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. 

A night of beer and chats with IntrepidAllen

It's easy. Post your review of Defender or Hunter on the new amazon.com.au site for the chance to win a night of beer + chats with best-selling thriller man Chris Allen Author at a local Sydney pub!

Review Defender on Amazon OZ here: http://buff.ly/18xlGFl 
Review Hunter on Amazon OZ here: http://buff.ly/18xl7eF 

T&C: Competition closes 1 December, winner announced 2 December. The catch up needs to take place in a Sydney pub, once the new book Avenger is finished, and travel / airfares / 5* accommodation cannot be provided as part of the prize!

Since launching the competition Defender has jumped up the charts on Amazon.com.au: appearing on the best-seller lists at #12 Political Fiction, #20 Spy Stories and Tales of Intrigue, #22 War -- with Hunter closing in with #11 Political Fiction, #18 Spy Stories and Tales of Intrigue, #88 Action Adventure.

Here they are side-by-side on the Political Fiction bestseller list...

Defender and Hunter top 20 Political Fiction best-seller list

...but I digress.

Thanks for jumping on board and getting your reviews up this week - winner announced Monday 2 December!

Amazon.com.au review by journalist and blogger Kate Stone.
A recent review on amazon.com.au by Maria Sykes.