Saturday, 9 February 2013

Failure

In my previous post HERE I conducted an experiment to see if my now ex-employers were right to impose a condition on my writing activities. With only 4 hours and 26 minutes of employment with the Metropolitan Police Service left, I set out to ascertain if my being a police officer would increase sales, as my employer had suggested. Well, the results are in.

No. Nil. Nada.

Not one single sale after the announcement.

I knew they were wrong!

Now, how about buying copies because I'm and EX-police officer? Just sayin' ...

Friday, 8 February 2013

A short experiment


Anyone who’s read my bio either on my main website or my Amazon profile will know that I have a ‘secret’ occupation in public service. My employers have had a hold over my life and I have had to have my occupation as a writer approved by them: it was approved on the condition that –

1: I spent no more than 16 hours per month doing it, and
2: I did not divulge what my main occupation was, as to do so might result in me selling more books.

In a recent review, condition 1 was removed – I had been ignoring it for several years, anyway. That left number 2.

As of midnight tonight (GMT on 8 February 2013) I cease to be employed by them. I can now reveal that ‘them’ is the Metropolitan Police Service. I have completed 30 years service and it’s time for me to go, so I thought I would try this: now that I have revealed my secret, will it result in a glut of e-book sales? I very much doubt it, but it would be nice if it did.

The links to my e-books are here

Go on, prove that my employer was justly concerned: buy them in their thousands.

(If I sell even one I’d be surprised).