Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There's a big, wide world out there just waiting to be explored, written about, and read about! #thewitchslist #TravelByBook

I just joined this awesome new group on facebook, called Travel By Book:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1631556210191154
If you're interested in writing/reading about travel - both fiction and non-fiction - then please join too!
Bon voyage!


Friday, March 24, 2017

10 Ways to Help an Author #thewitchslist #9months #reviews

Today marks the 9 month anniversary of The Witch's List! Can you help me take the bestseller ranking chart from this:
to this:

Here are a few tips on helping authors:

  1. Write a review! (any place online is good, but Amazon, Goodreads, BN, Smashwords–in that order of importance–are best because of the way they run online algorithms.)
  2. Offer words of support. (It’s hard. Writers need to know someone out there is even reading them.)
  3. Suggest their book to a book club.
  4. Follow their blog. (hint hint. there’s a little “follow” button hiding somewhere on this page.)
  5. Add their book(s) on Goodreads.
  6. Follow them on social media. (even better, interact with them!)
  7. Talk about their book with friends. (word of mouth is the most powerful promotional tool there is.)
  8. Give their books away as gifts. (If you have a personal connection to the author you could probably have them personalized.)
  9. Suggest your local library carry the book.(If the writer is an indie and is open to it, ask your librarian to host a book event with the author.)
  10. Buy their book! (if you bought it online and leave a review it will have a “Verified review” tag which carries a little more credibility.)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I was captivated from the beginning... A great story! #thewitchslist #reviews

Reviewer, Rachelle S., had this to say about The Witch's List on the Netgalley website:
"That old black magic!  I was captivated from the beginning. It combines multiple genres very well.  A great story."
A review can be just as short and sweet as that! Please take a minute or two to leave your review on amazon, goodreads, netgalley, librarything... blogs/sites/social-networks of your choice.



Monday, March 20, 2017

What are you reading this spring? #thewitchslist #OscarWilde

Spring has sprung! Time to start reading a new book! You don't have to choose The Witch's List but give it a go and you won't be able to help yourself reading until the end...
As for me, I'm currently enjoying Casablanca by Tahir Shah.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lire le premier chapitre du roman "The Witch's List" sur wattpad! #thewitchslist

La version fran├žaise de The Witch's List n'est pas encore sortie, mais en attendant vous pouvez lire le premier chapitre sur wattpad!
https://www.wattpad.com/384659489-the-witch%27s-list-by-andrew-cairns-the-witch%27s
Merci de vos commentaires et de partager / voter...

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Reviewers are baying for more! #thewitchslist #reviews

There's more to life than amazon and goodreads. Readers are also giving The Witch's List superb reviews on their blogs and other sites like librarything.com
Reviewer, Rachel, had this to say about the book:
"Overall I really enjoyed this book, for someone that grew up in the 80’s although younger than Sandy, I could relate to many things he was talking about. I also like anything to do with witches, witchcraft and the supernatural.

The book was paced well and it was an enjoyable read, which was full of action, humour and emotion and spooky moments. The characters were described very well and I felt like I knew them personally.

The details of the different places Sandy lived or visited were remarkable and you can tell that Andrew Cairns, the author, had visited them all.

I can’t wait for the next instalment."

See full review on: http://www.librarything.com/work/17985891/book/134551269

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review of "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey #thewitchslist #bookreview

I loved losing myself in this adventure story based in 19th century Alaska and seeing life through the eyes of the main characters: Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester and his wife Sophie. The deftly described secondary characters - native Americans, trappers, prospectors and disillusioned soldiers - also help bring the tale alive; as does the present day correspondance between one of Forrester's great nephews and a curator in a small-town Alaskan museum. What really makes it so spell-binding, though, are the beautiful descriptions of nature and the odd touch of the supernatural which Forrester comes across on his voyage into the wilderness. One of my best reads of 2016!
Thank you, Netgalley, for providing me with an electronic copy to read and review.