Happy New Year!!It's March already!! How come?!
Hope you all had an amazing time with family and friends over the holidays! (I know... it feels like ages ago now!!)
The Spies family had a great time in England spending Christmas with relatives. We had some amazing sunny days (still cold though!!!) sightseeing and exploring the English countryside. It was a busy holiday, each day filled with a different adventure, but we also had time to chill out by the fire on the cold days and read some awesome books!! It's nice to be back now in New Zealand.
A big welcome to our new subscribers! We have been doing some promotions for our books and we are gobsmacked by the response!! Thank you so much for joining our community of readers! In the last newsletter I talked about how we started our publishing business to nourish Ben's passion for writing and self-published his first book - Weirdo. You can read it in our blog here. Today, I would like to share a little more about his book:
Weirdo is a story about a ten-year-old boy who recently lost his parents. Ugine lives by himself now. He has no friends at school and everyone thinks he is weird... Well, there are some pretty weird things he does sometimes! You can follow Ugine's journey to finding happiness in this little sweet story about friendship, courage, determination and weird adventure! Ben wrote Weirdo when he was nine years old, so the story is told in an authentic voice of a child with the emotions and experiences of a 9 year old boy. He's always loved writing and reading, particularly books with lots and lots of adventures. Ben has a very peculiar, funny sense of humour and he loves character with funny names ... but most of all, Ben loves making people laugh through his writing. You can get the e-version of Weirdo for FREE at the bottom of this email. And you can buy the paperback here.
Since then Ben has written another three books with many more to come! If you would like to learn more about us, check out our website: www.spiespublishing.co.nz
Ben's books are available from Amazon and Book Depository.
You can purchase the e-books for as low as $2.99 from Amazon!!!
And Book Depository is delivering worldwide for FREE!!
Both retailers sell our paperback versions.
Click on your preferred retailer to get Ben's books now!
Ben's books not only make a great gift, but can also show a child that dreams can come true with continued dedication and hard work.
For those of you living near Wellington, you might have heard that the iconic Underground Market is closing down!! They have to move from the current location as the building was deemed not fit for use for large events. The last day of the market will be the 14th of March. They are in the process of looking for a new venue and we do hope they find one soon!! We have been having a stall there for a while now, along with other local Wellington authors and it has been great to meet new readers and get our books known to the public. Please come and support local business if you're in the city. It's a great place to visit and find beautiful gift from local artists.
Check out these FREE books for children!!
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We've also partnered with some science-fiction authors!!
Check out these books on the image below for some great sci-fi reads!
. We will have a pop-up bookstore along with other Wellington authors in Porirua on the 21st and 22nd of March!! Come and check these amazing books written by local authors.
10am to 4pm. 7 Serlby place, Porirua
. We will also be at the Karori West Normal School Fair on that Saturday, 21st of March between 10am and 2pm.
Lots of fun for the family and books for children!
Join our ARC team and receive Ben's books first!
If you love reviewing and would like to receive free early copies of Ben's books, let us know! Reviews help our books get noticed and seen when people are searching on Amazon! We would love for you to review Ben's books!
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If you have already read one of of Ben's books and enjoyed it, please leave a review on Amazon!!
Leaving reviews helps Ben's books get discovered in searches and it would mean the world to us!!
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A GIFT FOR YOU!!!
Your FREE Weirdo e-book
We value your support and Ben would like to gift you his very first book!
A great read for children aged 7 and older. If you like his book, feel free to recommend it to your family and friends!!
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Spies Publishing fosters storytelling, creativity and pride.
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- MY FIRST BOOK - and contact us if you would like to create a book with your children's stories.
Thanks for reading and following our journey,