Christmas Reading…

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It was the first day of December, and the hours of daylight had grown very short indeed. Each new day dawned more slowly and reluctantly than the previous one now, but as soon as there was sufficient light Algy found himself a comfortable perch in a pine tree and settled down to read his very own Christmas-time story The Magical Midwinter Star to his little black teddy. The tiny bear was thrilled to hear the tale of Algy’s adventures through the harsh midwinter landscape of the West Highlands of Scotland, and he wondered whether Algy would indeed succeed in restoring the ancient tradition of a great midwinter celebration for all the creatures of the area, to bright light and joy back to the dismal depths of the dark and gloomy Scottish winter…

This third story in the series Tales from the Adventures of Algy makes perfect reading for the weeks leading up to Christmas – for children aged 7 to 10 and adults still young at heart. You can buy copies of The Magical Midwinter Star signed by Algy himself, direct from Algy’s own web shop, and add personal dedications in your own words. With FREE UK DELIVERY from now until Hogmanay.

Visit Algy’s own online bookshop to buy The Magical Midwinter Star and Algy’s other books – unique gifts and stocking fillers from the wild West Highlands of Scotland 🙂

Jenny Chapman, Goodreads Author

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Algy is delighted to announce that his assistant has finally got round to creating an official “Goodreads Author” profile. (Note: Goodreads are currently attributing some titles to her which she did not write, but this should be sorted soon).

So if you use Goodreads, please do connect with her there:

https://www.goodreads.com/JennyChapman

And a wee reminder to those friends who downloaded the free Kindle version of “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird” last weekend… a line or two of review, either on Amazon or on Goodreads, would be very much appreciated.  Reviews help Algy’s books find more readers, and help potential readers understand more about what kind of books they are. Thank you 🙂

Free Kindle Ebook: Sunday 1st October

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*** SPECIAL OFFER: FREE KINDLE BOOK SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2017 ***

Algy had a wonderful surprise this week. An enormous truck, which entirely blocked the tiny single-track road outside his assistant’s house, brought him an unusually large delivery…

Algy was astonished. With some difficulty he tore the clingy outer wrapping apart with his beak and then opened one of the many cardboard boxes inside. It was full of lovely new copies of his book “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird”. Algy sniffed the book eagerly; it had a special, sweet sort of smell that was quite unlike the previous paperback copies he had seen. Puzzled, he asked his assistant to explain, and she told him that these books had been printed on an offset litho press, by a printing company who had been making books for fluffy birds and other customers since the 19th century 🙂

To celebrate this lovely new offset litho print run of his book “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird”, Algy has made the KINDLE EBOOK edition of this book FREE FOR EVERYONE on SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2017.

Ideal for young readers aged 7 to 10, for reading aloud to the wee ones, and for all adults who love Algy or who remain young at heart 🙂

Friends who have already downloaded this book may wish to do so again as it now has a glossary of Scottish and Gaelic names and words, as well as some minor revisions to the text.

Here are some links that go direct to the Kindle book on some of the main Amazon sites (Algy was not able to access the Kindle book on some overseas sites as he is based in the UK.)

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

amazon.de

amazon.jp

FREE TO DOWNLOAD ALL DAY SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2017

Please share!

If your country is not listed above, please go to your local Amazon site and search for “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird” in Kindle books. You do not need a Kindle device to read Kindle ebooks – there are free Kindle reading apps available from Amazon for most computers and devices.

And if you would like a lovely new offset litho paperback copy of “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird”, signed by Algy and/or his assistant Jenny, you can buy one direct from Algy’s own web site or from the An Sithean Press web site – and fluffy bird mail can be delivered to almost any country of the world 🙂

LAST CHANCE TO GET THE KINDLE EDITION FREE !

Today, MONDAY 2ND JANUARY 2017, is the LAST DAY OF THIS OFFER. The Kindle edition of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, is FREE to download from any Amazon site all day today until midnight PST.

To get the complete book free, use the “Buy” button at Amazon (you will be charged zero), not the “Free Sample” button which only downloads the opening…

This is the FINAL DAY of this offer and it cannot be repeated. Don’t miss it!

And for those who would like a signed hardback copy, the hardback edition is on offer at a special reduced price throughout January at Algy’s web shop:

http://adventuresofalgy.com/shop/books

Signed paperbacks are also available at the standard price.

Please share with all your friends 🙂

Here are the direct links to the Kindle book:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon in Japan

Amazon in Germany

Amazon in France

Amazon in Spain

Amazon in Italy

Amazon in the Netherlands

Amazon in Canada

Amazon in Australia

Amazon in Brazil

Amazon in Mexico

Amazon in India

lovefromalgy:

One of the guests at Algy’s Magical Midwinter Star party decided to try a special dance which is described in Algy’s book The Magical Midwinter Star 🙂

The first person who REBLOGS this GIF together with A CAPTION INCLUDING THE NAME OF THAT DANCE from Algy’s book will win a signed paperback copy of The Magical Midwinter Star.

Sorry – but the three people who have already won copies of the book by entering the Photo Challenge may not win another copy. Just one book per person 🙂

There are still 2 prizes left in the Photo Challenge at the time of posting this GIF…

And if you have not yet joined Algy’s Magical Midwinter Star party over on @lovefromalgy, hurry on over… 🙂

Algy knows that some of his wonderful Tumblr friends like to collect signed hardback copies of his books :))))

So Algy has a SPECIAL OFFER for you, to celebrate the launch of his new book The Magical Midwinter Star.

Starting today, ALL hardback editions of Algy’s books are offered at a reduced price at Algy’s own web shop – until the end of January 2017. You can add a custom dedication in your own words 🙂

The hardback edition of The Magical Midwinter Star is available at £9.99 (plus postage at cost) reduced from £12.99, and Algy’s other hardback titles are also reduced by more than 25%.

Don’t forget that the Kindle ebook edition is FREE to download today 1st January 2017 and tomorrow 2nd January, so you can check the book out 🙂 This will be the final free download offer for The Magical Midwinter Star. Links to all the relevant Amazon pages can be found in Algy’s previous post.

The hardback editions of Algy’s books are bound in dark blue cloth, with title and author stamped in gold on the spine, and a matte full colour dust jacket as shown in the photo. The interior has a full colour illustration at the head of each chapter. Paperback editions are also available at the normal prices, and books can be shipped to almost any country in the world 🙂

ANNOUNCING ALGY’S MAGICAL MIDWINTER STAR PARTY!!

You are ALL invited – and so are all your friends! Please share 🙂

To celebrate the launch of his new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, Algy is holding a very special Tumblr party on his sideblog @lovefromalgy

When? SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY 2017 and into the wee hours of the next day…

Where? On Algy’s own sideblog @lovefromalgy

What? One of Algy’s famous Tumblr parties with all his Tumblr friends, and lots of fun and fluffy surprises, treats, and special offers connected with his new book 🙂

How to join in? Submit one or more images, or post on your own blog and send Algy a link – your own original work, please. Details below… And of course come along and enjoy the fun on the day, and late into the night 🙂

Submission details…

Submissions can be made at any time from now until the end of the party. Here’s the link to the Submit form again:

http://lovefromalgy.tumblr.com/submit

Send all your fluffy friends, beautiful images to celebrate midwinter and the magical midwinter star, and any images of – or inspired by – Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star 🙂

Photographs and art work are both very welcome, but only submit your own work, please.

Or you can post on your own blog and send Algy a link. Please be sure to send him that link, as he won’t necessarily see your post, even if it’s tagged. (Tumblr does not always work as it should…)

It will be a magical celebration… see you there!