Tuesday, 30 December 2014

THE STAR AGENCY: FREE Until Sun 11th Jan




"...Great adventure with intrigue, suspense, action…it has it all..."
"...Much Needed New Sci-Fi Series and Worthy of the Next Sci-Fi movie Saga..."
"...The Star Agency keeps you excited at all times with crazy cliff hangers and dramatic conclusions"

Hello all. IBD award winning scifi eBook, The Star Agency, is FREE until Sunday 11th January on Amazon, Barnes & Noble: Nook, Smashwords and most other eBook retailer sites. You can download it from the following links:


It is rated 4.6/5 on Amazon.com (46 reviews), 5/5 on Smashwords and 4.67/5 on Barnes & Noble. For further information check out the book's Facebook Page and my author Facebook Page.

Thanks and enjoy reading,

R.E.Weber

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Goodreads eBook miner 'Book of the Month' award.


Hello all,

I am pleased to announce that my book THE STAR AGENCY has been nominated as one of the 5 finalists in the Goodreads eBook miner 'Book of the Month' award for November/December. So in between now and the 20th November, the voting is open. If the book wins the award it will require those who have nominated the book to read and review a free copy of it within 3 weeks, which will give me a real boost of readership & reviews.

If you are already an eBook Miner member on Goodreads, you will have received an invitation to vote, in which case you don't need to read any further (indeed please don't as I am not allowed to solicit votes from existing members). If however you are not and you would like to vote for my book, follow the link below:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/111285-which-book-would-you-like-to-vote-for-ebook-miners-book-of-the-month

You will then be prompted to join this Goodreads group and vote. If the book you have voted for wins, you will receive a free copy of the book to read and review. Do however bear in mind that you will be required to read and review your choice within 3 weeks. That is the rules of the group, not my own. So only vote if you intend to read. Any support you can give me would be very much appreciated.

There's nothing in the rules to say that you can't already have read the book, only that you need to add a review to Goodreads. So if you have reviewed the book elsewhere, e.g. Amazon or Smashwords, there's nothing to stop you adding that review to Goodreads.

In the interests of fairness, you can of course vote for any of the other books in the list, not just my own.

Many thanks all for your support,
RE Weber

Friday, 17 October 2014

THE STAR AGENCY: FREE ON SMASHWORDS 18th Oct - 2nd Nov



"...Highly recommended for young readers, teens, and adults who enjoy sci-fi..."
"...This is an amazing book, and I can't help but wonder why it isn't a bestseller..."
"...I eagerly await future installments of this book. It was a joy to read..."


Hello all. IBD award winning scifi eBook, The Star Agency, will be FREE from Saturday 18th October to Sunday 2nd November on Smashwords and other eBook retailer sites. It is also price matched on Amazon.com. It is rated 5/5 on Smashwords4.5/5 on Amazon.com and 4.67/5 on Barnes & Noble. You can download it from the following links:


For further information check out the book's Facebook Page and my author Facebook Page.

Thanks and enjoy reading,
R.E.Weber

Wednesday, 17 September 2014



"...I eagerly await future installments of this book. It was a joy to read..."
"...Highly recommended for young readers, teens, and adults who enjoy sci-fi..."
"...This is an amazing book, and I can't help but wonder why it isn't a bestseller"..."


Top rated, award winning scifi eBook, The Star Agency, is currently available for a bargain $0.99 on all major eBook retailer stores. It is rated 5/5 on Smashwords, 4.5/5 on Amazon.com (with 39 reviews) and 5/5 on Barnes & Noble. You can download it from the following links:

For further information check out the book's Facebook Page and my author Facebook Page.

Thanks and enjoy reading,
R.E.Weber

Monday, 28 July 2014



"...The story telling genuinely merits the descriptive term, "brilliant"..."
"...perfect for middle school readers (as well as young adult and adults too)..."
"...Highly recommended for young readers, teens, and adults who enjoy sci-fi..."


