Sometimes you come across a real gem of an image. I usually do an Amazon-check of my books at the weekend (unless they’re on promotion, when I *may* be tempted to check more often… 🙂 ) So last week, I opened Amazon UK, typed in Baby Dear (my shortest and easiest to type title) – and found the image below – please note it’s ‘…the most relevant results’:
I wonder if they showed Baby Dear to people looking for very hungry caterpillars? It reminded me of a similar screenshot last Christmas. The connection was more obvious this time, but just in case anyone’s wondering, mine is definitely not a children’s book!
Something else that’s fun to collect is category bestseller flags. They don’t come round often, but A Lake in Switzerland picked up one last week:
My ‘Switzerland’ novellas are doing better than I’d anticipated, which is nice. It’s not so easy finding readers when you do such a 180° genre-about-turn.
A Spa in Switzerland had a number one too, but I missed the flag screenshot. Here it is in the listing, though:
For the past several months, I’ve been cracking on with the next in the series, Trouble in Switzerland. It’s being edited at the moment and should be ready later this summer.
Although the novellas are a series, each story is complete in itself and they can easily be read as standalones.
Another thing I enjoy is when Amazon recommends me my own books. I think this happens because their software (or whatever it is) notices that although I check these books regularly, I never buy one.
My headline news this week, though, is that Chosen Child is going to be translated into German and Italian – happy dance! This won’t happen overnight, but hopefully, sometime next year, I’ll have two more foreign editions to add to my collection of one…
Auf Wiedersehen and arrivederci!