*** DON’T MISS YOUR FREE KINDLE BOOK DOWNLOAD TODAY ***

Algy and his friends were amazed by the glow from the Kindle version of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden Heart, and he hopes that you will be too 🙂

The Kindle book is free to download from any Amazon site today, Sunday 10th January, and can be read on almost any computer or mobile device using a free app from Amazon. Here are the direct links to the Kindle book:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon Netherlands

Amazon Japan

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

The offer will close at approximately midnight PST on Sunday 10th January, but Amazon control the exact time that it ends.

**SPECIAL OFFER 25% OFF SIGNED COPIES EXTENDED THROUGH MONDAY 11TH JANUARY **

***** FREE KINDLE BOOK DOWNLOAD ON SUNDAY 10TH JANUARY *****

Please share these offers with your friends and followers 🙂

As
there has been so much interest in his new book The Tree with a Golden
Heart
, and many people were away during the launch last weekend, Algy has extended his special offers through this weekend.

TOMORROW SUNDAY 10TH JANUARY – FREE KINDLE BOOK DOWNLOAD from all Amazon sites worldwide. The promotion lasts from midnight to midnight Pacific Time (Amazon controls this) on Sunday 10th January. Algy will post direct links to the Amazon pages for the book tomorrow.

AND YOU CAN BUY A SIGNED COPY of Algy’s new book, with a personal dedication of your choice, from Algy’s own bookshop at 25% OFF RETAIL PRICE.

The 25% discount also applies to Algy’s first book, A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird, for the duration of the offer.

(Note:
the discount is not displayed on the main bookshop page, which shows
the normal retails prices, but you will see the 25% deduction applied in
the shopping basket before checkout.)

Algy regrets
that he cannot apply the discount to postage costs, which are low for
the UK but unfortunately rather high for airmail overseas. However, the
discount should help to offest the postage to some extent.

If you
would like a print copy of the book but don’t want it signed, it will be
cheaper for you to buy from your local Amazon or from The Book Depository,
who offer free international postage!

Visit Algy’s own bookshop now 🙂

*** FREE KINDLE EBOOK FOR EVERYONE ON 2ND AND 3RD JANUARY ***

*** ALGY’S PHOTO CHALLENGE … WITH PRIZES! ***

*** SUBMISSIONS PERIOD EXTENDED to MONDAY 4TH JANUARY ***

As so few people were on Tumblr yesterday, Algy has extended the deadline for his photo challenge to midnight (your local time) on Monday 4th January 🙂

The photo challenge and competitions are open to all photographers
on Tumblr – please share with the Tumblr photographic community.

Download the free Kindle version of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden
Heart
from any Amazon site around the world (direct links below) and SUBMIT (to @lovefromalgy) OR POST AND SEND ALGY A LINK before MIGNIGHT MONDAY 4TH JANUARY (your local time)
a photo of the Kindle version of Algy’s book being read in your own
distinctive part of the world, or being read by fluffy friends or a
child, or an artistically imaginative photo featuring Algy’s new Kindle
book. Read on for specific details…

N.B. If you post the photo on your own blog, be sure to send Algy
the link immediately or he will not know when you have posted it.

The first 3 photographers in the British Isles to post any photo
of Algy’s new Kindle book in the UK – AND the first 15 photographers to
post any photo of Algy’s new Kindle book  in any other part of the world
will ALL receive a special signed postcard from Algy, featuring the
ceilidh illustration from the book or the cover illustration – your
choice 🙂

PLUS – there will be four (4) prizes of signed paperback books…

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the most successful in showing his Kindle book being read in A
PLACE COMPLETELY UNLIKE THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS!

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the FLUFFIEST reading of the Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the best PORTRAIT PHOTO OF A CHILD reading or looking at the
Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the most ARTISTICALLY IMAGINATIVE photo of his Kindle book being
read, anywhere in the world, (but it must be suitable for viewers of all
ages).

