Christmas Reading…

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It was the first day of December, and the hours of daylight had grown very short indeed. Each new day dawned more slowly and reluctantly than the previous one now, but as soon as there was sufficient light Algy found himself a comfortable perch in a pine tree and settled down to read his very own Christmas-time story The Magical Midwinter Star to his little black teddy. The tiny bear was thrilled to hear the tale of Algy’s adventures through the harsh midwinter landscape of the West Highlands of Scotland, and he wondered whether Algy would indeed succeed in restoring the ancient tradition of a great midwinter celebration for all the creatures of the area, to bright light and joy back to the dismal depths of the dark and gloomy Scottish winter…

This third story in the series Tales from the Adventures of Algy makes perfect reading for the weeks leading up to Christmas – for children aged 7 to 10 and adults still young at heart. You can buy copies of The Magical Midwinter Star signed by Algy himself, direct from Algy’s own web shop, and add personal dedications in your own words. With FREE UK DELIVERY from now until Hogmanay.

Visit Algy’s own online bookshop to buy The Magical Midwinter Star and Algy’s other books – unique gifts and stocking fillers from the wild West Highlands of Scotland 🙂

LAST CHANCE TO GET THE KINDLE EDITION FREE !

Today, MONDAY 2ND JANUARY 2017, is the LAST DAY OF THIS OFFER. The Kindle edition of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, is FREE to download from any Amazon site all day today until midnight PST.

To get the complete book free, use the “Buy” button at Amazon (you will be charged zero), not the “Free Sample” button which only downloads the opening…

This is the FINAL DAY of this offer and it cannot be repeated. Don’t miss it!

And for those who would like a signed hardback copy, the hardback edition is on offer at a special reduced price throughout January at Algy’s web shop:

http://adventuresofalgy.com/shop/books

Signed paperbacks are also available at the standard price.

Please share with all your friends 🙂

Here are the direct links to the Kindle book:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon in Japan

Amazon in Germany

Amazon in France

Amazon in Spain

Amazon in Italy

Amazon in the Netherlands

Amazon in Canada

Amazon in Australia

Amazon in Brazil

Amazon in Mexico

Amazon in India

lovefromalgy:

One of the guests at Algy’s Magical Midwinter Star party decided to try a special dance which is described in Algy’s book The Magical Midwinter Star 🙂

The first person who REBLOGS this GIF together with A CAPTION INCLUDING THE NAME OF THAT DANCE from Algy’s book will win a signed paperback copy of The Magical Midwinter Star.

Sorry – but the three people who have already won copies of the book by entering the Photo Challenge may not win another copy. Just one book per person 🙂

There are still 2 prizes left in the Photo Challenge at the time of posting this GIF…

And if you have not yet joined Algy’s Magical Midwinter Star party over on @lovefromalgy, hurry on over… 🙂

Algy knows that some of his wonderful Tumblr friends like to collect signed hardback copies of his books :))))

So Algy has a SPECIAL OFFER for you, to celebrate the launch of his new book The Magical Midwinter Star.

Starting today, ALL hardback editions of Algy’s books are offered at a reduced price at Algy’s own web shop – until the end of January 2017. You can add a custom dedication in your own words 🙂

The hardback edition of The Magical Midwinter Star is available at £9.99 (plus postage at cost) reduced from £12.99, and Algy’s other hardback titles are also reduced by more than 25%.

Don’t forget that the Kindle ebook edition is FREE to download today 1st January 2017 and tomorrow 2nd January, so you can check the book out 🙂 This will be the final free download offer for The Magical Midwinter Star. Links to all the relevant Amazon pages can be found in Algy’s previous post.

The hardback editions of Algy’s books are bound in dark blue cloth, with title and author stamped in gold on the spine, and a matte full colour dust jacket as shown in the photo. The interior has a full colour illustration at the head of each chapter. Paperback editions are also available at the normal prices, and books can be shipped to almost any country in the world 🙂

ANNOUNCING ALGY’S MAGICAL MIDWINTER STAR PARTY!!

You are ALL invited – and so are all your friends! Please share 🙂

To celebrate the launch of his new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, Algy is holding a very special Tumblr party on his sideblog @lovefromalgy

When? SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY 2017 and into the wee hours of the next day…

Where? On Algy’s own sideblog @lovefromalgy

What? One of Algy’s famous Tumblr parties with all his Tumblr friends, and lots of fun and fluffy surprises, treats, and special offers connected with his new book 🙂

How to join in? Submit one or more images, or post on your own blog and send Algy a link – your own original work, please. Details below… And of course come along and enjoy the fun on the day, and late into the night 🙂

Submission details…

Submissions can be made at any time from now until the end of the party. Here’s the link to the Submit form again:

http://lovefromalgy.tumblr.com/submit

Send all your fluffy friends, beautiful images to celebrate midwinter and the magical midwinter star, and any images of – or inspired by – Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star 🙂

Photographs and art work are both very welcome, but only submit your own work, please.

Or you can post on your own blog and send Algy a link. Please be sure to send him that link, as he won’t necessarily see your post, even if it’s tagged. (Tumblr does not always work as it should…)

It will be a magical celebration… see you there!

How to Download Algy’s FREE Kindle Book

One or two people have contacted Algy because they have had difficulty downloading the complete Kindle edition of Algy’s new book for free.

To download the entire book for FREE this weekend, you must click the Buy button at Amazon and NOT the Download Free Sample or Try A Sample links.

You will see that, during the promotion period, the Kindle book is for sale at a price of 0.00 in your own currency, and to get the whole book you need to “buy” it for 0.00. It seems silly, but that’s the way Amazon works.

