Monday, 4 June 2012

Nice things happening in Rosie's Garden with the power of social media

A few pieces of good news have arrived this last week.

1) If you are a bookshop in Wales or like to support Welsh authors and publishers, I am now listed on the Welsh Book Councils online bookshop GWales
Photograph by BigForestPhotography 

2) The showcase on-line author interview went live on Saturday on the Sylvia Ramsey Thoughtful Reflections Blog  with mentions and images of all our titles. I came across Sylvia on a Linkedin author group site. As she is in the US and I am in the UK, I was thrilled that she chose to interview me. Sylvia has a fascinating story herself and gives all the proceeds of her books to the American Bladder Cancer Association. If you would like to interview Sylvia, contact her through her site.

3) Chasing Rainbows:with Just Us Two was showcased on for Book of the Day and was still there on Saturday plus in the Kobo Bargain Books section. No Kobo? -download the app.
Just Us Two: Ned and Rosie's Gold Wing Discovery (new edition) will be reviewed this Wednesday June 6th with Skills for Employability Part One:Pre-Employment on July 3rd and Release Your Potential:Making Sense of Personal and Professional Development on August 3rd. Shawna contacted me through Twitter
4)  Chasing Rainbows (2011) is still a category bestseller  after **52 weeks in the US Amazon store   After topping at #1 on June 1st 2011, it has remained steady at #31 in Books > Travel > Europe > Andorra.  Andorra, an experience of a lifetime! 
Chasing Rainbows was also a category best seller in the Amazon UK store:  * #48 in Books > Travel & Holiday > Countries & Regions > Europe > Ireland; #52 in Books > Biography > Social & Health Issues > Cultural History > Irish on 29.05.11;  #54 in Books>Biography.Social&Health Issues.Cultural History>Irish  on June 9th 2011.  
#72 in Kindle Store>Books>Nonfiction>Biographies & Memoires>Specific Groups  on June 9th 2011 
just five weeks after publication. 
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5) Skills for Employability Part One:Pre-Employment ePub format has now been approved for shipping to AppleiBookstore,(Download the app here) Sony Reader, Diesel, B&N for Nook, Baker &Taylor for Blio and Kobo where it will join all other titles in the two series, most of which have been shipped already. If they are not there they are in the shipping process. You can can download direct from Smashwords  or go to the bookstore for your e-reader. Don't forget that Kobo e-books are now available from the WHSmith for Kobo  ebookstore. 

6) A publisher mention in a major trade newsletter with image of Lifelong Learning:A View From the Coal Face. Nice!

7) Jubilee weekend competition in Women's Thoughts - an online coffee stop type of magazine. I am donating as a prize, a copy each of Just Us Two: Ned and Rosie's Gold Wing Discovery and the sequel Chasing Rainbows:with Just Us Two. Signed and gift-wrapped.  It runs until next weekend but you can join in the conversation anytime.

8) Last but not least but of prime importance! Hard-to-locate camcorder tapes from Amazon arrived. All set for Italy now and don't have to buy a new camcorder.

Memories of Sicily to keep me going until I return to La Bella Italia!