Richard Nye Blog

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.

Tribulations of a newbie author

I see others who blog almost daily - this is my first for about six weeks!  The big challenge now is to tell the reading world about my opus.  Social media is apparently the answer.  I'm told there are over six billion users of Facebook and now I'm one of them, trying find some friends to whom I can subtly hint that they would enjoy the adventures of Charlie Kikira.  According to Google Analytics I have visitors to this website from far afield as one each from Kazakstan and South Africa. Anyway, if you haven't read about the said Charlie - please do - I'm desperate for reviews, good or bad!  Family and friends seem to have enjoyed him although I have to wonder if they just don't what to depress me!

28th August 2021

28/08/21 - Today's the day - a published author!  Please form an orderly queue to buy my book .....!

Fame??

As I've said on Twitter and elsewhere - it's not exactly the Sunday Times - but it's a start ......

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