Monday, 16 September 2013

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams - Eleanor Roosevelt 

Well The day finally arrived and The Bittersweet Vine is now available to buy as an e-book, a paperback.  Here is the Amazon link if you want to take a look. When I started writing in 2007 I didn't envisage this would happen; that I would get a publisher and have a book in print.  I guess it is proof that dreams do come true.

If you've been following my blog you will know what a roller coaster it has all been from self publishing Goa Traffic, to getting an agent and then finally getting a publishing contract. Today I can hold my novel of 269 pages and feel proud. I did it. But I wont go on gushing like this. It will quite simply bore you.

Instead I say on to the next thing. And yes whilst I would like to carry on writing my WIP 'Poison in the Water,' I must instead turn my attention to making some sales. After all what is the point in having a book out there if no one buys it or reads it! And whilst I don't have £25,000 to get into the front window at Waterstones I have to go about my marketing ways through hard work.

All this hard work and this whole new experience I have been on is making me look at the differences between Self Publishing and traditional publishing and it has given me an idea for my Blog Tour. yes I have finally got around to thinking of what to do and made some decisions. The first post will be my experiences between Self Publishing and publishing traditionally.

My Blog tour for The Bittersweet Vine starts on the 1st October right here. yes, on The Coffee stained Manuscript. I then plan about 5 stops on other blogs with short interviews and the likes which hopefully will get the name The Bittersweet Vine out there.

My official book launch with Thames River Press in London is happening in October as well and I am planning a book giveaway in November on Good Reads. You heard it here first!

So there it is. I thought I would share my news with you. I would like to celebrate with a  glass of champagne but I have the worst cold.  So perhaps tomorrow.

If you take one thing away from this blog post today let it be this: Dreams do come true so don't ever stop dreaming.

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