Festive Promotions

December 1, 2014

The festive season is upon us and the time has come for authors and publishers to step up promoting their books. Peatmore Press is no exception and up to a week ago had not heard of the black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion campaigns. But thanks to Libiro.com this is no longer the case hence the tweet below which went out a few days ago.

A week-long Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale starting 28 November for Crime and Passion ebook at http://tinyurl.com/o5z3vd8 #peatmore #ebooks.

Now the season is gathering intensity it is important to step up the momentum and increase our profile. To this end we have posted our festive audio book, “The Christmas Turkey” on the front page of the Peatmore Press website (www.peatmore.com). There is also a link to it on the side panel. The story lasts just under 10 minutes and hopefully it will stimulate readers who like it to seek out our other books. Books are wonderful presents as they show the recipient that the giver must have taken some thought over the gift as they are almost certain to share the same literary tastes. The audio book will remain free to listen to on the website throughout the Christmas period. We hope you will enjoy this and also like reading our current free short story, “But If”.

Best wishes for a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year to all who read this.

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Wonders of the world – Part 2

December 3, 2012

More wonders of the world I have seen on my travels – again in no particular order.

The Iron Bridge with Border

The iron bridge at Ironbridge, Shropshire, Great Britain

 In the late eighteenth century Abraham Darby devised a way of smelting iron with coke.  The bridge was built in 1779.  It was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.  The world, would never be the same again.

Terracota Army

Terracotta Warriors, China

 A clay army of thousands of life-size terra cotta figures of soldiers and horses discovered in 1974 in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China after they were buried underground for more than 2200 years.

Modern Shanghai Skyline

Modern Shanghai Skyline

 Modern Shanghai symbolises how China has emerged to dominate the World’s economy.

Stonehenge

 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, Great Britain

 Estimated to date from 3100 BC and is made up from Bluestone, Sarsen, Welsh Sandstone.  When I was a small boy we were able to sit, stand and climb on these ancient stones, all that is now strictly forbidden.


Christmas Books

December 9, 2011

Christmas is a time when most books are given and received.  It is natural then for any book publisher to begin a promotional campaign.  With this in mind, Peatmore Press has published a short seasonal audio book featuring a story about a Christmas Turkey.

Story telling at Christmas is a tradition that has been passed down for generations.  This February is the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, the most famous Christmas story teller of the nineteenth century.  Dickens was renowned for giving public readings from his novels and would have probably relished the chance of presenting them in audio format should the technology have been available then.  His readings provided an ideal opportunity for book promotion as crowds flocked to hear him read.

The tradition lives on as the audio book, “The Christmas Turkey,” from Peatmore Press is written and read by the author and is available over the Christmas period as a free download from http://peatmore.com.