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Book Blogger Hop ~ Signed Books 13th to 20th August

13th to 20th August

QUESTION: HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN A BOOK SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

A big yes to this one. If I see there’s a book signing at a bookshop I will usually (until the last 18 months) pop by and speak with the author. If they are famous I may leave it, but if there are only a few folks about I’ll give them some encouragement and buy a signed copy.

Here are just a few of my signed books on my book shelf.

I met Liz Harris, author of The Road Back; Ben Hatch, author of Are we Nearly There and Adam Croft in different bookshops. I met Adam Croft, now a famous Indie author and prolific writer, in Ampthill bookshop. This was his very first mystery, well before he was well known, at the very beginning of his writing career. I actually bought two books and he quipped

“Will you sell them when I’m famous!’

Two of the books above were at author talks; that’s You, Me Always by Jill Mansell given at Kirkcaldy library and EAST of WEST, WEST of EAST by Hamish Brown at Kinghorn Library.

I met Victoria Howard at a stall when she was attending Glamis Castle Classic Car Show.

Why do I support indie and trad authors in this way?

  • Because I enjoy meeting and encouraging other writers,
  • Because I like to think the reading of the book will be much more insightful having met the author,
  • and finally because I do book signings myself and appreciate the support of others too.

If you want to know more about Book Blogger Hop here’s a link.

If you would like a signed copy of Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself as a gift for a young adult who is struggling to know what to do next, send me an email on diana@dianamaryjackson.co.uk or dianariduna@yahoo.com and I’ll send you a free copy if you live in the UK. (5 copies to giveaway in August!)

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Book Launch ~ a Positive Postponement

A sense of peaceA Positive Postponement

I had intended to launch my new novel this autumn. This promise has been hanging over me until just now, when I read one of my favourite blogs for information, hints and advice regarding self publishing.

BOOKSDESIGNER.COM

This suddenly set me free. I’m nowhere near ready for a book launch this autumn and I suddenly decided to postpone it. No guilt, no anxious fretting ~ just peace.

Family Comes First

Family matters have been taking up 90% of my time of late and in the end family comes first. Instead of being disappointed it has made me quite excited, because out of the fog of indecision and thanks to bookdesigner.com I now have a plan to follow.

Proper Preparation for a Book Launch

You see, I’ve been going to write a plan for weeks now, but I have just never found the time or the space to think.

I hope my new novel will be published in the spring of next year but meanwhile I’ll let you know each step I’m taking to make it ready. Instead of being depressed about this I feel empowered.

I hope this post can be an encouragement to others.

best wishes

Diana

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I’m Back on the Road Again!

bannernov2016-page-001I’m back on the road again but this time I’m in Fife.

On Saturday 5th November I’ll be at the

Kinghorn in Bloom Gift and Craft event

in The Church Hall by the war memorial

from 10 am to 12 noon.

(on the High Street, Kinghorn ~ you can’t miss it)

I’ll be donating £1 for each of my Fife Fantasy novels I sell to

                                                            Kinghorn Library Renewed

                                                                (more posts about that soon)

Then two weeks later, on Saturday 19th November  I‘m joining the folks at

The St Andrews Winter Graduation and Christmas Market

at The Vic, 1 St Mary’s Place, St Andrews Fife.

This is a Little Birds Market event.

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