Category Archives: Giveaways

One Million Books – Signed Blood Song First Edition Celebratory Giveaway

This week I carried out a long overdue review of my sales figures and it turns out that, thanks to The Empire of Ashes, I’ve now sold over one million books in English worldwide. It all feels a bit surreal given that it doesn’t seem that long ago when I wrote this post about reaching the what I once thought to be the impossibly out of reach goal of surpassing ten thousand sales, but I guess six years is a long time in publishing. 

As a thank you to all my readers for making this happen I’m running a mailing list giveaway for a rare signed US first edition hardcover of the book that started it all – Blood Song. The giveaway is open to all existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list before midnight GMT on July 31st. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on August 1st.

Click here to join the mailing list.

For all the data freaks out there, here’s a percentage breakdown of those sales by format:

Ebook – 51%

Audiobook – 21%

Mass Market Paperback – 16%

Trade Paperback – 7%

Hardcover – 5%


Empire of Ashes – Signed Hardcover Giveaway and New Mailing List Freebie

 


To celebrate the imminent release of The Empire of Ashes I’m holding a mailing list signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT July 1st are automatically entered.

One first place winner will receive a UK hardcover.

Two second place winners will receive a US hardcover.

Three third place winners will receive UK trade paperbacks.

All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The winners will be chosen and notified on July 2nd.

 

The Empire of Ashes is released in ebook, audio, and hardcover in the US on July 3rd and in the UK on July 5th. Pre-order links are on the book page. 

 

In other news, in addition to the free short stories, anyone who subscribes to my mailing list will now receive a free download ebook compilation of all my non-fiction as a thank you for signing up. Contents:

1. ‘The Neophyte’s Guide to World-building’ or ‘How I Wrote Blood Song

2. ‘Kicking over the Sandbox’, or ‘How I Wrote Tower Lord

3. ‘We Will Make an Ending’ or ‘How I Wrote Queen of Fire

4. Inspiration for Fantasy Authors

5. David Gemmell and the Depiction of the Hero

6. How to Write an Effective Battle Scene 

7. How I Edit a Novel

8. The Influence of History on Epic Fantasy

9. Writing and Naming Fantasy Characters

10. Tips on Writing Dialogue

11. Happy Being Sad – Four Great Books with Unhappy Endings

12. ‘The Long Overnight’ or ‘How I Became a Published Author’

13. My Top Ten Movie Battle Scenes

14. My Top 10 Movie Shoot-Outs

15. The Works of David Gemmell – An Appreciation

16. A History of Television Space Opera

 


‘Legion of Flame’ US Paperback Release and Mailing List Giveaway

 

The US paperback edition of The Legion of Flame (Book 2 of the Draconis Memoria) is released today. To celebrate I’m doing a quickie giveaway for ten signed copies of the paperback. The giveaway is open to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list between now and midnight GMT on 6th June. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, not just readers in the US. Join the list by clicking here.

The winners will be chosen at random and notified on 7th June.

 

Buy The Legion of Flame in paperback here:   Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Barnes & Noble  –  Indiebound  –  Waterstones  –  Wordery  –  The Hive  –  WH Smith


The Empire of Ashes – Advance Review Copy Giveaway

I have three advance review copies of The Empire of Ashes, Book 3 of The Draconis Memoria, which I’m giving away to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list between now and midnight GMT on 30th April. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, not just readers in the US or UK. Join the list by clicking here.

The winners will be chosen at random and notified on 1st May.


The Legion of Flame – UK Paperback Release

The UK paperback edition of The Legion of Flame (Book 2 of The Draconis Memoria) is released today by Orbit. Congratulations to the winners of the Mailing List signed book giveaway who have now been notified and will receive their books shortly.

Buy the paperback here:   Amazon.co.uk  –  Waterstones  –  Wordery  –  The Hive  –   WH Smith

Audiobook:   Audible.com  –  Audible.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  iTunes


‘Legion of Flame’ UK Paperback Pre-Order and Mailing List Giveaway

The UK paperback edition of The Legion of Flame (Book 2 of the Draconis Memoria) will be released by Orbit on 1st February. To celebrate I’m giving away five signed copies of the paperback to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list between now and midnight GMT on 31st January. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, not just readers in the UK. Join the list by clicking here.

The winners will be chosen at random and notified on 1st February.

Also, Goodreads users please note that I won’t be using that site for giveaways in future since they started charging authors for it. It’s possible my publisher will still use Goodreads for giveaways of unsigned books – if they do I’ll be sure to announce it here. So, from now on if you want to have a chance of winning a signed book from me you need to join the mailing list.

Pre-order the UK paperback here:  Amazon.co.uk  –  Waterstones  –  Wordery  –  The Hive

The US paperback edition will be released on June 26th – I’ll be doing another giveaway two weeks prior to release. Pre-order here:  Amazon.com


Celebratory Giveaway – Draconis Memoria Tops 100,000 Sales

I found out this week that total English language sales of books one and two of the Draconis Memoria have now exceeded 100,000 copies in all formats. Huge thanks to all of you who joined me on this journey – I couldn’t do any of this without you.

To celebrate I’m holding another signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT September 10th are automatically entered.

One first place winner will receive a first edition US hardcover of The Waking Fire.

Three second place winners will receive US first edition trade paperbacks of The Waking Fire.

All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The giveaway will run until midnight GMT on 10th September. The winners will be chosen and notified on 11th September.