A quick note to let you know that those of you who pre-ordered my book from Amazon should receive it on your Kindle on Monday (9th). If you’ve bought it elsewhere, such as Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords, then you should receive it the following Monday, 16th. This is ahead of my original release date of 1st December.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support over the last five years, either as readers of my blog or diaries. Thanks to you I can be confident I will not be publishing into a gaping crevasse, and the book will find a readership straight away.
I hope you enjoy it. I’ve certainly enjoyed working on it. If you do then I would be very grateful if you can post a review (of any length – even a couple of lines is a great help) on Amazon or wherever you bought it, and help me to find other readers and build a word-of-mouth following.
If you’ve not bought it yet, and are still considering, then you can whet your appetite by reading the full prologue. The book will be half price for a little longer, and there is a list of bookstores here. I will also be making it available as a paperback next year, so if you would like to be kept updated please sign up to my mailing list.
The book is about my ten year journey from hill walker to Everest climber, and if you’re still wondering about the title, the seven steps I followed were:
- Hill walking
- High-altitude trekking
- A high-altitude summit
- Ice axe and crampons
- Expedition style
- The first 8,000er
- The Big One
My journey to write and publish the book has taken only three years, but I’ve been writing for longer than that, and now that I have my first proper book I feel I can finally call myself an indie author.
Thank you for your support. The journey begins on Snowdon.