…Authors… Eureka!… this ol’ Jurassic Scots scribbler may just have unraveled the Goodreads mystery…


…given my propensity to f*ck up completely anything I touch that’s remotely associated with compooootery Web things, I’m delighted to announce a major personal breakthrough… relative in its impact, possibly, to the discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle… or the invention of the non-square wheel… even the revelation that Master Gallacher and Brad Pitt are never ever seen in the same room (just sayin’)… since my embroilment in the merry-go-round of Authorship, and all its attendant SOSYAL NETWURKS involvement, one of the many (nay, very many) channels to defy my comprehension has been the Goodreads page… and more  particularly, how a quill-scraper can best utilise membership of that mystical group… in much the same accidental manner that Mr Archimedes found a better use for his soapy bath water than merely cleaning himself, I believe I have stumbled upon the Goodreads enigmatic code… it has meant rubbing against my genetic Scots DNA that boasts frugality, with sparse room for charitable acts, by giving away free several signed copies of a coupla titles in the Jack Calder crime thriller series, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK… in the past five weeks the Goodreads Giveaway mechanism has hummed along merrily, trumpeting to the WURLD, the madness of a Scotsman in releasing some of his valuable product at no cost… but here’s the thing, Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… the insanity has some practicality attached… the draw entries closed today… and to my bewildered astonishment, just shy of 3,000 (yes, Mabel, 3,000!) entries were received… to be precise, 1,510 requests for THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and 1,436 requests for VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK… the winners have been drawn and will have their signed copies in due course, courtesy of the Bahrain Postal Service… total cost of the promotion to me?… merely the price of postage stamps and packaging to 7 readers in the UK, 10 in ‘Merika, and 3 in Canada… and I’m left with that beautiful after-feeling that must have attended Al Gore when he invented the WURLD-Wide-Web… a-hem… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

Cover for Violin ManVWB cover











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US amzn.to/1F4qTbk

Can amzn.to/18w496F

Aus bit.ly/1F4rSbk


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US http://amzn.to/1DPx2WN

Can http://amzn.to/1vYv0nb

Aus http://bit.ly/1zV9aNR



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13 responses to “…Authors… Eureka!… this ol’ Jurassic Scots scribbler may just have unraveled the Goodreads mystery…

  1. I am going to have to look into Goodreads more thoroughly and use it better. Great job! 🙂

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  2. Great turnout, Seumas. I’ve had good luck with the Goodreads giveaways too 🙂 A wonderful way to interest readers and get on a few TBR lists. Happy New Year!

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  3. Congratulations, Seumas. It looks like your Happy New Year 2016 has started already. May it continue this same way. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  4. Rosa Ave Fénix

    I always say… you are great!!!!!!!… (very) more for 2016… cheers!!!!!

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  5. Whew. How cool is this. Congrats!
    Great way to start the new year!

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