You might remember that I set up a publishing house this year, Handheld Press. We’ve published two books already – Ernest Bramah’s What Might Have Been, and John Buchan’s The Runagates Club – and there are three more in production. We’re hoping to publish ten a year. It’s looking good so far.
All Handheld books will be published as paperbacks (NOT print-on-demand, for which I have an irrational distaste), and we also publish them as ebooks, for Kindle and in ePub versions. But there’s a problem: Amazon (80% of the market) is being a bit lackadaisical about actually putting the Runagates Club ebooks in its Kindle stores, both .com and .co.uk. They’re being a bit friendlier about What Might Have Been: it’s openly available as a Kindle book in amazon.com, but darned hard to find on amazon.co.uk.
So, if anyone is interested in buying a book, and helping to persuade Amazon that these books should be a bit more obvious to the eager customer, here’s a handy checklist of the links for buying the Handheld Press ebooks through Amazon:
Over at Smashwords, whose affiliates are, I hope, also stocking the ebook, these are the links for the ePub version for non-Kindle users:
Any purchases will be greatly appreciated, and you’ll absolutely love reading them too: cracking good books, and rather good for long journeys. Also, they’re excellent for those difficult grandfather and dad presents. Christmas is coming. Quite soon. Really.