I am shocked to find that I haven't posted here for a month - my apologies if you're following. It doesn't mean nothing has been happening, but I have taken the opportunity to return to my sci-fi writing, before the next push.
The great news is that my initial print run of 200 has sold out! There are still books out in the shops, but I have only a couple of copies at home, so I have to work out how many to print on the second run. The major factor in this is the re-opening of Oystermouth Castle.
As reported on the council web site, Oystermouth Castle has had a major refurbishment, and will have a grand re-opening on 16th June, with a medieval tournament and re-enactment. I plan to be there and advertise the book to the public, and either sell copies, or point customers to the stall where they can buy it. Final details will be worked out in a meeting with the chairman of the Friends of Oystermouth Castle, Roger Parmiter, on 1st June.
I'm producing a poster to tie my book in with the re-opening, which I'll distribute to the shops in the next week or two. I've also ordered postcards to hand out.
As for reviews: there aren't any. I haven't sold many ebooks, where people are likely to be prompted to review it, and the people who buy print books, aren't necessarily ones who are web-savvy. So a plea to all my friends and followers - please review the book. I'm not asking for falsely good reviews - please be honest - but I hope you genuinely liked it, and it would be great to tell the world.
You can review the ebook on Smashwords.
You can review the ebook and the print book on Amazon.