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Wirksworth Book Fair, April 2017

Wirksworth Book Fair, April 2017

After a smashing day at the Wirksworth Book Fair in April, tomorrow I will be signing books at Celebrating Cromford.

It’s five years since I last did a book signing at the village festival. Last time I hitched a ride on the Women’s Institute stall (courtesy of my mum). This year I’m sharing a stall with fellow Cromford author, Sam Salt. Hopefully my mum will still come along and help – she is ten times the salesperson I could ever be!

Cromford is a lovely little town in Derbyshire, and is where I grew up (one of my sister’s friends refers enviously to our ‘Enid Blyton childhood’!) The weather forecast is scorchio. There will be live music, an Ale Trail, other refreshments, and a wishing pig, apparently. So it should be a fantastic day out.

Cromford, April 2017

Cromford, April 2017

If you’re in the area, do come say hello. It would be lovely to see you 🙂

Flyer prepared for me by the handsome, talented, etc, Mr Dack

Flyer prepared for me by the handsome, talented, etc, Mr Dack

Today I’m taking Darklands on the road, to the Celebrating Cromford festival.

This is my home town, so I’m hoping to generate a bit of interest. I have a box full of books. My mum has blagged me a corner of the WI stall. I have a flyer with some blurb about me (playing up the local angle, of course), my bestest review quote (thank you, Bookstack), and some contact info. I have a nice little perspex stand for it – so the rain will only gradually seep in the sides and destroy it during the course of the day.

Only slight fly in the ointment is an annoying glitch in the distribution process. I finally got in touch with Feedaread to see what the hold up was (after politely waiting the advised six weeks like a good girl). It turns out they were waiting for  me. I had asked a question about something. They had answered it. Apparently they were waiting for me to say ‘no thanks’ and HAD NOT BEGUN THE DISTRIBUTION PROCESS. Grrs.

I need to look into this further (and don’t have time today, what with Darklands on the road and all), but I don’t recall any indication that either a) I was expected to answer, or b) Not doing so would hold up the distribution process. Why would it?

To balance that negative impression of Feedaread, I was impressed that my box of books actually arrived in time for the festival. It only occured to me to sell there last weekend. I ordered the books on sunday, thinking I’ll use them for some promotional purposes if they don’t arrive in time for this. They came on Thursday. That’s pretty good for print on demand.

Anyway, the take home message: If you’re in Cromford today, come say Hi 🙂 I’ll be on Scarthin somewhere, hopefully.