Following my post a couple of weeks ago about the recording process for the audio book version of Connected, I am delighted to announce that the finished product is now available for purchase: Download from Audible.com Download from Audible.co.uk 9 CD box set from Cherry Hill Publishing And very soon as an MP3 CD
September 16th, 20122 Comments, General, by Simon.
In part 1 of this essay, we looked briefly at the history of music and at possible explanations for its universal appeal. Today, I want to discuss three recent pieces of research which further support and expand on what we’ve already discussed.
Music seems to have a been a part of human culture since the beginning of culture itself. Earlier this year, researchers excavating caves in southern Germany found ancient flutes carved from mammoth ivory, subsequently shown via Carbon dating to be between 42000 and 43000 years old. This means we were making music at least as far back as the time when we shared the Earth with Neanderthals. But why?
I published my first novel, Connected, in June 2012 on Amazon. As a launch promotion, I offered it free for the first five days, during which, to my great surprise, over 4500 copies (Kindle version) were downloaded. This sent it straight to Number 1 in the Amazon UK rankings for both Thrillers and Science Fiction. I was even more astonished when, following the free promotion, people continued to purchase the book in surprisingly high numbers! Encouraged by this unexpected success, I am now busy planning my second novel. Synopsis of Connected What others are saying Where the idea came from Scroll down for my latest blog articles ↓