Saturday, 21 March 2015

Free Your Products

There's this restaurant around the corner from me, and on the first day of every month there's always a long queue of people waiting for it to open.
People get there early and even mark their position in the line by placing a rock on the ground, then they go and do whatever and come back when the doors are open. (What's stopping someone from kicking away their rock and replacing it with their own? I honestly don't know... this is Taiwan we're talking about here. People do things differently.)
The first time I saw this line of people (and stones) I asked my girlfriend what was going on.
"Everything is free on the first of every month."
How great is that?
They give away their food for free and their business absolutely thrives. People get a taster of what their food is like and if they like it they won't think twice about coming back for more and actually paying for it.
Consider giving away your product for free. People like free things!
That being said, from tomorrow (22nd) till Thursday (26th) my mini book, The Girl with the Green-Tinted Hair is going to be free to download.
Put rocks on the ground, by all means, but you really don't have to.

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Free ebook Weekend

Last week I was giving away my ebook, Happiness & Honey. This weekend it's time for Waiting for Wings to be free.

It's a short novella (perfect for a weekend) about how one boy's life gets flipped upside down, when his best friend gets diagnosed with cancer. With the help of his little sister and their strange new neighbour, the boy finally understands that death isn't anything to be afraid of.

Described as being a "Truly inspiring read" and "Absolutely wonderful and endlessly comforting" you don't need to wait any longer for your wings.

Because it's free!

Please follow this link to download it: Free Wings

If you have any questions please get in touch at:,uk

Have a great weekend.



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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Thanking J. Krishnamurti

I thought I would share on here my latest review on Goodreads.

It sounds quite a boring thing to share but after reading it I hope you'll see why I did so.

OK, so my original review of this book wasn't a very good one. In fact, I wrote it when I had given up on the book at about 3/4 of the way through it. I had lost patience with his constant putting down of humanity, calling it 'vulgar' time and time again. I felt like he was having a good old moan and I wasn't willing to invest any more time in it. On the night I wrote the review I had a dream of Krishnamurti... honestly, I'm not making this up. He was sat at a desk in what appeared to be a classroom. Every time I try and think of what was said between us, all I remember is this:

Me: So you want me to read books that I don't agree with!?

And a frustrated He: Yes! You HAVE to!!

Not surprisingly I woke up from the dream rather perplexed. After a few minutes of failing to remember more of what was said, I picked up the unfinished book and read it to the end.

I believe that we read what we read because there's something in the book for us; to help us; to guide us; to maybe move us onto the next step or help push forward an idea. This is illustrated beautifully when someone recommends a book to you and it contains the words you needed to hear at that exact moment in your life.

Well, good'old J. Krishnamurti obviously wanted me to finish his book because right at the very end, the very last entry he had made was, for me, exactly that.

Thank you, J. Krishnamurti, for guiding me out of my ignorance.

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