Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Yes I think I've found a publishing name that nobody else has thought of, I'll announce it once it's registered. I've made a start on filling in my ISBN application form and Nielsen's bookdata information form.
My cover is designed but not formatted yet.

Friday, July 18, 2008

A busy week

I've spent this week formatting my book and doing final checks. I've done my cover design, but still need to write the blurb for the back cover.
As I'm applying for my own ISBN this time I now need to think of a suitable publishing name, easy you might think, but so many are already taken...

Monday, July 14, 2008

A first

Well the fair didn't see many sales on Sunday, but some seemed interested in buying in the future, so hopefully they will look at my books next time they're in York's branch of Borders - where they have signed copies in stock.

I did sell a book to a lady who will be sending it to Australia for her Grandchildren. So that's the first 'The Monster under the Bed' in Australia!

And a bit closer to home - I talked to some printers in York today, and it looks like my next book will be printed in my home town - which will be great!

Friday, July 11, 2008

On a mission

I've been on a mission this week to get all my illustration finished for my next book. They're all done now, and I'm part of the way through formatting, my aim is to have my book ready to print ready PDF stage before the end of the school term.

I'm still not sure whether to buy my own ISBN or go through a self publishing company. I plan to get some quotes next week for printing.

Today I was in York supplying more 'The Monster Under The Bed' books to one of my outlets as they'd nearly run out!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Summer fairs 2008

I've got some summer fairs coming up where I'll be doing book signings:

5th July 12 - 2pm - Knavesmire Primary school summer fair (York)

13th July 2-4pm - Sunday fun day summer fair. - Duriston Drive sports field Stressal (near York)

2nd August from noon - Esrick pre-school playgroup 40th Birthday party celebration. (near York)