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Book update liquidator news

Hi all, yesterday I took the step to phone the liquidators myself, after giving my hubby the permission to speak on my behalf before with them before. I only made that decision based on how finding out they stopped trading made me feel.

I wasn’t sure I would be able to get my words out without stuttering because of the emotions.

I waited all day for a call back and I didn’t get it, I thought it would be like last time I phoned and they didn’t call me back, imagine the frustration I felt when my hubby got on the phone and they called him back almost straight away, this time though I was not going to let that happen so sent them an email asking firstly why they didn’t call on Friday as promised, and secondly letting them know that although I am not great with speaking in the phone I wanted them to give me as the author of the book the same respect as they gave my hubby by calling me back,

It seemed to work because they called not long after. I really don’t have time to wait around I want to really get this book out there and ready for sale as soon as possible. So I agreed to pay an extra £100 for the digital copy and indesign copy aswell as finding out then the minutes of the liquidation. Meeting are being sent.but on one stipulation that they get them to me first before I give the money over.

I pointed out a fact they could check that I payed the publishers on time when I was supposed too so my track record of sticking to agreements is there.

They said they were willing to trust me to pay them after I get it.

As an added protection to me and them I followed up with an email stating the £100 will be payed as soon as I have what is promised .the funny thing is I know from years of experience what is promised in a phone call can be taken back but what is written and date and time stamped can’t be.

Fourth time lucky maybe they should be getting someone in to get copies for me middle of next week.

Then the rest is up too me. Some how right now I feel really exposed the things I know how to do and those I haven’t learnt yet, it is a massive eye opener, and in all honesty I really am not liking being this exposed. But now I know I can talk on the phone without making a complete idiot of myself I can do it again . It is a bit like those endless diagnosis forms I had to fill out with big girl words I did even know what half of them ment to start with , now I do but then I didn’t.

Author event

So now I can, share the dates times and place. Of course I won’t be the only author there and some of the new author friends I made a the last event will be there so that will be interesting to see how there journeys are going some were new our at the same time as my book, some had several books already published.

Some self published some has traditional publishing agreements and some like me partnership publishing agreements I hope for there sake they are not in the same position as me with there books that would be sad to see.

Here is details of the event I put them in brackets because that part is a copy and paste of event details not something I have personal written

If your local have a love of books like a day out talking and meeting authors .

Or even if your just an avid reader or reviewer be glad to talk too you there and show my book in all its glory.

I will have some copy’s for sale at the event.

(The Event is the UK southern book show, a free event a chance to meet authors get books find out about publishing and listen to talks, you never know if I may be one of the chosen ones to talk and as nervous and anxious as that makes me feel, I would happily do it.

Come to the UK Southern Book Show WORTHING in the Field Place Barns and meet 50+ authors on Sunday 28 April 2019 10am – 3pm. FREE entry, FREE parking AND FREE tea, coffee and cake (whilst stocks last)

Click here to Claim Your FREE entrance tickets https://goo.gl/Zr8f9Z
• MEET ‘DIDDY’ DAVID HAMILTON – ONE OF BRITAIN’S BEST KNOWN RADIO AND TV PERSONALITIES. DAVID WILL BE OPENING THE SHOW AND SIGNING HIS NEW BOOK ‘The Golden Days of Radio One.’
• ATTEND TALKS – LEARN ABOUT WRITING AND PUBLISHING
• LISTEN TO READINGS
• BUY A GREAT BOOK – A BOOK FOR EVERYONE!
• GET YOUR BOOK SIGNED
KIDS HOLIDAY FUN
• GET AN AWARD FOR DRESSING UP AS YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTER
• LISTEN TO STORIES
• ADD YOUR PICTURES AND WORDS TO THE STORY TREE

We look forward to seeing you at the show!!!)

Book trailer

This is something I have absolutely no clue how to do, I am am only just mastering these apps, but I have a a five short paragraphs of writting I now have to work out a how to get those words and the story behind the book and edit it into a 1 minutes to 2 minute amazing standout book trailer.

See this is where being in a partnership publishing agreement should of been my biggest help and I think would come under the heading 2 years marketing advise in my contract would of helped a lot.

Do you read self doubt in my words? or is it I know I haven’t learnt that yet and it is ok, because my son Jake is learning about this at school in his computer science and it lessons. He is going to try to show me how and this is what I love about this book the most because it can be incorporated into his learning. It is something he is enjoying doing, and has been involved in showing the book from his eyes to, to enrich his own abilities and gift of computer knowledge.

So that it what I have to get sorted as soon as possible ready for the event.

That’s all the book news for today.

New subject immunisation

Just spoke to the nurse today about Jake’s booster jabs diphiria, tetnus and polio plus the meningitis jabs.

After alot of thought and talking through with the nurse about Jake’s needle phobia and medical issues, we have decided he will go ahead and have them, but just in the hospital setting, without having to deal with them in front of his peers i know all the kids will be a bit nervous and many parents will be worrying about the kids having them. I am not worried because he has had them when he was a baby just wanted to make sure Jake is physically ok at this moment to handle his Jabs and checking the finer details because it mentions if they have egg allergy and while Jake has before had a acute reaction to eggs before that cause really bad hives he hasn’t had any more since then I don’t know if that is because he won’t eat them or just maybe the reaction was to something else. At least having them at the hospital there is doctors around.

Jake is preparing for having them but also he has researched and spoken to others himself about them too. It is his body and we work hard on teaching him his body his choise.bje needs to feel that to lower his anxiety levels.

Niki

Niki is working hard at college and earnt student of the week certificate again, so very proud of all the work she is doing at college while coping with the new pcos diagnosis.

We are still waiting for the blood results., Hormonal levels and adrinal functioning before a decision is made on treatment. On where she goes from this point. She is a little up and down emotionally over it but that’s alot to the not noing how it will impact future choises and waiting for results it messes with her thoughts sometimes.

Any way that’s my update for today have a beautiful night .😁❤️

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