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Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2020, 01:20:39 AM »
Does Paul Weller turn up halfway through on Erdington High Street?

Not literally, but his presence is felt.

The ghost of Paul Weller, I can just about live with that though not that happy about him turning up in North Brum.
Very strange intro on Amazon, Percy but despite the stupid reference to 'Mods' in the title, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt. Your writing embraces us Brummies and your celebration of the city is second to none.

We need more Percies though preferably better dressed. Good luck, fella.

Erm... thanks. I think.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2020, 01:28:48 AM »
Does Paul Weller turn up halfway through on Erdington High Street?

Not literally, but his presence is felt.

The ghost of Paul Weller, I can just about live with that though not that happy about him turning up in North Brum.
Very strange intro on Amazon, Percy but despite the stupid reference to 'Mods' in the title, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt. Your writing embraces us Brummies and your celebration of the city is second to none.

We need more Percies though preferably better dressed. Good luck, fella.

Erm... thanks. I think.

Ha! Just seen your reference to a 'copper' for washing the clothes. Over here we still use the word 'copa' for a room for washing the clothes. Looks a great read, fella, not that I expected anything less. You can file that as a compliment.  ;)

Offline adrenachrome

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2020, 01:49:51 AM »
No paperback version?

No not as yet mate.

Iíll need to buy a kindle then.  Iím so old fashioned.

You can get an app apparently. (Admittedly, I would be lost at this point).

There is a Kindle app for Windows: it is pretty good. The Android app is fairly decent as well. Can't speak about IOS.

The character Keri seems very familiar. She knows how to mix things up and cause chaos and carnage.


Offline robbo1874

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2020, 02:02:39 AM »
I loved it but hated it at the same time, if that makes sense? Probably not. Weíre the only ones who can have a pop at Nuneaton.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2020, 08:54:30 AM »
How does it work ?

Do you have to sell x number of kindle copies before the publisher will commission a Ďrealí version? Do you even need a publisher for a kindle version?

Iím not sure mate. It gave me the option of creating a paperback when I uploaded it but Iím not sure if that was just an option for me.

And no, you donít need a publisher.

Iíve got one for my next one though, but I need to get crowdfunding to support 500 copies.

Ok, I dont really get on with Kindles but if there is no pathway to a paperback I'll crack on and buy it. Good luck.

Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2020, 11:12:06 AM »
How does it work ?

Do you have to sell x number of kindle copies before the publisher will commission a Ďrealí version? Do you even need a publisher for a kindle version?

Iím not sure mate. It gave me the option of creating a paperback when I uploaded it but Iím not sure if that was just an option for me.

And no, you donít need a publisher.

Iíve got one for my next one though, but I need to get crowdfunding to support 500 copies.

Ok, I dont really get on with Kindles but if there is no pathway to a paperback I'll crack on and buy it. Good luck.

Cheers mate.

Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2020, 11:13:06 AM »
Itís gone in at #6 on some Amazon chart. Above Charles Dickens!

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2020, 12:08:01 PM »
Above who?
Well done!

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2020, 12:10:18 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2020, 12:13:14 PM »
That's great. The very best of luck with it.

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2020, 12:29:30 PM »
Itís gone in at #6 on some Amazon chart. Above Charles Dickens!

I think it's the "Inner City Depravity Bestsellers List".

Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2020, 01:56:55 PM »
That's great. The very best of luck with it.

Nice one, cheers.

Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2020, 01:58:44 PM »
Itís gone in at #6 on some Amazon chart. Above Charles Dickens!

I think it's the "Inner City Depravity Bestsellers List".

Haha! ĎHottest new releasesí according to my son. I said Ďit canít be, Dickens is number 8í and he said itís because heís only just gone onto kindle.

Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2020, 04:55:51 AM »
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 July 2020
ďA cracking read.
Brilliantly written and absorbing from start to finish. A must read for anyone interested in authentic working class culture or just a great story told with humour and verve.Ē

Thanks whoever you are! These reviews are really appreciated. Please keep them coming!
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Re: New Villa Book... sort of...
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2020, 11:51:16 AM »
Nice one Percy.  I don't get on with Kindle so will wait for the paperback.  I love the intro' and prologue and have sent the link to a load of ex pats who will definitely be interested.  Sending you a pm too.

 


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