Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Monster Under The Bed

I've been busy formatting my files for the 2nd edition of The Monster Under The Bed. There aren't many changes, on the cover the font has changed for the title - I don't want people to see it and think it's a different book, so the picture of Billy is still there.

The 2nd edition will be printed in York!

I've still got the last few first edition to sell, through my website and at fairs.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Successful book signing

I had a very successful book signing on Saturday, I sold 30 books at a fair at York Guild Hall. My box of books was a lot lighter as I came home, which is always a good thing. It was a wet day in York on Saturday, maybe it put people in the mood to snuggle up with a book when they got home...

I'm currently waiting for a quote for printing my second edition of The Monster Under The Bed.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Too busy for coffee...

I've been putting together my new cover for the second edition of The Monster Under The Bed, which will be coming out soon from Lost in a Book. I've changed the cover as little as possible, as I don't want people to see it and think it's a different story.
This morning I've been writing the new copyright page, giving publishing history and new details of the book. I can tell I was engrossed in what I was doing, as I let my coffee go cold on the desk next to me - now that is serious concentration!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Limited editon

The Monster Under The Bed is currently out of print as I have cancelled my publishing contract with Trafford. This means that the first editions out there are also a limited edition, as only about 400 books were printed in this edition.

The second edition will be coming out in the next couple of months, but in the meantime I still have a few first edition copies for sale through: my website, upcoming book signings and at stockists listed on my website.

My next book signing is at York Guild Hall on Saturday 20th March 10am - 4.30pm

Thursday, March 04, 2010

World Book Day

It's exciting to know that, although I'm not out there doing any book events today, at least one of my books is!!
A teacher bought a Monster book at the weekend and asked me to sign it for her class. She said she'd be reading it to them on World book Day, and they were going to dress up as book characters and make a fun day of it.

I will have some more exciting news about my monster books soon...

Monday, March 01, 2010

Successful book signing

I had a successful book signing at York Guild Hall this weekend. I sold 31 books despite it being a quiet event, hopefully I'll be going back to do another later this month.

I handed out free bookmarks with my website details on, for anyone wanting to buy my books online, or to read my blog and learn more about the story behind the books, and some of the work involved in self publishing.

The hardest part of self publishing is marketing the books, when people meet me and have an opportunity to browse through my books they sell well, but out there in the shops and online they can get lost in a sea of competition, I just need to find a way to make them swim to the top and get noticed...