Well – I’m officially no longer a literary promo virgin having signed and sold 1 copy of Milele Safari in Kingsbridge on National Libraries Day last weekend (Sat Feb 7th). 😀 And in case you’re wondering, my tongue is most definitely NOT embedded in my cheek over this low key public appearance premiere because I was more than prepared to come back not having signed or sold anything at all! lol
Sue, who negotiated the gig as well, shared in the novel (fnarr! 😉 ) experience and did the best of all 4 indie author/publishers who were there, signing and selling 2 copies of Perian’s Journey because of its broad appeal for all children between 10-110 years old 😀 We all enjoyed the experience and spoke to loads of people including the Friends of Kingsbridge Library and local bookclubs, some of whom had been reading Kathy Shuker’s books. Women’s fiction author Michelle Heatley from Brixham also pressed a lot of hands and let us in on the secret to making Fish Soup (aka bouillabaisse!).
Seriously, those of you who do know me will appreciate that doing something like a book signing would once have reduced me to a large quivering ball clinging to the pillow in my bedroom for several days so this was a major step for me and, like most things when you’ve ‘steeled yourself’ to get round to it, nothing like as daunting as your pathetic neuroses have built it up to be. 😛 Anyway – spurred on by this major event I’ve done some further sprucing of the Milele Safari slideshow/book trailer and so, gentle readers, here’s a preview of the ‘proper’ trailer I put up on YouTube last night! 😀
Would be delighted to have feedback on this, especially if you know how to put slower, gentler ‘fades’ on in Flash – it drove me nuts!