by the recent Goodreads review  and increased visits to my website, I've joined the 'Authors Den' - a US based site which allegedly sets out to give authors more exposure to the reading public.  We shall see if it works. As the saying goes .... Rome wasn't built in a day!

Goodreads Review of 'The Evolution of Charlie K'

Just banging my drum here with a Goodreads review by Helen :

I'm really surprised this book isn't more talked about. This was such an insightful look into tribal life some sixty years ago in Papua New Guinea.  Themes of racism and prejudice that are still relevant today are portrayed without making it feel like a lesson.

Readers of the World - Welcome!

Google Analytics tells me that my website has been logged onto with unsurprisingly, most times from the UK, next the USA, but close behind in 3rd place, no other but China! So welcome 欢迎  Chinese reader friends!

Listen up!

Decision made ..... have decided to go ahead with an audio version which will be available on Audible and other retailers in a few months time.  It will be interesting to hear how the narrator deals with the different accents which range from Texan drawl to Pidgin English!

Tribulations of a newbie author Part 2

Getting nowhere fast at the moment. I felt I needed to get some reviews on Amazon - hopefully positive - to encourage punters to buy, read and review the adventures of Charlie K.  I succumbed to the offers from the 'OnlineBook Club' to review the book and post a positive review on Amazon, in exchange for money of course. I eventually received a review of a full 4*.  The review was laughable, although complimentary, obviously by someone with little understanding of the book, or for that matter, the world outside USA. The review recommended it to readers interested in the history of Africa!! The book never mentions Africa, the action taking place in Papua New Guinea.  The book even includes a map showing PNG just north of Australia!  I am now plagued by emails trying to sell me adverts on their site.   The owner of the OnlineBook Club doubtless makes a nice living from it.

So, onward and upward. I'm now signed up to Instagram and shall continue to struggle with Facebook to increase my number of followers. A gleam in the eye is an Audible version.  I am listening to recommended voice actors before deciding.  Watch this space.

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