Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Book Launch is over

The book launch was a small affair with about ten people attending and seven books sold.  The bookshop also took ten more on a sale or return basis. Even though it was small, it seemed to go very well. It’s strange, I get very nervous but once I’ve actually started speaking, the nerves go.
It’s a shame I couldn’t do more to publicise the launch but there wasn’t much I could do, given the way I was feeling.
I’m rather hoping that due to good reviews, word will spread and that the book will sell itself. I’ve been getting some very positive feedback.
This lovely one is from Helen Yendall who has been so supportive since Mum died, I only wish she lived a bit nearer so I could buy her a coffee sometime.

5.0 out of 5 stars Now I Just Need The Time To Write Up All My New Ideas...!, 20 April 2012
Linda Lewis is a lady who knows her stuff - she's a widely-published short story writer, columnist, novelist, tutor and competition judge and I know for a fact that she's never short of ideas (in fact, as she admits herself, she 'has too many'!). So it's very generous of her to share the sources of many of her ideas in her new book! I love the cover and this book really does what it says on the tin. It's jam-packed with potential ideas and it's great for dipping in and out of. This is a reference book that I'm sure I'll read over and over AND I promise you, since I've read it, I'm even dreaming more vividly!

Reading reviews like that give me a lovely warm feeling. I was sure I’d written a good book, but it’s hard to tell until you get some feedback. If anyone reading this wants a copy of my book, if they buy direct from my web site ( and let me have their email address, they will receive a free pdf version of my mini–guide to short story competitions.  This guide will not be available anywhere else.

Now I need to decide what to do next, writing wise. I’ve pitched an idea for a follow up book to the same publisher as it’s been good working with him. If he says yes, that will such a huge boost, plus it will give me something to focus on, other than legal paperwork and forms. 


  1. Linda - glad the book launch went well! I wish I lived nearer too but maybe we can have a coffee at Swanwick this year? I'm thinking of going, even if it's just for the day (I think you said I could do that?). I need to look into it!

  2. Enjoyed hearing you talk at the book launch, as evidently the others did. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation.

  3. Great to hear your book launch went well Linda - lovely to see you by chance at Tesco