Tuesday 29 January 2013

Barnaby tracks new tablet

Barnaby has bought himself a new computer tablet, ordered directly from the Chinese manufacturers. He was fascinated to be able to track the shipment of his parcel online as it moved between depots across the world. The whole process demonstated how simple it is to shop online these days, with electronic ordering and payment, even if there remains the problem of shipping the physical goods thousands of miles using good old fashioned boats and planes and trains. (OK, perhaps it was just planes and trucks in this instance). In this case it took five days between ordering and delivery, since Barnaby was too mean to pay extra for express shipment.
Of course, ordering ebooks is just as simple and the delivery is easier still. Not only that, it's almost instant and there is no additional charge for express delivery. You can find details of Barnaby's books at www.barnaby-wilde.co.uk . What's more, all of them are reasonably priced and some are even free.
What could be fairer than that?

Thursday 24 January 2013

Barnaby is all of a twitter

Barnaby now has a twitter address  @barnaby_wilde (click here to open his profile page in a new window). He now has to find some followers and is offering this incentive to the first twenty people who respond.
If you 'follow' Barnaby on twitter and email him at barnaby-wilde@hotmail.co.uk with the words 'I follow Barnaby' in the subject line and tell him which Barnaby Wilde ebook title you would like to receive, he will send you a coupon for a free download.
Of course, some of his ebooks are already available for free download and you can find out more about them and the rest of the titles at www.barnaby-wilde.co.uk
Meanwhile, Barnaby now has to work on writing his next tweet. Happy e-reading.

Sunday 20 January 2013

FREE RUNNING - Volume 2 of Mercedes Drew

Volume Two of the Mercedes Drew Mysteries - FREE RUNNING - is now available as an ebook in the format of your choice to suit your reading device. Three more complete stories featuring Mercedes Drew, her Triumph Bonneville T120 motocycle and her ongoing relationship with Detective Inspector Flowers. Just how could an octogenarian woman in a wheelchair rob a sub Post Office? Who is Bentley? What is a traceuse? Whose body is lying in Stoke Woods? Answers to these questions and more can be found at  FREE RUNNING where you can download a copy and also find Barnaby Wilde's other books, including the first volume of Mercedes Drew stories, Flowers for Mercedes.

Thursday 17 January 2013

Barnaby worries about FOMO

Apparently, FOMO - the Fear of Missing Out - is now a recognised psychological disorder, which is a cause of some concern to Barnaby. The condition has been likened to sitting in the centre court at Wimbledon and hearing the crowd roar from an outside court, leading to anxiety that you might not actually be watching the best tennis match.
The equivalent, for a reader, would be worrying that you are missing out on the latest title when you should be enjoying the one you are currently reading.
Worry not. Barnaby has reassurance a'plenty for you all. Firstly, any e-book you download remains yours forever. You can return to it and enjoy it as often as you like. Secondly, all of Barnaby's e-books remain available for instant download, so, you can relax and enjoy the one you're reading comfortable in the knowledge that when you reach the end, you will be able to download the next one.
Of course, for those of an unusually nervous disposition, you could go right now to www.barnaby-wilde.co.uk and download all of Barnaby's e-books, just to be on the safe side.
Happy reading.

Sunday 13 January 2013

One in Seven is Digital

Barnaby is delighted to note that e-books now account for approximately fourteen percent of the total book market in the UK. A rise of five per cent over the last year.
Sales of e-readers and tablets surged in the run up to Xmas, while the sales of printed books fell by almost five per cent in 2012. Global sales of dedicated e-readers and tablets are predicted to be over 140 million for 2013.
If you were one of the lucky recipients of a tablet or e-reader for Xmas, or if you have awarded yourself one just because you're worth it, what better place to start your e-book library than by visiting www.barnaby-wilde.co.uk and downloading one of his books of short stories, quirky poems, humorous novels or detective stories. Some of them are even 'free' to download. A great way to begin the new year.

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Flowers Has a Good Day

The first draft of the latest Mercedes Drew story - Flowers Has a Good Day - has been completed. Barnaby will now spend the next few days editing, enhancing and error checking until it is honed to perfection. Well, honed anyway. He anticipates publishing the next volume of three complete Mercedes Drew stories sometime in February, as soon as he can write up the next case for Detective Inspector Desmond Flowers to solve.
Meanwhile, the weather is mild, the New Year Resolutions as yet unbroken and the weight under control. In other words, an excellent beginning to twenty thirteen, as we are now to call it.
If you've not yet caught up with Mercedes' first three adventures, you can do so here, Flowers for Mercedes , or you could visit Barnaby's website at Barnaby Wilde to find out more about his books of quirky poetry, humorous novels or short stories. Until then, Barnaby wishes all his readers a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.