Sunday, October 26, 2008
25 Lost in the Christmas Post (15 to customers + 10 copies to Borders for their stock).
7 Doodle Mayhem
11 The Monster Under The Bed
The success of the day wasn’t only in the sales figures though; it was lovely to talk to so many people who are interested in my books, and it’s always good to hear from people who have already bought and enjoyed my first two books.
It was a long day; I was there from 11am till 5pm, but far too good an opportunity to cut short, especially on such a busy weekend, being half term. And the time passed surprisingly quickly, though I’ll admit I did nip up to the top floor to the coffee shop half way through.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
- I sent out my press releases last week, by email and post.
- I've added my book launch to a list of local events on the press website.
- I emailed an update to Writers' News, who have contacted me for more info for a feature.
- I've made posters, bookmarks and postcards on my computer to advertise my book.
So now I'm nearly ready for the launch, then it'll be straight into Christmas fair season:
27th Nov. Knavesmire Christmas shopping event - Knavesmnire primary school, York
12th Dec. Scarcroft primary school, York
More will be added as I get confirmation.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
It's certainly easy to give books away - I have sold one though! and others are at outlets on sale or return. I'm working on marketing now: press releases, magazine articles, posters and bookmarks to hand out at the book launch on the 25th Oct. Bookings are coming in for Christmas events for book signings, mostly at school fairs.
Sales of my other two books are plodding along nicely, and new stories are bubbling away in my head waiting for me to have time to write them - that's the down side of doing everything myself - it eats into writing time.