Fiona Cullen-Skowronski posted a message to Amanda LeducDear Amanda, Think i accidentally sent my reply to me instead of you.Anyway, waterstones like to ...Dear Amanda, Think i accidentally sent my reply to me instead of you.Anyway, waterstones like to support local writers. i think this is because it brings people into the shop, curious to see what this person they know has written.You just take a copy of your book in and leave it for one of the managers to read, together with your email address. They get back to you when they've read it. it does have to be your local Waterstones. I haven't heard of them hosting signings for non-local writers, apart from bestselling writers. they'll probably give you a date for a few weeks later, a Saturday from 11am. When you know the date, you shd tell local radio and newspaper, who will probably send a photographer down. if you don't hear from waterstones after about a fortnight of leaving your book, contact them. Actually, maybe you should make sure you put it straight into a manager's hands rather than just leave it for her. (more)
Laara WilliamSen posted a message to Amanda LeducHi Amanda, Thanks for your message. I'm glad you were in Ontario. Did you see the lightning sto...Hi Amanda, Thanks for your message. I'm glad you were in Ontario. Did you see the lightning storms! I have been occupied with my teaching, painting and now even a short bit of improv drama for a Vancouver theatre company! Hope to master this publishing on line soon! All the Best, Laara WilliamSen (more)
Amanda Leduc posted a message to Fiona Cullen-SkowronskiHi Fiona,
I've been reading up on your successes with The Smugglers' Caves and just wanted t...Hi Fiona,
I've been reading up on your successes with The Smugglers' Caves and just wanted to say congratulations -- it's great to hear that you're doing so well!
If you have a moment at all, I'd be interested to know exactly how you went about promoting your book in Waterstone's and Gardner's. It's something I'd also like to do with my novel and I'm not quite sure how to go about it!
Thanks -- Amanda (more)
Amanda Leduc posted a message to Laara WilliamSenHi Laura,
Thanks very much for your comments re: the CanLit post, and I'm sorry it's taken so ...Hi Laura,
Thanks very much for your comments re: the CanLit post, and I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to get back to you! I was just recently home in Ontario and completely reminded of the fact that there's nowhere else like Canada in the world ... and lucky you, to live in Surrey! :) All best -- Amanda (more)