Sunday, 30 October 2016

Writing - 12, or 33 ways to launch a book

If you search 'book launch' in google you receive 8.5 million plus replies. They vary from 12 tips to a successful launch to 33 ideas any author can use and many points between.

I have views on these posts that offer a numerical solution to everything from how to fix a hole in your roof to making a perfect pizza. Those views are centred in a sense that those writing the posts have an arrogance that they have the knowledge. NO THEY DO NOT!
Launching 7 Hours After is a matter of putting the book out there on the social networking sites, into the hands of friends and neighbours, and, advertising to all and sundry. There is no secret number or plan. If you do not tell people the book is there, how do they know its available to buy?

This is my third post about the new Steele novel and so some additional information is coming.

Who is Steele?

Patrick A Steele is a man with a history that drives him to right societies ills. He has connections with a Japanese group on the fringes of organised crime. Steele has a Japanese fiancee, a mentor from the same country and a specific skill set that helps him in his campaigns.

Where does he operate?

Steele is an Englishman with a small hub situated in a town in West Yorkshire. He was born in the north east of England and has strong ties to that region. His ill-gotten gains have allowed him to buy a chateau in northern France. He has taken 'jobs' from Japan to the USA and back.

Who are his adversaries?

Anyone who takes from the ordinary person in the street either directly or indirectly. He has made enemies of the CIA and FBI at times but has garnered support from the French Secret Service. He has the attention of the more local authorities of law and order in the form of Detective Chief Inspector Kathryn Best.

What sort of books do I write?

I write to entertain and hopefully, in a small way, to inform. Some of the books have issues of the day and some are speculative. I want my readers to enjoy the experience of reading my words but with an element of thoughtfulness.

7 Hours After


Patrick Steele is off crusading once again with his sidekick, fiancée Naomi Kobayashi. This time he is risking life and limb by returning to the hostile shores of the USA. He has had brushes with the authorities in that vast country on previous occasions, but now has been stimulated to return because of apparent dodgy dealings over the World Trade Centre disaster of September 11th 2001.
After discovering numerous ‘theories’ concerning 9/11 and who was behind it, Steele identifies possible links between large corporations with financial interests and political parties. In a presidential election year he is concerned that those vying for that prodigious post may have links with the disaster.
Has Steele discovered underhand dealing by the US security services? 
Did one of the major political parties have a hand in the destruction of 9/11?
Will Steele be caught by the CIA or can he escape back to the safety of the UK?

What was Building 7?

Where can the books be bought?

In each case search under David L Atkinson, don't forget the 'L', and search through the available options to see all 11 novels.

God Bless