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.
At last I have managed to get the descriptions of all six books onto nielsen title editor. Being a publisher as well as an author puts extra pressure on and, although I love the marketing side, doing promotion is taking up all my time at present and I don’t feel inclined to write.
However, I have dug out an old story that will be perfect for the magazine I have to record next month. The script is coming together slowly and I have two very willing contributors.
Maybe soon I’ll feel like writing again. Meanwhile, hello and thanks to all new followers.
I don’t know how to do a search with a tag so that I can find my lost followers but hooray! I am beginning to reach you all again except for the blogger who uses fast pencil and reblogs all the time. Please come back. I’ll hope putting this title on will assist the discovery.
Amazon should soon have my latest book on, although it won’t be officially published until next month. I’ll have to go up in the loft and find some of the other five as there may be folk at the launch who have not seen them, especially as there are three of us with books this time.
I’m getting to like my new laptop. Now all I have to do is find some of the apps I would like to have on, instead of all the crazy games.
I think I’ll have to go on twitter and see if I can find any teachers who remember the sixties as most of the people I used to chat to about writing have been lost to me.
Our workshop on “The Sixties” at WOW in Worthing is at the Ardington Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30th 2-4.30pm. Wendy Hughes will be guiding us through the era and some of the Sea Scribes will be reading from their books and answering questions about their writing. I’m lucky as “A Lesson for the Teacher” is set in the sixties, as you can see from the cover a few posts back.
It looks like we are getting a good number of replies for the launch on June 3rd. Now all I want are some reviews from the books I have sent out. I’ll be giving away a few copies in goodreads next month.
Getting ready for the launch of “A Lesson for the Teacher” on 3rd. June. We have been giving out posters and leaflets and sending invitations by post and on line. Not everyone replies so we don’t have much idea of how many people to expect but having it in a restaurant should encourage folk to attend.All three of us, Angela Petch, Elaine Hankin and me are launching together.Our books are very different so there will be something for everyone.
I can no longer claim my book is locally based so I’m hoping the fact that it is about teachers and set in the 1960’s will bring some new readers.
Maybe if I do a list of categories and tags I’ll find all the folk I used to read. Anyone know the alien? I really miss his posts. Also a UK poet. I didn’t write down their names. I thought I’d always have them on the computer but now I’ve changed, I’ve lost them.
My news, I’m checking out sixties fashions for a workshop at Worthing WOW festival. I don’t have a mini skirt – or the figure for one, but I can read from the new novel, A Lesson for the Teacher.Off to post review copies this afternoon. Great fun!
So sorry to all my followers. Now I have a new blog I can’t reach all the people I was following, either. I didn’t keep a written record of them all so I’m hoping they all come back gradually.
I promise to try to write about self publishing, writing groups, novels and poems and maybe if I tag them properly you will all find me.
A Lesson for the Teacher is going out to reviewers and the three of us who are having a book launch on 3rd June at the Swallows Return had a meeting there this week with coffee and fudge!(Nice touch)