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January news - Reading pile, Earth Arrested, Books stats and more

 January news: Only 20 days in and so far so good. How is it going for you?

READING AT THE GYM: I've had a great morning stocking up on books for my Kindle. I've discovered that reading books while on the exercise bike at the gym helps me get to the 30-minute mark faster. I get so engrossed in the book I reckon I could go longer, but the legs wouldn't like that.

EARTH ARRESTED: is on schedule for its February 19 release. I need to ask for your help, please. If you have read Earth Quarantined, book 1, and you think it worthy of writing a review on Amazon, please do so. When it comes to reviews, it truly is a case of 'the more the merrier'.

ebook link to Amazon:

Other links are on my website:

You can also add it to your Goodreads shelf:

BOOK STATS: Do you like stats as much as I do? 'The Bird with the Broken Wing' and 'Dog Town' were my top-selling books for Christmas, and they continue to be my top-selling titles, and in paperback, too! Why is that? My guess is that we're spending so much time on screens that parents want something other than an e-reader for their kids.

'The Bird with the Broken Wing' found a new YA audience in November last year and the sales kept going up and up for Christmas. The majority of buyers were from the UK. They went into lock-down and have been there for a while. I truly hope my book has given these teens an enjoyable read.

'Dog Town' is hilarious and we could all use a laugh at the moment. And don't think this book about dogs and cats is limited to children. Adults have loved this too. They're the ones who write the reviews and buy the book so I have to believe them when they say they laughed out loud reading this to the kids. Another great book for kids in lockdown.

But a surprise seller for me in January has been the paperback bundle of 'Welcome to the Apocalypse'. Is this because readers enjoy the story in its entirety? Or is it value for money, almost getting one book for free?

That's it for my first official hello for 2021. Let me leave you with a proverb that appears in the front of 'Welcome to the Apocalypse - Pandora':

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. 

We'll weather this storm and be stronger.

Bye for now
D L Richardson


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