Monday, August 31, 2009

New date for launch tour

I have another date on my book launch tour:
Wigginton school PTA autumn fair. At Wigginton Primary School York 26th September 1 - 4 pm

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The next signing

I'm busy printing out bookmarks for my next signing in the launch tour. I'll be at Knaresborough Bookshop on Sat. 5th Sept between 11am and 12 noon if you're in the area please come along and say Hi.

I got my first booking form for a Christmas fair this week - Christmas seems to start earlier every year! Though never as early as last year when I was finishing off Lost in the Christmas Post during the summer, and drawing Santa sat in the garden in the sunshine.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Launch off to a good start

My book launch got off to a good start today at Borders in York. I was on the first floor near the children's department. It was a quiet day upstairs but I still managed to sell 13 books to customers, and a further 9 for Borders stock, this was across my 4 books, not just the new one.

It's funny, people often worry about buying The Monster Under The Bed books in case their children are frightened by it, so now I have But I'm Not Sleepy - with no monsters at all, and yet everyone is still drawn to the monster books, which sold in equal numbers to the Not Sleepy books.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A cool place to sell a book

I was at a Yorkshire vineyard open day on Saturday, a lovely sunny day among the vines. The owners of the vineyard had kindly put a display of my books in the marquee, and a lady bought one at the end. This has to be the coolest place ever I've sold a book!

I'm now on the count down to the start of my book launch tour:
15th Aug. from 11am at Borders - York
5th Sept. 11am - noon. Knareborough Bookshop
13th Sept. an event at Kelfield which is off the A19 below Escrick.

Monday, August 03, 2009

First sale of new book

I sold the first copy of my new book yesterday, many more to go, but it's off to a good start.

I'm busy printing out bookmarks today, to give out at my book signings, and I need to make some posters to advertise my events, then I need to get out there and talk to people and get my books out to as many people as possible...

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