Chris and I have enjoyed some fantastic YouTubes this week from LBF and the best day of all was Saturday when we attended the ALLi Author Fringe soaking ourselves in inspiration and expertise from successful indie authors and self-publishing professionals.
ALLi,(the Alliance of Independent Authors is a non-profit association for self-publishing authors) and it was through Orna Ross its founder and director (and great writer) and Joanna Penn, New York Times and USA bestselling non-fiction and thriller author, that Chris and I dipped our toes into the world of self-publishing some years ago. Inspired, we decided to start self-publishing our own material. Courses by the intrepid thriller/crime writer and marketing guru Mark Dawson followed, stimulated by the adventures of Adam Croft whose bestselling psychological thriller Her Last Tomorrow, sold over 150,000 copies in the first five months - all through his own entrepreneurship.
So it was as we were soaking ourselves in the Fringe, that our bonus short story to Lily's Christmas Workhouse Baby, became live on Amazon. We decided as a little extra to Lily, we would add Bonny's Christmas Angel, a coming of age tale that is set in one of the East End's most charmed churchyards overlooking the Thames! Our tagline question, DO YOU BELIVE IN ANGELS? has brought many delightful and sometime thought provoking responses which makes me so glad we included Bonny's own story.
We decided to send the revised copy of Lily's Christmas Workhouse Baby to our subscribers, so I do hope you have enjoyed the extra bonus - let me know what you think. And, as always, I would be very grateful for any reviews you feel like putting on Amazon.
Tomorrow we start planning for Molly's Christmas Angels published in September. As yet there's no book cover on Amazon and I'm dying to see what Simon&Schuster create. I do hope it's a really Christmasy scene to reflect the nostalgic contents of this wartime saga. More about Molly soon - I may even have the cover to show you by the next blog!
So lots of love from us both. Happy reading, writing and most of all - plenty of springtime TLC! As always, Carol xx