Sunday, January 10, 2016

Four "hads" in a row

I see my concept of using four "hads" in a row is now a common meme.

But hey folks, get it right - it was my idea first!  So if you want to use a picture, use mine - and help spread the word!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Second birthday free download promotion!

Christmas 2013... Disaster strikes - but is there a
chance for a new beginning?
To celebrate the 2 year anniversary of the beginning of The Mirror Image of Sound, and as a Christmas present, Pikkeljig Press is offering 5 day FREE download promotion, starting 26/12/2015!

Don't miss your chance to read the "novel about second chances"! Click on the "Kindle" tab for 5 days from 26 to 30/12/2015!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Newest 5 star review

I had the great pleasure of receiving another 5 star review for The Mirror Image of Sound.  You can read it here (or click on the image below).

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Samir - one of the inspirations for the novel - reviews it

Readers of The Mirror Image of Sound will recall the character Samir in Brazil.  There is indeed a Samir (he is much younger though almost as wise) and he does indeed live in Brazil (though not in Rio de Janeiro) so the character was named in his honour.

I was very happy to see Samir's review in Amazon recently and I thought I'd share it with you!

Click here to read it.

If you want to make a reader very happy this Christmas (old or young, female or male) the time to buy and ship a copy is right now!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Readership back on the rise

No sooner did I think the bubble had burst than the readership resumed its climb!

Spread the news and help me get The Mirror Image of Sound the recognition it deserves!

Another 5 star review!

We have another 5 star review of The Mirror Image of Sound, this time by Bailey Mantukit of the UK.  Thanks Bailey!

5.0 out of 5 stars If only we had the chance to try another life ....October 3, 2015
This review is from: The Mirror Image of Sound: A novel in real time (Kindle Edition)
This is the first book I've read by Dan Djurdjevic, and it won't be the last. I empathised with the main character, Dan, being "stuck" in a marriage, providing for his selfish wife's spending habits.
Upon his Uncle's death, Dan inherits something seemingly mundane as cowboy boots, but that's only the beginning. The reader is taken on a journey in real time in Australia. My imagination was working overtime as to what could possibly happen next. I found myself neglecting household chores in favour of reading this book!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MIOS proves it really is a page turner!

The free download promotion is now over and I find myself happy that so many took advantage of the offer (last count is well into 3 figures) over the 5 days.

But more than anything, I find it heartening that the book really does live up to its name of being a page turner!  Kindle has this amazing feature that allows you to see whether it is being read.  The first night figure was 507.  Since then I've had a steady flow of 60-70 per day.  Given that it was serialised online (where it built up an average readership of 17,000 per day at the very end) I'm not surprised.

I can't help but notice that my only critics so far have been people who (by their own admission) have read only a couple of pages free online.  If you're one of these, why not give the book a proper go?  You might be surprised.  The Mirror Image of Sound is nothing if not full of surprises!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MIOS in German top ten!

Some time ago I wrote about how The Mirror Image of Sound was being pirated.  In particular, I came across a German site that had links to downloading illegal copies of the novel.  Judging by the volume of reviews, these downloads must have run into the hundreds.

Well it's great to see that a German site has now picked up my free download promotion of MIOS so the people there can download it for free - legally.

What's more, MIOS is in their top ten of free download books!

There's just the small question of whether there's anyone who has yet to download a copy... :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Record daily downloads follow start of 5 day free Kindle promotion!

MIOS has had record downloads following the start of the 5 day free Kindle version promotion.  In just a matter of hours the free downloads soared to 121 and continue in the second day at much the same rate.

The novel has also been recommended by influential sites and adding to the download rate!

With only four more days to go, make sure you snap up your copy!

The synopsis is as follows:

Dan is a young lawyer living in a bullying work environment and tolerating a cheating, air-headed wife.  When he loses his beloved uncle, and possibly only real friend, Uncle Frank, his life is set to implode.

In what seems like a final, cruel, twist of fate, Uncle Frank has inexplicably left virtually his entire estate to a stranger named "Fenyops Pikkeljig".

But while winding up his uncle's estate, Dan uncovers a hidden cellar - and slowly begins to uncover a world of intrigue, mystery and suspense.  He meets the exotic and mysterious Justine and, in a fashion reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's "Victory", ultimately gets involved in the lives of "real people" - discovering that sometimes the chance to help others affords your only chance for redemption, love and a life that is actually worth living.

But will Dan take that chance - or will he succumb to the same inertia that has kept him locked in his "first world nightmare" for as long as he can remember?

How will he respond to the fact that his involvement in the lives of others brings with it the very real risk of his own ruin - and possibly demise?

Part mystery, part romance, part sci-fi/fantasy, fully Aussie satire in the mould of "The Castle", this quirky, punchy page-turner will keep you guessing to the very end.

So if you haven't yet done so, now is the time to read this novel, described by reviewers as "life-changing" and "deservedly 5 stars".
To download the Kindle version, click on the amazonkindle button to the right or on the above image of the cover of the novel.