Sunday, 18 January 2015

Amazon, The Children's Book of Richard III and the weather

Amazon:
I'm pleased to announce that Amazon is now stocking The Children's Book of Richard III. You can view the page here

Even though my first three books were listed on Amazon, this is my first real working relationship with the company and so I have been spending a bit of time mulling over the setting up and wording of my Author Page which you can view here. It is still a work-in-progress. I have been browsing other Author Pages and making improvements to mine as they occur to me. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. 

My next task is to get the book reviewed by a national newspaper. I have a few ideas how I might go about this but, again, any suggestions would be very welcome.

Weather Report:
They have forecast snow and I suspect that people are stockpiling tins of food even as I type! We're not very good in the UK when it comes to snow. Of course, no one likes it when neither feet nor car wheels can 'make purchase' but the excitement that it generates is sometimes verging on the farcical. It is guaranteed to make the news headlines. Reporters are sent to snowy streets to show us what it looks like. We are treated to aerial shots of white fields and action movies of children on makeshift sledges. 

What makes this kind of reporting all the more amusing is that bad weather happens every year. It's winter! So wrap up warm, be careful how you go and don't let the snow hype get you down.

15 comments:

  1. congrats on being on Amazon.. That shall enlarge your audience for sales. As for snow - I'm like a kid again - it's rather magical. Bundle up and be careful, though.

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    1. I suppose snow does have a bit of a magical quality. Incidentally, there's no actual snow here, only the forecast of snow!

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  2. How exciting about your book. I can't help with any advice as I've never been at that stage!
    Brits do seem to panic about weather etc. but surely everyone has rice or lentils in the cupboard and something in the freezer?

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    1. My theory is that most of us have the ingredients for at least ten meals in our cupboards, freezers etc. There's no need to panic at all but apparently people do.

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  3. I think your Amazon page looks fine. Good luck with the newspapers!
    I don't think excitement about snow is any greater in Britain than it is here in Jerusalem. And we have the added factor of people trying to get here to see it, because it never snows where they live. So far this winter, the promised snow hasn't really materialised. Personally, I hope it stays that way.

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    1. Thanks, Miriam. I'm not surprised that in Jerusalem there is even more excitement about snow. Long may it stay away!

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  4. What fab book news!!! And I do hope the weather doesn't put a dampener in it.

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    1. The weather is clear and dry here, Jo. So much for the weather folk getting us all exciting about snow.

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  5. Great news! I hope your book does reeeeeally well on Amazon. I see you already have a few very good reviews, and one from a stick-in-the-mud. Your author profile looks good, too.

    Snow? We get it here so rarely, if weather prognosticators even say the word, everybody immediately storms the grocery stores to clear the shelves of milk and bread. It a city-wide phenomenon. Heck, sometimes that dreaded word "snow" is enough to get school canceled. It doesn't have to drop a flake... just the slimmest chance will do it. Nuts!

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    1. I'll let you into a secret, Susan. When I was full-time teaching I used to long for snow to get an extra day off school. Isn't that bad of me!!

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  6. Congrats on being on Amazon! Your author page looks great, and you've received some wonderful reviews! Stay safe in the snow!

    Julie

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    1. Thanks, Julie. No snow so far! You just can't get the forecaster...!

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  7. DON`T PANIC-as famously said in "Dad`s Army" and "Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy"Snow-what snow?However my freezer is full to the brim and lots of basics in stock.This is just in case my achilles tendon does not heal properly and have to have an operation.The last time I did panic was in the "cold war" Lots of tinned food,bottled tap water, dried food etc.Enough for 1 month. This was in a small room under the stairs where family would go for protection. Petra.

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    1. Me? Panic? Never!! I can remember the Cold War and the fear it generated but I suspect a cupboard under the stairs wouldn't have provided much security had the worst happened.

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  8. Hi Ros, looks like you've covered most things on your author page, I think it looks great!
    Well done on getting your book onto Amazon, I'm sure it will do very well.

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