Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Now selling my personalized papercut art on Etsy!

I've opened an Etsy shop. Whatever next!


Friday, 25 October 2013

Personalised papercut art

Will be opening an etsy store soon to sell my personalised papercut art!

picture of personalised kid's papercut art

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Reviews!!

Just wanted to say, thanks to everyone, big and little, who have taken the time to review my books.

I really appreciate it, and they are part of the reason I keep on doing this.



Self published author rank on Amazon

Here is my kindle author rank on amazon, which may be of interest to other ebook self-publishers, or those thinking of it.

I think it is safe to say if I were a stock investors would probably resist temptation!


Hey ho, on we go!

Well in spite of everything I am carrying on! (I don't have much choice, as this is all I can do, really.)

Here is latest work in progress! (Not a rhyming book this time, for a change, and with a plot and everything!)



I sketch the pictures roughly in pencil, and then ink the black line with a Rotring isograph .50, then scan into photoshop and colour them in. Do get through Rotrings and paper at a rate.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Christmas is early this year!!!

OK.
An early Christmas gift for you.

Stinky Santa is FREE for five days!
Get it before the Christmas rush!!!

Monday, 29 July 2013

FIVE DAYS OF FREE PIDDLES!!!

OK , there are small rumours that the reporting system at Amazon is having a bit of a hiccup.

Fingers crossed that it is not the end of the world after all.

Better stop fussing about and get some work done! (With crossed fingers)

Anyway, I have set Piddles The Penguin to go FREE for five whole days starting tomorrow, regardless.

So if you are amused by incontinent penguins (the subject matter has had a mixed reception, to be honest), then FILL YOUR BOOTS, as it were.



Oh dear, pride comes before a fall

Having said I wasn't going to put any free books out again, it looks like I shall have to relent.

Having sold only four books in the last twenty four hours, it seems my idea of putting prices up and not going free has led to the worst day of sales since I started self publishing two years ago!!


Thursday, 25 July 2013

Hello, everyone!

Hello. I am still here. Things not going so brilliantly on the ebook front at the moment!
Sales on Amazon for all my titles have collapsed almost completely :(
Why, I have no idea.

So I have decided to put up my prices slightly, and stop giving away free ebooks. We will see what happens, but I think my bubble has burst, as it were.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted :)

I shall be revamping this blog shortly, I hope, and thinking of other things to keep me busy now my Kindle empire has crumbled!

Otto Fishblanket has gone on an extended ghost-hunting tour of the canals of Britain in a specially converted narrowboat.

Cheerio for now!

Here is my grand daughter enjoying an ice lolly!


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Self Publishing Sales Figures and Free Ebook for Kids

Hello
I am putting If You Have A Hat up for free again today!

I just did some adding up and I have discovered that to date I have had over 38,000 free downloads from my previous free days!!!

Also, since February 2011 I have sold over 22,000 If You Have A Hat ebooks.

Obviously I'm not selling so many now. I don't know if it is because I have given so many away!


CLICK HERE TO GET FREE ON AMAZON.COM

CLICK HERE TO GET FREE ON AMAZON.CO.UK


Free ebook for kids from Gerald Hawksley
If you Have A Hat - Free Ebook

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Happy Hippo now available for purchase!

Hello!
If you like happy hippos then have a look at my latest Kindle title.
It isn't really a story, more of a jolly, illustrated poem.
It introduces you to the Happy Hippo, who has happy hippo thoughts all day (they pop into his head, and then they float away).

If you would like to meet the Happy Hippo, click on the links below to find him in the Amazon store!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAMPLE ON AMAZON.COM
CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAMPLE ON AMAZON.CO.UK
picture of a happy hippo going for a walk
Hooray for happy hippos!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Hello from Gerald Hawksley!

Hello!
Gerald Hawksley here!
I have stopped sulking now, and will be announcing some new books shortly!

I just have to catch up on some stuff I said I would do for other people, and then hopefully I will have a long stretch of time to work on my own efforts.

Otto Fishblanket sends his regards, and he, too, will have some new books available soon.

I really should set up some sort of mailing list, but I am extraordinarily badly organized.






Monday, 28 January 2013

Ta-dah! Otto Fishblanket is Number One! No, it's not.

Otto here again!

Piddles the Penguin has rocketed to the Number One spot in  Kindle Store , Books , Fiction , Children's Fiction , Literature , Humourous (Free books, that is) on Amazon.co.uk.

Over twenty people have downloaded my book!

Oh, rats, it's gone down to Number Two, now.

This means I have failed as an International Bestselling Author, and must lay down my pen.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE BOOK WHILE YOU CAN ON AMAZON.COM
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE BOOK WHILE YOU CAN ON AMAZON.CO.UK
And here is a picture from said sad failure of a book:
Penguin peeing in a flowerpot

Friday, 25 January 2013

PIDDLES THE PENGUIN!

What ho! Otto here!
Here is my new bestselling work of children's literature!

It is about a penguin called Piddles who widdles everywhere.

"Brilliant!" I hear you say, wondering why no-one has penned such a tome before. That is why I am a Bestselling Author and International Poet and you are not. (Statistically speaking it is very unlikely another Bestselling Author and International Poet is reading this. But if you are actually a Bestselling Author and International Poet, I apologize.)

It will be free, of course, for a short period, purely out of the goodness of my heart, on Monday and Tuesday. Probably this coming Monday and Tuesday, the 28th and 29th of January. But as it is only 99 cents, or 77 pence, why not buy it anyway? You can always return it if you don't like it!

Click on this rather shakily drawn cover image to view the thing on Amazon.com, or click on the links underneath!
Piddles the Penguin ebook for kids


CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON AMAZON.COM
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON AMAZON.CO.UK

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Penguins!

Otto here!

I have decided my next bestselling book will be about penguins. Or, rather, one penguin in particular.

I am putting the chickens to one side for the moment.

As you were.

Au revoir,
Otto






Thursday, 3 January 2013

Chickens or Penguins?

Happy New Year!
Otto Fishblanket here!

Gerald Hawksley is living on his nerves at the moment, and requests to be left in peace until he has finished the last of his Christmas chocolates.

Meanwhile, I am taking to being a bestselling famous author like nobody's business.
Stinky Santa got up to number seven hundred and something out of all Kindle books on Amazon.co.uk!

How do I follow up such rip-roaring success, you might ask?
Well, I was thinking of writing a best-selling book about chickens, as I think I mentioned previously.
But then I got to thinking about penguins as well.

You can see my dilemma.

Write about both, you might say!

This has crossed my mind. But which would be the most best-selleringest? Which do I turn my recently discovered best-selling author's brain to first?

You can see this is not a job to be envied. This decision will take much staring out of the window at the cows in the field.

You will, of course, be the first to be informed when I have made my choice.

Au revoir,
Otto