As the leaves turn brown and fall from the trees and the town centre begins to fill with Christmas decorations and gift ideas, I wanted to take a moment to share some November News. Here are all the updates from the last few weeks!
Halloween 10K Run
Because this was my first Halloween after The Suffering was published, I wanted to mark the occasion by doing something a little different. I decided to sign up to the Pendle Witch 10K run from Lancaster Castle. Running is not really my forte, but I liked the idea of a challenge and chose to dress as the character Lisa Vaughan to do it. My friend joined me and wore a The Suffering T-shirt with an Anthony Pile cape, and we promoted the book in sweaty style! We ended up completing the run in 1 hour and 8 minutes, far exceeding my expectations!
Page Reads and Chart Positions
Last month, my publisher notified me that we’d hit 818,000 Kindle Unlimited page-reads. This number is unbelievable and I’m so grateful to everyone who has downloaded their copy of The Suffering and read it. We’ve hit 600 reviews in the US, and we’re almost there in the UK, too. This is way beyond what I could have imagined for the first year of publication, so I am blown away!
We were also successful in running a 99c Bookbub sale in November, which lead to The Suffering being number 1 in the US Kindle UK chart once more, and number 2 in a number of other categories. It also reached its highest ever placing in the UK horror chart, climbing into position 5 in Kindle Store and 8 in Horror Books. A huge thank you to everyone who picked up the book during the sale. It is an incredible feeling and it’s one I’ll never forget!
The Suffering is coming to Audible!
Huge news for November – the extremely talented Jonathan Johns has completed recording The Suffering for Tantor Media, and it will be available on Audible from 28th November. You can pre-order it now!
Jonathan has let me know he had a lot of fun making the recording, and I can’t wait to hear it.
The Newsletter has launched!
The Mars Rovers Newsletter has finally come to fruition. Sign up today for book news, horror appreciation, poems and stories, and exclusives. We also have a monthly writing tip section for creative Rovers out there. I have received positive feedback from the launch, and I am so happy you’re enjoying the mailings so far. Stay tuned for a festive special, and perhaps a message from some of Brackenby’s ghosts…