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Friday, October 12, 2012

Six-figure Deal for James Oswald!

Awhile back I posted a review for a free Kindle book I read...'Natural Causes' by James Oswald.  Excellent book! It is a self published book thru Kindle and is the first in a series featuring Inspector McLean set in Edinburgh Scotland. There is a second book out, 'The Book of Souls' and he is writing number three now! James tried for five years to find a publisher for 'Natural Causes' and finally self-published it to try to build up an audience. It was a success!

Update... Penguin picked up the rights for the UK for a six-figure sum! Congratulations to James, a Scottish farmer who raises Highland cattle and Romney sheep on 330 acres in North East Fife and writes in his spare-time! We in the US will have to suffice with the Kindle editions for now though!

Check out the story @ The Bookseller.com HERE

James also has a fantasy series The Ballad of Sir Benfro inspired by the language and folklore of Wales. This series follows the adventures of a young dragon, Sir Benfro.

You can also learn more about the books and James Oswald at these websites

James Oswald 

Devildog Publishing

and check out pics of his beautiful cows and sheep HERE!

*The Bookseller is a nice website you might want to bookmark. They keep you up to date on publishing news 

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  1. I'm working on a US deal, so hopefully you won't have to wait too long. Thanks indeed for the kind words, Peggy!

    1. Your very welcome and glad to hear about the US deal! So many people I know don't have the capabilities to read a Kindle book and now they will be able to read yours!


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