Wednesday, 23 December 2015

December Bargains


Hello all,

For the remainder of December, both books in young adult sci-fi adventure series, The Star Agency Chronicles will be available for the bargain price of $0.99 (+ local tax) on Kindle. They can be downloaded from the links below:



In January, they will revert to their retail price of $2.99, so hurry up and grab yourself a festive bargain.

If you do download and enjoy the books, please leave a short review on Amazon and tell your friends & family.

Thanks all,
R.E.Weber

Wednesday, 9 December 2015


Yet even more Thank you's

Hello all,

I am as pleased a punch to announce that I have been listed in Scifi and Scary's "Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015".

Scifi and Scary is a respected blog, providing honest and impartial reviews for both indie and mass market published science fiction, horror and fantasy novels. To see myself listed as their favourite indie scifi author is an honour and a privilege. It is also extremely humbling to see my name listed on the same page as Andy Weir, author of The Martian, though I don't for one minute claim I am in the same league.

https://scifiandscary.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/top-ten-new-to-me-favorite-authors-i-read-for-the-first-time-in-2015-128/

Thank you so much, Scifi & Scary.


In other news, during its recent free promotion, THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN hit #501 in the entire free Amazon chart. This is impressive enough in itself, but especially so given that a twitter promotional package I frequently use to advertise my books failed to work.

So thanks again to everybody who has downloaded the book. It currently has an average review score of 4.3/5 on Amazon.com, with hopefully more reviews to come.



Thanks all,
R.E.Weber

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

FREE 5th - 6th December 2015

THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN
Star Agency Chronicles Book 2

"I was not disappointed..."
"I hope the third book is as good..."
"pulled me in the same way Asimov opened up new worlds for me..."


Hello all,

On Saturday the 5th & Sunday the 6th December, THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN: The Star Agency Chronicles Book 2 will be FREE on Amazon from the link below. The book is already receiving great reviews, and currently has an average score of 4.2/5 on Amazon.com:


Book 1, THE STAR AGENCY is also FREE in certain countries (currently US, UK & Canada). It has garnered the Indie Book of the Day award for May 19th 2014, with 89 reviews and an average review score of 4.3/5 on Amazon.com. Both books are suitable for readers aged 10 and upwards.

Don't miss this opportunity to download these science fiction adventures as they will both revert to their regular price of $2.99 on Monday the 7th December.

Many thanks
R.E.Weber

Monday, 2 November 2015

A BIG THANK YOU



Hello all,

Once more, I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who supported The Voyages Of The Seven during its recent free promotion, last weekend. It hit #233 in the entire free Amazon chart on Saturday, which is fantastic. I also noted increased sales for book 1 in the series, so I am really very happy right now. Both books are now back up to their regular price of $2.99 + local tax.

Secondly, I've had an author interview published on the excellent Christoph Fischer book blog WriteCristophFischer, so thanks very much to him for giving me the chance to reach out to a new audience.


As always, my books can be downloaded from the following links:


THE STAR AGENCY: Book 1 of the Star Agency Chronicles

THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN: Book 2 of the Star Agency Chronicles

I would like to encourage anybody who has read and enjoyed my books to leave a review on the book's product page. It doesn't need to be long, just a few words will do. Your continued support will enable me to continue writing further books in this series.

Thanks again,
Richard Weber


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

FREE 30th October to 1st November 

THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN
Book 2 of the Star Agency Chronicles

"THANKS for writing a great story for us to get lost in..."
"give author R.E. Weber your full attention, and you'll have a blast..."


Hello all,

From Friday the 30th October to Sunday the 1st November, THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN: The Star Agency Chronicles Book 2 will be FREE on Amazon, from the link below. The book is already receiving great reviews, and currently has an average score of 4.5/5 on Amazon.com:


Book 1, THE STAR AGENCY will be available for the bargain price of $0.99 until midnight on Sunday 1st. It has already garnered the Indie Book of the Day award for May 19th 2014, with 86 reviews and an average review score of 4.2/5 on Amazon.com. Both books are suitable for readers aged 10 and upwards.

Don't miss this opportunity to download these science fiction adventures as they will both revert to their regular price of $2.99 on Monday the 2nd Nov.

Many thanks
R.E.Weber

Saturday, 10 October 2015

NO SPAM PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH

Hello all,

Just a polite little request to ask people not to post comments unrelated to the post in question, advertising for other books/services/items for sale, or spam.

Due to the actions of individuals abusing this blog, I have had to introduce moderation of all post comments. I will happily approve any comments related to the post in question, however advertising or spam will be blocked. Period.

I hate taking steps like this, however if people abuse this blog, I'm afraid I do not have any choice.

Many thanks for your understanding,
R.E.Weber

Thursday, 1 October 2015

THANK YOU...


Hello all,

I just wanted to say a big THANKS to everybody who downloaded THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN during its recent free promotion. 

It reached #241 in the entire Amazon free chart, which is excellent news for me. I couldn't be happier, so thanks once more for your continued support. It really is appreciated.

If you have downloaded and enjoyed the book, a short review would help me greatly as without your support, this series could not continue.

The book is now book to its normal price, but still  a bargain at $2.99 (+tax). 


