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Books: mine

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The following are now available on Amazon (US or click here for the UK store), Smashwords, Sony Reader Store, Barnes & Noble, iTunes Bookstore (US or click here for the UK store) and Kobo. More details of each book can be found within the drop-down ‘Books – mine’ menu buttons.

AVAILABLE:
Novels
  • The Serial Dater’s Shopping List – available for $.099 / £0.77 (reduced from $2.99 / £1.92, July 2013) from Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.com. Northampton-based technology journalist Isobel MacFarlane is set the task of creating an online dating profile then meeting 31 men in 31 days – what could possibly go wrong? You can watch the YouTube trailer here. :)
  • I have written six other novels (mystery, lad lit and crime) and am working on getting them edited (with help, of course) and out in the next few months…
SADM 2011 cover smallShort Story Collections (just $0.99 / £0.77 each) – Story A Day May

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Short Story Collections (just $0.99 / £0.77 each) – 5pm Fictions
  • Fifty 5pm Fictions (Vol 2) cover smallFifty 5pm Fictions (Volume 1), featuring Tony Tibbenham, is available from SmashwordsAmazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (and the equivalent other Amazon countries). Word count: 15,994.
  • Fifty 5pm Fictions (Volume 2) is available from SmashwordsAmazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (and the equivalent other Amazon countries). Word count: 16,015.
  • Fifty 5pm Fictions (Volume 3) is available from SmashwordsAmazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (and the equivalent other Amazon countries). Word count: 13,492.
  • Fifty 5pm Fictions (Volume 4) is available from SmashwordsAmazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (and the equivalent other Amazon countries). Word count: 13,523.
  • Fifty 5pm Fictions (Volume 5) currently exclusive to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (and other Amazon countries). Word count: 16,998.

Volume 1  Fifty 5pm Fictions (Vol 3) cover small  Fifty 5pm Fictions (Vol 4) cover small  Fifty 5pm Fictions (vol 5) small

eShorts

FTF - green (final)  The Dark Side (final)  TTG (small)

Writing guides

365 covers montage

TO FOLLOW (in no particular order):
  • a lad-lit novella about a trainee hitman
  • a lad-lit novella about a very personal trainer
  • a general fiction novella about a woman’s death – and her complicated life
  • a (children’s?) novel/la about a talking dog called Henry
  • a first-person anthology (which will include ‘Feeding the Father’ above)
  • a second-person anthology (which will include ‘The Dark Side’ above)
  • a third-person novel about a journalist and some weird but wonderful men
  • a third-person anthology about some more weird but wonderful men
  • Calendar Girls: a third-person anthology about some weird but wonderful women (which will include April’s Fool above)

…and anything else that spills out. :) These are all likely to cost $0.99 (c. £0.77 / AS$1.50), certainly for the foreseeable future, and the individual short stories will be available from free to $0.99.

 

41 responses to “Books: mine

  1. Rosanne Dingli

    September 21, 2011 at 2:21 am

    COMMENTS LEFT REGARDING EARLY DRAFT COVERS:
    I like the landscape but it looks more like a novel based in the country. Perhaps an object that signifies time, May, or stories should be included. Also – change the font. That’s a font so widely used (because it’s nice and legible) that most high school projects are written in it. You need something different. Download an unusual font to look more professional.

     
    • morgenbailey

      September 21, 2011 at 8:11 am

      Thanks Rosanne – that’s pretty much what Rachel has said… my homework for after work tonight. :)

       
  2. Marla Madison

    September 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I think the Writer’s block workbook is a great idea. How about a small pic of some child’s ABC blocks in one corner? Is it serious or humorous? Maybe both. That might make a difference. Also for the story a day book. Could use something cheerful on the cover, how about a daisy or dandelion chain? With a sunny day in the background.

