Yay, it´s (launch) party time!

If only I had known… but I learnt five minutes ago that August 1 is YORKSHIRE DAY! How funny is that?


Please grab a glass of champagne, and prepare for a loooong speech.

No, don´t run away – I am a writer, not a speaker. So let´s cut to the bone: “The Cosy Knave”, my first novel, is now out there on the ebook shelves. I am sure the title and cover speak for themselves, this story is light and funny, not intended to give anyone nightmares, but I think you´ll like several of the characters (e.g. Rhapsody and her sisters) and loathe others (the Kickinbottoms). Besides, I can offer a small village setting in Yorkshire, and I have done my best to come up with a satisfactory puzzle for you as well.

Some useful information (skip this if you just came for the drinks).

Currently “The Cosy Knave” is for sale via



Diesel ebooks

In a few weeks it will also be available via Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Apple.


The list price is $ 3.99 (see this post where I explain my price policy), but if you shop via Smashwords you can use the discount coupon code PN22N and get the book for $ 2.99 (feel free to tell your friends if you think they´d like a cosy).

And if you think, ´d…, I want to read it on my Kobo, but I also want the discount´, don´t worry. Smashwords offers ten different formats:

PDF, RTF and a couple of others for reading on the screen or printing out.

Mobi for Kindle

Epub for Nook, Sony and Kobo.

LRF and PDB for older ereaders.

And finally, Amazon offers a free Kindle reader apps for more convenient reading on the screen, just like you can download Adope Digital Editions which makes it possible to read epub texts on your computers. Not quite like using an ereader, but much nicer than reading a PDF version.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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20 Responses to Yay, it´s (launch) party time!

  1. Christine says:

    Wonderful cover!

  2. Kerrie says:

    Well done Dorte

  3. Joanne says:

    Haha! I love that you’re a writer, not a speaker. What a milestone! So, skål to that, and congratulations!! 😀

  4. we’d say cheers and good luck

    have downloaded my copy via smashwords, will get to it this week i hope (though work has piled up of late) – curious to see what’s changed since I saw it last.

  5. Margot Kinberg says:

    Dorte – Congratulations! This is just a wonderful day for you!! I am really, really happy for you.

  6. I just bought it from Smashwords, can’t wait to read it.

  7. Congratulations, Dorte! I’m downloading it today. Love your cover!

  8. Christine: thank you!
    Kerrie: thank you!
    Joanne: it´s important to know what you do best. Skål, my friend 😉
    Bernadette: Cheers! – and even though I have hardly noticed lately, I know other things take place (& priority) in the world out there so just take your time.

  9. Margot: yes, I do feel the first novel out there is a milestone. Thank you 🙂
    Clarissa: ah, lovely comment 🙂
    Elizabeth: I feel so privileged that I have found a marvellous photographer who is ready to help me 🙂

  10. Congratulations, Dorte – I’m still reading your book. I’ve a bit of a hold-up as I have two granddaughters staying this week, but I hope to finish The Cosy Knave tonight or tomorrow. I hope It goes well.

  11. Rob says:

    Dorte, many congrats. Great achievement. Hope it sells well, Rob

  12. Kelly says:


    That’s me toasting you with my glass of champagne! Congratulations!!

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  14. Barbara says:

    It’s a great day for Danes, or a Great Dane day, or just CONGRATULATIONS DORTE!!!

  15. Patti Abbott says:

    It looks gorgeous. Congratulations!

  16. I love your book cover, Dorte, and the story sounds like fun. Congratulations.

  17. Betteskov says:

    Congrats to you and your “firstborn”! I haven´t finished it yet – I got really caught up in “A game of thrones” and had more than 4000 pages of fantasy to entertain me during my looooong flights to and from Japan….
    So far, I have read about a quarter of your book and have no idea who did it, but I am very eager to find out, so hopefully I will be able to review your book by the end of the week 🙂

  18. Thank you, Jane, and welcome back home.
    But picking 4000 pages of fantasy before MY story – really! 😉
    Well, I can´t imagine it will take long to read the knave; I´ll be watching out for your review.

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