website problems

More worries about the computer. I seem unable to reach my webmaster to update my website and now it is quite out of date.

After the launch on 3rd June I tried to get “A lesson for the Teacher” on Amazon. The cover appeared but nothing else. I can supply copies from the website orders but I am having problems trying to provide Amazon with an ebook version. I’ll get there eventually but it makes me feel so ignorant.

I still haven’t written anything worth telling you about but I have completed the script for our next recording and been booked for a talk in 2017!

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A Lesson for the Teacher

Margaret Jones has met a man – not just any man -a tall, dark, muscular, handsome man.

This was an unexpected event. She was used to seeing young, athletic men at the cricket club but they didn’t usually notice her. After all, she was just a short, dumpy mouse of a girl, or woman, now she had just left college.

Nigel was different. Nigel treated her as if she mattered and even invited her to a concert in London…..

New Novel

Hi folks. I guess putting the details of “A Lesson for the Teacher” onto Pages in May wasn’t the best way to advertise it and it isn’t easy to find on Amazon. It is on Goodreads and Waterstones’ website.

For anyone who wants to know it is ISBN 9780955724282.After the launch on Friday it should appear on my website.www.juliecround.com.

Book promotion

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.A-Lesson-for-the-Teacher-CV-600x900

The Sixties

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.

Marketing

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.

 

Seeking friends

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!