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“one of the finest horror novels I have ever read” Darkiss Reads review of Abiding Evil

On his website Darkiss Reads, Darkiss has reviewed Abiding Evil by Alison Buck. If you haven’t read Abiding Evil yet (why not?), then check out this review to see what you’re missing. Darkiss obviously enjoyed it! I’m sure he won’t mind us including a couple of extracts here:

“I will tell you right from the start that this is one of the finest horror novels I have ever read. There is no doubt in my mind that Alison Buck is one of the best writers of horror around today. Abiding Evil left me hanging on the edge of my chair so many times that the next time I read one of her books I may strap myself into my seat.”

“I don’t know why Alison Buck’s name is not better known. If this book is anything to go by she is easily as good as Stephen King or Dean Koontz.”

Thanks Darkiss, hopefully your review will mean that Alison’s name does become better known ;-)

Alnpete Press titles now available on German Kindle store

With the launch of the kindle store, Alnpete Press titles are now available in the English Books section.

Crypto da Vinci published just in time for Read an eBook week

If you’re still looking for an exciting new eBook to read for Read an eBook Week, you’ll be glad to know that Crypto da Vinci by Simon Buck has just been published as an eBook. It’s already on the Amazon Kindle Store and will soon be up on Kobo. If you like mysteries or thrillers, with some espionage, wit and a soupçon of whimsy thrown in for good measure, then you’ll love Crypto da Vinci, the latest in the Peter White mysteries.

Read an eBook Week 2011

eBook week 2011

Take the opportunity in this year’s Read an eBook week to read Abiding Evil or Devoted Sisters by Alison Buck, or Library of the Soul by Simon Buck on Kindle. Or if you prefer, Kobo versions of Abiding Evil or Devoted Sisters by Alison Buck, or Library of the Soul by Simon Buck. All currently available at GOOD PRICES.

What should determine the price of e-books?

On the FUTUReBOOK blog, in a recent post about app publishing and pricing, Simon Appleby mentions the dilemma facing publishers when it comes to pricing electronic editions of books:

While we know that e-books and enhanced e-books pose their own pricing challenges for the trade, at least there is a base expectation in the consumer’s mind that what they are purchasing has value as the fruits of someone’s labours – the debate is “cheaper than the book, but how much cheaper?”.

That is a good question, and I started to try and write a comment on his post but it developed into such a long comment that it became clear I should make it as a post here instead… Continue reading ‘What should determine the price of e-books?’

Simon Buck starts his own blog – Concomitant thoughts

Simon Buck has started his own blog called Concomitant thoughts. We’re providing the hosting but have no editorial input.

Alison Buck starts her own blog – Pass the Buck

With a little prompting from various quarters, our bestselling author Alison Buck has just started her own blog. Called Pass the Buck (!) it will be separate from this Alnpete Press blog (although we are happily hosting it for her – but with no editorial input). Have a look.

“Amazingly enticing, with wonderful imagery!” Customer review of Abiding Evil on Waterstone’s website

In June 2010 someone called Giselle wrote a customer review on the Waterstone’s website, with the title above. She said:

“The plot was fast paced and really draws you in with beautifully illustrated characters. Including the loveable & hateful staple characters and a truly terrifying evil presence. The story has impressive imagery and conjures up such wonderful visual notions; you can almost see it play through as if it were a blockbuster film in your head! I really loved it, so unfortunately finished it too quickly! That is the only criticism i can make, that it entices you too much that it is over too quickly!”

Sorry we didn’t notice the review before now, and whoever Giselle is I’m glad she (?) enjoyed it.

Absorbing the VAT increase for Alnpete Press eTitles

Alnpete Press are pleased to confirm that we have adjusted the prices of the eTitle editions of our books to ensure that they remain at £1.99 despite the increase in VAT.

Library of the Soul available on Kindle and Kobo

Devoted Sisters available on Kindle and Kobo

Abiding Evil available on Kindle and Kobo

Stuck in the snow? Read Abiding Evil and realise it could be so much worse!

If, like us, you’ve been snowbound for much of the last couple of weeks you probably haven’t been able to get out and do your christmas shopping. No deliveries have been getting through (we only had two deliveries of post in the last two weeks) so ordering online has not been much of an option. If you can’t get out to the shops (assuming they’re even open) you could buy electronic versions of our books for yourself or as gifts. Our books are available as eTitles on Kobo and now on the Kindle store (both US and UK).

If you are still snowbound, then you might be especially interested in Abiding Evil by Alison Buck. Most of the action takes place in a hotel in a clearing in a forest. A group of friends are unable to get away when the snow comes and traps them. Then an ancient evil presence from the forest starts to menace them. An evil that took children away from the nearby town many years before and has now come back for more. An Abiding Evil.

You might think that this would not be the most appropriate book to read if you’re stuck in similar circumstances – but isn’t that the attraction of horror? If nothing else, you can get a feeling of how much better off you are snowbound in your home than these people in this hotel. There’s nothing more encouraging than seeing others who are worse off ;-)

Either way if you’re waiting for the snow to clear, even if you don’t want to read Abiding Evil, we hope you have a nice peaceful time, looking forward to Christmas.