Bobby Shafter is my first book to be published in the traditional way – printed on paper and with an actual as opposed to a virtual cover. Here’s a photo of me spruiking it at the launch, held on 31 August 2018 at the Elephant British Pub in Adelaide.
Set in Yorkshire in the 1950s, it’s a story about a man and a woman, social class, role-playing, human nature, human frailty and human ingenuity, told with a bit of humour and enough sex and violence to make it believable.
If you remember the 1950s, Bobby Shafter will be a walk down Memory Lane. If you missed them it will be a window on a world of wonders. After all, the 1950s were a golden age.
After a period of glory as a “published author” I realised that I was also an “un-read author”. So I bought the publishing rights back from Elephant House Press and have self-published it as an e-book, priced at US$2.99. Click here to buy it at Smashwords. Or click here to buy it at Amazon/Kindle.
And when you’ve finished reading Bobby Shafter you will want to read the sequel: Farley’s Bend. This is now available at Smashwords (click here) and Amazon (click here). Or go to your preferred platform and look for it; it’s probably there too.
By the way, if you are thinking of joining the fast-growing ranks of self-published e-authors, I recommend Smashwords. They have their own retail platform, and if your book is properly formatted they put it on Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and others.
By warned, though… as soon as an e-book is published it is swamped by a tsunami of other books. It is up to you to market it. If you find an effective way to do that, please let me know.