Monday, March 21, 2011

Books Plus Me

Every conquest of the universe has to begin somewhere. I suppose Evil UnLtd began theirs in the Kindleverse, back in October 2010. But now, of course, they have broken through into our reality in paperback form. And they - along with me! - are very fortunate to have found willing allies in their campaign for galactic domination.

Today I'd like to extend my (since they're Evil and not given to a great many expressions of gratitude) sincere thanks to the folks at Books Plus in Penzance, who graciously hosted my first ever book signing in an actual bookshop on Saturday (19th March).

Until then, I'd only signed books at a Doctor Who convention in LA, which was undoubtedly special, but signing something that is entirely your own and the beginning of your very own series, well, that's extra special. The kind people at Books Plus kept me well supplied in coffee throughout and, although I have no frame of reference for such things, it felt like a success to me.

Of course, now we're looking to arrange other book-signings, starting with bookstores around Cornwall, naturally enough. And, fingers crossed, expanding our Evil empire from there.

Many thanks to all those who turned up for a spot of chat and/or bought a copy. Hope you enjoy the read. And many thanks to those who were there in spirit, with support and encouragement from afar. For those in the Penwith area, there are signed copies still available at Books Plus, so hurry and get yours while stocks last. :-)

Alternatively, see here for other means of getting your mitts on a copy.

As one famous pepperpot-shaped evil being says at the end of Doctor Who's Genesis Of The Daleks, this is only the beginning...!


Friday, March 04, 2011

Paper View

Some people are never satisfied.

Like Evil UnLtd, for instance. It wasn’t enough that they’d launched their enterprise on the Amazon Kindle and then spread their malign influence to other ebook formats, via Smashwords. They weren’t even content to set up their own publishing house. They had to go and set up a broadcasting company. Or hijack an existing one.

Yes, Galaxy Six Broadcasting – the people who brought you Celebrity Minefield Clearance and I’m An Asshole! Make Me Famous! – are under new management. And in addition to the various electronic formats, they will be broadcasting the Evil UnLtd series through the medium of paper.

The first copies of Vol 1: The Root Of All Evil arrived this week and it is a thing of beauty. A shiny, chunky 380pp glossy-cover paperback on clean white depleted rainforest, including three full episodes of the series plus bonus extras, such as The Lonely Planet Guide To Goyle and an exclusive extract, in print for the first time, from Vol 2: From Evil With Love.
(Publishing date TBA soon!)

You can already order this objet d’artfulness through Amazon, both here in the UK and from the US site.

You can also get your hands on a signed copy via (just click Add To Basket from the seller calling himself sa4ward).

But as an alternative - which will save you on postage - just write to:

Simon Forward

Galaxy Six Broadcasting

5 Alexandra Terrace


Cornwall TR18 4NX

supplying your name, return address, how many copies you would like and enclosing a cheque for £9.99 per copy - (that's £8.99 plus £1 P&P) and we'll ship you a signed copy, personally dedicated to whoever you'd like.

Galaxy Six. Entertainment, Infotainment, Edutainment and all-round Lobototainment.

NOTE: Evil UnLtd Vol 1 ebook is currently 50% off until March 12th on Smashwords!