Audible says I wrote these books! But I didn’t!!

You may recall that, back in May, I wrote about Amazon’s god-awful search engine issues which would not reveal any of my books despite putting “David E. Gates” in full in their search windows. Now, it seems, Audible have a similar, but strikingly WORSE issue. If you look up my audiobook, Access Denied, it shows…

Another poem selected for The Poetry Festival!

Another of my poems, called “Outrunning The Rain” has been selected for The Poetry Festival. The organisers said “Terrific poem. We just promoted your poem on our social networks and will make sure it’s read right away by 100s of people.” Outrunning The Rain is a very personal acknowledgement of the feelings I have felt when…

Why do I write?

Several people have asked me why I write and where I get my ideas from. After answering this question on Stage 32, a resource for writers of all disciplines, I put down the following.   After reading the first couple of chapters of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, in school, I took the book…

Vote for my cover of The Wretched [Please]

My book, The Wretched, has been entered in the 2017 AuthorsDB.com Cover Contest. It literally takes just a couple of clicks to vote and your vote will help get it noticed to progress to the next stage of this esteemed prize. I’ve previously won Gold and Silver for the covers of The Roots of Evil and Access Denied.…

Why Amazon search is bad for your business.

Amazon recently changed their search engine parameters and the results are pretty dreadful. Whilst not perfect, before a couple of months ago, when entering “David E. Gates” as a search string, it would invariably return most of my publications on the first page. At best, I now only see my author page as the second…