Saturday, 19 October 2013

Writing - 10 Things we didn't know last week! & Marketing

You might wonder whether 'knowing ' these facts will be a fulfilling experience.

1. Ancient Britons ate frogs' legs.

If you're French, asseyez-vous, s'il vous plait. Archaeologists digging about a mile away from Stonehenge have made a discovery that appears to overturn centuries of received wisdom: frogs' legs were an English delicacy around eight millennia before becoming a French one.

2. "Territorial discrimination" by fans - for example insulting Neapolitans - is an offence that can lead Italian football clubs to have to play behind closed doors.

3. Marmosets are too polite to interrupt each other.

They may not be known for  their good manners, but it  seems that monkeys are actually masters of courteous chat.
Marmosets take turns to ‘talk’ and can keep a conversation going for up to half an hour, according to research.
They also don’t speak over or interrupt each other and are as polite to relative strangers as they are to monkeys they are normally housed with.

4. Morrissey was asked to perform Smelly Cat on Friends.

5. A universal law of urination means that elephants, cows, goats and dogs all take roughly 21 seconds to empty their bladders.

6. The country where you are most likely to be enslaved is Mauritania.

7. Adding tiny Lego brick-style studs to solar panels makes them 22% more efficient.

8. From the age of 18 months a child can tell when someone is being insincere.

9. On Saturn and Jupiter it probably rains diamonds.

10. It's a myth that President Chirac regularly ate calf's head - he preferred snails and sauerkraut.

The Musings of a Confused Mind

 Every so often I have a push on one of my books or the poetry collection 'The Musings of a Confused Mind'. I have the poetry published in paperback by Amazon's Create Space programme and enrolled it on KDP Select. This has been the case for a while. Every now and again I give the book away on Amazon's Select service. It usually means that between a dozen and twenty copies are downloaded but the good side effect is that a few of the Steele novels are purchased which is pleasing. Last weekend it was 'Inceptus' that attracted purchasers. I shouldn't be greedy but they are still only going in ones rather than tens! Perhaps I'm a crap writer.

One thing I haven't done as yet is to try the free days on consecutive weekends but that's what I will try this weekend. So beginning Saturday through to Sunday the poetry will be free again. - paperback (not free) - Kindle copy - Kindle copy

God Bless