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About Simon Buck

Simon Buck is a consultant who has been widely published in the fields of internet security, electronic commerce and data communications. Frustrated with the lack of opportunity for whimsy and creativity in his technical writing, Simon has been producing fiction for some time. Read more...

Just read: First Contract (a JJ Stoner short story) by Frank Westworth

It’s difficult to make crime pay (as a writer that is!). Even though it’s a big market, there’s plenty of competition. For a long time there have been two approaches to crime novels – write from the perspective of the … Continue reading

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Global eBook awards – judgement day approaches

Crypto da Vinci was nominated for the Global eBook Awards (as I mentioned at the time).  The judging phase is about to start and it would be very helpful if Crypto da Vinci had some votes from enthusiastic readers So, … Continue reading

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Willkommen to German readers

Amazon have just launched a German Kindle store on the amazon.de website, enabling customers in Germany to buy Kindles and Kindle editions of eBooks locally. Library of the Soul and Crypto da Vinci are included in the English Books section.

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Crypto da Vinci nominated for Global eBook Awards

Global eBook Awards Nominee Crypto da Vinci has been nominated for the Global eBook Awards.  Click the sticker above for more details.

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Supporting Comic Relief

Following a suggestion on an Amazon discussion thread by Alison Buck, who created the cover and the amazing illustrations for Crypto da Vinci, I will donate all my royalties from sales of either of my books on the UK kindle … Continue reading

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Appeal to readers

I’m appealing to my readers [actually that is probably not true given that I’m far too ugly to appeal to anyone - my wife aside, thank goodness, who nonetheless assures me that both her eyesight and mental faculties are intact]. … Continue reading

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Just read: Res Gestae Divi Augusti: Text, Translation, and Commentary by Alison E. Cooley

Res Gestae Divi Augusti (or RGDA) can be translated as “The Deeds of the Deified Augustus”.  It was written by the Roman Emperor Augustus at the end of his life, as an account of his achievements, to be displayed as … Continue reading

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Crypto da Vinci published as an eBook

Crypto da Vinci has now been published as an eBook, just in time for the end of Read an eBook Week! It is now available on Kindle and will soon be is now live on Kobo as well. If you … Continue reading

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Read an eBook Week 2011

It’s Read an eBook Week at the moment. So if you’re looking for inspiration for an eBook to read and you haven’t already read Library of the Soul (why not?) now would be a good opportunity  It’s on sale for … Continue reading

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On distribution

When my first novel (Library of the Soul) was originally published it came out in paperback in the UK and I licensed the first worldwide rights to my publisher (Alnpete Press) – which meant they could sell it in any … Continue reading

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