Top rated, award winning scifi eBook, The Star Agency, will be FREE until Sunday the 10th August on Smashwords. It is also free on Apple iTunes, KOBO, Barnes & Noble & Flipkart. It is rated 5/5 on Smashwords and 4.5/5 on Amazon.com (with 29 reviews). You can download it from the following links:

Amazon have price matched it on .COM, .CO.UK, .CA, .IN & .COM.AU. For further information check out the book's Facebook Page and my author Facebook Page.

Thanks and enjoy reading,
R.E.Weber

Monday, 30 June 2014

Hello all,

Just a quick update for everybody who has asked about a sequel to THE STAR AGENCY. It is going to be called THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN and it is on its way. I'm making good progress with the book and I expect to release it sometime next year. I don't want to make any promises beyond that, because the book will be ready when its ready. It is more important to get it right than to rush it out half ready. Thanks to everybody for their patience and I will keep you all up to date regarding its progress. At present, I am about 2/3rds of the way through the first draft.

In the meantime, if you haven't already downloaded THE STAR AGENCY, please do check it out. It is available for the bargain price of $0.99 from the links below. It currently has an average score of 4.5/5 with 27 reviews on Amazon.com. It is also available in Paperback in Europe and the US.

Amazon (All Countries)
Smashwords
Apple iTunes
KOBO
Barnes & Noble
Scribd
Flipkart (India)

Thank you very much all,
RE Weber

Monday, 2 June 2014

All,

Thanks to everybody who has downloaded THE STAR AGENCY, both on Smashwords and Amazon over the last couple of weeks. Download levels have far exceeded my expectations and smashed all my previous records.

The free promotion will end at midnight tonight (Monday 2nd June) on Smashwords, after which it will revert to $0.99. I also expect Amazon to end their price match shortly after.

For those of you still interested, you can download this award winning book from the following links:

Amazon
Smashwords
Apple iTunes
KOBO
Barnes & Noble
Scribd
Flipkart (India)

Thank you very much all,
RE Weber

Tuesday, 20 May 2014


All,

I am very pleased to announce that THE STAR AGENCY has been awarded Indie Book of the Day, for Monday May the 19th, 2014.

So I would just like to thank everybody who has downloaded the book and all the kind people who have supported me and promoted the book. It really is very much appreciated and its success is down to you all out there.

The 'For Life' feature on their website can be viewed here if you are interested.

And of course the book can be downloaded as usual from the following links:

Amazon
Smashwords
Apple iTunes
KOBO
Barnes & Noble
Scribd

Thank you very much all,
RE Weber

Thursday, 15 May 2014



"...Highly recommended for young readers, teens, and adults who enjoy sci-fi..."
"...A fun story, Theo is very likable. I liked the writing style, and the story line..."
"...It held me engaged throughout the entire book..."


Hello all. Highly rated scifi eBook, The Star Agency, will be FREE from Saturday 17th MAY to Sunday 1st JUNE on Smashwords, following a few days later on several other eBook retailer sites. It is rated 5/5 on Smashwords and 4.4/5 on Amazon.com. You can download it from the following links:


Amazon may also follow suit by price matching in the near future so watch this space. For further information check out the book's Facebook Page and my author Facebook Page.

Thanks and enjoy reading,
R.E.Weber

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Hello all,

A BIG thanks to all those who downloaded & reviewed THE STAR AGENCY. I now have 18 reviews on Amazon.com, 11 of which are 5 stars, which gives me an average of 4.4/5 - click here to view. I also have great reviews on Smashwords and B&N: Nook, so thank you very much for the support.

The THE STAR AGENCY is a science fiction adventure suitable for readers of all ages 9 and above, and is available for a bargain $0.99. It can be downloaded from the following links:

Amazon (universal link all countries)
Smashwords
Apple iTunes
KOBO
B&N: Nook
Flipkart (India)

It is also available in Paperback from here: US, UK, FR, DE, IT & ES.

For further information, check out the Facebook page here.

Thanks and enjoy reading,
R.E.Weber

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Hello All,

Although I don't generally discuss my sales/download figures openly, for my recent free promotion on Smashwords (and associated price matches in Amazon) I can say that compared to another free promotion last October (over a comparable period of time) I noticed the following increases in downloads:

Smashwords - An increase of 75% (*1.75)
Amazon.com - An increase of 229% (*3.29)
Amazon.co.uk - An increase of  140% (*2.4)
Amazon.ca & .com.au - Unknown but massively more, perhaps %400

Obviously I am very excited about this and would attribute this to the following (in order of perceived importance):

1) A new cover - this is something everybody bangs on about, but it clearly does matter. My new cover (eBook & Paperback front cover) cost me £40 ($66) from The Cover Collection. So do consider investing a small fee in this service.

