In my previous post, I had mentioned that my booklets had been accepted by Gardners, and were available to purchase as a Special Order Line. I had previously been told that after an invoice had been processed, a discount would show on the potential purchaser's system, but it would appear that would not be the … Continue reading Gardners Books/Wholesaler update
I am still getting to grips with the process as it's quite complicated, but this is what I have come to understand so far. Bear with me... In order to get my logbooks in to bookshops, I need a wholesaler. Although retailers can buy the books direct from me (and this is the case with … Continue reading Getting in to Gardners Books
I have finished my two "Birds of..." logbooks now, and have pinged them over to the proofreaders (my parents!) to be checked before printing. They have quite similar birds, the Isle of Wight and Rye Harbour both being south coast locations, and I found it more difficult to write the copy for the birds I've … Continue reading Two more books, and a Nightjar
Yesterday I took four sets of my logbooks to go in to the shop at the new Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Although the weather was cold and rainy (so, typical June weather then...) there were lots of people enjoying the great view from the comfort of the Centre, and the cakes at … Continue reading Bonding with Books – and a new stockist!
One of the exciting things to develop from the publishing of my birdwatching logbooks is the chance to work with other birdy venues to create a logbook of their area. I am currently working with Dr Barry Yates at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve to make sure I have the correct information for the Birds of … Continue reading Process: putting the books together
Now I have all 5 books printed, I wanted to take them out and show them to some booksellers and venues to see if they'd like to stock them (obviously) but also to get some feedback. As mentioned before, booklets struggle as they can't be displayed spine-out on a shelf, so need to be full … Continue reading Book Tour
Sooo now the fun begins. I have slightly (!) gone about this the wrong way round insomuch as the whole process started with an idea that's been floating around in my head for ages, and then I suddenly decided to get on with it. Most advice seems to revolve around getting your fans and followers … Continue reading Marketing Self-Published Books