Percy Chattey: Writer

Author of Thrillers. Book Genre: Murder, Mystery & Crime

Authorgraph Hunter, a tip for Indie Writers

Like most Independent Publishers, I use Amazon and Kindle to distribute my books in print or digital formats. CreateSpace is Amazon’s publishing entity. Personally I find it both an incredible tool (i.e that I can self-publish with a few mouse clicks) but also a frustrating experience. Still one of its virtues is its online forums/articles and blogs with toms of hints and tips from other Indie authors.

I just got a CreateSpace news bulletin that could be helpful to me and so I’d thought I would share with you.

♦ List your book(s) on Authorgraph.com

Maria Murnane writes: “Signing books is one of the great joys of being an author. There’s nothing quite like holding a copy of a book you wrote in your hands, then inscribing it for a real person who is excited to read it. The majority of my book sales come from eBooks, however, which until recently have been impossible to sign. Not any more! Now there’s a site called Authorgraph, where you can list your books, and fans can request a digital autograph that will appear right in their e-reader. It’s a little awkward to write your signature, but once you get one you like you can save it in the system, then type a personalized note around it for each reader. Isn’t that cool?

Each time a fan requests an “authorgraph” for one of my books, I get an email from the site with a hyperlink. All I have to do is click the link and login, and I see the requests waiting for me.

It’s super easy to use, and it’s free. Here is Maria’s Authorgraph page

Watch Out! There’s a sequel book about.

Yes I have been quiet online lately for various reasons… including writing the follow-up to my last book “WatchIt“. This one is called “WatchIt Too”… I am at the final stages, then a proof-read/corrections and hope to have this latest thriller out in November 2014. More details soon but for now the draft cover is being developed based on the following montage … two sports cars and a plane in the middle of no-where! …. What are they up to you might think? Who is that woman? Intriguing I hope.

WatchIt Too Teaser banner
Book cover by Digital Idiom Web Design.

Fame! I tasted it, I liked it and want more!

A new thriller by Percy ChatteyI always get a great feeling when out of the blue someone approaches me and comments on my work. We were having lunch out a few days ago when a fellow from the village came up to our table and said to me almost in a whisper, ‘I have just finished ‘Watchit’ a great read – a little bit raunchy in fact my wife told me to put it down as I was getting too excited.’

No it is nothing like ‘Fifty Shades’ it is a book with a story and I have tried to show the difficulties and the relationships of growing up in the fifties. Its sequel is coming on fine heading for a launch in October. Happy reading www.percychatteybooks.com

Hondon Valley is in Fiesta Times

News from the Hondon Valley – a weekend of fun and laughter.
On Staurday evening 2nd August, in our sister village: Hondon de las Nieves, which is about six miles away from us, there was a medieval market. That is exactly how it looked with craft stalls including a molten glass blower making items before your eyes there was also a grand firework display called the “Corre Focs” and then on the Sunday the annual religious ceremony took place, the transfer of the Patron Virgin from Hondon de las Nieves and Aspe.
In the other Hondon de los Frailes the portable stage was erected once again in the main plaza where the local “Musical Union” band played inspirational popular music of the sixties and seventies. We are now looking forward to the end of August when Frailes will be in ‘Fiesta’ for four days. The opening ceremony will be with ladies in stunning dresses taking flowers to the church – the following day the carnival and finally as is the tradition a display of fireworks and of course the stage will be out again.
Pinnacle Book Award 2013Frailes is becoming well known for its wonderful comfortable restaurants with their variety of cuisine, and people travel from miles away to enjoy the gastronomy.
Our house Casa FuenteLargo (a Spanish holiday rental) overlooks this stunning valley with its small communities which is about twenty miles or more long and is dotted with hamlets, and larger villages as mentioned above – however they all have their own fiestas at various times of the year, run by the local inhabitants when the streets are decorated with flags and bunting.
Casa FuenteLargo is the perfect place to visit this old part of the real Spain – it is somewhere to stay in complete relaxation, perfect surroundings and we will supply the car in the price so that you can visit this wonderful area in comfort. By booking any holiday to stay at our villa with the deposit paid before the end of October, then I will with pleasure, send you three of my award winning books and if you bring them with you I will gladly personally sign them to show our appreciation. www.percychatteybooks.com for further information. Please Like and share thank you.

Bread is banned !!

My autobiography - Blitz and Pieces

My autobiography – “Blitz and Pieces”.

A little known fact: Everyone – well I think everyone enjoys hot fresh bread, door step size with lashings of real butter on it and perhaps some jam. It was very popular during the Second World War so much so the government banned it. How could they do that you may ask? In that period each community had its own bakers and people shopped daily for their food so a law was passed forbidding bread makers from selling their wares on the same day that they had made it, the thinking behind this was the bread would not be as fresh and it would be easier to cut and therefore less wasteful.

