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Ted Polet

NEWS AND CHANGES

20-09-2021

    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 Tinor-Centi, 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.