My free promotion for THE LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERS is still going on. Today is the last day, (download the book for free here: http://ow.ly/HlJF4 )
In the meantime I want to share the results thus far. They are truly humbling and beyond my wildest expectations. Credit to my cover designer, the advert in BookBub and to many, many kind souls who have spread to word for me.
LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERS reached
#1 Free in Kindle Store in the US
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Jewish
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction
#2 Free in Kindle Store UK
#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Jewish
My Amazon Author Rank temporarily rocketed, too:
#78 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction
While The Luck of the Weissensteiners is free on Amazon
Sebastian is climbing up the Best Seller Ranks, too:
US Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#2,448 Paid in Kindle Store
#9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Jewish
#14 in Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Jewish
#76 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Family Life
UK Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
#6,012 Paid in Kindle Store
#4 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Jewish
#4 in Books > Fiction > Religious & Inspirational > Jewish
During the FREE PROMOTION of The Luck of the Weissensteiners, The Black Eagle Inn is also climbing up the charts:
UK Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
#13,020 Paid in Kindle Store
#18 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > German
MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED ME DURING THIS WEEK!
The Luck of the Weissensteiners (Three Nations Trilogy Book 1)
In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles in with the Winkelmeier clan just as the developments in Germany start to make waves in Europe and re-draws the visible and invisible borders. The political climate in the multifaceted cultural jigsaw puzzle of disintegrating Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects relations between the couple and the families. The story follows them through the war with its predictable and also its unexpected turns and events and the equally hard times after.
But this is no ordinary romance; in fact it is not a romance at all, but a powerful, often sad, Holocaust story. What makes The Luck of the Weissensteiners so extraordinary is the chance to consider the many different people who were never in concentration camps, never in the military, yet who nonetheless had their own indelible Holocaust experiences. This is a wide-ranging, historically accurate exploration of the connections between social location, personal integrity and, as the title says, luck.
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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.
Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.