As Rebecca told me, “…the day went fantastically and was an absolute ball! I had two of my best friends doing face painting, two lucky door prizes (with some very excited winners!) and including orders from those who couldn’t make it, sold about 85 books. Was on Facebook last night and have been inundated with orders there too so that’s also been a great tool!”
Rebecca organised the event professionally with framed posters of the book cover, a cupcake launch cake, kids activities (as the book is children’s fiction) and dressed up in a theme to suit the characters of the book.
Rebecca is a talented graphic artist so she could design and print bookmarks, business cards and the like with little cost and fabulous results.
The book cover of David and the Heart of Aurasius is her own design. This experience has also enabled her to build the website Worlds of Esmorde. This is a terrific site for authors to get ideas for their own, so check it out.
Rebecca has now moved to Melbourne for work and will promote her book there as well. She says, “Overall it’s been an immensely positive experience and I’m looking forward to doing more promo (and hopefully some writing!) in Melbourne.”
We wish Rebecca the best of luck in a new city and do hope she continues to write otherwise readers like Ash (above) will be disappointed
All photographs for this post and the ones that appeared in Zeus Publications News and Views December Newsletter were supplied courtesy of author, RJ Timmis.