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Kids audio book news and audio sample

I’m thrilled to announce that my book for kids age 7+, The Adventures of Larry the Stick Insect: Larry the Dancing King,, currently available on Amazon Kindle, is now also available as an audio book on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

 

As you know, I am blind and work with visually impaired adults and children as an assistive technology trainer/enablement coach. In the interest of making the book as accessible as possible I published it on Amazon Kindle so it can be read by visually impaired and sighted people alike on any device with the Kindle app installed on it. Having it produced as an audio book is an extension of this that makes it even more accessible to everybody..

 

So what’s the book about? It’s about a young stick insect, his friends and his adventures as he attends his school’s end of year dance. Larry loves Miranda who is a beautiful Ladybird, but as with any good story there’s a bad guy. That bad guy is Marv, a Praying Mantis who along with his sidekicks Vic and Kane bullies Larry and his friends and acts like he owns the school. In Larry the Dancing King Larry is confronted by Marv in front of his entire school, but Larry has a secret which he reveals to the astonishment of everybody present. The book is funny and paints a vivid picture of the action whilst having a good moral at its core. It’s been well received by children and adults alike.

 

Here’s an audio sample of the book: Larrythedancingking-retailaudiosample.mp3

 

You can get the book from the following:

 

Amazon, Kindle ebook & audio book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F22RRCR/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_c_Gx6nBbZN4VW3J

 

Audible, audio book: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Children/The-Adventures-of-Larry-the-Stick-Insect-Audiobook/B07F24BXL7

 

iTunes, audio book: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/adventures-larry-stick-insect-larry-dancing-king-unabridged/id1406387658

 

You can follow Larry on Facebook on: http://www.facebook.com/Adventuresoflarryofficial

 

You can also follow Larry on his very own Twitter page on: @larrythestick1

 

You can follow me on my Facebook author page on: https://www.facebook.com/jamesgoldsworthyauthor/

 

You can also follow me on Twitter on: @authorjgolds

 

RNIB Tech Talk radio interview now available to listen to

A couple of months ago I posted that Steve Bennett from Dolphin Computer Access and I were interviewed on RNIB’s Tech Talk radio show. On the show Steve and I talk about some of Dolphin’s products, specifically SuperNova, Guide, EasyReader app for iOS and Android and the new Reader Pod. The show is now available to listen to at the following link:

 

https://audioboom.com/posts/6856628-dolphin-computer-access-emails

 

Do you need to have a Kindle to read Kindle books?

This is just a short post about reading Amazon Kindle books. A lot of people think that you have to own a Kindle to be able to read Amazon Kindle books and are therefore put off of buying and reading some of the thousands of great titles that are available in Kindle ebook format. So let’s clear this up……no, you don’t have to own a Kindle to read Amazon Kindle ebooks at all. In fact if you have a smart phone, tablet, Mac or Windows PC you can read them through the Kindle app. The app is free and is available from your app store on your chosen device. Simply download and install the app then sign into it with your Amazon user name and password. Once you’ve done this you’ll have access to all of the Kindle books you’ve ever bought and will ever buy. You can quickly and easily download books and read them on any device which you have the app installed on. It’s a real shame that more people don’t realise that the Kindle app is available for pretty much every operating system, I do believe a lot more people would enjoy reading a greater variety of book genres and try out many more authors if they knew that reading a Kindle book is so easy.

 

A note for VoiceOver users on Apple devices; the Kindle app on Mac OS is not very accessible at all and is therefore not very usable. However, the Kindle app on iOS is fully accessible with VoiceOver, in fact it’s a really excellent and usable app.

 

Okay, time for a shameless plug. As some of you know I published my first short book for kids last year. Well, I’ve recently released a new book. This one isn’t for kids but is a book of poetry called The Edge of Darkness. I’ve added the links to each of my books below. Please do take a look and if you buy a copy and read it, do feel free to leave a review on Amazon. I would be immensely grateful and you never know, you might even like what you read.

