2018 Year in Review

January 3, 2019

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The annual Year in Review has moved it's home this year to the Kesp Writing Blog after six years featuring on the Literature & Culture Corner Blog.  My best wishes to everyone as we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019.  It is time for me to share my annual review with you.   

 

The following are the top 10 reading lists from the Literature & Culture Corner Blog and the Kesp Writing Blog for 2018 posts.  A big thank you for all your support and to the contributors of the Literature & Culture Corner, whose posts make up the top 10. 

 

 

Top 10 Most Read 2018 Literature & Culture Corner Blog Posts

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Part 1 – Ohana

Spirits of Fog

Ballyfin – An Irish Regency Mansion  

Man’s Feat at the Tower of Babel   

Carton House   

Ballynestragh House and the Lost Irish Treasure    

A Week of Monks and Saints – St. Patrick’s Week   

The Research – Man’s Feat at the Tower of Babel   

Pocahontas Once More   

10 A Collection of Poems  

 

 

Top 10 Most Read 2018 Kesp Writing Blog Posts

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Excerpt 1 – The Portrait of Isabella Simmons

The Portrait of Isabella Simmons – Publication Date

Project God Trials & The Azack Programme  

Excerpt 3 – The Portrait of Isabella Simmons 

Excerpt 4 – The Portrait of Isabella Simmons 

Excerpt 2 – The Portrait of Isabella Simmons  

The Hidden Secret of the Massomite Order of Monks   

Treatment – Flash Fiction   

Kingdom of Malaar – Episode 2   

10 Kingdom of Malaar – Episode 1  

 

E-Books:

2018 has seen the publication of the 5th and penultimate instalment of the Dr. Elizabeth Bannon Series called Friday: Revelation. Book 6, the final book in the series will be out in 2019.  The beginning of 2018 also saw the publication of the novel, The Portrait of Isabella Simmons.  

 

Mondays Book Talk:

Is still ongoing throughout the year so if you have a book you wish to review, please get in contact and it will be published on any Monday. 

 

Newsletter:

No newsletter has yet replaced the Pen of Kesp Literature and Culture Newsletter which saw its final publication in October 2017 following 36 issues. 

 

Ben Kesp Website:

Ensure to stop by every so often and browse to discover more on:

  • Main features

    • Ben Kesp Writing

    • Ben Kesp Academy

    • Weekly Serials & Flash Reads

 

Top 5 E-book Titles in order of Sales

 

 The Witch of Ballyvale

2 The Letter

3 Friday Project God Trials

4 Friday Battle Ground

5 Landed Estate 

 

Top 5 Retailers for e-book Sales

 

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

Apple ibooks 

Tolino

Private Sales 

 

*Friday - Dr. Elizabeth Bannon Series Book 1 is excluded as it is the most downloaded e-book and is free.

*Kobo and Amazon for the first time have dropped off the top 5 Retailer listing for 2018

 

 

Year Ahead:

2019 will see the publication of the final book in the Dr. Elizabeth Bannon Series in addition to the continuation of Season/Chapter II of the Kingdom of Malaar, weekly screenplay.  The Ben Kesp Academy will continue to run its regular workshops in addition to the Author Programme through the selected months.  More information can be found on the Ben Kesp Website. With the demise of G+ this coming year, you can now also find me on MeWe and Pluspora.  I am still present and active on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Goodreads and Author's Database. 

 

I would like to thank you for following and supporting my work and wish you all the very best for 2019.  Keep reading, explore new worlds and allow the imagination to grow. 

 

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