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Calling all Wrimos

posted 9 Nov 2012, 07:16 by Chauffour Books

Have you written a novel for National Novel Writing Month?

A draft that you’re really proud of?

Why not consider getting it published?

 

At Chauffour Books we have published dozens of novels and got them out into the successful market place, and independent authors are our speciality.

So why not submit a few chapters and let us have a look at it?

There’s no catch, no fees. Just let us have a look and the work with you towards a final copy that is saleable. Obviously we take a commission, but the margins are more that you would expect.

Drop us a line, just for a chat?

 

chauffourbooks@gmail.com

In Bed With Cows

posted 17 Aug 2012, 03:30 by Chauffour Books

The long awaited new title from Andy Frazier is finally here.
Called In Bed With Cows, this memoir recounts true tale after true tale of his exploits with cattle, each and every one of them told in his hilarious manner. From boarding school to boredroom, you will get some insights into this author's warped brain as you follow the shenanegans that he and his counterparts got up to.
Warning, this book will have you laughing all the way to the cowshed.

If you are unfamiliar with the ways of cows, then Andy has a part for you in this book, where he talks to you directly, hoping that you may learn something.

CountryWord opens its doors with press release

posted 20 Jun 2012, 06:33 by Chauffour Books

Cattle showman turned children’s author launches online bookshop

 

The Countryside has always been something dear to Andy Frazier’s heart, ever since he grew up on a farm in the English Midlands. Widely known amongst cattle circles for his grooming supply business as well as his exploits in the show-ring, in the mid nineties his business focus moved on to other things, leaving his beloved countryside behind.

However, after a career as a business analyst in the city, over the last 5 years Andy has earned his living as an author, now living in rural South West France. Having written a number of books about the countryside, some fiction and some non fiction, Andy had been looking for a specialist online company to market his books directly to his target audience, and was surprised to find there was no such thing.

“We needed something a bit more refined than the scattergun approach offered by superstores like Amazon,” says Andy, 50.

After speaking with other like-minded authors, Andy decided to revisit his IT experience and set about creating an online portal which could display and sell books, offering a variety of sales channels to authors.

The outcome is called CountryWord.com – ebooks of rural interest. Initially launching with a few hundred titles, CountryWord will keep track of books which trend, compiling detailed feedback to their authors. New books and authors are being added daily and users are encouraged to register on the site in order to receive FREE weekly ebooks from authors willing to participate in giveaways.

“Using contact through social media, the response from authors has been terrific, especially from those who are independently published,” says Andy, who has published more than 20 books of his own in the last 3 years.

“Our big challenge now, is to get the (Country) Word out there to the public. There is no doubt that in UK and globally, interest in all things rural is growing exponentially, you only have to see the viewing figures for BBC’s flagship programme Countryfile to get that message.”

With the continued viral sales of e-readers such as Amazon’s Kindle, the market for digital books is growing week on week and already outweighs its traditional paper brother. However, many folks in rural areas have been slower on the uptake of digital books, many still relying on libraries and local shops. Sadly, during these changing times, local book-shops and even national ones such as the quaint Landsmans Books, who would tour the agricultural shows with trailer loads of wonderful rural titles, are steadily going out of business.

Andy believes that CountryWord can patch up that gap in the market, providing a valuable service to rural communities by bringing new and established titles directly to them over the internet.

www.countryword.com

Andy Frazier

andy@countryword.com

tel: +33 671 429 199

 

CountryWord.com on track

posted 23 May 2012, 07:55 by Chauffour Books

Countryword’s new ebook store is now looking great. A few weeks of delay due to some unforeseen circumstances have put us a little bit behind schedule but the site looks vibrant and exciting. It should be loaded to the countryword.com domain in early June.

We have had agreement from quite a few authors to list their books, either for direct sale on the sight, or as a link through to Amazon.

If you are interested in listing your book for FREE, please get in contact while the offer still stands.

Andy Frazier countrywordebooks@gmail.com  

CountryWord.com - rural ebook store coming soon...

posted 20 Apr 2012, 00:23 by Chauffour Books   [ updated 20 Apr 2012, 00:28 ]

Chauffour Books is proud to announce the opening of its eBook store specialising in Countryside and Rural issues on 1st May 2012.

Called CountryWord.com the store will be marketed globally through the rural community using a variety of methods and contacts. Our founder, Andy Frazier, is specialist in this field.

The intention is to get at least 100 books on the shelf before it opens on May 1st, so the clock is ticking.

If you have a book that in some way involves rural interest, be it a picture book about tractors, a gardening or recipe book, a travel guide or just a novel based in the sticks – we would like to hear from you.

Initially, we will be promoting books and pushing sales back through existing channels – eg we can promote your book on Amazon for FREE! After a period, there will be a small charge for using this service, but not till we have proven to you that we are hitting our target and bringing in customers.

As we grow, our aim is to publish and promote Countryside eBooks through Chauffour Books, looking for new, talented and exciting authors.

If you have a book that fits the bill, contact us now at chauffourbooks@gmail.com – FREE promotion? Nothing to lose!

If you are a new self-published author, drop us a submission, and let’s see if we can help you.

Rural Submissions

posted 10 Apr 2012, 07:24 by Chauffour Books   [ updated 13 Apr 2012, 04:17 ]

From 24th of this month, Chauffour Books will be actively looking for submissions of new, exciting and talented authors writing Fiction and Non Fiction specifically related to the Countryside.
This is for a new project we are just setting up in conjunction with CountryWord books who are a new global rural online bookstore focussed on targeting books directly to persons with countryside interests.


If you wish to be considered, in the first instance, please complete the contact form on our Contacts page.and let us know what you have to offer.

Chauffour Books to open its doors at the London Book Fair.

posted 14 Oct 2009, 23:16 by Chauffour Books   [ updated 13 Apr 2012, 04:11 ]

Chauffour Books will start canvassing for new authors after visiting the London Book Fair.

Now in its 41st year, The London Book Fair continues to be the global market place and leading business-2-business exhibition for rights negotiation and the sales and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.

With over 400 seminars and events, 1,500 international exhibiting companies and 24,500 publishing professionals, The London Book Fair encompasses the broad spectrum of the publishing industry. 

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