• 2014 – In With A Bang

    by  • January 9, 2014 • Book News, ebooks • 6 Comments

    Happy New Year.

    Lots of new stuff on the go. I know I promised all the ebooks would be available by now, but there’s a reason – several, in fact – why ebook approval got shoved down the to-do list.

    I’ll get to some of those announcements in forthcoming posts. Today I just wanted to flag up my secret identity. I know this has been an open secret to some readers, but I’ve been working on a historical fiction series under the pseudonym James Wilde.

    Reason for the name change? People in the publishing industry like simplicity – it makes their job easier. Mark Chadbourn books go in this part of the bookshop.  Historical fiction goes over here. I once wrote a non-fiction book called Testimony.  In every bookshop I went into, I’d find it in a different section.  Readers had to go on an epic quest just to track it down.

    I learned my lesson.

    So if you want to read about England’s greatest hero, Hereward (who was the template for Robin Hood), seek out James Wilde.  The stories are bloody – as befits a time where wars were fought with axes and spears – but I know you’ve all got strong stomachs.  They’ve sold extraordinarily well – a Times best-seller – and as a history buff, as you all well know, I’m having a blast writing them.

    Stirring covers from my publisher too:

    Hereward1 Hereward2 Hereward3


    More soon on interesting developments in TV and film, and on the new ebook release schedule.

    6 Responses to 2014 – In With A Bang

    1. January 10, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      You dark horse! Now I have to re-jig my feature for the Mercury.

      • markchadbourn
        January 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

        I like to keep you on your toes, Cheslyn!

    2. Fergie Meek
      January 14, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      I emigrated to the USA from Scotland a couple of years ago and bought all your books for the Kindle (bringing my huge book collection with me wasn’t really practical!). I was excited to read that I had missed three books of yours but disappointed to see that they don’t seem to be available for the Kindle in the USA – is this likely to change?

      • markchadbourn
        January 15, 2014 at 6:36 pm

        Which ones are they, Fergie? I’ll check…

    3. markchadbourn
      January 18, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Or you could go here: http://www.manofmercia.co.uk ;-)

      The Time of the Wolf and The Winter Warrior are the US-titled versions of Hereward and Hereward The Devil’s Army. Same text, different titles and covers. The US publisher felt the UK titles didn’t play well to American ears.

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