Saturday, August 31, 2013

FREE promotion days + UPDATE

I've finally had a look at the 'Promotions Manager' thingy on Amazon properly and it shows I have 5 free days on EACH book. So expect some free days on all the books.
I will be holding a MASSIVE FREE  2 day promo when all my other books (except Manna-X) on October 14th and 15th because I have a special post on EI Jenning's website on October 14th, promoting all my books. So if you want to read ALL of my books and you haven't had the opportunity yet,
I will, however, be holding promo days before then, as soon as I can enter details  into some free ebook websites.
Working on my next book...:-)
Just looked at Smashwords, people are still downloading 'Dani's Shorts' AND 'TDX2'...SUPER!
Also looked at who's hitting the blog...this month the UK didn't even get into the Top 10!
1. the USA (good on ya)
2. Hungary (yeah!)
3. Hong Kong (??:-))
4.Russia (спасибо)
5. Poland (??:-))
6. Latvia (!!:-))
7. China (I didn't even know they could do that!)
8. Ukraine (:-))
9. France (merci!)
9. South Korea (well...:-))

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Smashwords interview + Dani's Shorts update

Smashwords has a new interview! You can also choose which questions to answer.
So, here's my shot...

'Dani's Shorts'...I've finally got the version I want up on Smashwords, but the downloads have...stopped. There were tons of downloads while I was playing around with it, trying to get the menu working properly and the cover the correct size, but was even retweeted by someone with over 70,000 followers...and nothing. Oh well. It's out there. Working on Volume 2. And my next book :-)
Reviews of 'Dani's Shorts' would be much appreciated :-)

Monday, August 26, 2013

'Dani's Shorts' FREE on UPDATE

Yep, Brian wrote a Foreword for this little collection of short stories and now it's ready!
(UPDATE: Well, 'ready' is relative...forgot to put in a 'hyperlink' for all the chapters back to the Table of Contents and Brian would like the elements mentioned at the intro to each will be done :-))
Please download it, read it and leave a review...
"Dani's Shorts" by Dani J Caile available FREE at Smashwords
Foreword by Brian Y Rogers :-)

Manna-X FREE and Interview and TDX2 review!

Another 'Dani' interview here, by E.I. Jennings, a wonderful writer who gives so much time to other writers it's amazing.One day...
I also received a wonderful little review of TDX2, on Smashwords and
Review by: szakib on Aug. 26, 2013 : star star star star star
Great book, quite original ideas. I also read it from beginning to end in one sitting, it is a real page-turner!

Oh, and 'Manna-X' is FREE again, today! (any Amazon site)...Germany's doing well again :-)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Two more 5* reviews of 'Manna-X'

Wow, it's all happening, 2 more great reviews for 'Manna-X'. It's FREEEEEEEEEE again tomorrow as there's an interview (I'll send the link as soon as I have it)
I didn't even notice this review on Goodreads...thanks Dave! (now I know who bought it on the 8th :-)

Irreverent, Absurd, Great Fun.

Some of my religious friends might be offended by this book, but only if they lack a sense of humor. I found the book hilarious and at times thought provoking. Its hard to classify the story. It's a bit Sci-Fi, a bit Fantasy, a good dose of Parody and spiced with Silliness. There is a lot of dialog, almost like reading a play at times. On a few occasions I got lost and had to re-read a section because I read too quickly the first time. This isn't a criticism of the author as much as a warning to slow down and enjoy the story. 
And this one on Amazon! Thanks, James!
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it!, August 25, 2013
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This review is from: Manna-X (Kindle Edition)
As a `non-believer' I must say I rather enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek mocking of God, Moses and the like. I thoroughly enjoyed the author's take on certain `historical' events and must say that it reminded me in a way of `The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ' by Philip Pullman.
Overall, I enjoyed the book very much, and would recommend it highly to those of you who aren't easily offended when it comes to the true nature of their `faith' to give it a go.
The storyline of Graham's search for the manna machine works well and provides a good base for an entertaining read.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

2 more great reviews (Manna-X & Bethlehem Fiasco)

2 more great reviews, one 5*, one 4* (I know why...) :-)~

On 'Bethlehem Fiasco'...

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Absurdist Romp From The New Beckett August 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I had a great time with author Dani J Caile's Manna-X and so I was excited to read this. He has done it again! Another highly original absurdist, sideways look at the meaning of life. This time it's the Jesus story - but with hobgoblins. A real feast for the brain, this witty, Monty Pythonesque tale is recommended for erudite readers in need of comic relief. 
4.0 out of 5 stars Serious or not, it's worth taking it., August 24, 2013
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This review is from: Manna-X (Paperback)
I was lost, but now I'm found! - neo-plantonic universe versus neo platonic universe, I get it. The object capable of changing the fabric of both physicality and non-physicality; sure, why not? It reads well, like a screen play, without direction and without setting. You know, this would make the foundation of a great 'Doctor Who' mini-series... maybe, we could get David Tenant back to be Reginald? This is said both in reverence and irreverence to Dani J. Caile's quirky book. I have no idea what I'm talking about. Anyway, read the damn book and you may, I think. 

