Tag: publication

10 Jul 2012

Hot News!

The publication of my book Total Addiction: Life of an Eclipse Chaser has been brought forward from September to the end of July. The publishers and myself have been working behind the scenes in order to meet the earlier deadline. It has only been in the past week that I have really started to let people know that the book is available to pre-order. Since then, the book has become an Amazon bestseller – topping the Theoretical and Mathematical Astronomy Category, and at one point I was also second in the Hot New Releases in Astronomy. I know it’s not a competition, but it was rather exciting to be up there above the likes of Prof Brian Cox, Sir Patrick Moore and Prof Stephen Hawking – if only for a week.

My sincerest thanks to everyone who is pre-ordering the book. If you would like to pre-order through Amazon, please click on this link: (again, apologies for the length – still can’t figure this hyperlinking out):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/364230480X/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=364230480X&linkCode=as2&tag=beiinthesha-21″>Total Addiction: The Life of an Eclipse Chaser</a><img src=

This is my first book sold on Amazon, so I never really took notice of what the ranking figures meant, and how they were calculated. When the book is a bestseller, these rankings are updated hourly, which means I am constantly checking to see where the book is positioned. It’s yet another one of the things I have learned during the process of publishing a book – it has been a fascinating journey.