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!