CELEBRATING THE LAUNCH OF AMAZON.COM.AU

Amazon heads Down Under

Here at IntrepidHQ we see that Amazon have recently launched their amazon.com.au website - meaning you can now buy eBooks in AUD and there is a developing local presence for Aussie authors to party Amazon style.

CNet has reported that there are over two million ebooks with prices in Australian dollars — with over 700,000 titles under $4 and over 1.4 million under $10.

Amazon Kindle vice president Neil Lindsay says, "The new Kindle Store is customised for Australian customers, with local best sellers and curated lists relevant to Australians and many titles from local publishers and authors, such as Tim Winton, Karly Lane and Kate Morton."

So, we've come up with a new competition to celebrate Amazon Down Under. It combines some of our favourite things: talking about books and drinking beer. 

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ANNOUNCING THRILLER BOOK HUNT WINNERS

Announcing Book Hunt Winners

Last week a fantastic time was had playing our Book Hunt to mark the impending launch of my next Alex Morgan action thriller, Hunter: Intrepid 2.

Hunters solved five clues in as many days, including making a wish list for Santa from the That Book You Like store; checking out a pic of me alongside my ex-airborne alumni Bradley Trevor Greive; scouring digital publishing guru-swami Momentum Books' website for the scoop on Hunter's heroine; and honing mathematical skills watching fellow Aussie thriller writer Luke Preston's foreboding book trailer for Dark City Blue.

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SOCIAL MEDIA BOOK HUNT

We're getting chills about the impending release of explosive action thriller Hunter, the second in the hard-hitting  Intrepid series. So, to celebrate, there's going to be a social media Book Hunt happening from our Facebook page from 19-24 November.

Get involved to win exclusive book pack prizes including signed copies of Defender and Hunter and other fantastic recent releases by authors in the Momentum / Pan Macmillan stable, all arriving on your doorstep just in time for the holidays!

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AND THE WINNER OF A CHARACTER IN HUNTER IS...

What a fantastic Photo Comp we've had over the past couple of weeks to choose a person to have a character named after them in the new book! After some very enthusiastic voting for all our Defenders who posted photos of them in far-flung places, the winner was action man Brett Tappin, who crews helicopters offshore and whose winning photo was taken in a chopper above the Solomon Islands. Read More

INTREPID ADVENTURES AHEAD FOR 2012

It's been an exciting couple of months at Defender HQ, evidenced by last week's announcement that Chris Allen's first and upcoming books have been signed by Momentum (a subsidiary of Pan MacMillan). Momentum Books are a perfect fit for Chris as an author - they fully embrace the digital publishing revolution and will be getting the INTREPID action thriller series in front of US and UK audiences as well as our loyal Aussie readers. Read More