All posts and submissions will be reblogged/posted on Algy’s sideblog @lovefromalgy
in the order they are received. Submissions and links received after early afternoon GMT on Sunday will be posted on Monday, after Algy’s grand ceilidh 🙂

The winners of the book prizes will be
announced on Tuesday 5th January on @adventuresofalgy and @lovefromalgy.

Here is the link to the lovefromalgy submission form – or post the photo on your own blog and send Algy a message at once!

GOOD LUCK! Algy is looking forward to seeing your photos, and sends you all lots of very fluffy hugs xoxoxo

And here are links that go direct to the Amazon pages for downloading
the Kindle version of The Tree with a Golden Heart. Kindle ebooks can
be read on almost any device or computer:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon Netherlands

Amazon Japan

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Despite the chilly conditions (what El Nino??) Algy’s fluffy friends insisted on a reading party, so they could discover what their wild relatives had been doing in Algy’s exciting new story…

DON’T FORGET… the Kindle ebook edition of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden Heart is free to download from all Amazon sites around the world this weekend (2nd and 3rd January) and you can win your own signed copy of the paperback – and other exciting prizes – by entering Algy’s photo challenges and quizzes. Check the last few posts on @adventuresofalgy for full details.

And tomorrow (Sunday) Algy is holding a grand ceilidh on his sideblog @lovefromalgy​ – so send all your furry, feathered and fluffy friends to join in, and any suitably celebratory images, especially fireworks 🙂 All ceilidh submissions welcome, including video, GIFs and sound clips (send Algy a link to your own posts for sound).

adventuresofalgy:

*** FREE KINDLE EBOOK FOR EVERYONE ON 2ND AND 3RD JANUARY ***

*** SPECIAL PHOTO CHALLENGE TODAY ONLY … WITH PRIZES ***

TO BE FAIR TO FRIENDS ON THE DAWN SIDE OF THE WORLD, THE PHOTO CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS WILL CLOSE AT MIDDAY GMT ON SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY.

The photo challenges and competitions are open to all photographers
on Tumblr – please share with the Tumblr photographic community.

Algy’s fluffy friends were excited to hear that they could read Algy’s new book on a computer screen, and on a dark January morning they eagerly crowded around the mysterious object under the Christmas tree to read the digital version of The Tree with a Golden Heart…

Download the Kindle version of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden Heart from any Amazon site around the world (direct links below) and POST OR SUBMIT (to @lovefromalgy) BEFORE MIDDAY GMT on 3RD JANUARY a photo of the Kindle version of Algy’s book being read in your own distinctive part of the world, or being read by fluffy friends or a child, or an artistically imaginative photo featuring Algy’s new Kindle book. Read on for specific details…

N.B. If you post the photo on your own blog, be sure to send Algy the link immediately or he will not know when you have posted it.

The first 3 photographers in the British Isles to post any photo of Algy’s new Kindle book in the UK – AND the first 15 photographers to post any photo of Algy’s new Kindle book  in any other part of the world will ALL receive a special signed postcard from Algy, featuring the ceilidh illustration from the book or the cover illustration – your choice 🙂

PLUS – there will be four (4) prizes of signed paperback books…

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the most successful in showing his Kindle book being read in A PLACE COMPLETELY UNLIKE THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS!

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the FLUFFIEST reading of the Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the best PORTRAIT PHOTO OF A CHILD reading or looking at the Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the most ARTISTICALLY IMAGINATIVE photo of his Kindle book being read, anywhere in the world, (but it must be suitable for viewers of all ages).

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS ALL PHOTOS MUST BE POSTED OR SUBMITTED BEFORE MIDDAY GMT ON SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY.

All posts and submissions will be posted on Algy’s sideblog @lovefromalgy in the order they are received, unless the content is unsuitable for an audience of all ages, and the winners of the book prizes will be announced on Sunday 3rd January on @lovefromalgy.

Here is the link to the lovefromalgy submission form – or post the photo on your own blog and send Algy a message at once!

