The book remains online and I anxiously await to hear how its been selling. I know some have sold, all be it to family and friends but a little part of me has everything crossed that others have loved it too. The book reviews that have been returned are positive. People see the book as raw and emotional. In some ways the book is exactly that but it was always incredibly therapeutic to write. When you are left as a widow/er, no matter how many family and friends you have around you, intrinsically, you’re alone. Nothing will ever or can ever change that. You were a double act with your partner and you are now party of one. Anyway, I digress!!
Fingers crossed for a great royalty cheque and may I wish all of my subscribers and supporters a very Merry Christmas.
In the 2 weeks since “Ramblings” hit the bookshelves, it has been the strangest time. Pre Covid, there would have been a formal book launch. There would have been readings at book shops or libraries. Covid19 meant a rethink.
So, how do you go about trying to get noticed? Trying to get people to look and listen? In this day and age, the solution is social media. Everyone in the world has a social media account somewhere. Thats what I have been doing.
I set up my social media to reflect my writing. Twitter is linked solely to my writing. Facebook is personal but I do have a Facebook author page that I am slowly building. Instagram is a happy mix of both and I am now registered on Goodreads and Amazon as the author of Ramblings of a Forty Something Widow.
My friends and family have supported me unconditionally throughout. Some of my closest friends were gifted a signed copy with a personal message. Many of my friends and family members have gone out there to purchase it. Thank you to you all.