Eight stories published and another four that I really should finish off

So far I have self published eight stories on the Amazon KDP platform. Whatever you think of Amazon the KDP platform has given a voice to countless writers who have just wanted to express themselves. It’s a great way to publish and even if you don’t sell many copies, it should give you a great sense of achievement, especially as it’s possible to order a physical copy of your book. Before KDP came along, as an aspiring author, you would have had to have spent a large amount of money to self publish and have ended up with several boxes of books to sell or give away.

So here is the link to my author page, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L, and the links to my books on the Amazon UK website although they are available globally.

Busy Bee and the Silent Spring, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Silent-Spring-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B088JFN1ZV/

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow, there are two different size versions of the physical book, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/198320384X/, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B08BW5Y3CS/

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clever-Pirate-Ship-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/1980869561/

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brown-Bears-Big-Day-Adventures/dp/1980868859/

Clever Dad and the Space Rocket, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clever-Space-Rocket-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/1980899967/

The Lost Marble, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Marble-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/1790481295/

The Lost Marble Colouring Book, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Marble-Colouring-Book/dp/1704907373/

Island Spider, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Island-Spider-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/B084Z42CDC/

Review – I have received a wonderful review of my story Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow

I have been very lucky in that the Devon Beekeepers Association has reviewed my story and written some really nice words about it.

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow by Paul Noel

“A bee story for children” – that was the description sent with Paul Noel’s book, “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow”, and on the face of it that’s exactly what it is. A tale with an intrepid honey bee called Beatriz at its core, ready and willing to use her intelligence and super-fast flight in the battle against the enemy – those who would seek to destroy the natural habitat of the field she calls home, together with her fellow creatures that also live there.

Yet it’s more than ‘a bee story for children’, for while they will love the heroic antics of Beatriz, or ‘Bea’ to everyone who knows her, adults will find characters familiar to them too – officious bureaucrats, eager nature-loving campaigners, boffins, dastardly developers and potentially wicked planners! The turning point when all the humans and animals come together is a joyous highlight!

No doubt we’ve all heard of a field that is ripe for necessary development and Paul Noel’s fantasy is one that we can easily follow and understand. While the drama and the suspense gives joy to younger listeners and readers, it represents important issues raised by the need for more homes and the conflict between those building houses and those passionate about protecting the natural environment.

As ever with children’s books you get most out of the story by suspending your disbelief and remembering that it’s simply a story to entertain and not provide a full education of the lifecycle of the honeybee and its behaviour in the hive and in the field – there are plenty of less exciting books, which are designed to give real insight to those of us who are interested in bee facts. “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow” doesn’t ignore general bee behaviour, but it’s full of fun and allows the imagination to take over, helped along with drawings that reflect the overall upbeat feel. The pictures are ideal for children to colour in, making it even more entertaining and better value.

Any beekeeper, indeed any adult, will not be bored if they find themselves reading the story of Bea trying to save her meadow. Just one question remains, what might Bea do next for surely “Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow” is the first of a series?

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow – Reviewed on Bkids Website

A review of my book has now appeared on the Bkids website. I am hoping of course that this will help me sell more copies. At the moment I am donating part of the sales to the two UK charities Plantlife and Butterfly Conservation but I am interested in supporting and partnering with other organisations and causes.

Bkids

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship and Help Two Important Charities

If you buy Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship or any of my stories I will donate part of sales to Plantlife @Love_plants & Butterfly Conservation @savebutterflies.  The stories are available as A4 colouring books and for the Kindle and application on Amazon. On our website http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk they are available in the pdf format for any device that has a pdf reader. See Tristan, age 7, review Clever Dad and the Space Rocket, the other Clever Dad story.

Review of Clever Dad and the Space Rocket

Brown Bear Cover 900Twitter image with story titleClever Dad and the Space Rocket 900

Book Reviewing – At A Very Young Age

Tristan, aged 7, has his own Facebook page set up and on it he reviews a variety of books. One of them was my Clever Dad and the Space Rocket. He and his brother enjoyed colouring in the illustrations and when he gets time he will review my other stories. Please like his Facebook page as he is a wonderful example of  children should be at that age. Get the children reading more and watching less.

Tristan’s Facebook Page

Apart from the above mentioned stories I have three other stories out there. They are:

Clever Dad and the Pirate Ship

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow

Brown Bear’s Big Day Out

Each sale will generate a donation to a good cause. At the moment I am supporting Plantlife and Butterfly Conservation in the UK but am trying to find others to link up with.