GOOD LUCK! Algy is looking forward to seeing your photos, and sends you all lots of very fluffy hugs xoxoxo

And here are links that go direct to the Amazon pages for downloading the Kindle version of The Tree with a Golden Heart. Kindle ebooks can be read on almost any device or computer:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon Netherlands

Amazon Japan

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Algy’s Golden Heart Literary Quiz… with Prizes!

lovefromalgy:

Algy loves to encourage reading, so here’s a wee challenge for you 🙂

Question 1: How many different types of bird NOT INCLUDING ALGY appear in The Tree with a Golden Heart? Only count species that are actually named, such as “wren”, and not general descriptions such as “seabirds”, and don’t count individuals, just species – for example, if there are 20 starlings in the book (which there are not!) that would just count as 1 type of bird.

Question 2: There is a long poem in The Tree with a Golden Heart which is a pastiche of a very well-known poem from English literature (long out of copyright). What is the title of the original poem which is pastiched, and who was the original author?

Question 3: In The Tree with a Golden Heart, only a very special medicine can help Algy’s sick friend. What are the ingredients of that special medicine – be careful to be precise!

Question 4: At one point in the book, Algy encounters a false guide. What kind of creature is the false guide?

Question 5: What is the FAMILY name of the mice in The Tree with a Golden Heart? Ignore the prefix “Wee” which applies to the names of all the mice. (In English the family name appears after the given name – for example, the family name of Jane Smith is Smith.)

N.B. The Kindle ebook edition of The Tree with a Golden Heart is FREE TO DOWNLOAD all weekend, from all Amazon sites around the world, to help you find the answers to these questions 🙂

Please send your answers to Algy via Tumblr’s messaging system.

Prizes:

For the 1st correct answer Algy receives to each
question: a beautiful 2016 desk calendar with colour illustrations
from
The Tree with a Golden Heart and A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird (one
illustration per month)

For the 2nd correct answer Algy receives
to each question: a signed copy of the paperback
edition of The Tree
with a Golden Heart

For the 3rd correct answer Algy receives
to each question
: a beautiful square greetings card from Algy
(signed) with a
colour picture of one of the illustrations from The Tree with a Golden
Heart. If you are also due a postcard from the Kindle photo challenge, you will receive that as well 🙂

ONLY ONE 1ST PRIZE AND ONE 2ND PRIZE AND ONE POSTCARD PER PERSON!

So where
the first correct answer to a question is received from someone who has
already won a 1st prize, that person will receive the 2nd prize for that question, and
the next person to submit a correct answer will receive the 1st prize,
and so on.

FINAL DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ANSWERS: MIDDAY MONDAY 4TH JANUARY (GMT)

The competition will close at midday on Monday 4th January (GMT)

Tomorrow, Saturday 2nd January: Adventures in Books and Reading

Free Kindle downloads of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden Heart for everyone all weekend, Saturday and Sunday. There will be quizzes and photo challenges related to the Kindle book and reading – with free books and other prizes! Details will be announced tomorrow around midday GMT on Saturday. Stand by…  🙂

Sunday 3rd January

Ceilidh time for everyone – a grand time of singing and dancing and fun for all, to close this wonderful weekend. All ceilidh submissions very welcome – please use the lovefromalgy submission form.

Special giveaways and prizes on Sunday will be announced around midday GMT on Sunday…

Despite a rather chilly start to the New Year – and notwithstanding the fact that Algy was feeling a wee bit the worse for wear after his New Year’s Eve Book Launch celebrations in the middle of the night – he nevertheless got up bright and early to distribute copies of his new book to an eager array of creatures who had been queueing in the snow, waiting for the new book to arrive. Many of them were cousins of creatures featured in the story…

If you are one of the eager creatures queueing in the snow, you might like to know that Algy’s new book will be free to download as a Kindle book all round the world on Saturday 2nd January and Sunday 3rd January.