Thanks again,
R.E.Weber

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

FREE September 26th & 27th: 

THE STAR AGENCY
THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN
Books 1 & 2 of the Star Agency Chronicles



 SA VOTS



Hello all,

For two days only, you will be able to download BOTH books in the Star Agency Chronicles for FREE. So check out the links below before midnight (PST) on the 27th September.

Book 1: The Star Agency (Free UK, US & Canada only)
Book 2: The Voyages Of The Seven (Free worldwide)

Book 1, has garnered the Indie Book of the Day award for May 19th 2014 and has an average review score of 4.3/5 on Amazon.com. Book 2, released on the 17th August 2015, is already receiving great reviews and also has an average score of 4.3/5. Both books are suitable for readers aged 10 and upwards.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to download these two science fiction adventures for absolutely nothing.

Many thanks
R.E.Weber

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Editing & proofreading - a review of Nicola Rhead

Upon publishing my first novel some two and a half years ago, it became clear to me what a gargantuan task it is to proofread your own manuscript to an acceptable standard. However many times you read at it and convince yourself that it is finally error free, you can be certain that issues will remain. Even if your own English and Grammar skills are spot on, you are simply way too close to your own work to give it a fresh and impartial read. And because you know your book so well, it is impossible to avoid falling into the trap of inadvertently skipping overly familiar portions of the text, however thorough you believe you are.

No author wants to see the dreaded words ‘…poor punctuation and grammar distract from an otherwise enjoyable read’ in a review of their work. And although few reviews for my first novel THE STAR AGENCY mentioned grammar or mistakes, I was even more determined with book two in the series to ensure that it was watertight in that department. So the second time round, I decided that as a minimum requirement, I needed a proof-reader to vet my work. Having checked out several, I eventually came across Nicola Rhead who appeared to offer exactly what I needed, those being great testimonials - which can be cross verified on Amazon by downloading book samples - and a reasonable price.

A number of weeks before my manuscript for THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN was due for completion, I dropped Nicola a line to enquire about her availability, and I received an almost immediate response with a very reasonable quote. A month or so later, once the manuscript was ready, I emailed Nicola once more and submitted my novel. From that point forward, the process was nice and simple. I received progress reports throughout the process, and eventually the final manuscript on the promised date.

Viewing the final manuscript revealed how thoroughly Nicola had vetted my work. Not only were a number of errors flagged up (many of which I would never have spotted), there were many helpful notes and suggestions included which really helped me polish the final manuscript, many of which might even be deemed editing choices rather than just proofreading notes. This to me is going above and beyond the call of duty. I know that any proof-reader should be considered just an extra pair of eyes, rather than a definitive this book is now perfect. However, I could not find fault in anything Nicola had done for me.

I never preach to authors saying that they must pay for editors and proof-readers, because that decision depends on so many factors, price being at the top of that list. Some people simply cannot afford it and I understand that totally. You do what works for you and your budget. However Nicola’s services worked well for me and I am happy to recommend her work to the cost conscious author requiring a great professional service. 


Many thanks Nicola.


http://nicolarheadediting.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicola-Rhead-Editing-and-Proofreading-Services/632182883542958?fref=ts

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

NEW RELEASE: 

THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN
The Star Agency Chronicles Book 2



Hello all,

I am pleased to announce that THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN has now been released and is available from Amazon at the following universal link:

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B0114IS1TS

If you purchase before the 24th August, it will be available for the discounted price of $0.99 +tax. Afterwards, the price will be $2.99. It is also available in paperback format in the US & Europe.

Book 1, THE STAR AGENCY, is available from http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00AWELPNU and will also be $0.99 until the 24th August. It has garnered the Indie Book of the Day award for May 19th 2014 and has an average review score of 4.3/5 on Amazon.com.

Many thanks
R.E.Weber

Tuesday, 16 June 2015


THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN: The Star Agency Chronicles, Book 2

Coming Soon to a Kindle near you



Hello all,

I am pleased to say that I have completed the third draft on the sequel to The Star Agency, entitled THE VOYAGES OF THE SEVEN.

The book has now been submitted for proofreading, and once this has been completed, I will announce its release date.

Thanks for everybody who has been asking me about the sequel and I will try not to keep you waiting much longer. Watch this space.

Thanks
R.E.Weber


Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Hello all. IBD award winning scifi eBook, The Star Agency, is currently FREE at the following eBook retailers:


It is rated 4.4/5 on Amazon.com (65 reviews) and is suitable for all ages, 9 and aboveFor further information check out the book's Facebook Page and my author Facebook Page.

Thanks and enjoy reading,

R.E.Weber
http://about.me/reweber1965

Friday, 6 February 2015

THE STAR AGENCY - Only $1.99




"...Plain good story telling reminiscent of Robert Heinlein's early work..."
"...Much Needed New Sci-Fi Series and Worthy of the Next Sci-Fi movie Saga..."
"...The technology that the author comes up with from his imagination is incredible..."

Hello all. IBD award winning scifi eBook, The Star Agency, is available worldwide from the following eBook retailers:


It is rated 4.4/5 on Amazon.com (59 reviews) and is suitable for all ages, 9 and aboveFor further information check out the book's Facebook Page and my author Facebook Page.

Thanks and enjoy reading,

R.E.Weber
http://about.me/reweber1965