Twitter PIRATE SHIP 900Brown Bear Cover 900Twitter image with story title

Plantlife and Butterfly Conservation Support

In the UK I am in the process of getting contracts with these two charities and therefore will be donating a percentage of sales from any of our items for sale on our website www.junagarhmedia.co.uk to them. The initial product that I approached them with was my story Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow. This is available as a pdf on our website and for the Kindle and a printed book from Amazon. Below is a synopsis and some artwork. If you need further information about any of our products please don’t hesitate to ask.

Bea Bee is the most resourceful, hardest working and happiest bee living in a hive located in a beautiful meadow. One day she notices a new sign on the gate and goes back to the hive to get wise old bee to come to the gate with her and read the notice as she doesn’t understand all the words. The news is bad; the sign is for a planning application to build houses all over the meadow. Wise Old Bee suggests that only if a rare or endangered species is found in the meadow is there a chance that the meadow can be saved. Bea suggests a wild idea on how to save the meadow from this happening. If they don’t then they are going to have to move the hive.

Her plan is fairly simple. There are some red flowers down near the stream that produce some fairly sticky pollen and she thinks that if she disguises herself as a red bee people will believe that there is a new species of bee. At least it will give the bees time to find out if there is a rare or endangered species in the meadow. Time to tell the Queen about the problem and also a possible solution.

Bea tries out the deception on two young people camping in the meadow and they take several photographs that they load onto social media. Bea has started a series of events that she is unaware of. Two teams are set up, some normal bees to keep a lookout on when visitors are coming and a “red” team to sow the story and keep each other from being caught. They will now try and convince other people but will experts believe them?

Can Bea’s plan and her friends from the meadow find a way to save it from being built on?

 

Book Review – Clever Dad and the Space Rocket by Tristan Aged Seven

I don’t remember how I got to know about Tristan apart from that it was through Facebook. It just so happens that the idea for my character Tristan in my Clever Dad series of books is based on a Tristan that we knew back in December 1999. He must now be in his 20s. This Tristan likes the coincidence that the story’s main character has the same name. Please like his page as he deserves encouraging.

https://www.facebook.com/Tristansbookcorner/videos/613823562344608/

Basil Walks the South Downs Way

On Sunday the 16th of July Basil walked from Eastbourne and along the South Downs Way past beach head. Here he is pictured with his friend Lilly. Basil of course has his own photo gallery and blog on our website, www.junagarhmedia.co.uk. You can read all about another adventure of Basil’s in his story, Brown Bear’s Big Day Out, available on Amazon for Kindle and as a print on demand book. It is also available from us as a pdf.

Save the Bees Australia

I have been contacting anyone that I can find through social media who has a connection with bees so that I can promote my book, Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow. Along the way I ran into Simon who runs www.beethecure.com

Simon believes if bees thrive humanity can thrive. With a focus on educating children about the importance of pollination and the rolls indigenous bees play, founder Simon Mulvany has personally saved over 400 colonies of honeybees that were due to be exterminated.

Simon also regular attends at schools to present his work to Australian school children. The enterprise is often featured in mainstream media with special emphasis on the campaigns calling for pesticides to be banned and to stop honey laundering and adulteration that is hurting Australian Beekeepers.

As a voice for small business we have created a honeymap that has been viewed over 430000 times connecting consumers to buy honey direct off the beekeeper.

https://goo.gl/5Av8vo

The change.org petition has over 50000 signatures is currently calling for imported honey to be banned or at least labelled with country of origin.

https://goo.gl/VaAm3I

 

Bee the cure ABN 58973137768

Beethecure

Bendigo Bank

BSB 633000

Acc 153832084

Also a donate button on the http://www.beethecure.com

https://www.gofundme.com/48jlk4w

Kindest regards

Simon

Simon will be promoting my book and I will be supporting his work. You can donate to beethecure directly as above and if you buy my book from Amazon or any of our products from www.junagarhmedia.co.uk  and let me know then I can make a donation from that sale to his cause.

Thanks

Paul

 

 

Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow – Now Available as A4 Story and Colouring Book

Finally, the Print on Demand version of the story Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow is available. If you buy a copy I will donate a percentage of the profits to a cause of your choice.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busy-Endangered-Meadow-Paul-No%C3%ABl/dp/198320384X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1530346350&sr=8-2&keywords=Busy+bee+and+the+endangered+meadow