CRT Book Exhibition

A couple of weeks ago, Angus and I were at the Christian Resources Together Conference and Exhibition. How exciting it was to see loads of publishers and booksellers from the US and the UK all together under one roof to use the power of the written word to change lives. A real passion of mine. I was also able to take along my book, ‘Alpha Male’ and try to sell it to both bookshops and publishers. Although I have to say, in this respect Angus was my greatest fan and a fabulous promoter. It’s always hard though to promote yourself. You feel slightly self-conscious and a little arrogant having to ‘big’ yourself up, unfortunately, it’s a necessity to every author in these days of self publishing and even for the published you often end up doing most of your own promotion, or so I’ve heard.

It was also a pleasure to hear such inspired speakers and to receive so many free, good books. One of the most memorable was Rico Tice (in reverse his name sounds like a dish at the local Chinese, to use his own words) Curate of All Souls, Langham Place, London, talk about outreach.

It was also great to meet up with my writing friends, Angela, Lynda and Amy at the ACW, and fantastic to see the latter win an award for her book, ‘Finding myself in Britain’ Well done, Amy.

Angela, Jane and Lynda at the ACW stall.

Myself, Marion, Angela and Lynda at the ACW stall. Can you see my book?

Great conference now I just hope to sit back and watch the orders come in! I have two new bookshops to date who have taken my book so that’s a result already. Just heard today too, of another local bookshop wanting six copies. Praise the Lord!

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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3 Responses to CRT Book Exhibition

  1. It was a great time wasn't it. And Rico preached so well. He was excellent.

  2. Annie Try says:

    It was a good retreat- very busy and productive. Did you have any photos of the ACW stand? Would love to see them.

  3. I didn't have them before, still on Angus' camera. But added now. Enjoy!

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