The full list of links to the book on different Amazon sites are in Algy’s previous post. Happy reading 🙂

“It was a dismally dark, gloomy kind of day, smothered in Scotch mist, and it was almost impossible to feel enthusiastic about doing anything at all…”

So it says at the start of the second chapter of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, and it was indeed exactly such a day in the West Highlands of Scotland, with very little light to be seen anywhere in the world, and certainly no sign of colour.

Fortunately, however, Algy had just published the Kindle version of his book, so he persuaded his assistant to download it to her iPad, and tucked himself up enthusiastically on an old armchair with some of his friends, to read it to them from the very beginning to the magically happy ending 🙂

Have you got your FREE copy of the Kindle book yet? It’s free to download from any Amazon site until midnight tonight, and then again over the Christmas and New Year weekends. Here are the direct links again:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon in Japan

Amazon in Germany

Amazon in France

Amazon in Spain

Amazon in Italy

Amazon in the Netherlands

Amazon in Canada

Amazon in Australia

Amazon in Brazil

Amazon in Mexico

Amazon in India

FREE KINDLE DOWNLOAD ALL DAY TODAY, SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER

The Kindle edition of Algy’s new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, is FREE to download for everyone today – don’t miss it! Kindle books can be read on almost any device or computer.

And if you think a beautiful printed copy of the book would just fit into someone’s Christmas stocking, you can buy signed copies direct from Algy’s own web shop. Gift wrapping service with special gift card now available 🙂 Delivery to UK addresses is FREE until Christmas, by 1st class post.

Algy regrets that he has to charge overseas delivery costs for purchases from his web shop, and sadly the book is not likely to reach overseas friends before Christmas. If you live in the USA, you can order the paperback and hardback editions from Amazon in time for Christmas.

Any questions? Just ask 🙂

Here are the direct links to download the Kindle version:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon in Japan

Amazon in Germany

Amazon in France

Amazon in Spain

Amazon in Italy

Amazon in the Netherlands

Amazon in Canada

Amazon in Australia

Amazon in Brazil

Amazon in Mexico

Amazon in India

FREE KINDLE EBOOK DOWNLOAD ALL DAY SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Algy is delighted to announce that the Kindle ebook version of his new book, The Magical Midwinter Star, has just been published and will be FREE to download all day tomorrow, Sunday 18th December – just in time for you to check it out to see whether you want to include a printed copy of the book in someone’s Christmas stocking 🙂 The offer applies to all Amazon sites around the world.

Full details about buying the paperback and hardback editions are available in Algy’s previous post, and friends in the UK are reminded that if they buy from Algy’s own web shop they will get FREE DELIVERY by 1st class post to UK addresses. This applies to ALL Algy’s books purchased before Christmas, not just the new one.

Because the Kindle book is brand new, Amazon have not yet linked it to the print versions, so please go to your local Amazon site on Sunday and search for The Magical Midwinter Star. Algy will post some direct links tomorrow.

As this story is about a midwinter celebration and is suitable for all winter holidays, Algy wants to share it with you over the holiday season. So the Kindle ebook will also be FREE to download over the Christmas and New Year weekends – on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th December, and on Saturday 31st December and Sunday 1st January 🙂 

Signed copies of all Algy’s books, complete with personal dedications in your own words, are available from Algy’s own web shop.

[This illustration by Jenny Chapman appears at the head of Chapter 5 of The Magical Midwinter Star.]

Algy’s New Children’s Book

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*** BUYING ALGY’S NEW BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS ***

Algy’s new book has just been published and is an ideal Christmas stocking filler 🙂

You can read all about it, and also read a preview, on Algy’s own web site.

So if you would like to buy a copy to give someone for Christmas, please read the notes for your geographical area carefully. Thank you 🙂

Kindle version coming soon…

UNITED KINGDOM

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER:
FREE UK POSTAGE FOR ALL ORDERS AT ALGY’S OWN WEB SHOP

Signed paperbacks – Algy is expecting to be able to send signed paperback copies out early next week by 1st class post, and they should reach you in time for Christmas, but this cannot be absolutely guaranteed. Please buy from Algy’s own web shop before 20th December. Postage is FREE.

Unsigned paperbacks – Algy can also send you unsigned paperbacks, to the same delivery schedule, and this is likely to be the fastest option – please buy from Algy’s web shop before 20th December (postage is FREE). You can also order from Amazon UK, although they do not yet hold stock. It is likely, but not certain, that they will supply the book before Christmas.

If you are lucky enough to live in Cornwall or be visiting that area, Gallery Anthony in Mullion will be the first retailer to hold stock of the book. They should have it for sale from this weekend.

Hardbacks – Algy is not yet sure which day he will receive stock of the hardback edition (cloth bound with dust jacket). It is just possible that the hardbacks will reach him in time to send to UK addresses for Christmas. He will keep you posted 🙂 The hardback should be available to order from Amazon by the weekend. You can order a hardback from Algy’s own web shop now, with FREE postage, but he does not yet know when he will be able to despatch it.

 

USA

Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacks – are now available to order from Amazon in the USA and should reach you in time for Christmas if you buy quickly and select a fast shipping option.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!

 

WESTERN EUROPE

Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacksare now available to order from Amazon’s European web sites, but Algy guesses that the books may NOT arrive in time for Christmas. You can also order from The Book Depository in the UK and get FREE international postage.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacksare now available to order from Amazon’s European web sites, but the books will NOT arrive in time for Christmas. You can also order from The Book Depository in the UK and get FREE international postage.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!