I’m busy trying to think outside the box. I need more readers to buy my books, but how to I find them in a crowded market? Word of mouth is the best way to advertise your book as readers tell their friends and family how much they enjoyed it. Of course, the pandemic has brought a stop to all my plans for spreading the news of my three books. I was hoping to have a launch party.
Now I’m standing on unfamiliar ground, I’ve taken to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to spread the word. I run two Facebook groups. One is a writing group called For Writers Only, who write without fear of rejection. It’s known as the Clubhouse by its members and is a private group. The clubhouse is a place where writers can share their news of successes and rejections as well as submission call outs and other publishing news. The second group I run is open to the public and is called The Clubhouse Bookshop. The bookshop is open to anyone who wanted to advertise their book. I’m hoping to increase its memberships so more people get to hear about member’s books.
My short story collection, “Days Pass like a Shadow” is now available on Amazon in both paperback and as an ebook. Between the covers are thirteen dark tales covering the theme of death and loss. At the centre of every story is a beating heart. For the reader to make the journey to that centre, along the flowing veins of the words, all they need is a few minutes during a lunch break, or at the end of the day. The reader will be introduced to a rich and diverse collection of characters – a gardener, a serial killer, a time traveller, a sleepwalker and many more.
“On the Streets of Kabul”, which is set in Afghanistan, a soldier faces a life-threatening situation while searching for his missing comrade and childhood friend among the narrow alleys. “Perfect Justice” finds a secretary planning a murder. “Shelved” takes a reader into the unusual librarian’s office, while “Burning the Midnight Oil” has a son uncovering the truth about his dying mother.
So put your feet up, relax with a cup, or glass of your favourite beverage and let’s begin with “The Meetings”…
Here’s a link to Days Pass Like A Shadow book trailer.