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Alnpete Press titles now available in Italian and Spanish Kindle Stores

Amazon have launched their latest Kindle Stores, in Italy and Spain.  Alnpete Press titles are available in both the new Italian and Spanish Kindle Stores, and of course still available in the French, German, UK and US Kindle Stores.

Print editions are no healthier than digital editions

In recently published research by the Media Convergence Research Unit of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, the scepticism of readers towards eBooks was examined.  The study used two sample groups, young readers and elderly readers, asking them to read texts on paper, a Kindle and an iPad. The subjective response of most participants tested in the study was that they preferred reading from paper, finding it more comfortable.  But the study found no actual difference in reading performance between the printed page and an e-reader, “dispelling the widespread misconception that reading from a screen has negative effects” explained Professor Dr. Stephan Füssel who instigated the study.

Alnpete Press titles now available in French Kindle store

Alnpete Press titles are now available in the English language section of Amazon’s new French Kindle store

Alnpete Press titles now available as eBooks from WH Smith

Alnpete Press titles are now available in electronic editions as ePub eBooks from WH SMith

Alnpete Press titles now searchable online

We are pleased to announce that the text of Alnpete Press titles are now searchable online, using the search facility provided by Google as part of the Google Books programme.

Alnpete Press titles now in the Google ebookstores

We are pleased to announce that Alnpete Press titles are now in the Google ebookstore for purchase as eBooks in ePub format.

Alnpete Press titles now available on Apple iBookstore

We are delighted to announce that our titles are now available on all 32 Apple iBookstores in ePub format.

Abiding Evil by Alison Buck – Finalist in the Global eBook Awards

Global eBook Awards FinalistAbiding Evil CoverAlison’s book Abiding Evil has been chosen as a finalist in the Global eBook Awards. The awards ceremony is on Saturday 20th August in Santa Barbara in California.

Global eBook Awards – judging soon to begin

Global eBook Awards NomineeThree of our titles were nominated for the Global eBook Awards. Judging is soon due to begin and there is still time for you to cast a vote on the awards website. Each of them is in a different category so you can vote for all of them if you wish. It only takes a few seconds!

If you’ve read and enjoyed any of our titles please do spend those few seconds voting. It couldn’t be any easier, just follow the links below:

To vote for Abiding Evil in the Horror category go to http://bit.ly/abidingAward

To vote for Devoted Sisters in the Suspense/Thriller category go to http://bit.ly/devotedAward

To vote for Crypto da Vinci, a Peter White mystery in the Mystery category go to http://bit.ly/cryptoAward

Thank you in anticipation ;-)

Alnpete Press eBook sales

It’s been an exciting time for us and our authors here at Alnpete Press, with the move into the world of eBooks being a great success.

   Alison Buck’s spooky horror novel Abiding Evil quickly went to the top of both Amazon UK and Kobobooks horror bestseller lists, it has also been No. 1 in Ghosts on both sites for ages.

   Sales in the UK, as well as the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere have been strong on Kobobooks, but sales outside the UK have been negligible on Amazon. There is a distinct and very palpable antagonism to small independent publishers / authors, especially if they are non-US, (to the point of extreme rudeness in many cases) on the amazon.com customer threads which is clearly reflected in the sales figures.

   So, thank you to our new readers who are discovering our titles for the first time in electronic format. Tell your friends ;-)