     
    • morgenbailey

      October 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you Marla. It’s so funny you should say that because draft 2 cover for that book had a beautiful sunny day (which I really liked and taken on a Norfolk beach on my birthday mid-August) but I was overruled (rightly so, on reflection) by my editor, and others, because it’s part-workbook (the “author’s challenge” bit) part-stories (the whole stories but I’m sure you know what I mean). I love the picture so I’ll definitely be using it elsewhere. I’ve been writing for several years so there are plenty more books to come. :)

       
  3. Rosanne Dingli

    October 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    OMG – great improvement. Yes – the blue works, and the fonts are a whole heap better. I am so flattered you value my opinion! I like the cyclone fence wire – great idea. Good luck with these.

     
    • morgenbailey

      October 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      Oh I do, I do, I do Rosanne. Thank you. The fence is actually looking through into one of the tennis courts at my local park. :)

       
  4. vonniewinslowcrist

    October 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Covers should help a book stand out from others sitting beside it on a shelf or table. I’m worried that Writer’s Block, April’s Fool, and the Dark Side have a visual “sameness.” Story a Day and Feeding the Father are also visually similar – perhaps choose a different background color for one of them. Personally, I’d make the Story a Day with the May reference a field of grass (maybe even “up” the green via altering it with the computer). Green suggests newness and growth – not a bad idea for a book that encourages growth as a writer.

    I’d reduce the calendar image on Writer’s Block slightly, and add a color border (not too wide, just enough so when scanned and used on blog or review sites it “stands out” from the background and nearby type. This will also make the book more visually enticing on a webpage or book counter.

    Story content (which I don’t know) should suggest more visually enticing images for Dark Side & April’s Fool. You mention a farmer’s wife in April’s Fool – that gives you all sorts of images to work with.

    Good luck with this ambitious publication schedule. I know it’s hard work, but it’s quite rewarding when readers get back to you who’ve enjoyed your writing.

     
  5. morgenbailey

    October 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Uh oh, back to the drawing board. :( Thanks Vonnie. I’ve just added the original background for Story a Day May which I liked but was felt too much like a country novel. SADM is a difficult one because it’s part-stories / part-workbook (saying what the prompt was and why I wrote what I wrote etc). I agree about the FTF background so will change the colour forthwith. :)

     
  6. morgenbailey

    October 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    OK – colour changed on FTF. :)

     
  7. morgenbailey

    October 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    And text put on the SADM background. April’s Fool was done with the calendar as it will be part of a calendar-inspired anthology but I know what you mean. Thanks again Vonnie.

     
  8. vonniewinslowcrist

    October 26, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I like the changes you’ve made. It will be interesting to hear what others think. :-) Now, SADM and FTF don’t look “the same” – but have both color and image to separate them. I ‘d still think about a thin color “border” of some sort around Writers Block calendar image (but not pink, since it’ll look too much like AF). Again – best wishes for success with the books.

     
  9. morgenbailey

    October 26, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Thank you Vonnie – much appreciated. :)

     
  10. morgenbailey

    October 26, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Border added – I think we’re there :)

     
  11. Magdalena Ball

    May 25, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    What a multi-talented person you are Morgen. I’m going over right now to check out some of those shorts – they look fantastic.

     
  12. morgenbailey

    May 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

    :*) Thank you very much, Maggie.

     
  13. Abbie Lipschutz

    June 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Cover of my published Memoir, “Child of the 20th Century, Growing up Jewish in Holland, Belgium, Palestine, Israel, America. And Texas”
    Shows a Picture of myself at 18 months in Dutch fisherman’s outfit with wooden shoes (klompen) seductive for both Jewish and Goyish mothers, which added to its best-seller status.
    Inquire at my website, Abbielipschutz.com

     
  14. Christopher Farley

    October 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    And now?? Morgen, when is the next part? I am really enjoying this.
    C.

     
  15. authorpaulafriedman

    February 18, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Morgen, you are about the best person to happen for writers in the past 25 years or more!

     

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