Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Welcome to the launch of the novel Working from Home and win a Kindle!


It’s taken blood, sweat and beers to get here but Working from home: Mixing business with pleasure has finally been launched and a bohemian storm is brewing!

The first reviews on Amazon show that Working from Home is making people laugh out loud:

"This is a fun, but yet informative novel which not only contains a racy, romantic storyline but highlights the power of networking in order to set up business." "this was a well-written book with points that made me laugh out loud" - June Louise

"The story line is funny, sexy, playful and warm and I enjoyed getting to know the characters and how they developed and related to one another." "King's portrayal of the stereotypical networking characters and their conversations and dynamics were so true to life they made me laugh out loud." - Kay Hebbourn

"What can be more fun than a book that mixes business with pleasure, a dash of romance and lots of laughs?" - Olive

Buy Working from home here on Amazon for the special price of £1.98 and start reading it in seconds! If you are not from the UK, you can also buy it on Amazon.com or Amazon in Spain, Germany, Italy and France.

Win a Kindle with Working from home

To celebrate the Working from home launch we are giving away an Amazon Kindle Wi Fi 6 inch worth £89 (or £90 of Amazon vouchers) to one lucky winner who helps with the campaign.


To enter the competition you need to either retweet my launch tweet on Twitter (my account is @RussWrites or you can copy and paste the tweet from the bottom of this article) or like the Working from Home Facebook page. If you do both you will get two entries. The promotion will run for a week and ends on April 24th (midnight).See bottom of article for boring bits about how I will select a winner.

How else can you help?

Please help a nervous writer who is wearing his lucky orange pants and staring at the computer screen watching four years work creeping up the Amazon charts.

Did I mention that you should buy the book? The first reviews are agreeing that it is laugh out loud so cheer yourself up for £2.99. You don't need a Kindle to read it. Amazon have free apps so you can read it on your PC, ipad, smartphone etc. You can buy it here.

Apart from that you can share this blog article on your social networks, email it to your friends or be really old-fashioned and just tell people about it.

My goal is to get Working from home into the top 10 Kindle charts so I can then work to keep it in the top 100. I’m up against some fantastic books, many of which have a lot of marketing money behind them. I will be SO grateful for your time and effort!

So far it has been settled in the top 50 for humorous fiction and just one sale helps it to push that further up where more people will see it while browsing on Amazon.

The small print for the competition

This is a serious competition and the prize will be picked at random. I’ll put all the entries (retweets or Facebook likes) into a spreadsheet listed and sort it alphabetically to remove any duplicates (in terms of people retweeting more than once – VERY welcome but only one entry will count). I will then use this web site http://www.random.org to generate a random number from the number of entries. I aim to select the winner and get the prize to them within two weeks. If the winner is not in the UK I will send vouchers to cover the cost so they can buy the Kindle themselves.

You don’t have to buy a copy of Working from Home to enter the competition (but why wouldn't you?!)

Competition tweet

RT: @RussWrites RT to win a Kindle with fun novel Working from Home: Mixing business with pleasure? http://is.gd/9gKWOM #workingfromhome

You can buy Working from home on Amazon here.

Thanks to Loquax.co.uk and theprizefinder.com for spreading the news about the competition.

36 comments:

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  2. have tweeted @maci234

    have liked on facebook iain maciver

    ianmaciver@onetel.com

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  3. Good luck Russ! :) x
    @LilinhaAngel

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  4. Book sounds fab. Have liked you on fb and am tweeting the link now as @CoffeeCurls x

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  5. have tweeted and liked on facebook

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  6. have done it all, all the best of luck and good things, youve put in the hard work now wait for the magic to happen!

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  7. Congratulations on the launch, sounds a good read, good luck with it. Have also tweeted @Jo_Bryan

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  8. Good Luck with the book! Sounds a good read as someone who works from home and is easily distracted by social media sites! After working in a proper office - I missed chatting to people and now have lots of virtual friends instead!!

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  9. I've tweeted anf followed: @Jenni000

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  10. RT @cleopatrawonder
    Following on facebook Leila Benhamida

    Your book sounds great.

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  11. thanks for the giveaway and love the book :D

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  12. would really like to have a kindle

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  13. would love a kindle :)
    entered on facebook as Rachel Humphries

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  14. Have tweeted @tinkertink2010 :) xoxo

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  15. Have liked and shared with friends on fb too - good luck with the book xoxo

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  16. Tweeted as @pinktash4 - good luck with the book, it sounds great xx

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  17. Liked on FB as Natasha Gandy xx

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  18. Sounds like a great read - good luck with it! Have liked on Facebook and tweeted @LindyHine

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  19. Have liked and shared.
    Not twittered though cos I'm not a tw....
    :)

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  20. Sounds great - will buy one for my working from home missus. FB'd (DaveTheWombat) and RT'd as AnotherWombat

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  21. retweeted @carlycandy83 great comp!!!!

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  22. Liked on FB as Vicky-Louise Robinson
    Re-tweeted on Twitter as @Vickypinkpigxx

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  23. Well you can count me in as I will be purchasing your book, sounds right up my street as they say.

    Good luck with your venture & I'm sure if you keep wearing your lucky orange pants they will work wonders for you.

    I'm a liker on Facebook as Shelley Jessup & I'm tweeting as @sjess82

    I've also joined on GFC as sjess82

    shelleyjessup1982@hotmail.com

    Thank you Russ

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  24. Tweeted and RT'd @JenniiPenny xx

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  25. Following and RT @cheryl020606

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  26. RT toopybinoo and liked on facebook :)

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  27. Have tweeted @number1winer

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  28. have liked your face book page and tweete as tete1

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