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Top 20 Sherlock Holmes Books on Kindle – 11th January

Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston – The Deadwood Stage by Mike Hogan at the top of the top twenty MX Sherlock Holmes books on Amazon Kindle USA today.

#67,916  Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston The Deadwood Stage

#77,521  Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Edinburgh Haunting

#123,259  Baker Street Beat

#124,552  Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Snowman

#169,688  The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

#189,312  Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Bulgarian Codex

#211,938  Sherlock Holmes and The Peculiar Persecution of John Vincent Harden

#214,743  Sherlock Holmes Have Yourself a Chaotic Little Christmas

#223,167  Shadowfall

#232,688  The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

#248,959  Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Trials (Lyme Book 3)

#251,527  The Real Sherlock Holmes

#255,299  Holmes Sweet Holmes  (Sebastian McCabe novel 2)

#267,044  Holmes and Watson End Peace

#280,473  Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania

#310,682  No Police Like Holmes  (Sebastian McCabe novel 1)

#325,230  Murder in the Library

#345,224  The Lost Stories of Sherlock Holmes

#352,164  Anomalous

#370,879  Sherlock Holmes at The Lyme Regis Legacy  (Lyme Book 2)

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Kindle Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Books Boxing Day 2012

Mike Hogan’s first in the Young Winston trilogy tops the charts for the MX Sherlock Holmes books on Boxing Day on Amazon Kindle USA….

#31,909  Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston The Deadwood Stage (Book 1)

#48,419  Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Bulgarian Codex  (Novel)

#52,561  Sherlock Holmes and The Peculiar Persecution of John Vincent Harden

#59,564 The Real Sherlock Holmes  (Joe Riggs book on becoming Sherlock Holmes)

#95,294  Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Edinburgh Haunting (Novel)

#104,732  The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

#119,479  Sherlock Holmes Have Yourself a Chaotic Little Christmas

#147,495 Sherlock Holmes and The Element of Surprise (Novella)

#163,248  Holmes and Watson End Peace (Novella)

#218,531 Sherlock’s Home: The Empty House  (Holmes Fans Collection for Save Undershaw)

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Top 20 NLP Books on Kindle

Performance Strategies for Musicians by David Buswell at the top of the top twenty MX NLP books on Amazon Kindle USA….

#204,543  Performance Strategies for Musicians

#497,395  NLP for Teachers (Engaging NLP)

#517,686  Inside Out – Personal Excellence Through Self Discovey

#530,869  NLP for Children (Engaging NLP)

#550,630  NLP for Parents

#581,569  Going Mental: Reaching your Goals in Business and Sports

#618,417  Bridges to Success

#642,466  Recover your Energy

#666,207  Entrancing Tales for Change with Hypnosis and NLP

#676,383  Online Therapy – Reading Between the lines

#694,453  Bangers and Mash: How to Take on Throat Cancer

#713,150  NLP for Teens

#740,676  Inside Out: NLP and Hypnosis for Weight Loss

#765,706  Developmental Coaching

#773,936  Succeed in Sport

#827,169  Make New Year Resolutions

#833,371  And the Next Question is… 

#847,311  Negotiation Mastery

#858,045  LIFE

#862,903  PNL Pour les Enfants

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The Secret of the New Amazon Kindle is revealed – ‘Operation Sandwich’

Operation SandwichWe’ve this week uncovered Amazon’s secret weapon in the eBook reader land grab. It explains why the new Kindle reader is selling in its droves and why the other eReader manufacturers need to retaliate very quickly.

Code named ‘Operation Sandwich’ it’s a devilishly clever new tactic in the battle for ereader supremacy – read more.

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Posted by on August 7, 2011 in Book Publishing


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Specific Applications of NLP Proving Successful on Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, iPad and other eBook formats

There is a lot of discussion in publishing about how books, in the era of Kindle and other ebook readers, will get smaller. They are even talking about the concept of the micro-novel to meet the demand of the reader for shorter books. In NLP when the only option was printed books there was a tendency towards general NLP books or several elements in one. Now with ebooks and indeed print on demand we see very specific books – and they are very popular.

