Imagine my excitement when I discovered that Waterstones booksellers are listing my book on their website under the teenage/children’s section. Now, for those authors who have found their perfect market niche, this might seem as interesting as finding moss on a rock; for me, it’s huge! Here is why…
I have been writing books for quite a few years now and the struggle to become a recognised independent author is an endless one. There are many helpful sites out there giving their winning solutions on how to become a success and, after following a few, I decided to walk my own mixed and matched path.
Working alongside my fellow author friends, I have tried to get my books listed on as many recognised bookseller sites for ease of purchase for readers and to have a stronger following of core readers. The wait for a response can be very lengthy and there are no guarantees booksellers will keep you listed. All you can hope for is that your book will turn up in their search results, which Spoilt Miranda did to my utter delight!
I am now going on the hunt to see if other sellers have taken up the title and I hope Cecil The Bully will follow suit.
Due to my own incompetence, I have missed the opportunity to market the hell out of my new crime thriller, The Iron Pendulum, and even though my subscription numbers have increased, no-one has posted a review for the book. I’m keeping my fingers crossed this hint will encourage you all to leave a review as this will help boost the book up the listings. I’ll even throw in a pretty please with sugar on top!
Apart from that, things have slowed down a little on the writing front. I have a little story that I’m playing around with at the moment, for the early years readers. If the illustrations survive the cut, I shall post a little sample for you to see in the next few weeks. Let me know what you think when you see them.
Right, I’m off to scan the book sites for my books. If you find a random place where you buy books and my name happens to pop up in your search, I would love to hear from you. Thanks in advance.
By the way, in case you didn’t know it, I missed you all and hope to be back to my regular blogs in the near future.
Speak to you soon!