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How to upgrade your iPhone

"Yay! It's better already!"

“Yay! It’s better already!”

If you are the owner of an Apple iPhone, there are three ways you can improve your enjoyment of the device, to wit:

  1. Download the latest patch for iOS 7; or
  2. Wait a few months, and download the forthcoming iOS 8; or – best of all –
  3. Get Taromancer by Alex Sumner and read it on your Apple device.

Yes! Taromancer is now available via iTunes. Quite by coincidence (not a coincidence at all actually), it is also available for Nook, as well as for Kindle. It is, in addition, available in print (I even have a limited number of autographed editions available – get in touch via the Contact Alex link for more details.

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Enjoy “The Magus” this Xmas!

The Magus - by Alex Sumner

Front cover artwork © 2009 by the author.

You now have the opportunity to download copies of my first novel, “The Magus” at a special rate this Christmas season! This is a story of murder and black magick and the occult set in contemporary London, and contains authentic descriptions of gruesome occult practices. It is the first book in my “Magus Trilogy.

For the whole of the Christmas Holiday Period – i.e. from now until January 6th 2013 – you can download it from SmashWords, in whichever ebook format you prefer, for just $1 – i.e. 50% off the usual price.

To take advantage off this offer,

Click on this link to go to THE MAGUS on Smashwords.com

And use coupon PS33N at the check-out.

Thanks! 🙂

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A Greater Power (new short story by Alex Sumner)

Artwork © 2011, the author.

New month, new murder!

“A Greater Power” is the follow-up to “The Demon Detective” and features the continuing adventures of modern-day sorcerer, Guy Shepardson.

A man is murdered in the dead of night in rural Oxfordshire – a note in his pocket links him to suave modern-day sorcerer GUY SHEPARDSON. Guy soon finds himself menaced by sinister thugs and aided by the dead man’s beautiful daughter as he attempts to confront the killers…

Available now from SmashWords in all popular Ebook formats. It will shortly be available from Amazon as well, details to follow.

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The Demon Detective – New Short Story

Cover artwork © the author, 2011.

You now have the opportunity to read “The Demon Detective” – the first new material I have released since “The Magus Trilogy.” This is a Dark Fantasy short story set in and around contemporary London, and is a tale of murder and demonolatry, featuring new character Guy Shepardson.

This is only available as an ebook. It can be downloaded from SmashWords for only $0.99 in all popular formats.

For more information and to purchase a copy please go here.

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The novels of Alex Sumner – now only $0.99 each!

The Magus Trilogy – three novels full of murder, sinister black magick and steamy action – and now for a trial period only, going for $0.99 each! You are now able to buy my three novels in ebook form for less than a dollar each. The Magus, Opus Secunda and Licence to Depart – are available from SMASHWORDS in all popular ebook formats, as well as from Amazon.

The Magus - by Alex Sumner

Front cover artwork © 2009 by the author.

Front cover artwork © 2010 by the author.

Front cover artwork © 2011 by the author.

To download a free Kindle reader, please go here.

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An Open Letter to Barnes & Noble

To Messrs Barnes and Noble, purveyors of fine literature to the peoples of the United States of America.

Dear Sirs,

First may I congratulate you on ingenious NOOK contraption. I’m glad to see you have jumped on the ebook bandwagon ahem I mean taken the lead in the ebook market with coming out with this completely original and so totally not inspired by any other competitor’s efforts *cough* Kindle *cough*. It therefore gives me no pleasure that there is just one flaw in it from my point of view, to wit:

Non-US authors cannot publish on it – unless they are represented in the US.

PubIt is the Barnes & Noble equivalent of Kindle Direct Publishing – however, I quote from your PubIt guidelines:

Who can use PubIt!? Anyone with a valid U.S. Bank Account, U.S. Credit Card, and U.S. Tax ID can sign up to use PubIt! Your Tax ID can be a Social Security Number (SSN)/ITIN or an Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Contrast this with Kindle which does not impose such restrictions on potential publishers! Also, I tried to find out if there is a NOOK equivalent in the UK but as I write this, the website barnesandnoble.co.uk is down.

Not wishing to tell you how to do your job, but it strikes me that if you want to compete with Amazon you are going to have to offer at least as generous terms as they do. As it is, your current T&Cs prevent authors such as myself who live in the UK – indeed any author from outside the US, or indeed a Mexican author living in America from selling to Barnes & Noble customers. This is not just selfishness on my part – you are losing out as well from not making more sales.

So, B&N, please could you sort this disparity out. Otherwise until then I will have to continue selling my books via Kindle – which of course means not just to Kindle devices but to any phone or ‘puter with a Kindle App.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Sumner.

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