Sunday, 24 May 2015

Duuuuuuuh; I'm such a dork.

Like many other self published authors I've been trying (mainly without success) to spread the word about my books. I've heard all the ideas and tried a lot but today I was walking through the village where I live and crossed a small bridge upon which all manner of small and large posters advertise things as diverse as Amateur Dramatics, Yoga for three year-olds and playgroups for kittens; in fact all the stuff you get in smaller places outside the main cities.

   Upon scanning it as I always do for cheap motorbikes and computers I happened upon a small flyer from a self published author advertising his new book on amazon. 

   Why oh why didn't I think of it before? I've heard it at least a thousand times but never actually got around to it.

  So now I have with The Book of Pain

   It took me almost an hour to work out how to do it in in the ever-helpful M/S Word and tomorrow I'll get it printed and laminated at the local print shop and hang one there, and the rest in the surrounding areas of outer West London. Who knows.

    I tried to transfer it to My Pictures so I could give you a look but either I'm too stupid or it doesn't work so I'll take a photo when it's up.


  1. Me, too, and if I get any sales I'll do the same thing for everyone else in our group.

  2. You’ve just reminded me to put a card up in the Post Office. At 10p a week it’s the best place I know to advertise.

  3. Ah hah. There's a shop in Pinner (where I live) with a huge notice board. I'll do it there, too. Thanks, and if I get anything, I'll put something up for your shop as the only book shop in our area just shut down.

  4. Sounds like a great idea. Wishing you luck.