It worked! Putting an advert in a magazine actually led to a reply. Next to find out if putting a request on radio does the same. I really am trying to be imaginative this time, hoping that I find readers outside Sussex. Sales in the hundreds is fine but this book is a challenge and I want to know if people outside my usual circle enjoy it.
I’ve got it on Goodreads and intend to offer it to libraries in the areas where the story is set. Meanwhile I’ll try putting the cover on again, just for fun.