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Sunday 5th July 2020

 

For four months I maintained eBook Bank International, a website offering eBooks for only 99p/99c. The site was created to make reading more affordable during the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) crisis. I was supported in my efforts by 17 other indie authors and collectively we maintained our offer prices across 135 titles.

  I closed the website on 1st July 2020, because although the crisis wasn't over, we'd made an effort to help.

  Not surprisingly, my sales were good during the reduction period but I'm delighted to say that my work is still selling, so I'm doing something right.

  Being a literary hermit, 'isolation' has not been challenging for me, and I've continued with reading, writing, reviewing and beta reading. I will have two more titles available within July. Details follow in my WIP section.

 

Work in Progress

 

- Light to Dark: Light at The End - Book 2 will be available on 10th July 2020. This is a sequel to Light at The End: Surviving the Apocalypse, my first post-apocalyptic novel. The decision to write a follow-up stems partly from the encouraging messages from readers of the first book and also because of a personal sense that there was more to tell, so much so, that it will now be a trilogy. Dark to Light: Light at The End - Book 3 is underway.

 

- Time after Time and other stories, my next anthology is close to publication with only final edits to do. I have completed six stories personally and have twelve submissions from guest authors. My brief to my fellow scribes was 'anything except erotica' and they've made a great effort. The collection contains humour, second chances, vengeance, karma, fact-based fiction, factual, sci-fi, suspense and more. It is not intended as a money-spinner but as a platform for my guest authors so will be a bargain at only 99p/99c. Proposed publication 11th July 2020.

 

- Around the Bend: and other stories. will be my next personal collection. Ten stories are completed and I have two others at an advanced stage. I'll continue working on the the others until they're ready for beta reading.

 

- Czech Mate is a standalone thriller, not surprisingly set in the UK and the Czech Republic - due 2020/21.

I've worked hard to refresh the tale over the past couple of months and progress is steady.

 

- Codename: Foxglove is a sequel to Codename: Nightshade so once again Rachel Donoghue (Nightshade) is in action, but now alongside Dominique McEwan (Foxglove). Various characters from the popular Beyond The Law trilogy will make an appearance. Codename: Foxglove is due publication in 2021.

 

Away from this, my official author website, I maintain a writing blog at Tom Benson - Creative.

A few months ago I suspended entries but have refreshed the appearance of Tom Benson - Erotica.  

I continue with my beta reading, and as an admin for the Indie Author Support and Discussion group.

 

In an experiment, during 2019 I produced erotica titles under the pseudonym Katya Cumming. I'm delighted to report that without publicity or ad campaigns 'Katya's' books have continued to sell regularly. New titles have been published under this name in the past two months so Katya now has ten titles available.

 

All of my titles (including box sets) will continue as read free on Kindle Unlimited if you're a subscriber.

My eBook titles have Amazon preview/buy option buttons. Alternative universal links are via BookLinker.

 

Thank you for visiting my author website.

Tom

 

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Please don't be selfish. Act responsibly at this time and keep vulnerable people safe.