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“The Room Next Door”: Eleven Days Later

“The Room Next Door” has been out for eleven days, now, and that means it’s been in a few of your hands for nearly that long. This seems like a good time to thank all of you for your support, and also to ask whether you’re enjoying it?

It’s also payday here in the UK, which makes it a great time to promote a book by a newly published author!

If you’re enjoying the book, please tell people about it! Writing a post or a tweet to your friends or followers about how you feel about it, and including a link to it on Amazon or Markosia goes a long way!

Amazon.co.uk is here: https://amzn.to/2uJ3nod
Amazon.com is here: https://amzn.to/2O6lPxK
Markosia is here: https://markosia.com/books/prose/the-room-next-door/

If you have a few minutes, writing a one or two paragraph review on Amazon or GoodReads would also be incredible! For a new author, anything that puts the book in front of new people helps loads.
GoodReads is here: https://www.goodreads.com/…/show/49358818-the-room-next-d oor

I know I talk a lot – probably too much – about how we should all proactively support the creative endeavours of the people we know, or the lesser-knowns we’ve stumbled across. That’s because I’m admittedly a bit obsessed about the potential social media has for atomising and democratising culture, and the way I think we waste that potential when we recreate fame and elevate the same people who we were already watching on our TVs or knew from the big displays in bookshops.

But it’s ALSO because I’m a guy who makes things, and wants as many people as possible to see them! The love and support of friends and family is incredible and invaluable. But the adrenaline REALLY starts pumping when people you’ve never met start telling you they hated your book!

“The Room next door” is out now!

2019 was a hell of a year. A year of hell.
2020 looks almost the same so far, except for this:

My first book, “The Room Next Door”, it out now! And that’s A Good Thing. For me, and hopefully also for you!

Released on 20th January and published by Markosia, it’s a collection of 49 pieces of short writing – mostly stories, but with a couple of bits of poetry and experimentation in there – first written between 2006 and 2018. Early versions of a lot of them were originally posted up at Elephant Words, and all of them have been polished up and made shiny for this collection.

Click here to buy it from Amazon.co.uk.
Or click here to go to Markosia’s dedicated page, where there are links to buy it from places that may not be quite as evil.

I’m hoping to write a lot more about the book in the near future, including a little bit about the launch party that happened last week, and a bit of a look behind the curtain on what it’s like being a newly published author.

In the meantime please do buy my book! And tell everyone you know about it!

Yes, I know one more piece would have made 50, which is a much more pleasing number. I’d like to pretend I had a good reason for that. I’d like to.

If you don’t know what Elephant Words is, ask me in the comments or somewhere else, and I’ll maybe write a post about it. It was swell.