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Monday, 25 April 2011

And the current most successful western writer in the world is...

Every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day, a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world.

Those who say the western genre has no chops should be eating humble pie now because one the strongest selling eBooks at the moment is a western, Follow the Stone by John Locke - granted it doesn't look like a traditional western and is not marketed as such, but it is fairly traditional none the less.

International best-selling author John Locke (Saving Rachel, Wish List, Now & Then, Lethal People, Lethal Experiment) tackles a new genre, with hilarious results.

"I love the idea of westerns. It’s a simple dynamic: a man or woman overcoming hardship to carve out a meaningful life in a savage land, while maintaining their integrity." John Locke

Follow the Stone (An Irreverent Western Adventure) is a good-hearted, rollicking story about a former gunslinger and his crablike scout, who journey West with a mail order bride, a witch, and a wagon full of prostitutes!

Expect a full review and interview with the author, soon.


Davieboy said...

Cheers Gary, it's now safely on my Kindle. Only 69p too, a sensible price-point. Some e-books are a lot more expensive, as much as £6.96! A cheaper price-point makes it an easy decision to buy.
Thanks for the tip - the Locke blog is a good read too.

Chap O'Keefe said...

That "every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day" line has me completely baffled. Why is it that other well-reviewed westerns (my own included) are almost ignored by the ebook buyers? Is it that the going price for a well-written western ebook really is just 69 pence? Why aren't these same buyers rushing to pick up, for example, Ed Gorman's Wolf Moon, acclaimed as a western noir masterpiece?