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We have lift off!

Thanks to everyone who came along to one of the book launch functions for The Queensberry Rule in December - and thanks of course to everyone who bought the book.  Steve and I hope you've enjoyed it.  Sales have tapered off now we're in January, so there'll be some more campaigns over the next little while to kick things along.  Of course, the more reviews there are on amazon . . .

What you can do
  • As I've said before, reviews are gold for authors, so if you've read and enjoyed The Queensberry Rule, pop over to amazon.com and write a review.  Click here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AEUO15Q/
  • Cracks in the Ceiling is on a special free promotion from about 7 pm Wednesday 23 January to 7 pm Friday 25 January AEDST.  Tell your friends! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KNAU9S/
  • My offer of a free ebook when people sign up to this mailing list is still open!  Tell your friends.
  • If you're a twitter user, click here to tell your followers about The Queensberry Rule
Hoaxes

In early January, an environmental activist sent a hoax press release to the stock exhange, claiming that a major bank had withdrawn funding for a controvertial coal project.  $300 million was wiped off the value of the company before it was realised that the whole thing was bogas.  It was easy to trace, and the perpetrator admitted doing it - proudly.  But what if he'd done a better job at covering up - like Oliver does in The Queensberry Rule?  Food for thought in the social media age.


Happy New Year

Hard to believe that the year is underway already. I've got lots of plans for new work. including:
  • Another novel co-written with Steve McAlpine. "Warm Honey" is a family drama set under the blistering Perth sun. This is well advanced and currently in editing phase.
  • Completing the Advanced Smash Repairs series. Two down and four to go! The plan is to finish them all then release them weekly.
  • Audiobooks of at least some of the "back catalogue". 15 Civic Square will be first.
I'm going to be writing more regularly on my blog (www.davecornford.com) aiming for a movie/DVD review a week, on Wednesdays, as well as more regular short "flash fiction" updates on Fridays. I've kicked off with reviews of The Company Men and Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room, two different takes on causes and impact of the global financial crisis. I hope you enjoy them.