This is a very fine book written by Mark, my fellow Chippenham blogging buddy. I'm proud to have a signed copy with the message "in friendship" written inside.
If you like your reading thoughtful, funny, sad, memoir, raw, landscape, family, nature and a whole host of other things, then this is the book for you. This is writing which defies a single classification and stays with you for a long time afterwards.
This week there are two ways in which you can enjoy Mark's book for free...
The first way
... for those of you who have a Kindle or the Kindle App and it's available for the next four days only on Amazon.
There are no catches - just a free download instead of the usual £4.49. There's even an extract to read online.
away free copies might seem counter intuitive, but it's an established technique publishers use to rise up the rankings - and the impact
on later sales is evidently positive. It costs publishers a lot to do
... the word is getting out there on how we need to support our small, independent British nurseries and British grown plants to keep these businesses thriving. The same applies to our small independent publishers like Cinnamon Press, the publishers of Mark's book.
If you can, please
take the time to download Counting Steps - and send on the link, email your friends,
tweet it, Facebook it, mention it on your blog - any way in which you can help to get the word out there is appreciated.
The second way
Mark's generously given me four copies for a blog giveaway. So if possible, why not download the book in support of Cinnamon Press and enter your name for a copy of the book too? All you need to do is leave a comment below saying you'd like to take part.
This is open to UK readers only - I'll be posting these to you at my own expense and the cost of sending books abroad is pretty pricey. This giveaway closes at midnight GMT on Sunday, November 10th and I'll need to be able to contact you via your comment.