The January edition of the local magazine featured Chris pictured in Whitby harbour with an inset of Double Mountain Crossing jacket, accompanying the headline Local Author Signs World-wide Six E-books Deal and stating the book was available.
With the popularity of E-book readers increasing, formats now available for Sony readers, Apple iPhones and iPads, and with Amazon heavily promoting Kindle on TV, the results are steadily climbing E-book sales. And sales mean readers. After watching from the sidelines for the better part of this year, Saltburn by the sea writer Chris Scott Wilson decided it was time to actively seek an E-book publisher whose catalogue would cover the diverse areas of his writing. Not an easy task, as Chris writes historical fiction, maritime fiction, westerns, local history books and other non-fiction titles, and even has a science fiction novel tucked away for a rainy day.
Saltburn author Chris is excited to announce he has signed with Boson Books of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, for five of his westerns to be issued in eBook format world-wide. Originally published as Hale Black Horse Westerns, the first is Double Mountain Crossing, to be published in October, followed by The Fight At Hueco Tanks, The Quantro Story, The Copper City and Desperadoes.
The sixth eBook will be the first in Chris' maritime series. Titled Scarborough Fair, it's a fictional account of John Paul Jones' greatest sea battle during the American War of Independence when he became America's first naval hero at the battle of Flamborough Head.
All the eBooks will be available from Amazon, Borders, the Ebook Store, Mobipocket, Lybrary.com, Direct eBooks.com & other leading world-wide distributors.
Other than Chris's own website, the western writers' blogspot, Black Horse Express, was first to break the news of the Boson contract on the web with Chris Scott Wilson's BHWs to be reprinted as e-books headline.
Boson books have now re-released the first title in Chris' western series - Double Mountain Crossing - in ebook format. See Westerns page for how to read a free sample and how to buy.
Yorkshire Author Signs World-wide Book Deal the Doncaster Villager on-line magazine proudly proclaimed, quoting Chris as saying "I see westerns the same as any other historical fiction. They're about people and their reactions to situations..."
East Cleveland's Herald & Post used the headline Saddle Up An Ebook to break the news of Chris's contract with Boson Books of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
On 7th December the Whitby Gazette reported online and then later in print on Christmas Eve Author Signs Internet Book Deal accompanied by picture of Chris in Whitby yacht marina. Click HERE to read.
3rd January 2011
A comprehensive interview with Chris has been posted as part of Wild West eMonday. Click on Gary Dobbs / Jack Martin's TAINTED ARCHIVE blog site to take you there. To see the rest of Gary's site, click on the Tainted Archive artwork at the top of the interview page.
On Tuedsay 21st December, Middlesbrough's Gazette ran a feature written by Mike Morgan on Chris under the headline: BULLSEYE Former Corus Worker Chris's cowboy tales a hit with US publisher. An editied piece was also run the same day on the Gazette Live website titled : Saltburn Writer's Works snapped up by e-Book Firm.
The Voice of Doncaster
10th January 2011
Author/editor Matthew Pizzolato interviewed Chris for Western On Line website and you can read it by clicking HERE
Boson Books have now re-released the second and third titles of their exclusive six ebook deal with Chris. They are available world-wide from the stockists shown on the left, and most other eBook retailers.
See Westerns page for how to read a free sample.
Yorkshire Author Aims at Western Readers headed the article in Doncaster's Villager on-line magazine, givjng news of Chris's most recent ebook releases.
Saltburn Author Aims at Western Readers ran the headline in the town's magazine, leading onto the news of the two ebook reissues of Chris's westerns.
The blog informed western readers The Quantro Story, a tale of bitter revenge and The Fight at Hueco Tanks, a gritty tale of an Apache breakout from the San Carlos reservation, are now aavailable from Boson Books and all leading e-retailers.
The mainly Spanish newspaper based in California ran a piece based on one of Chris's press releases.
Chris' books are now available from India's leading eRetailer Infibeam. You can click on the INFIBEAM logo above to take you to Chris' page. The big advantage of ebooks, of course, is that after buying one it is delivered in seconds, wherever you are. This is where Infibeam leads. They ship to - take a big breath - Antigua, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominca, Egypt, Eire, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Carricou, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saint Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts/Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thai-land, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen, Zimbabwe, and probably anywhere else you've just thought of.
Black Horse Express blog announced 'Two more Chris Scott Wilson BHWs re-issued', heralding ebook releases of The Copper City and Desperadoes by Boson Books world-wide.
In Canberra, Australia, WORD magazine ran a piece on the release of Double Mountain Crossing, publishers Boson stating they were widening their list to provide more quality ebooks for the expanding market, and that another four of Chris's Old West adventures would follow.
Yorkshire Author Blasts Both Barrels said the Villager on the ebook release of The Copper City and Desperadoes, the final two books of Chris's five book western series.
Saltburn's local magazine also ran the story of Chris's next two ebook releases, Desperadoes and The Copper City, available from Amazon and other leading on-line retailers.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea posted the Boson Books Blasts Both Barrels press release on the Blogspot, giving support to the local author.
Chris was a phone guest on Gordon Swindlehurst's show on Good Friday afternoon in a lively general discussion about books, writing and publishers and also the coming of the digital age.
We are pleased to announce that Boson books have now re-released The Copper City and also Desperadoes from Chris' western series - in ebook format. See panel on the left for links to retailers & see Westerns page for how to read a free sample or visit Boson Books website for further links
At last ! Chris' fictional account of the John Paul Jones story, set during the American War of Independence, has been reissued in ebook by the USA's Boson Books. The explosive climax is at the battle of Flamborough Head, where John Paul Jones became a legend. Go to the Maritime page to read reviews, including one from best selling author Clive Cussler, then click on the book cover to read a sample.
Chris was featured in Spain's popular news bulletin, EuroWeekly, under the title : Author Says Almeria A Great Inspiration. There was also an article about Chris in the May issue of the Costa Del Sol's Resident Plus magazine.
Texas' Gilmer Mirror published a piece to coincide with the release of Scarborough Fair in the USA under the headline When America Needed a Hero, John Paul Jones Stood Up. Read it HERE
16th July 2011
A review has been posted by David Hayes on the prestigious Historic Naval Fiction website. You can read the full review by clicking HERE