Saturday, 9 May 2015

Here's hoping this interview embeds properly...



Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Rave Reviews Book Club on BlogTalkRadio

If not then you can find it HERE - it's the oldest 'BEYOND THE COVER' interview so you may need to scroll down a bit! :-)

Not bad for my 1st taste of promotional media work! :-P

Milele Safari's on web radio today!

- I'll be talking to about my book MILELE SAFARI & more May 9 Noon CDT/6 pm UK

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Milele in motion(ish)!


I have a book trailer! lol

It's actually better as a presentation but at least this way you get to see it online without any clunky powerpoint downloads :-P
Now I'm getting my marketing/promo act together finally this will be going the rounds with me at other signings and book club appearances etc to I'll keep you posted as to when and where (having done a sneaky recce at Kingsbridge Library last week! :-D)

Monday, 5 January 2015

My bad...

... been neglecting things big time in here, but it WAS because I've been busy editing and publishing a fantasy anthology for DreamWorlds Publishing and giving my friend and editor Sue Bridgwater's novel Perian's Journey a bit of a redesign and a new eBook edition.
Really busy getting it all out in time for Christmas, but on the plus side for Milele the online review/ book club I joined up with had me as their member of the month in December so Milele's had a bit of a push sales-wise and hopefully will grow some more reviews soon :-D
Will try and get in here a little more often this year...

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Really MUST remember to update!

Head like a sieve

To find out what happened with the Ficitivity Press cometition go HERE - if not then I'll just say that I won and Ficitivity are beavering away on my shiny FB for Milele as we speak! ;-)

Monday, 28 April 2014

Healthy competition...

… is (probably) to publishing what King Herod was to enlightened baby care? Cream floats naturally – so do other thingies that you most certainly don’t want on your coffee, strawberries, or ‘you’re worth it’ face :-P
However – some things are worth competing for, especially if it’s a fab FaceBook ad campaign for your debut novel. Doubly so when you suck at doing FB ad campaigns which I do – royally!
So this is the pitch -

VOTE FOR ME!!!!!

(5 – count them! – exclamation marks :-)  )
Click the link – the big pink one above (OK if you must then this is the actual URL - https://www.facebook.com/events/631129313645528) and vote for…

Milele Safari by Jan Hawke!!!!!

and I will be eternally grateful if I win ;-)
Voting is open up until 30th April 2014 – 2 days to go!!!!!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Twenty Years On - Rwanda

Twenty years ago, on April 7th 1994, the genocide of between 500,000-800,000 Tutsis, liberal Hutu and Twa began. The true number of victims will never be known. Fictional Zyanda and part of the main storyline in Milele Safari is partially based upon the brutal events that happened in Rwanda over the course of a little over 3 months. 

To mark this bleak anniversary, during April through to 15th July 2014 my author profits of Milele Safari will be donated to UK relief agency ShelterBox* in memory of the thousands of people who lost their lives in 1994. 

*ShelterBox operations manager in Helston, Cornwall, John Leach has my sincere gratitude for his invaluable contribution to the research undertaken for Milele Safari on how NFI aid (non-food items) is deployed during an emergency, such as the landslide incident described in the closing chapters of the novel.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Also available in NOOK!

:-) Well we got there eventually! For some reason it seemed to take forever to come onto the system after I got the Barnes & Noble/NOOK PRESS vendor account set up last weekend.

Anyway - HERE IS THE LINK TO NOOK

As you probably know eBooks have to be much cheaper than physical ones so it's £2.99* as opposed to £11.50 - 11.99 (depending on exchange)

For US/oversees visitors it's $4.79 or $18.95

Full(er) list of online merchants is HERE on the DreamWorlds Publishing site ;-)


*Which is still a bargain compared to mainstream publishers prices who'll happily charge you over a fiver for 'star' authors eBooks ><

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

WOO HOO! Nook Press has gone international!!!

Will finally be able to finish off the ePub submission with Nook (Barnes and Noble's Kindle equivalent) - for non-US peeps there was a problem with self-publishing your work on Nook without a US bank account.

Today it was announced that Nook's new international arm's opened up the vendor market to the UK and EU countries (well most of them anyway) which in turn means that I can finalise my vendor details for selling the ePub version of Milele Safari on the B&N site ;-)

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

It's out!!!!!

Well - after a few hiccups like forgetting to put my name on it as the author Milele Safari is now available in Kindle format and on sale on Amazon!

It will eventually go out on NOOK (Barnes & Noble) and Apple iBooks but it's enough to get it on the virtual shelves of Amazon so I'm not about to cry into my beer anymore after my foolish naivety with Ingrams (see post below). And by putting the ePub format up with them too the title's also available on any number of other eBookstores albeit not too well-known outside of the USA (mostly - there's about 2 in the UK and a handful in Brazil, India and Thailand as well on the ePub distribution list) so pretty much all internet bases covered :-)

Onwards and Upwards as they say (and I did! In Onwards and Upwards, chapter 4...) :p