Manna-X is the product of a wonderfully creative and unusual mind.

It's been a busy week or so. 13,000+ blog views (no more 'robot' views, they've stopped...hopefully, haven't had them for months), 3 free promotion days for Manna-X (a surprise from Germany), a collection of new reviews and now...the first review of 3 or 4 for Manna-X, and 1 for Bethlehem Fiasco coming...AND an interview on Monday (with another FREE day for Manna-X)
So here's the first review, it's a 4* but I know'll find it on, and Goodreads.

4.0 out of 5 stars Strangely Addictive, 24 Aug 2013
This review is from: Manna-X (Kindle Edition)
Manna-X is the product of a wonderfully creative and unusual mind. The author takes a "fresh" look at God, religion and spirituality in a satirical romp of quirky-humor, hidden-wisdom and daring fun. I took this with me to the beach and laughed repeatedly. He's invented (or reinvented) some fantasic and off the wall characters. I'll be looking forward to more by Dani Caile. Recommended to anyone with a sense of humor.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Day 3 of 3 'Manna-X' free promotion UPDATE

Got a surprise from Germany (!!). Danke Deutschland!
#207 Kostenfrei in Kindle-Shop 
Nr. 2 in Kindle-Shop > eBooks > Fremdsprachige eBooks > Englische eBooks > Belletristik > Comics
The best on was #2113 and #11 in Lit fiction>Humor (though #3 was possible in another list).

...I have no idea why it's listed as a 'comic'...perhaps it's a translation thing. I hope I don't get tons of reviews from angry Germans saying they thought they'd downloaded a comic...anyway...EXCELLENT! Even got a 'Trilogy' sale (did I say that already?)
Still a few more hours left so I'll update this post if anything happens. Expecting at least 2 reviews and hoping those who downloaded will tell me their honest opinion.
So, the downloads from 3 days of promotion? Well, maybe I won't show the figures (embarrassing? well, triple figures, I'd be very happy to make that many sales...:-)~) Here's where they came from... - 64% - 27% - 7% - 2% - (1 download) - (1 download)
No one downloaded from France or Spain but perhaps they used .com, like some people in the UK did.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day 2 of 3 'Manna-X' FREE promotion UPDATE

Got a few more downloads, but the best numbers of the day were...
#11 in Literature Fiction > Humor
#2113 in the Kindle Store (free)
If I knew how to work the system, 'Manna-X' would've got in the Top 10, probably...
#6 in Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary (estimated from #2113 rating)
I also got a 'sale' in Germany, the 'Trilogy' (wish I'd updated it now...!)...a book I think I'll take off for a while until I can edit it properly, it has old versions of the 1st 3 books.
Will try to put Taz's picture on Reddit again today (without the imbedded text, as they are now banned).
I'll also tweet a bit, fb a bit and see if I can reach anymore 'milestones'....:-)
Some reviews coming too...
...and 'Dani's Shorts'...
UPDATE: Actually, just found out I would've got #3 in Humor&Entertainment>Humor>Comedy, and #5 in Lit&Fiction>Fantasy>Alternative History!!!!) Fantastic, huh? Will update the system once the promo is over and once I figure it out!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Day 1 of 3 - #11 Literature Fiction Humor

Yes! Just got into triple figures with the downloads of 'Manna-X' and broke the #2500 barrier in ranking (#2359) and got #11 Literature Fiction Humor. I hope that today can get me into the Top 10. Now that would be something.
Looking forward to some reviews, too, any would be good. 2 are coming that I know of.
And just waiting for a foreword for the collection of short's the cover...

...and I just put this up on twitter...even Tasmanian Devils think it's tasty :-)

FREE promotion ON...Day 1 of 3

You probably guessed it....'Manna-X' is free for 3 days starting now.
I've tweeted, will continue to tweet, fb-ed, gone to a few ebook sites....nothing...
So, please, if you haven't got it yet, take it now :-)
10 out of 10 readers prefer 'Manna-X' :-)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Manna-X FREE Promotion

'Manna-X' will be free TOMORROW...and the next day...and the next day...FREE for 3 days.
I've also had my short stories proofread and they're ready, all I need is a foreword from Brian (Iron Writer Challenge).
..but the big thing is...the promotion.
Already have a new idea for a new book...set in a small village way back in the medieval's going to be fun :-)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

8th Fantastic review of 'Manna-X'

This review is from Tony Rand Scott, a fellow sci-fi writer - he's very very good :-)
And again, Adams is mentioned through Hitchikers :-)
Come and read the other reviews here. Perhaps even get the book (which will be free 21+22+23 August).