2) A few new 5 star reviews - my average score is now 4.5/5 on Amazon and 5/5 on Smashreads.

3) An improvement in my social media skills, i.e. increased Facebook followers, membership of reader/author/retweet FB groups, automated timed tweeting through Hootsuite etc.

4) A stronger presence on forums such as Goodreads.

Once again, I would like to thank all those who contributed to these great figures and if anybody would like to share with me how you discovered The Star Agency and what persuaded you to download it, it would be great if you could either comment on this article or post a comment on my Facebook Page.

And as always, you can download my book for a bargain $0.99 from Amazon & Smashwords.

Thanks
Richard

Monday, 17 March 2014

Hello all,

Thanks to everybody who downloaded The Star Agency during my recent free promotion on Smashwords. It broke all my previous download figures, which is amazing, so many thanks for that. It is now back up to its regular price, still a bargain at $0.99 - click to view.

You may still be able to pick it up free on Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble and KOBO for another day or so. It also remains free on Amazon (.com, .co.uk, .ca, .in and .com.au) on price match, so check it out if you are still interested - links below:

Amazon
Apple iTunes
KOBO
B&N: Nook
Diesel

Also a BIG thanks to all those who left reviews. I got 4 new reviews on Amazon & 1 new review on Smashwords during the promotion, all of which were 5 stars. My average scores are 5/5 on Smashwords and 4.5/5 on Amazon. 

Thanks and enjoy reading,
R.E.Weber

Thursday, 6 March 2014

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Saturday, 1 March 2014


Hello All,

Those wonderful folks over at Smashwords are running a 'Read an E-Book Week' from Sunday the 2nd March to Saturday the 8th March, where lots and lots of eBooks will be offered either at a discount or completely FREE. My own eBook THE STAR AGENCY (click here to view) is enrolled in this promotion.

Hop on over to this link at Smashwords to check the promotion and bag yourself a bargain.

Smashwords is a fantastic site both for readers wanting to grab a great independently published eBook, and also for authors offering great flexible options for selling and promoting their works. It also offers its eBooks in pretty much every eBook format you can imagine, including Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, Sony, Diesel and many others.

Thanks and enjoy your reading,
R.E.Weber

Thursday, 27 February 2014






My scifi eBook, The Star Agency, is FREE until Sunday 16th March on Smashwords and several other eBook retailer sites. It is rated 5/5 on Smashwords, 4.6/5 on Goodreads and 4.4/5 on Amazon.com & 4.5/5 on Amazon UK. You can download it for free from the following links:

Smashwords
Amazon UK
Apple iTunes
KOBO
B&N: Nook
Diesel

It should become free soon on Sony and Flipkark - India. Hopefully Amazon.com might also follow suit by price matching in the near future as well.

Thanks and enjoy reading,
R.E.Weber

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Hello all,

Last year, when I released my eBook, THE STAR AGENCY, onto the world, it had been my intention to spend as little actual money as possible on promotion and cover art, instead being adamant that I could 'do it all myself'. To that end, I produced my own cover and artwork, which, at the time, I was very pleased with. It has however become clear to me over the last few months that my cover, although decent enough, is in no way a match for the professionally produced covers out there and therefore does not sell the book as well as it perhaps could. Although I am a respectable artist in my own right, those skills do not, unfortunately, transfer too well to digital art. I have therefore engaged the services of a professional to do the job for me to give it just that little extra boost. And I am very pleased with the results.


This stunning piece of work you see below was produced for me by Debbie at 'The Cover Collection' http://www.thecovercollection.com/, whom I cannot praise highly enough. Not only did she produce the art for a fraction of the price of bespoke art work, she was also professional and helpful in the extreme. From placing the initial order - through the various discussions as the layout, font & colour - to producing the final work, took only 24 hours. Not only that, but it was very cheap as well - just £30 (approx. $50 US).

