Das strategy ist kaput

BOAP2I didn’t think this through, did I? But who knew I’d be this big in Germany!

My funny mystery novel Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples! went permafree on Amazon a week or so ago, which propelled it to near the top of the free satire charts in the US and Australia. That came as a pleasant surprise.

But what came as a bigger surprise to me was I got a scheiße-load of downloads from amazon.de too — so much so that for some days my novel was No. 1 on the in-English humor books charts in Germany.

The awkward thing about this is Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples! is the first of a series of three books in my Windy Mountain.

My strategy is hardly original. By giving the first book away for nothing, I hope to get people who enjoyed that one, buying No. 2 and No. 3.

Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples! (No.1 ) and Lie of the Tiger (No.2) probably aren’t going to offend any Germans.

But I AM worried about Blokes on a Plane (No. 3)  because the villain of that story goes by the name of Messerschmidt, he has a German shepherd called Adolf, and he lives in Hillstrasse.

Honestly, I never foresaw this problem.

I can’t even employ the Basil Fawlty defence. He mentioned the war but thought he got away with it. If I get read-through, I have my ‘oops’ moment to come!






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