One Page Won't Do!
Posted by philwhiteland on Sun, 20 Sep 2020
Way back in the music history of the 1980s, a lady called Audrey Hall had a one-hit-wonder with a song called 'One Dance Won't Do'. You may remember it? If not, you can find it here:
I've come to the conclusion that I can sympathise with her! Not in terms of dancing, one dance with me would be more than enough for anyone! No, I'm thinking, instead, about readers and, in particular, a couple who have recently read just one page of my latest tome.
You may be surprised to learn that authors who have books listed under the Kindle Unlimited programme can see how many pages of each book have been read on a daily basis. As I spend my waking hours pathetically checking the orders for my books and pages read (usually '0' on both counts), I'm always pleased to see a number come up under the Pages Read heading and then wait to see if that number advances, which would indicate someone is steadily reading (and hopefully enjoying) said book.
However, twice in the past week or so, the Pages Read total for my latest book has shown '1' and then resolutely failed to show any increase thereafter. Which begs the question 'Who, in their right senses, reads just one page of a book?' Moreover, this presumably is the Title Page! I began to wonder if I had completely lost the plot and whether, instead of putting
as I had intended, I had instead put
Naff Off And Don't Come Back Again!
but I've checked and this doesn't appear to be the case. So, I'm at a loss. I can't, for the life of me, see what can be so completely off-putting about the Title Page that two readers, to date, have got thus far and no further!
Perhaps you would like to see what you think? You don't even have to risk 99p in the endeavour. You can 'Look Inside' on the Amazon book page or, if you're a member of Kindle Unlimited, you can read the whole thing for FREE (and I can follow the pages read, which doesn't sound much but keeps me amused)
You can find the book that two people couldn't bring themselves to read, here:
or, you can listen to (and see me read) a sample story, here: