This was originally a broadcast message to all members, but I've been told that not everyone received it, possibly thanks to over-zealous spam filters.
At the suggestion of one of our members, I have recently put together a CrimeSpace online bookstore. It's built by a little helper
tool at Amazon and as such only features books available there. Many
apologies to independent booksellers, but this is really the only
feasible way for me to put this together.
You can access the bookstore from the Store tab (https://crimespace.ning.com/page/crimespace-bookstore) at the top of any of CrimeSpace's pages. My plan here is to give both
readers and writers an easy way to buy or read about books from
CrimeSpace's members, but I've also added a couple of other sections.
'Essentials' is a list of book recommendations taken from one of
CrimeSpace's early mammoth threads, and the 'Writing' section will be
filled with books I've read myself on the subject of writing crime
fiction, as well as any recommendations.
Of course, the main section is 'Members', which I will most probably
split up alphabetically to make it easier to navigate, as well as
adding a separate section for 'Anthologies'. I've taken the liberty of
trawling through member pages and adding books to the store myself, but
I got pretty damned tired after about a hundred books, so I'm hoping I
can pass that workload on to all the authors out there.
Readers can safely ignore the rest of this message.
What I need from each author who has their work available on Amazon is
their name, book title, and ASIN number. If it's an anthology, don't
worry about the name, I'll sort it by title. Just send me (Daniel
Hatadi, Creator Extraordinaire) a message on CrimeSpace like this, with
'CrimeSpace Bookstore' in the subject heading:
Name: Megan Abbott
Title: Bury Me Deep
The ASIN number will sometimes be included in the Product Details of
your book's Amazon listing, or it may just be the ISBN-10 number in the
same section. Basically, it's the group of ten numbers and/or letters
in the book's URL.
I'd appreciate it if you test the number yourself by adding it to the end of this link and trying it out in a web browser:
I'm new on crimespace and just found this thread. I will email you the info for my books as soon as I find your email! Thanks for the opportunity!
Dear Daniel, I sent you the details of my books a while back. Will they appear in The Store? Best and thanks, Tom
Thanks a lot for doing this. I'll be looking out for new works as they crop up. Well done!