Amazon Bestsellers: Men’s Adventure

•July 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment

                                        

The main category where Amazon has placed my book is “Men’s Adventure”. It’s a category with nearly 5,500 titles, which includes authors such as Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, and Steve Berry,  just to name a few. Amazon works on a rolling calendar that updates every hour. When I first published my book I would have been over the moon to just make the top 100 in this category. A few weeks ago I’m proud to say, “The Map” reached as high as #3 in Men’s Adventure, and even more amazing, it reached #1,234 in all books Amazon Canada carries….that’s 1,234 out of approx. 16 million titles! Since reaching #3, it has been a rollercoaster the last couple of weeks, dipping down to #74, and back up to #6….I’m patiently waiting for the day The Map reaches #1 in Men’s Adventure…even if only for a day!

 

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Successful Book Signing

•February 26, 2011 • 2 Comments

Thank you to everyone that attended my first book signing….it was a huge success. The management of Chapters were also very impressed, and said they would love to have me back in a couple of months to do another book signing, as well as when my next novel comes out in the fall. The manager said if he graded book signings, I would definitely get an “A”. Before the actual event I did a lot of reading on what it takes to have a successful book signing, and although everyone’s ideas differ somewhat, one thing that was universally agreed upon was that you don’t just sit behind a table, but you get out there and talk to people…show some enthusiasm!! Sometimes little things can help make a difference too….eye catching props….a dish of candies, or in my case, a treasure chest of candies. I know this is only one step on a long journey to a career as a writer, but it’s one I will savor for now with a nice glass of wine. Unfortunately the downtime will be short….I plan to release my second novel, “2012: Mayan Cenote” at the Surrey Book Fair (Western Canada’s largest book fair) in October, where they have already a table booked for me. I’m really looking forward to this event, not only for all the exposure it will bring, but that it takes place in metro Vancouver, a place I called home for many years.

The world of a writer is often a world of solitude, and days like this are the days that energize and inspire me….thank you!

Autographing a book…

•February 21, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Well, here I am only days away from my first book signing and I’m thinking of what clever little things to write in the books I sign….I certainly don’t want to sign every book “Best Wishes”  I have attended a few book signings myself, and have also researched how other authors have signed their books, but I’m open to any ideas anyone might have!

If you’re in Kelowna on Saturday February 26, my book signing will be taking place at Chapters in the Orchard Park Shopping Centre from 10am – 2pm.

Now at Chapters Kelowna…

•January 27, 2011 • 2 Comments

I’m happy to announce that Chapters Kelowna, in the Orchard Park Shopping Centre is now carrying The Map in both hardcover and softcover formats.  Unfortunately, most other places it’s only available online, although you have a large selection of online retailers to choose from ( http://map-thenovel.com/order.html ).

I would also invite everyone to my book signing that is taking place in Chapters here in Kelowna, on Saturday February 26th, from 10am – 2pm.

Looking for New Authors…

•January 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I have just started a blog dedicated to new authors, and of course to readers that love to discover a new author. If you are interested in having your book showcased on my blog, or would like more information, please feel free to check it out. http://newauthorreview.wordpress.com/

Book Signing at Chapters

•January 11, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I am very happy to announce that today I finalized my first book signing for The Map …..the first of what I hope will be many book signings. It will take place on Saturday, February 26, 10am – 2pm at Chapters, in the Orchard Park Shopping Centre, Kelowna. I welcome everyone to come by and say Hi…..I look forward to seeing old friends, and to meeting new ones. I am excited for the opportunity to have my first book signing at Chapters, and hope this fall to arrange a book signing tour with the release of 2012: Mayan Cenote.

Thank you for all your support…

•December 29, 2010 • 2 Comments

Thank you for all your support….