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With a whopping 13 Kindle Store #1 bestsellers and more than 160 individual category #1 chart-toppers, I am thrilled to be one of the bestselling crime fiction authors on Amazon, selling equally well in the US and the UK.
 
My books have been awarded “Best Books of the Year” status by Amazon Editors, published in Italy and Turkey, and long-listed for the Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards.
 
All-told, I have sold in excess of ONE MILLION COPIES and 100,000 audiobooks in 14 countries and have more than 12,000 Five-Star ★★★★★ Reviews across Amazon, Audible and Goodreads.

Honourable Mentions in the Press

BookBrunch – Nicholas Clee interviewing Laura Deacon – Amazon Publishing UK
http://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/page/free-article/amazon-publishing-uk–infectious-energy/

The Guardian Newspaper – Feature by Danuta Kean, 8th June 2017 – Publishing’s ‘hidden’ Authors
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/08/buying-houses-in-cash-and-selling-millions-meet-self-publishings-hidden-authors

The Bookseller – Feature by Katherine Cowdrey, 5th April 2017 – Manchester: Indie Author Hotspot
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/manchester-indie-hotspot-says-amazon-527991

Manchester Evening News – Feature by Lucy Roue, 17th March 2017 – Amazon Academy & Successful Authors
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/amazon-academy-gives-smes-platform-12750568

London Book Fair – Trade Speaker & Guest Panelist 2017 – Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/Exhibitors/2622825/Amazon-Independent-Publishing-Services

The i Newspaper – Feature by Jessica Barrett, 24th January 2017 – Self Publishing Success
https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/publish-demand-biggest-e-book-success-stories/

London Book Fair – Trade Speaker 2016 – Kindle Direct Publishing / Amazon Publishing
http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/Contributors/2166779/Keith-Houghton

The Bookseller – 13th April 2016 Edition, Page 25 – Book Signing Feature
http://content.yudu.com/web/1vcls/0A1xp12/LBF2016Day2/flash/resources/index.htm
and http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pictures-week-327147

The Indpendent – Gallery Feature
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/how-to-get-over-writers-block-a6982006.html#gallery

Crime Writer’s Association Dagger Award – Longlist Finalist – Dagger in the Library 2016
http://www.deadgoodbooks.co.uk/the-cwa-dagger-longlists-2016/

Wigan & Leigh College – September 2015 – Inspirational Speaker
http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/11481552.Author_shares_secrets_of_unconventional_success

London Book Fair – Trade Speaker 2015 – Kindle Direct Publishing / Createspace / ACX
http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/en/ARCHIVE/LBF-2016/Whats-On/seminars/Conference-Seminars/Delegate-Profile/?delId=697604

The Bookseller – 17th April 2015 Feature – London Book Fair
http://www.thebookseller.com/futurebook/futurebook-friday-london-book-fair-indiereckoning

Porter Anderson Media – 17th April 2015 Feature – London Book Fair
http://porteranderson.com/todays-futurechat-from-london-book-fair-to-an-indiereckoning

Publisher’s Weekly – 13th April 2015 Feature – London Book Fair – Trade Speakers
http://www.digitalpw.com/digitalpw/lbf_april_14_2015?pg=10#pg10

Wigan & Leigh College – September 2014 – Inspirational Speaker
https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/blog/post/keith-houghton-novelist

Kindle Direct Publishing Gateway Story – August 2014 onwards – New Author Sign-ups
https://kdp.amazon.com/mystery-thriller-suspense

Amazon Global Gateway – March 2014 onwards – My Author Journey
http://goo.gl/uBc0p6

London Author Fair – 28th February 2014 – Authoright – Trade Speaker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56mz7GG3IA



MILESTONES

CRASH included in Amazon UK – Best Books of 2018

CRASH is Published in Italian in Italy by La Corte Editore and in Turkish in Turkey by Epsilon Yayinevi as “Caprisma”.

BEFORE YOU LEAP included in Amazon UK – Best of the Year 2016

KILLING HOPE included in Amazon UK – Best of the Year 2013
https://goo.gl/oTYIq8

BEFORE YOU LEAP selected for the prestigious Kindle First Reads in the UK and the US on 1st October 2016.

NO COMING BACK makes the Long List for the CWA Dagger Awards 2016.

Kindle All-Star Award – Amazon UK KDP – February 2016
Kindle All-Star Award – Amazon UK KDP – January 2016


KINDLE STORE #1’s

#1 Best Selling eBook for DON’T EVEN BREATHE in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.com.au – 2nd July 2019.

#1 Best Selling eBook for CRASH in UK Kindle Store on amazon.co.uk – 15th May 2018.

#1 Best Selling eBook for CRASH in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.com.au – 16th February 2018.

#1 Best Selling eBook for CRASH (Italian version) on Bookrepublic eBook chart – 29th July 2019.

#1 Best Selling eBook for BEFORE YOU LEAP in UK Kindle Store on amazon.co.uk – 1st October 2016.

#1 Best Selling eBook for BEFORE YOU LEAP in UK Kindle Store on amazon.co.uk – 29th October 2016.

#1 Best Selling eBook for BEFORE YOU LEAP in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.com.au – 2nd October 2016.

#1 Best Selling eBook for NO COMING BACK in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.co.au – 7th June 2016.

#1 Best Selling eBook for NO COMING BACK in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.co.au – 6th October 2016.

#1 Best Selling eBook for KILLING HOPE in US Kindle Store on amazon.com – 18th April 2013.

