Sunday, September 30, 2007

The first month

At the end of the first month my sales are:

Doodle Mayhem 36
18 out on sale or return

The Monster under The Bed 9 this month - I haven't had a month without a sale for over a year now.

Today I planted a tree, as a living celebration of the publication of my book.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Going global

My Doodle Mayhem books will soon be in 4 countries! It's already here in the UK, Canada and Spain, and one is currently winging its way to New Zealand.

Please let me know if you buy one in or for another country.

My Monster Under the Bed books are in the UK, Canada, USA, and Slovakia.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Successful Book Launch!

Today my book really reached its destination – the bookshop. A big thank you to everyone at Borders; for giving new authors like me a chance to do book signings in a major high street bookshop.

Thank you to everyone who came and talked to me, and especially the ones who bought my books and made it a very successful day.

I sold 26 Doodle Mayhem books,
and 9 The Monster Under The bed ( I’ll be restocking Borders on Monday as I sold out of monster books today, but have more in stock at home).

It was lovely to meet people who already have, and enjoy my first book, feedback is always welcome:

If sales continue to go as well as today I hope to publish a sequel to Doodle Mayhem next year, so look out for me.

I’ll be doing more book signings in the next few months, and there are signed copies of my book in stock at Borders – York. It can be ordered from any good bookshop or

Email me if you would like a personalised signed copy but missed me on Saturday.

Thank you for your interest and watch this space to see where I go from here.

Monday, September 17, 2007

How did I miss that?

Last week I was sorting through some old copies of Writers News when I came across one containing the ‘email short story’ competition winner; as I’d entered this competition last year I put it to one side to read later. Today I finally got round to reading it, and it wasn’t until I got to the end that I looked down the names that were shortlisted – and there was my name!!!

I don’t know how I missed that back in January (Feb issue)!

The good news keeps coming: 4 Doodle Mayhem books have already sold - even before the officail launch!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Book launch Borders York

Book Launch
At Borders York Saturday 22nd September
From 11am

Find out what happens when Eric’s doodle comes to life and starts creating havoc.

New paperback for 5 - 8 year olds by local author
Anne M Stephenson
Meet the author and buy a signed copy – just £4.50

(By the same author as The Monster Under The Bed – to be found in the children’s picture book section at Borders)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I like my book so much I bought 300 copies!

Yesterday I collected my first 300 Doodle Mayhem books from the printer.
My book is now available on Amazon