 The Edge of Darkness book cover

The Edge of Darkness: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071RN8DL7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493327228&sr=8-1&keywords=james+goldsworthy+the+edge+of+darkness

 Larry the Dancing King book cover

The Adventures of Larry the Stick Insect; Larry the Dancing King: http://amzn.to/2aee5an

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Parents and grandparents don’t forget, you can follow Larry on Facebook on: http://www.facebook.com/Adventuresoflarryofficial

 

You can also follow Larry on his very own Twitter page on: @larrythestick1

 

For general updates and other news about my books you can follow my author Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/jamesgoldsworthyauthor/

 

And follow me on Twitter on @authorjgolds

New poetry book The Edge of Darkness now available

I’ve recently released a book of poetry. As some of you may know I am blind and work with visually impaired adults and children as an assistive technology trainer/coach. In the interest of making my book as accessible as possible I’ve published it on Amazon Kindle so it can be read by visually impaired and sighted people alike on any device with the Kindle app installed on it.

 

So what’s the book called and what’s it about? It’s called The Edge of Darkness and is a book of poetry presented in two collections. The first collection contains pieces I wrote during my journey through sight loss. This first collection starts off rather dark (no pun intended) but gradually becomes less so as I begin to come to terms with my situation. The second collection is made up of individual pieces that I wrote for a variety of reasons. Some because of my love of sci-fi and fantasy, some because of historic events, some because of personal experiences and some just because I wanted to.

 

The book can be purchased on the Amazon Kindle store at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071RN8DL7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493327228&sr=8-1&keywords=james+goldsworthy+the+edge+of+darkness

 

You can watch a video of me talking about the book, why I wrote it and answering some questions about it at: https://www.facebook.com/jamesgoldsworthyauthor/videos/1880692925546064/

 

 The Edge of Darkness book cover

You can follow me on my Facebook author page on: https://www.facebook.com/jamesgoldsworthyauthor/

 

You can also follow me on Twitter on: @authorjgolds

New book news & taster poem

It’s not long until the release of my new book The Edge of Darkness on 28th April. I thought I’d share one of my favourite poems from the book as a taster for you. I think we can all agree that time just seems to fly by and the older we get the quicker it passes. This piece was written with precisely that in mind. I hope you enjoy it.

 The Edge of Darkness book cover

SANDS OF TIME

 

Forever shifting

 

The sands of time will not stand still for any of us

 

An ocean of history, of events millennia old surrounds us

 

Unable to reshape the past, we strive to shape the future to our own ideals

 

Ceaselessly, the sands of time reconfigure and keep us wondering

 

What is to come?

 

James Goldsworthy.

Copy Right 2017. All rights reserved.

Taster poem from my new book The Edge of Darkness

It’s not long until the release of my new book The Edge of Darkness on 28th April. I thought I’d share one of my favourite poems from the book as a taster for you. I think we can all agree that time just seems to fly by and the older we get the quicker it passes. This piece was written with precisely that in mind. I hope you enjoy it.

 The Edge of Darkness book cover

SANDS OF TIME

 

Forever shifting

 

The sands of time will not stand still for any of us

 

An ocean of history, of events millennia old surrounds us

 

Unable to reshape the past, we strive to shape the future to our own ideals

 

Ceaselessly, the sands of time reconfigure and keep us wondering

 

What is to come?

 

James Goldsworthy.

Copy Right 2017. All rights reserved.

New book release date and news

I’ve recently finished writing my new book of poetry. The book is called The Edge of Darkness and is released on Amazon Kindle on 28th April 2017 in the UK and 29th April 2017 outside the UK.

 Book cover of The Edge of Darkness by James Goldsworthy

Yesterday evening I recorded a Facebook Live video in which I talk about the book, what it’s about, why I wrote it as well as answering some questions that I’ve been asked about it. So if you’re on Facebook please feel free to click on the link below to watch the video and find out more about the book.

 

https://www.facebook.com/jamesgoldsworthyauthor/videos/1880692925546064/

 

Wishing you all a great Easter weekend.