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Ted Polet

NEWS AND CHANGES

25-04-2022

    Publication date of my third novel Drie Meter Zand (available in English as Two Fathoms Deep) was 25 April 2022.

30-03-2022

    Around the first of May, my third novel Drie Meter Zand (available in English as Two Fathoms Deep) will be published in Dutch, in paperback format.

    Paperback versions of my books in English (at present available in digital form) are in preparation - my next project following publication of the Dutch book. I made a video trailer for the English version, which is available from Amazon/Kindle.

20-11-2021

    On November 18, 2021, I sent the Dutch manuscript of my third novel Drie Meter Zand (published in English as Two Fathoms Deep) to my publisher. Publication is planned in June 2022.

20-09-2021

    On September 20, 2021, I was interviewed by my literary agent, Hanneke van de Water, about my books:

05-08-2021

16-06-2021

    Effective from June 15, I have removed all my previously published books from Kindle (Amazon/Kindle Direct Publishing) due to an unresolved dispute with KDP over unpaid royalties. I will therefore seek another publication channel as soon as possible.

12-05-2021

    My novel TWO FATHOMS DEEP was published on 13 May, in English, in electronic book format on Amazon (Kindle).

26-04-2021

    My novel THE CARGO was published on 26 April, in English, in electronic book format on Amazon (Kindle).

13-03-2021

    My novel THE BATAVIAN was published on 13 March, in English, in electronic book format on Amazon (Kindle).

04-02-2021

    My novels THE BATAVIAN and THE CARGO will soon published in English, in electronic book format. A definite announcement will be made in due course. Previews can be downloaded from THIS page.

05-10-2020

    My new book 'Het Transport' (The Cargo) was published in Dutch on October 5th. An English manuscript is available to publishers. Read more HERE .

30-09-2020

    English language video trailers published on Youtube for The Cargo and The Batavian. Read more HERE .

20-01-2020

    Following the success of De Batavier, I discussed the publication of my second novel, the final title of which (Het Transport) roughly translates as 'The Cargo' *, with my publisher.

    * Formerly known as The Directive

    In addition, I wrote about my six months in a tramp ship back in 1976.

18-10-2019

    A second impression of De Batavier was ordered from the printers on October 14. Of the first impression a limited number of copies are still available from booksellers.

26-8-2019

    By now several book reviews of De Batavier (The Batavian in Dutch) have been published. These are listed on the blog: http://tedpoletbooks.blogspot.com/. Even though the last two book presentations weren't well attended due to the holiday season, and the last one being thwarted by very hot weather and a large festival in town, there is excellent news. My publisher has received a big order for 115 copies of De Batavier, from NBD Biblion, the main procuring agency for Public Libraries in Holland. By now about 85% of the first impression has therefore been sold within five months of its publication.

24-4-2019

    I have been interviewed by a local newspaper, Leidsch Dagblad. Publication was on April 24th (click for image).

13-4-2019

  • Another presentation of De Batavier took place on April 13, 2019, at De Kler booksellers, Breestraat, Leiden.

29-3-2019

  • De Batavier was published on 16 March 2019 and formally launched on 23 March 2019, in the presence of dozens of people.

17-1-2019

  • Formal launch of De Batavier: 23 March 2019.
  • Lecture and book signing, De Kler Booksellers, Leiden, 13 April, see agenda on homepage.

5-12-2018

20-12-2018

21-8-2018

  • Links to my 40-year-old seafaring films on Youtube added on link page.

6-8-2018

  • Link page to my yachting forum articles and Youtube films added.

30-6-2018

26-6-2018

  • Sample texts from manuscripts added to fiction page.

23-6-2018

  • Blog started: 'Ship's Position'.

22-6-2018

  • Domain www.tedpolet.com and website put online.