Glimpses – Launch Day #NewBook #booklaunch

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to announce that we have lift off.

Glimpses, my first book, is now available to buy as a paperback.

Glimpses - The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Thursday 1st December 2016. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Glimpses – The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Now Available. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016.

If you would like to order a copy, then please click on the link below and you’ll be taken to the Amazon site in the country you are based. Where Amazon is not available, you’ll be taken to the UK site.


If you would like a copy signed by me, the author, then leave me a message in the comments section and I’ll get back to you. Amazon doesn’t offer paperback versions in all countries, so I’d be delighted to sell and send you a paperback copy.

The Kindle version will be available from 6th December 2016 and is available to pre-order.

To all of you – Thank you so much for making this dream come true for me. Without your support and encouragement to continue with my writing, Glimpses would never have been created.

Watch out for a competition that I’ll be announcing, here on my blog this weekend, to celebrate the launch of the book.

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    1. Thank you so much. The cover has received a lot of credit. My cover designer did an excellent job and I will be using him again for the next book. I hope you enjoy the book once it arrives and that you’ll consider leaving a review on Amazon.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I had no idea that Amazon UK shipped to Africa. That’s great to know. I hope you enjoy the read. No Enid Blyton I’m afraid, but who knows? Maybe one I’ll be as famous a writer as she is. 😀

  1. Reblogged this on Leigh's Wordsmithery and commented:
    If, like me, you’re a devoted fan of speculative fiction (horror–fantasy–sci-fi–weird–uncanny), you owe it to yourself to pick up Hugh’s new collection of short stories. At a mere $7.99 paperback (plus any tax/shipping), it’s an utter steal with 20+ Twilight Zone-esque stories to sink your brain into.
    Stop by Hugh’s blog, too, as he posts spec-fic (and lots of other fun stuff) from time to time there.

    1. Leigh, this is so very kind of you to reblog and share the news of Glimpses, my very first book launch. Marcia Dumplin, Amy Lushwick, not to mention many other characters in the book, are eternally grateful to you…and so am I. 😀
      Thank you so much.

  2. So happy for you, Hugh. I love your writing, and am a huge (Hugh) fan of the short story. Will you please come over and sign my Kindle ???? ❤️ Look forward to the read.

    1. Of course, I will Van. If those delivery people can get me to sign their handheld signature devices, then I’m sure it won’t be long before Kindle copies can be signed. 😀

      Thank you for reading my short stories and commenting on them. If it wasn’t for the feedback I get and the support from everyone who reads them then I’d never have gotten this book put together. I really appreciate all the support you’ve given me.

      Thanks, Van.

  3. I’m not sure if I commented or not. (It’s one of those days and it’s still early!!) Anyway, I have ordered both Kindle and paperback copies- can’t wait to get both! Congratulations, again, Hugh!

    1. Hi, Kat, this looks like the first comment from you on this post, although I’ve just approved your comment over at my ongoing blog party. 😀

      You’ve ordered both the paperback and Kindle copy? That’s so kind of you, thank you, Kat. You’ve been with me almost from Day 1 when we both first met at the Blogging 101 course in April 2014. Doesn’t time fly? Thank you for both your support and friendship. I really appreciate it. 🌺

      1. Yes, I decided to order both. Although I do most of my reading on my Kindle, I still love real live books. 🙂

        It seems like so long ago that we were starting out. Thank you too for your support and friendship. It has been such a pleasure! 🙂

  4. I have so many congratulations for you, super Hugh! Sharing this news.
    When you’ve got a moment to breathe . . . I’d so love to have an autographed copy of Glimpses! Don’t know quite how to do this, but how about my e-mail for starters (wordsmithery[dot]email[at]gmail[dot]com)? {Just replace [dot] with actual dots and use the “at” sign.} I’m in the U.S.; don’t know if that matters. It looks as if I could order directly from Amazon if I didn’t want your autograph.

    1. Hi, Leigh. Thanks so much for your congratulations. I can’t tell you how much today means to me. Am I still dreaming that my book and I are actually on Amazon? No…not anymore 😀 🎉

      Yes, the paperback can be purchased directly from Amazon in the USA, but if you’d like a signed copy then I can send one over to you (if you have PayPal) I’ll be in touch, by email, with the details. Thank you for leaving your details. Watch out for that email in the coming days.

      Thanks for all your support and friendship, Leigh. I really appreciate it.

      1. Why, yes, d’oh. I do have Paypal. That’ll work perfect. As I said, yeah, just let me know the detes when you’ve got a free moment. Boilerplate marketing copy is your friend, my friend! 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on Journey To Ambeth and commented:
    The lovely Hugh Roberts has finally unleashed his debut, Glimpses, upon the reading world. A collection of short stories featuring Hugh’s sometimes dark and twisted sensibility, it’s a wonderful Christmas Gift for book lovers in your life (hint, hint) Congratulations, Hugh!

    1. This is so kind of you, Helen. Thank you so much. I’m even getting a little overwhelmed with not just the achievement of getting the book published, but the lovely kindness from all of you out there. Thank you so much.

      1. You’re so very welcome, Hugh, and I’m so pleased for you 🙂 It’s been one of the biggest surprises of my blogging life too, how wonderful the community is.

      1. It’s the best thing ever, isn’t it? Especially after all the hard work 🙂 I’ve already reblogged and shared, but let me know if you’d like any further space on the blog – you’re always welcome!

        1. Thank you for the reblog and for sharing the post, Helen. Yes, it’s the best feeling ever. I feel like I’m walking on air (and there’s not a snowman in sight ⛄️). 😀
          I’ll certainly take you up on your offer of a guest post on your blog. I’ve a few lined up so I thought I’d spread them out over the coming months. I’ll certainly be in touch. Looking forward to hosting you and your new book on my blog next month.

        2. Excellent! Yes, just let me know, any time you like 🙂 And thank you – I’m working on your post and will get it to you soon – really looking forward to a visit on your blog as well xx

    1. Thanks very, Jane. It’s great to finally be amongst you already published authors. Thank you very much for reblogging the post. I really do appreciate it very much.
      Now I’m wondering what to do now the book is published. Oh, wait! Writing challenges. 😀

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