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It’s almost a month since the release of my comedy book collection The Bumpkinton Tales: Volume One and with this release I really wanted to look into expanding my distribution. I’ve stuck to Kindle since releasing my work, but this week I can announce that the Bumpkinton collection is now available in ePub format from both Kobo and Smashwords.

It was about time I expanded, will I get many sales through these avenues? I don’t know. Amazon is the main player, but it also means I’m not reaching as many people as I could be.

If you’re an avid reader but only buy books on Kobo and Smashwords, you can buy the book on the below links. You can also pick them up from my Shop page.

Buy from Kobo | Buy from Smashwords

In further news, I have added my own UK ISBN to the paperback and I am in the process of getting the book into major bookshops such as Waterstone’s, WH Smith etc, I’ll announce when I’m available in shops nationwide, but it’s looking like July or possibly August.

I’ve also had some lovely reviews for The Bumpkinton Tales: Volume One, here’s a sample below and if you’ve read it, please do leave a review. Indie Authors thrive on reviews, be it 1 star or 5 star, we need them so people have some guidance to buy our books.

Thank you to those who have left reviews so far and to those who plan to in the future:

Praise for The Bumpkinton Tales: Volume One

A perfect book for a lazy sunny afternoon! This collection of warm, funny and witty stories really engaged me. I felt as if I had got to know the residents of Bumpkinton…as if I might stumble upon their village on a day out. The style reminds me of Gervase Phinn (who I also love) and the depictions of living in a small community where everyone knows everyone and what they are up to were spot on. I’m looking forward to the next story so I can return to Bumpkinton and have a word with Amelia Goose!” – Jude Lennon

I have just finished reading the Bumpkinton Tales and now that I have visited this village, I want to stay there. The characters are charming, believable and so funny. I read this over a sunny bank holiday weekend and it took me away from reality to a lovely place, and it made me chuckle. I can’t wait until the next book is available. It is beautifully written, some funny one liners, and a read for 8 yrs to 80 yrs.” – Jan Underwood

Bumpkinton… if you’ve ever lived in a small hamlet you’ll instantly recognise it, yet there’s more to this small community than the petty in-fighting at the regular village meetings. This collection of short stories takes you on a year’s journey with the inhabitants of said town, through the highs & lows of not-quite everyday life, with both humour & poignancy. I was left wanting more in the best way. By the end of the book I needed to know not only what happens to the villagers next, but also, what happened before. Snippets of back-story, laden with nostalgia serve to make Bumpkinton a real place, even though it’s not on any map! An antidote to the frenetic ride of the thriller. No actual murders, but a page turner nonetheless.” – Anon Amazon Customer