I will certainly let you know. Murder Mystery evenings seem to be growing in strength over here. I'm always looking for different (and legal) ways to promote my novels, and myself, of course, as an author brand. I did an eight hour book signing on a ferry crossing in conjunction with a bookshop in May, which was great fun, and as it is the National Year of Reading over here, supported by our Prime Minister, I was able to capitalise on this too. Seen the comments about e books. All my novels and business books are available in e books. I have a great UK publisher for them, but the majority of my sales are in the States, which I am certainly not complaining about, and the reviews for my novels from the States are very encouraging. They seem to be very popular with library readers over there. My business books are also available as audio books and soon all my novels will be, my e book publisher is also into this area, and again download sales particularly in the States are good. Not sure if Jean Henry Mead will read this comment, Pepper, but with print on demand she could bring her books back into print under her own imprint and make them available through her web site and contacts. Forgive me if I am already preaching to the converted or going over old ground but wondered if any of this might help. Bye for now Pauline.
Hi Pepper, Thanks for inviting me to become a 'friend'- that expression always makes me smile and think of the school playground. Congratulations on your novels. It's tough getting published and just as tough building your name and readership, but you keep going, and as long as readers enjoy your novels you think, 'I'll get there.' Besides, writing (like you say) becomes an obsession. I too started writing mysteries whilst at school. I'm not sure how old the sixth grade is but I wrote my first mystery novel aged 11. I also listen into the conversations on the Internet and social networks and I'm on Facebook. Bye for now. Pauline.
Thanks for the input, Pepper. What I know about epublishing would fill a thimble. I have nine out-of-print books that I thought I'd recycle through an ebook publisher, but no one seems to have heard of ePress-online, so I thought I'd check with someone who knows. When I accessed Fictionwise and saw the $1,000 setup charge I thought, 'Whoa, I'm not paying to be published.'