How Not To Promote Your New Book On Amazon

News today about a young lady jailed for eleven years at Carlisle Crown Court – the lurid headline in the otherwise sober Daily Telegraph neatly summarises the facts of the case:

Mother, 19, stabbed boyfriend during sex after telling him men should only be used for ‘human sacrifice’

Mm-mmm! Personally, if some woman told me that men are only good for human sacrifice, I would find that rather a turn-off! What’s more, it surprises me that, after he told her that his worst nightmare was being stabbed by a barefoot clown whilst duct-taped to a bed, and she dressed up for their romantic tryst as a barefoot clown carrying a large knife and a roll of duct-tape, his suspicions weren’t aroused somewhat. As it is, the boyfriend’s reward was to escape with his life, rather than being nominated for a Darwin Award.

But then… I note that in the article it turns out the victim is a brother Author – and the journalist was able to fit in a mention of his book. Well you know what they say about “No publicity…” eh?

This has got the Sumner Family Brain-Cell thinking.

Published: 26th May 2018
Artwork © 2018, Alex Sumner

I have a new novel forthcoming on May 26th 2018, entitled “Eternal Witch.” It is an occult thriller in which a successful young woman dabbles with recalling her past-life memories, and before you can say “needless to say it all goes horribly wrong,” it does – with violent consequences. It will be available in Paperback and Kindle form from Amazon. Already my dedicated hard-core fans are beseeching me for advance copies!

I should therefore like to declare that my worst nightmare is being chased by a Hollywood film producer armed with a large chequebook wanting to option the rights to my books, whilst being forced to drink Cristal 2004 (i.e. me that is, I’m not talking about forcing the Hollywood exec to drink anything). Anyone interested in participating in promotional activities with me of a non-violent nature – or indeed of ordering an autographed copy of my new book – may get in touch with me via the Contact Alex page on this website.

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