The process is really simple. You browse to the website, pick the 'off-the-shelf' cover art you want from a varied and high quality selection, and place your order including the details of what text you require on screen. She will then send you a selection of proofs to pick from, all of which were very good. You can then either pick them as they stand or ask for changes to be made, such as colorization, text layout, font changes etc. Then once you have agreed the final arrangement, the art will be sent to you. I can't thank Debbie at the cover collection enough. And I hope you will agree that she has done a fantastic job.

Although The Cover Collection are UK based, they will work with you whatever your country. So if you are looking for high quality, off-the-shelf cover art, they come highly recommended by me.

Thanks again, to Debbie at The Cover Collection. I am one satisfied customer.

As always, you can download the book from the following links for only $2.99:

Universal Amazon Link: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00AWELPNU

Many thanks,

R.E.Weber

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Hello all,

After a recent promotion and price match, my Sci-fi eBook THE STAR AGENCY is now back to its regular price, still a bargain at $2.99. It has an average review score of 4.3/5 on Amazon.com (click here to view) and
4.6/5 on Goodreads (click here) and is available from all major eBook retailer sites from the links below:

Amazon Universal Link
Smashwords (all formats)
Barnes & Noble: Nook
Apple iTunes
KOBO
Diesel
Sony
Flipkart India

It is also available in Paperback from Amazon.com, UK and Europe - check the above link. If you have already purchased the paperback, you should be able to download the Kindle version for free as the book has been enrolled on Amazon Matchbook - click here for details.

If you have enjoyed reading the book, I would be very grateful if you would leave me a review on the site you downloaded it from.

Thanks
R.E.Weber

Monday, 27 January 2014

This is your last chance to get my highly rated Science Fiction eBook for a bargain $0.99 (or local equivalent) in Amazon.com, UK and Canada. When its price match ends with Barnes & Noble and Sony in the next day or so, the price will go back up to $2.99. The book is rated 4.3/5 on Amazon.com and 4.5/5 on Goodreads.

To get a copy from Amazon, go to the Universal Amazon link below:


Once again, thanks for your support and enjoy your reading.

Regards
R.E.Weber

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Hello All,

Just to let you know that I have just released the 2nd edition paperback version of my scifi eBook, The Star Agency. The story content has not changed at all, however there are improvements to the cover layout, pagination and an added authors note at the back. The paperback version has been selling better than expected, so I wanted to make further improvements to bring it in line with the eBook versions of the novel.

The Paperback version has also been enrolled in Kindle Matchbook, which means that for those who have already purchased the paperback version, you can now download the Kindle version for FREE. For further information, click on this link and click on 'Find your Kindle Matchbook titles' to claim.

The paperback version is available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK and Amazon Europe. To get a copy of the book, click on this Universal Link, then in the Formats box, click on Paperback.

Many thanks and enjoy your reading,
R.E.Weber

Friday, 10 January 2014

Hello all,

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who downloaded my sci-fi eBook, THE STAR AGENCY during its recent free promotion and associated price matches. As well as getting great download figures, I also garnered 3 new reviews, all of which were 5 star. I now have an average review score of 4.3/5 on Amazon.com.

I also want to say a big thanks to all those who not only reviewed my books (on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords) but also contacted me personally to say how much they enjoyed the book, and also offer genuinely helpful advice on book promotion and sales - the comments came from both authors and readers alike. I won't name names but you know who you are. There really is a great author and reader community out there who are really passionate about books, which is great. 

The book is now back to its regular price, still a bargain at $0.99 (although there are still 2 Amazon localities which are offering the book free on price match, UK and Canada) so I do hope people will continue to download it.

Again I would ask that if you have finished the book, you leave a short review on the site you downloaded it from, (and Goodreads if you have the time). It really does help authors and readers alike and is very much appreciated.


What would also really help is if you could go to the good reviews and click on "Yes" next to the link "Was this review helpful to you?" on Amazon.

Thank you for your support, and  have a happy and peaceful new year.
R.E.Weber


P.S: You can download the book from these Smashwords and Amazon links.