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Flying a Kite - help spread the word!

 

If you agree that Flying a Kite helps to convince readers there really is a God, then please help spread the word about it. This page gives you ideas of how you can easily achieve this, many with little more effort than the odd click of the mouse. If you believe in God and such a small action may possible lead to others finding the truth—God and Christ—then think how rewarding your action will have been. If just a few people discover faith and receive eternal life as a result of thinking about their future because of this book then it has achieved its goal. How amazing if some of those are your friends—or friends of friends. Please consider being a part of that chain of cause-and-reaction.

Write a Reader Review

If you have an Amazon account then writing a good reader review and giving it a good star rating is a fantastic way of helping. The more reviews there are the greater the perceived credibility of the book: particularly important when so many self-published novels are pulling general publishing standards down. Lots of reader reviews also help promote a title in Amazon search results.

Do you have accounts with other online booksellers or book review websites? Reviews on their sites would also be great.

Tag Flying a Kite on Amazon

Tag Flying a Kite on Amazon. As an example of what you're looking for, the image below is of the tags part of an Amazon book page (this one taken from my debut novel, Sandman—before Flying a Kite was published).

If you like an author's work, this offers you a quick and easy way to help give him/her a vital boost for a few clicks of your time from their book pages. Just scroll down until you find a heading called 'Tags Customers Associate with This Product' (as above). Beneath this are the 'tags' that readers have already associated with the parent book. (If the link 'see all tags' is visible then click this to see them all.) The idea is that when people use search phrases matching these tags, the results will include this book; but Amazon takes the number of times a tag is associated with a book as a 'vote' for that tag's validity. As a result, tagging a book by just confirming existing tags helps that book to rise a little higher in relevant search results—and to sell more copies. You can create new tags if you like—and that helps others.

It won't take you a moment to click existing tags—or even to add a new one. Please consider boosting this book in search results this simple way.

Mention Flying a Kite on a Book Review Website

Goodreads is an example of where it would be great for you to say something good about Flying a Kite. Or online booksellers other than Amazon—like Barnes & Noble and Waterstones.

Embed or Link to the Video Trailer on your Website/Blog

In case this video is ever updated, I am going to refer you to the actual YouTube embed code for the current version. Go to the Overview page on this website and scroll down to the video trailer. Click the 'Video Trailer to Ian Kingsley's novel 'Flying a Kite' link at the top of the video which appears after it has been played (or has been started and then paused). This opens the YouTube page that features the video.

On that YouTube page, click 'Share' beneath the video. The link shown can be used to send people to the YouTube page. That's the easy solution.

To embed the video itself you next need to click 'Embed'. The code you need to copy then appears.

You can copy the highlighted code (using CTRL+c), and then paste it (using CTRL+v), into the HTML code of your page - if you have that 'savvy'.

Recommend Flying a Kite to Your Local Bookshop

Tell your local (conventional and Christian) bookshop about Flying a Kite if you really enjoyed it, and suggest they stock it if they don't already.

Mention Flying a Kite in Your Blog

Google likes blogs, so a mention of the novel within your blog would be a great help— particularly if it is a book-focused blog!

Tell Your Friends

There is nothing better than telling your friends about a book you enjoyed. And if you don't want to feel you're 'preaching' to them, why not just email them with a link saying this is a book you think they will enjoy. Just give then the following link: www.iankingsley.com/books/flying-a-kite/

Tell Your Pastor or Church Leader

Tell your pastor or church leader about how helpful Flying a Kite might be to non-believers—because other church members can use it as a way of interesting their friends in investigating faith. Remember that it can also help dispel problems some believers may have trying to ratify science with their faith. (Click here for more on that!)

Mention Flying a Kite in Social Media

Mention Flying a Kite in social media such as Facebook and on Twitter. Here is a 140-character tweet you might like to use. Please include the coded bit at the end which adds a link to this website's overview page for the book...

Read the book 'Flying a Kite' for an entertaining, amusing and thought-provoking novel about science, God and afterlife http://bit.ly/T7nOOy

Also Mention Reality Check!

If you want to recommend this work to someone more likely to be interested in a non-fiction treatment of the same subjects, why not recommend Reality Check: Science Meets Religion instead? In any of the ways suggested above!

If you are a Christian then please read about the Reality Check Project, and realise how you can help to spread the word that God and Science should go hand-in-hand through the methods outlined on this page.

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READER COMMENTS:

"Up there with some of the best published work around." (Walter Robson, author of Access to History: Medieval Britain)


"Very good, and addresses a universal question in a much better way than Dan Brown in Angels and Demons, where the God vs science debate is just another sub-plot in yet another ciphering book. In Flying a Kite it's the main plot thread, convincingly dealt with and riveting." (Richard Pierce, author of Dead Men)


"Fluid, smooth and flows at a lovely pace. Really engaging from the start. Like The Shack, there is a niche for this kind of book." (Gillian McDade, author of The Standing Man)


"Tight writing… using dialogue to give just enough detail to hook us into the story, leaving the snippets of backstory until the reader is well and truly engrossed. Great stuff!" (Jo Carroll, author of Over The Hill And Far Away)


"Characters are direct and effective. I enjoyed the pace which allows the reader to think about the important concepts by himself." (Heikki Hietala, author of Tulagi Hotel)


"Fluent, graphic writing and excellent use of description... Characters alive with captivating dialogue." (Elijah Iwuji, author of Praying in the Will of God)


"I love the characters. Ada is superbly done." (Anne Lyken-Garner, author of Sunday's Child)


"Up there with some of the best published work around." (Walter Robson, author of Access to History: Medieval Britain)


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READER COMMENTS:

"The survey of arguments both for and against the existence of God provides the reader with a way to better compare and contrast different viewpoints… Presenting the strengths and weaknesses of all of these different viewpoints was one of the things I liked most. I was really interested to read these chapters because, as a mathematician and a Christian, while there may be perceived conflicts between science and religion, I believe there are no conflicts between the structures and systems of the universe and God. This book also explains things very well… [and is] accessible without sacrificing scientific integrity… I think the book will be enjoyed by many and will encourage lively discussion." (David Bortress - Authonomy)


"Extremely well written, researched and set out. Every point is very clear. The analogies are extremely imaginative and very effective. The passion in this work is powerful and every paragraph is thought provoking. The arguments are well thought through and persuasive... I would suggest that everyone reads it and think very carefully about what you say." (Gareth Naylor - Authonomy)