Sunday, 19 June 2011

Fathers are wonderful. A tribute on Father's Day

My Dad passed away eight years ago. He was a big man in more ways than one. Father's are not to be forgotten when they are gone but to be kept alive by memories and bringing them in to the conversation.
There is another 'Father' in my life. He is a wonderful one as his children will tell you. He is also called a husband - one in a million. I am lucky to have him.Just Us Two  Ned and Rosie's Gold Wing Discovery (Just Us Two,#1) Sometimes called 'Ned'!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Rosalie's Chatter: Moving on with the Lifelong Learning:Personal Effe...

Rosalie's Chatter: Moving on with the Lifelong Learning:Personal Effe...: "S eptember 1st 2011 sees the launch of our new series of Lifelong Learning:Personal Effectiveness Guides. Lifelong Learning:A View from t..."

Rosalie's Chatter: Chasing Rainbows still riding high - and thoughts ...

Rosalie's Chatter: Chasing Rainbows still riding high - and thoughts ...: "Amazon rankings still good for Chasing Rainbows and amazing to be in top 100 in the UK Kindle store for Nonfiction - Biographies. Kindles r..."

Moving on with the Lifelong Learning:Personal Effectiveness Guides

September 1st 2011 sees the launch of our new series of Lifelong Learning:Personal Effectiveness Guides.



Lifelong Learning is the springboard for the series where I re-visit previous research which looked at the wider issues of learning such as opportunity, access, professional and personal development to name a few, before asking if the success if the initiatives is being effectively measured.
Release Your Potential will help you to identify what you know now and need to know in order to improve; plan how to achieve your goals; develop and maintain a personal development Portfolio.
Aimed at the Home Learner and designed to be read in bite-sized chunks, this user-friendly  series of Personal Effectiveness Guides, seek to enable readers to achieve their potential; become more effective and confident; develop themselves throughout their lives and career; work towards a successful future. They are designed as a support material for learners of all ages with a wide range of abilities. More details on www.christalpublishing.com 
Further guides planned for 2012 include:
Talking the Talk - Getting the Message Across
Customer? What Customer? - The Basic Essentials of Customer Service

Chasing Rainbows still riding high - and thoughts on e-books v. print

Amazon rankings still good for Chasing Rainbows and amazing to be in top 100  in the UK Kindle store for Nonfiction - Biographies. Kindles really must be catching on in the UK since their launch at the end of last year.
(Thursday June 9thAmazon UK Amazon Bestsellers Rank:Chasing Rainbows · 
Thursday June 9th Amazon US Chasing Rainbows:with Just Us Two still top seller in Travel.·  Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8 in Books > Travel > Europe > Andorra
Thank you to all my readers.

The figures above suggest that print is still as popular as the newer  e-book formats. Great! Something for everyone whatever takes your fancy. I don’t think that e-books will replace print and affect brick and mortar book stores. It is more likely that on-line stores are affecting the traditional brick and mortar stores due to the ease of browsing such a huge library with a one-stop-shop and the discounts they can offer as they cut overheads.

A photo on Facebook today showed a Borders store with an ‘Everything must go’ poster. Really sad as browsing is half the fun but if a book is cheaper on-line then that is where people will go.

Time will tell.
Rosalie xx

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Must Share -So chuffed at Chasing Rainbows on Amazon

Must share!. So chuffed! Stats on Amazon.co.uk were brilliant last Sunday for Chasing Rainbows and continue the rise today on Amazon US site!!
UK site
29.05.11 - Chasing Rainbows AmazonUK
* #48 in Books > Travel & Holiday >Countries and regions > Europe > Ireland 
* #52 in Books > Biography > Social Health Issues > Cultural History > Irish
US site:
Today I checked on Amazon.com and Print format is  

Published in print format just one month ago.

No 1 Wow! So chuffed. Kindle sales continue to be good on Award-winning Just Us Two and Chasing Rainbows.

Here are links for UK site   
Chasing Rainbows:with Just Us Two

Amazon.de Germany site (for Austria,Switzerland as well)
Chasing Rainbows:with Just US Two
All titles are also available worldwide from your favourite on-line retailer or you local bookseller. (Just Us Two also from Author House Bookstore).
Just had to share. Back now to new Lifelong Learning:Personal effectiveness Guides due out in September.