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.
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