#1 Best Selling eBook for KILLING HOPE in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.com.au – 1st January 2014.

#1 Best Selling eBook for KILLING HOPE in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.com.au – 21st January 2016.

#1 Best Selling eBook for KILLING HOPE in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.com.au – 19th October 2016.

#1 Best Selling eBook for CROSSING LINES in Australia Kindle Store on amazon.com.au – 2nd March 2016.


AUDIOBOOK #1’s

#1 Best Selling audiobook in Mystery & Thrillers for KILLING HOPE on US amazon.com – 17th January 2016.

#1 Best Selling audiobook for NO COMING BACK on US audible.com and US amazon.com – 13th April 2016.

#1 Best Selling audiobook for BEFORE YOU LEAP on US audible.com and US amazon.com – 5th May 2017.

 


More than ONE MILLION books and 100,000 audiobooks sold.
More than 12,000 five-star ★★★★★ reviews across Amazon, Audible and Goodreads.


 

D O N ‘ T   E V E N   B R E A T H E

#1 Best Selling eBook for DON’T EVEN BREATHE in Kindle categories:

  • Highest Kindle Store Rank – #1 AU | #2 US | #11 UK
  • >1380 Five-Star Reviews
  • #1 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense – AU
  • #1 Crime Fiction – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Murder – US | AU
  • #1 Police Procedurals – US | AU
  • #1 Serial Killers – US | AU
  • #1 Mystery – US | AU
  • #1 Thrillers – AU
  • #1 Suspense – AU
  • #1 Psychological Thrillers – US | AU
  • #1 Genre Fiction – AU

C R A S H

#1 Best Selling eBook for CRASH in Kindle categories:

  • Highest Kindle Store Rank – #1 UK | #1 AU | #33 US
  • >1480 Five-Star Reviews
  • #1 Kindle Store – UK | AU
  • #1 Crime, Thrillers & Mystery – UK | AU
  • #1 Crime – UK | AU
  • #1 Psychological – UK | AU
  • #1 Series – UK
  • #1 Mystery – UK | AU
  • #1 Serial Killers – UK
  • #1 Murder UK
  • #1 Thrillers – UK | AU
  • #1 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense – AU
  • #1 Whispersync for Voice – AU

B E F O R E   Y O U   L E A P

#1 Best Selling eBook for BEFORE YOU LEAP in Kindle categories:

  • Highest Kindle Store Rank – #1 UK | #1 AU | #2 US
  • >2040 Five-Star Reviews
  • #1 Thriller – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Psychological – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Action and Adventure – UK
  • #1 Assassinations – US
  • #1 Murder – US | UK
  • #1 Crime, Thrillers & Mystery – US | UK | AU
  • #1 International Mystery & Crime – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Crime Fiction – US | UK
  • #1 Fiction Adventure – US | UK
  • #1 Mystery – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Crime – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Suspense – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Spies & Politics – AU

N O   C O M I N G   B A C K

#1 Best Selling eBook for NO COMING BACK in Kindle categories:

  • Highest Kindle Store Rank – #1 AU | #4 UK
  • >2600 Five-Star Reviews
  • #1 Psychological – UK | AU | CA
  • #1 Action and Adventure – UK | AU
  • #1 Assassinations – UK
  • #1 Murder – UK | CA
  • #1 Crime, Thrillers & Mystery – UK | AU
  • #1 International Mystery & Crime – US | UK | AU |CA
  • #1 Crime Fiction – UK | AU
  • #1 Crime Action Fiction UK
  • #1 Mystery Action Fiction UK
  • #1 Fiction Adventure – UK
  • #1 Vigilante Justice – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Vigilante Justice Thrillers – US
  • #1 Mystery – US | UK | AU
  • #1 Crime – UK | AU
  • #1 Suspense – AU | US

 


Highly recommend this book to all thriller lovers – a story that will draw you in and keep you wanting more.” ★★★★★ The Kindle Book Review


 

K I L L I N G   H O P E

#1 Best Selling eBook for KILLING HOPE in Kindle categories:

  • Highest Kindle Store Rank – #1 US | #1 AU | #2 UK
  • >1600 Five-Star Reviews
  • #1 Police Procedurals – US | UK | CA | FR | AU
  • #1 Hard Boiled – US | UK | CA | FR | AU | DE
  • #1 Mystery – UK
  • #1 Noir – UK
  • #1 Series – UK
  • #1 Crime Fiction – UK
  • #1 Mystery | Thrillers | Suspense – AU | FR
  • #1 Crime | Psychological – DE | FR

C R O S S I N G   L I N E S

#1 Best Selling eBook for CROSSING LINES in Kindle categories:

  • Highest Kindle Store Rank – #1 AU | #4 UK
  • >840 Five-Star Reviews
  • #1 Hard Boiled – UK | CA | FR | AU | DE
  • #1 Police Procedurals – AU | FR | DE
  • #1 Mystery – FR
  • #1 Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense – AU

T A K I N G   L I B E R T Y

#1 Best Selling eBook for TAKING LIBERTY in Kindle categories:

  • Highest Kindle Store Rank – #3 AU | #5 UK
  • >630 Five-Star Reviews
  • #1 Hard Boiled – UK | FR | AU
  • #1 Police Procedurals – AU

All 3 Gabe Quinn Thrillers in the Top 5 at the same time in the UK Kindle Store, 2016 – an achievement unmatched by any other indie crime fiction author for the next three years.

                           

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