Sunday, 2 August 2015

Four weeks/ pre-order time!

Four Weeks to Go!

There are just four short weeks until Ten Guilty Men is out.

Which means it is pre-order time. We sent off all the files to Amazon less than an hour ago, and we’ve already got a page on Amazon UK. We expect to have pages elsewhere within 72 hours.


We’re launching, as promised, at £1.99 GBP/ $2.99 USD and $3.99CAD/AUS. That’s roughly the same according to today’s exchange rate from

Amazon do allow us to fix just the USA price and allow the others to float according to the exchange rate, but that means that one day the book would be £1.98 and the next it could be £2.02 which is plain daft. We hope you don’t mind the ~1% variation in pricing. We’ve tried to be as fair as we can with pricing – which is very difficult with international taxation being so variable. In the UK that £1.99 includes 40p of VAT, while in the USA you’ll get sales tax added at checkout.

This weekend we’ve done our final check of the file – and, as usual, fixed a few issues that have slipped by multiple rounds of copyediting. And, as usual, there are probably some we haven’t spotted. If you spot one, let us know and we’ll fix it ASAP. As ever, we do write in British English and we copy-edit to New Harts Rules/ the Oxford Dictionary so our apologies to those that prefer American English, but if we tried to localise we’d probably get it half-right and that looks worse than leaving it as intended.

So go check out the sample (once Amazon have it up), pre-order if you like it, or wait and read it with Kindle Unlimited for free if you prefer.

We’ll update this post as more store pages come online, more versions (paperback etc) are available but if you’d like us to let you know about a specific language/ edition feel free to email us with your request and we’ll personally notify you when that version is out.


When will I be charged?
Amazon charge on release - so expect a charge to be made on or around 31st August.

How will it be delivered?
Amazon will whisper-sync it to your kindle the first time you connect after release.

How much is it?
£1.99 or regional equivalent.

What order should I read the DCI Morton novels in?
Any. They're stand alone so you can pick which one you like, but the chronological order is:
1. Dead on Demand
2. Cleaver Square
3. Ten Guilty Men

Can I have a free copy?
Yes - if you're willing to give us an honest review in return. Send us an email if you'd like a review copy.

Can I interview you on my website?
Yes. Send us an email.

What if I don't like it?
You'll have a full seven days from release to return it for a full refund, no questions asked. Just use the 'Return' option within Manage My Kindle.

Will Ten Guilty Men be included in Kindle Unlimited?
Yes. For at least the first 90 days, you'll be able to read for free if you've got a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

I've read Ten Guilty Men. When's the next one out?
We're aiming for early 2016. Watch this space.

Who made the cover?
Nadica Boshkovska. She's excellent. I highly recommend her.

Can I get a signed paperback?
Send us an email, and we'll see what we can do.

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