An apology – and then the GOOD news
Please accept my apologies for misleading you with my premature price change notice for the UK sales of the Kindle version of my novel Captain Cobbler. The good news is that the price for the e-book is now 99 pence on amazon.co.uk – so you can now all afford to buy an e-book for Christmas and (hopefully!!) enjoy a good read
I put out a message on 1st December that the price should be below £1 sterling and then discovered that whenever you clicked on the UK Amazon site the price showed as £1.49. Unfortunately there seems to have been an informal agreement between Amazon and iTunes that they would not undercut each other, so the 99 cent price in the USA on the US Amazon site had to translate to the higher price point in the UK after tax was added (something to do with average exchange rates over a three month period?)
My publisher has now managed to organise a new price point for both Amazon and iTunes which is acceptable to both and that is 99 pence in the UK market. So I am delighted that things have worked out. I would be even more delighted if this means we can generate a renewed interest in Captain Cobbler. The story is based upon the exploits of my presumed ancestor Nicholas Melton who, though he was a lowly shoemaker, started what resulted in a major rebellion against the powerful King Henry Vlll in 1536.
It is a true story in essence, though, of course, I have had to fictionalise it in piecing the tale together as there were numerous gaps in the history. However, King Henry decided to carry out an Inquiry to find out which of his barons must have been responsible. All the answers were written down verbatim and historians now believe that it truly was a popular rebellion, started by a vicar and a bunch of artisans in Louth, in Lincolnshire, the county of my ancestors.
The Historical Novel Society review was very kind and you can read it here…
And you can go to Amazon and purchase the e-book here…