Our first such book on a very specific area was Stop Bedwetting in 7 Days which as the title suggests tackles one very specific subject. In 2010 a master practitioner with expertise with children, Judy Bartkowiak, brought us NLP for Parents and NLP for Children and since then has added four more specialist NLP books.

As a publisher this new phenomenon is excellent as it means we can rapidly expand our author stable, in areas in which the authors have specific knowledge. It doesn’t mean that the paperback has stopped being appealing – in fact, we find a lot of practitioners have the eBook version themselves and then leave the people they are coaching with a copy of the paperback.

Although Kindle has the volume we see increased use of both Kobo Books and iBooks for iPad. Kobo are interesting as they seem to have extended geographical reach with NLP books of ours selling into Singapore, India, Australia and many other countries.

It also enables the publisher to take on very specialised books safe in the knowledge that these new formats ensure the book is widely available – take our latest book coming out in a few weeks time is ‘No More Bingo Dresses – How to use NLP to cope with breast cancer and other people – it’s a very specialist book to help people cope with the trauma of cancer.

So for NLP, publishers and ultimately NLP practitioners the evolution of eBooks is a good thing. Watch out for many more specialist titles in NLP.


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The Past, Present and Future of Book Publishing

A few days ago I was lucky enough to be invited to be a presenter at an ‘Authors Evening’ at the remarkable European School in Karlsruhe in Germany. The educational system abroad can be jarring in comparison to schools in the United States. Education in the States can be accused of having a more lax approach in standard and practice. Take for example the wide range of options available and even accredited college programs online, perhaps an oxymoron. So imagine my surprise when at the school I discover they teach children in five different languages

I’d been invited as two of the speakers are authors with us – Paul Spiring and Hugh Cooke who between them have published nine books with us. They are listed below. Introduced by the head of the school who in previous jobs had been both a printer and run a bookshop, the evening was a fascinating mix. Paul talked about his writings on Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes [there were several senior Sherlockians in the audience] and Hugh described himself as the ‘comic turn’, reading and performing several excerpts from his Panto For Beginners book. The other authors covered a German language novel and academic writings on ancient Italy. The combination of serious subjects with lighter elements throughout [accompanied by cheese and wine] went down very well with the 70+ attendees and has already got glowing reviews from the local press.

For the subject of the Past, Present and Future of Book Publishing I began by outlining how in the last few years the publishing world has changed beyond recognition. I then covered the product itself (books to eBooks), to the retail landscape (online, supermarkets), the publishers themselves and then through to some of the technology and exciting evolution in marketing with the arrival of social media. There are several author case studies featured as well.

The slides are available here through Slideshare.

Book Publishing Past, Present and Future

Book Publishing Past, Present and Future

Books featured on the authors evening from Paul and Hugh:

Bertram Fletcher Robinson (a biography)

Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle and Devon (biography and travel guide)

Pantomime for Beginners

Rugby Football During the Nineteenth Century

Aside Arthur Conan Doyle (twenty stories by Bertram Fletcher Robinson)

On The Trail of Arthur Conan Doyle (Spanish version)

Wheels of Anarchy (reprint of the original from 1900s by Max Pemberton)

Bobbles and Plum (the lost playlets of PG Wodehouse)

The World of Vanity Fair (colour caricatures from Victorian England)

Case Studies:

Bangers and Mash (battling throat cancer using NLP by Keith Hern)

Watson’s Afghan Adventure (Sherlock Holmes pastiche fiction by Kieran McMullen)

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Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Book Publishing


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An Independent Publishers First Electronic Christmas – Amazon Kindle, iPad and the rest

We are facing the first truly electronic Christmas trading period in the book publishing industry, and looking back on the last twelve months it has been an incredible period of change.

In November 2009 we were preparing for Christmas in a fairly traditional way as a publisher. Getting stocks in, a series of signings with Borders and Waterstones, and ten new books – everyone wants to be out for the big selling period.

Twelve months on and the publishing industry has changed beyond recognition. Borders have gone from the UK (RIP – we will miss them) and the electronic revolution is truly here – eBooks, social media, eCommerce, and POD all coming into their own in 2010. So what has changed and what will 2011 bring?

To read the full article click here Facing the First Electronic Chrismas





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Posted by on November 20, 2010 in Publishing


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