Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The race is on

Give as you Live.
The race is on as to which target I reach next at Give as you Live. It will most likely be the £10 donation flag, as I am still well off reaching 100 sales.

The Virtual Tourist

Frequent flier miles

With my travels as a Virtual Tourist, I do wonder how many miles I would clock up as a Frequent Flier.
My list is constantly changing as I have no countries I like better than others, one I do avoid is Holland as I've seen several series from there and none have impressed me enough to watch them beyond episode 2.

The highlight for January 2020 is finding the French film Betty Blue as I have been searching for a DVD of it for ages.
The highlight for February is finding a site that does subtitles for foreign DVDs such as the Italian series Non Uccidere, seen here with a case from France.

I rarely use Amazon

eBay is better for me than Amazon.
For the last year, since I started using eBay, I have only used Amazon to check if a DVD has English subtitles.
I can get almost anything I want from eBay, and I have found another site that issues DVDs with English subs; so my days of buying from Amazon are getting fewer.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Webcam girls

Ukranian webcam sex
The largest group of readers yesterday for this blog were webcam sex sites in Ukraine again.

While the young girls are attractive, my preference is for ladies closer to my age as older ladies are more attractive to me, such as the lady on the cover, my friend, the singer Janey Kirk.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Amazon UK

Nerja is still selling.
My Amazon UK bestseller Nerja is still selling in the UK, if not Canada, which is as much a surprise now as it was eight years ago when the short story first sold.
I wrote this story because I thought it may interest readers in Canada, as yet I have to sell any ebooks there.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Bienvenido Espania

Bienvenido Espania
The main readers for yesterday on my blog where from Spain to me this is no surprise as the series I watch most on Walter Presents other than from Scandinavia are from Spain.
My regret is that these shows are not yet available on DVD, If they did become available with English subtitles, I would not wait to buy them from eBay via the Give as you Live app to donate to my fave charity (SSAFA).

Friday, 3 January 2020

Give as you Live 50

My next target on Give as you Live.
By using the Give as you Live app to purchase items from eBay and musicMagpie I am donating to SSAFA my fave charity, and I hope to get my next badge of thanks, for 50 sales this month.

January 23rd, 2020
This morning, I reached my goal of 50 sales on Give as you Live. I won't reach the next sales target (100) for several months, so my next target is to be able to reach donating £10 to SSAFA.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

The price I paid

My decade of writing short stories
Writers rarely tell you how much they earn, other than the well-known authors we never break even.

I will give you a ballpark estimate of what my decade has cost me, I can't do any better as I never kept an account book as it is hard to keep accounts; when you earn less than $1 a month it is not worth the trouble.

I would estimate that taking into account the price of the editing software and the cost of running my blog on Weebly, plus the cost of my only book cover. I must have paid out close to $1,000 dollars, and what was my return, less than 5% of my outlay, is it any wonder I am giving up this year?

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Tervetuloa Finland

A big welcome to my new readers in Finland
Welcome to my readers in Finland, next year it will be 50 years since I visited Helsinki on a school trip from the UK. I remember the date well because it was at the time of the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
I have had the pleasure of watching several Finnish TV series on Netflix, in my opinion the best is Sorjonen about a police profiler working close to the border with Russia. This series has been scheduled for a third series which should be shown in the UK around about March next year.

Monday, 9 December 2019

I may take my e-books off Draft2Digital

No great loss to me
Though Draft2Digital has been my major outlet for e-book sales, including my bestseller on the site, Forgestriker which has sold over 400 issues in four years, the rest of my sales mass to one sale per week, so what happened to the rest?

To put your mind at ease, by leaving I stand to lose at the most $1 a month, I think I can live with that loss.