Now that the publishing stage is complete, and the print book is on its way to my front door (ETA Tuesday), I have been sitting here pondering, ‘what now?’
Of course I’ll be working on book two while actively promoting book one and my brand, but I also need to work on actually selling the book.
And so I set about changing the look and theme of the website. I have added a quick payment option for pre-ordering the print book (which I will happily sign!) on the right-hand side of the page.
I have also added in the page titled ‘Books’, which enables you to pre-order the eBook off Amazon and once again, the print book directly from me. I’m still not completely happy with it, but I’ll keep experimenting until I get it right.
Meanwhile….finding a venue for my launch has been difficult. The place I had my heart set on were super rude and didn’t even read the information i sent them about my book. The second place I wanted is booked out for some time. Most of the other places didn’t even respond to my emails.
The libraries have been helpful, but to book their meeting rooms I need to have public liability insurance, which of course I don’t have.
I have not yet admitted defeat. I have tentatively placed a booking with a book-cafe for a table of 10, and I’m hoping my dearest and nearest friends will come and celebrate the launch over coffee and cake.