Consider this: You can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photo-receptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it.
—  NASA Lunar Science Institute, 2012
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Shift has been on sale for two months now, and I think it’s doing pretty well. I always get excited when I log in and go hunting for any new reviews (they’re often a pain to find, but I love seeing new ones).

Rest assured, though, if you reviewed, I absolutely jumped up and down and squealed about it. I wish there was a way for me to reply to them, such wonderful things were said and I’m so so excited!

But, I do need to ask for help.

On Amazon, there’s a 50 review limit before Amazon even looks at your book to promote it. It’s not going to appear in the ‘recommended reading’ or ‘similar books’ until that 50 review mark (unless you’ve already bought it and I don’t know why it advertises books you’ve already bought). 

Please, please, if you bought Shift on Amazon, please drop a review on the American version of it (I’m really sad that it doesn’t seem to take any of the other Amazons into account). If you’ve bought the book on a different Amazon, it does allow you to review on the American one, it just may not say you have a verified purchase, but as far as I know, it still counts.

Side note: While I would love to give out free copies in exchange for reviews, but alas, I can’t. Being in Australia, I’m unable to access the ‘give gift’ feature for the book. I can give out free copies on Smashwords, but that doesn’t help me with Amazon.

If you purchased elsewhere, please consider dropping a review there. It doesn’t need to be much, “I enjoyed it” or “It was okay” would be amazing.  Also, I have a Goodreads set up for Shift as well and would appreciate a review there if you’re able to. Rest assured, everything helps me get noticed.

I am relying on word-of-mouth to get this book started. I’ve plugged it where I can, but I really need some help to get momentum going. If we could reach that fifty review mark on Amazon, I would be eternally grateful.

Originally posted by roobascooba

Thanks!

Rikki.

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Starry skies over New Zealand

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After a LONG time, here we have a new Get The Look post!

James Erskine was not only a handsome dude but also a Scottish Judge and (for my eyes at least) a master in mixing brown and blue.

Photos from top:

  1. “James Erskine, Lord Barjarg and Alva”, 1750, Allan Ramsay, Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
  2. Formal coat, 1740s, England, Victoria & Albert Museum.
  3. Embroidered waistcoat, 1740-49, Great Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum.
  4. Linen shirt, 18th century, American, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  5. Tricorne hat, mid-18th century, Italy, Metropolitan Museum of Art.