In my award winning novel ‘Blitz & Pieces’ which is my true story of growing up in that period where I describe the horror of being brought up in the East London Blitz and the restriction brought on by the war with Germany, I describe this and many other things as information for those who will have difficulty in imagining what it was like to be bombed on a nightly basis and for others to remember the difficulties of those times.

All my work can be purchased through Amazon and if you are into Kindle then it can be downloaded in that format. For further information go to www.percychatteybooks.com

What a Thrill! 3 out of 3 ain’t bad.

Pinnacle Books Award Winner
Winning three best awards in a row is very exciting – here I am with the certificates and the books which won.

All the above three title are available on Amazon or Kindle.  More information and SAMPLE CHAPTERS on my website “Percy Chattey Books“.

:-) Please share on social media if you like reading, especially thrillers.

Watchit! My new Thriller OUT NOW!!

A new thriller by Percy ChatteyMy latest thriller entitiled “Watchit” is ready for you all now and available via Amazon.

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I am so excited about this new romantic thriller, a little raunchy in places (why not?) and of course a few stock car chases and my usual twists and turns…

In an age of mobile phones and electronic gadgetry, the two car family, modern kitchens with televisions and labour saving devices it is difficult to remember an age when a wrist watch was a luxury. And yet a short fifty years ago in the mid fifties, there was a high purchase tax on luxury goods and watches were in that group which of course helped profit margins on the black market. When there is a shortage, the simple law of supply and demand comes into force. Items that are in short supply soon become expensive, which of course leaves the door open for the unscrupulous to earn an easy ‘few bob’.

The well organized crime syndicates, people who take advantage of these situations to make a lot of money and of course their ladies who help them will go to any lengths to protect their interest and to stay ahead of the law. This novel starts with an operation of such an organization and will take you into the world of people with different attitudes to life. So we begin our story…

You will not be disappointed and I cannot wait for you to read it. It is on Amazon Books and soon on the Kindle Reader Apps (Android and iOS)

My ace designer is of course now putting together some promos on the website, this blog and other social media. I can show the BOOK COVER today, a bit different from my previous ones. as they say WATCH THIS SPACE!

Oops! – A Microsoft ‘Word’ in your Ear…

I have recently been told that my work on Kindle eBooks, especially ‘Politically Incorrect’, does not read as it should.

This is because of problem when it was transferred electronically from a Microsoft Word to a PDF format. I do not know how or why it happened and I apologize to anyone who has had a problem reading the text. The situation has now been resolved and each book reads as it should.

Please if any one does has a problem please write to me at percy@fuentelargo.com explain the problem.

Thank you for your support.
Percy Chattey
www.percychatteybooks.com

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Watch It! There’s now three more women in my life!

Oh Dear. What have I done? Just lately I just cannot get Jackie, Christine and Pat out of my mind. I re-discovered these ladies recently in a friend’s garage of all places. I mustn’t say too much right now in fear of blowing my cover. Suffice to say they have been around the block a bit (usually in a fast car)  whilst juggling a few of life’s balls… husbands, children and careers, money…

Shhh! I better stop, the wife is coming through with my evening tipple. G&T with a slice ‘n’ ice of course.

More soon…

Looking forward to a new year…

As we near the end of 2013 and the busy festive holidays I’d like to thank all my readers and followers for their support, comments and reviews over the last year. It’s important to me to know I have fans and interest “out there”.

From a tentative start in the cyber world of Self-Publishing and online Promotion, 2013 has been a great year on the writing and publishing front for me. I now have 5 books completed, re-written and re-designed and all available via Amazon (in print or eBook).  My Facebook and Twitter pages are updated and gathering followers. I am getting the hang of this blogging malarky and my website is up-to-date with my books! All new territory for this writer and self-publisher! Of course the icing on the cake was being the first Thriller Author to win THREE book awards in succession via the 2013 Pinnacle Achievement Awards.

MErry Christmas from Percy Chattey Books

OK, I do get some help from my talented web designer who gives me lots of tips and assistance but it’s been a successful year on the whole on which to build my writing future. At the moment I am re-writing and word-processing two of my old books (real manuscripts) that where found in a friend’s garage which I thought I had lost forever… these were originally done on a gadget some of you may never of heard of “a typewriter”. So that will keep me busy for a few months.

Of course I sincerely hope my books can touch more people in 2014 and I want to learn how to gain ground in the Self-Publishing world which is ever more competitive and complicated… so Here’s to a Good Year Past and to a New Year Success. Whatever you do be safe, happy and have a great holiday.

Thank you again! Percy.

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