Wednesday, 13 May 2009

They're out there somehwere!

Two of the books I ordered from the Book Depository for onward posting to America are on their way, which means my book must have reached the distribution warehouse. Now I am patiently waiting for my copies to arrive here in Spain from Robert Hale, and I can get on with the business of promoting and admiring my work. This is the time now when I learn if all the extra work I put in pushing my novel in as many places as I could, attaching myself to blogs and on-line writer groups will have had any affect. My publsiher told me that a book should promoted in advance of its publcation date rather than after. The reason for this is because new books, apart from the top authors, have a short shelf life. The important thing for me, apart from being well received by the reading public, is to try and break through Hale's rather short print run. If my efforts have pushed my book beyond that point, I will be able to count myself as only the second author (I think) to have done that. Wish me luck!

Friday, 1 May 2009

This is the month!

At last the month has arrived and I can look forward to seeing my novel in print. Official release date is the 29th. I always like handling my books. As soon as I receive my copies from the publisher, I read them. I'm just like a reader rather than an author, and always enjoy what I'm reading. I also try to put myself into the frame of mind that I would expect others to be in when they are reading a novel of mine.