And you can buy signed copies of both Algy’s books – with personal dedication of your choice – at 25% discount off the normal price from Algy’s own bookshop from now until midnight on Monday January 4th, with special giveaways for the first 15 buyers…

There is more information in Algy’s previous post.

Algy is delighted to announce his second children’s book in the series Tales from the Adventures of Algy…

THE TREE WITH A GOLDEN HEART

During Algy’s Golden Heart Launch Party, Algy has some very SPECIAL
OFFERS for readers… discounted signed copies and free Kindle books,
with special giveaways. Please read on for full details below.

The Tree with a Golden Heart is a 190 page chapter book, ideal for 7 to 10 year olds and anyone of any age who has a golden heart 🙂 It tells an exciting story of Algy’s adventure to find special medicine for his sick friend, and of course features the birds and animals – and the beautiful scenery – of the wild west coast of the Scottish Highlands.

Some younger children may enjoy having the book read to them, but please read it yourself first to make sure.

BUY A SIGNED COPY OF ANY OF ALGY’S BOOKS AT 25% DISCOUNT!
From now until midnight on Monday January 4th 2016

That’s right – Algy is offering signed copies of both editions of his new book and his first book at 25% off the retail price, and you can choose your own personal dedication. Buy direct from the fluffy bird himself 🙂

VISIT ALGY’S OWN BOOKSHOP NOW!

** THE FIRST 5 PEOPLE TO BUY A SIGNED COPY OF ALGY’S NEW BOOK WILL ALSO RECEIVE A FREE SIGNED GICLEE PRINT OF ONE OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE BOOK **

** THE NEXT 10 PEOPLE TO BUY A SIGNED COPY ALGY’S NEW BOOK WILL ALSO RECEIVE A FREE GREETINGS CARD (WITH ENVELOPE) FOR YOUR OWN USE, SHOWING ONE OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE BOOK **

The cloth-bound hardback edition of The Tree with a Golden Heart has large colour illustrations at the head of each chapter, and a matte full colour dust jacket.

See a slideshow of the colour illustrations.

The paperback edition of The Tree with a Golden Heart has small black and white illustrations at the head of each chapter (to keep the price down) and a matte full colour paper cover.

N.B. The prices displayed on Algy’s Bookshop page are the normal retail prices – the 25% discount will be applied in the shopping basket before checkout.

Please note that Algy has to charge postage at cost, so if you don’t live in the British Isles AND you don’t want your copy signed, it will be cheapest to buy from your local Amazon or from The Book Depository who offer free delivery worldwide.

IF YOU REVIEWED ALGY’S FIRST BOOK, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING A FREE COPY OF THE TREE WITH A GOLDEN HEART – Algy will contact you very soon about this.

ALSO…

FREEE KINDLE BOOKS – Saturday 2nd AND Sunday 3rd January.

On Saturday 2nd January and Sunday 3rd January, the Kindle version of the book, with high quality colour illustrations, will be FREE TO DOWNLOAD all round the world. More details very soon – and some special challenges and prizes over the weekend will relate to reading this book or photographing the Kindle version!

[Please note – the Kindle version is not free on Friday 1st January as Algy was unable to schedule the promotion in time.]

lovefromalgy:

Algy is partying all through the New Year weekend to celebrate the launch of his new book The Tree with a Golden Heart coinciding with the start of the new year!

Each day of his party has a special theme, and all submissions are welcome and will be posted here on lovefromalgy (providing they are suitable for an audience of all ages).

Please use the lovefromalgy submission form or send Algy a link to a post on your own blog.

There will be challenges and quizzes, prizes and giveaways, free Kindle books and discounted signed copies of the printed book – and many fluffy surprises. Full details will follow during the day of 1st January…

The party will end with a grand ceilidh on Sunday, so please prepare your singing and dancing fluffy friends for the ceilidh! Friday will be for general celebration of the new book and the new year, and Saturday will celebrate books and reading 🙂