I have done little to promote my new book
Watercolour by Heather More
‘From Redundancy to Rejuvenation ~ A Writer’s Fantasy Walk Along The Fife Coastal Path’ as yet but I received this text yesterday which lifted my spirits.
“Opened yer book this morning and was taken to places in the Kingdom of Fife. Some Familiar and some not so. What a journey! You had me fixed from beginning to end. So enjoyed your pilgrimage and felt I was travelling with you throughout your journey. LOVED IT. X
I’m so chuffed!
My plans for this book are very different to previous novels which, although all of them were for sale at various points in several bookshops in their hey-day, the main sales were on-line.
From next month I will be contacting bookshops, visiting them where I can, leaving leaflets and in some I will leave a free copy. This memoir/fantasy is a very tactile tome and is meant to be held with kindness and anticipation.
I will let you know over the months ahead how I get on. I, alongside the efforts of Eventispress, will continue to tell you more about the book on social media – especially on my other blog http://www.selectionsofreflections.wordpress.com, but my primary goal is to reach bookshops.
Thus it will not be for sale on Kindle for the foreseeable future. (More detailed reasons explained in my next blog post)
@LoveBedford does so much to promote life and businesses in the county town on Bedford, a middle England market town which lies on the River Ouse, adding to its character and charm. It is a town full of many cultures and is allegedly the perfect place for people from numerous backgrounds to live, since they have juggled along in relative harmony for decades.
There is a @LoveBedford Facebook page which tells you up to date news and offers, and a website for more detailed information.
An example that pleased me is that the Oxfam bookshop and record shop was reopened after refurbishment last Wednesday. Here’s the full article and details. Recycling books continues to give readers pleasure, finds a new home for that much loved tome and supports a charity I admire too.
Another source for information ad interesting features is The Bedford Clanger . Well worth picking up if you are in Bedford or reading it on line. Here’s an article about the famous Bedfordshire Clanger on The Country File.
For those of you who like to read a glossy magazine whilst sipping your coffee then I can recommend Bedfordshire Country Life.
I must mention Bedfordshire on Sunday too, who keep us up to date with all things Bedfordshire and helped to promote my event at The Swan Hotel, organised by @MannersPR in August. I am so grateful for their support.
Looking forward to 2016 I am already giving out leaflets for the game ‘CLUEGO’ – a quiz with cash prizes which will be awarded in May 2016, all related to my Bedfordshire murder mystery ‘Murder Now and Then’ and planned with the help of @LoveBedford and @MannersPR.
This will hopefully get people out and about in the Bedfordshire area answering the questions, which will be posted on line in the new year.
Again, heartfelt thanks!