I'd just to first of all say a big Thank You to everyone who voted for Jumbo Giant Sausages during it's launch week on reedsy. Check out the new books to see how it did on the link here.
I'd heard earlier in the week, that the books with the most votes will make it into the weekly newsletter - and we have! Hurray! So if you voted for the book and signed in to the site... you will no doubt shortly receive a copy of this week's newsletter with the book in.
Book promotion, incuding marketing is just one of the many hats to wear as a self-published author. So I'm really interested to see what results if any come of this fantastic event happening. Potentially, thousands of new readers may hear about the book now.
As I'm on holiday today..I'm also excited to say I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in ages..to start with the first spread for my new book. Haha.. no rest for the wicked!! But it's not wicked, it's a joy how much fun you can have with a paintbrush in your hand. I feel like I'm 9 years old again... and to be fair a lot of my drawings look like they were done by a 9 year old!
I really wanted to give Jumbo Giant Sausages the best start I could, before beginning the next one... so it's great, the number of people who've helped to give it a good send off. We had nearly 700 downloads of the new Kindle last weekend, and new reviews coming in all the time. I always love to hear what people think, so if you haven't yet left a review after downloading the book.. it would be great to see it.
The review on reedsy is also more than I could have hoped for. So with two reviews from professional bodies tucked under its arm (reedsy and Reader's Favorite) I feel like it's starting to take shape.
Talking of reviews. One page I'd like to draw your attention to this week is Ourbookishabode. This is a fabulous site, and I'm saying this not only because they've already mentioned and reviewed both Bradley and the Dinosaur and Jumbo Giant Sausages.. but just look at all the other great books they are talking about on their Instagram page.