Format:Kindle Edition
What if God was an entity know as Reginald? What if he had accidentally given a mortal "monkey" the most powerful object in the universe, and then had allowed him to "borrow" it for a while. When the Overlords arrive for an inspection, ready to fine Reginald for requesting a code 237-Manna-X and wanting to check on it, he realizes he must get it back;if he can find it. Thus the race to find the Manna-X begins. Add Moses and the big misunderstanding at the burning bush, Graham Reader more commonly known on earth as the Grim Reaper, the underworlds version of Abbott and Costello in Satan and Lucifer with their Keystone Cop -like hobgoblin henchmen, a romance starved Librarian named Alicia with a serious case of brother envy,the egnimatic Zir, and the Overlords themselves, Bob's 1 through 4 , who come down to "physicality" and have to struggle with the age old issues of hunger and fist to cuffs. Often irreverent, always entertaining, Manna-X will draw you into its amusing and amazing story reminiscent of Douglas Adams, but it will keep you riveted with its original and quirky universe and characters. If you like the Hitchhiker series, you will love this book.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Manna-X in the newspaper!

Yes, I did get into my local newspaper! How did I do that? With a little bit of cheek, I guess.
It's not much of a step but it's the first time I've ever had a mention in a real live newpaper. I guess it is a step forward...a little...
I had to cut the date onto the top of the image from the top left of the page. This article was 1/6 of a page. If you had to pay for that kind of exposure it would cost a lot! Some review lines would've been good, too. But hey! Cool...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Free promotion days!

Thought I'd write a post...
My personal Iron Writer Challenge collection is coming along nicely, just wating for Challenge 26 elements, then I'll write the story, format the book and put it on Smashwords. Let's see who is out there...
This week another writer I'm acquainted with reached the #100 Amazon rating while doing a free promotion day. So I've decided to do a 'Free for 3 days' promotion on Amazon next week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21-23 August), tweet it around and fb it, see what happens. I'll try and make sure the short story collection corresponds with that, too.
Apparantly I had an article in my local newspaper (The Hunts Post, UK) about my book, but I can't find it anywhere, I think they're not telling the truth...if anyone can find it, please send it to me.
...others not telling the truth. I finally got proof that there are a lot of self-published writers who cheat with their Amazon reviews. I choose not to join them. One writer had almost 100 5* reviews and yet the book was far from that. Ethics. Perhaps I'll get a thousand 1* reviews from them now...:-( Already had some Spanish woman call me an arsehole...1. she doesn't know me, if she did then she would be free to call me that, and 2. she didn't read the book. Why do I always get the crap? WHy can't people just read the books? Why can't my books be 'taken away' by an Amazon storm? We'll see next week...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

7th review of 'Manna-X' :-)

Won Iron Writer Challenge 23, thanks to you and all my friends :-) That means I'll have 3 stories in the Winners compilation AND I have a place in the next Tournament.
Still working on my own compilation, only one more set of elements to go.

And here's 'Manna-X' review number 7!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Absurd, Irreverent & very funny., August 9, 2013
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This review is from: Manna-X (Kindle Edition)
This is an unusual yarn, with a bureaucratic God, hobgoblins, and whole new take on biblical stories. It may offend some readers, but loved it.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Another FANTASTIC 5* review of 'Manna-X'

Another 5 star review, this time from fellow writer Damian Stevenson! He's a good writer of dark thrillers and (name dropping) has worked with Steven Spielberg! Here's his review on (and as 'Book Babe' and on Goodreads, too.

5.0 out of 5 stars Mind Twister, August 3, 2013 (Compelling Prose)
This review is from: Manna-X (Kindle Edition)
This is a must read for fans of absurdist literature, especially 'Waiting For Godot.' It's a satirical look at the meaning of existence told with a sly sense of humor. The characterizations are smart. The author has a definite ear for dialogue. Overall, this is a clever, witty and highly original tale that takes the meaning of life as its theme and manages to craft a thought provoking and entertaining narrative without drifting into pretentiousness.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Challenge 23

Yet another one to vote for, PLEASE...'Cynthia the Robot'...probably the last...I have 'Hello Kitty' pink all over my hair...:-(
This one is based on a girl in class who knows how to 'overact', shall we say....