It is still early days into the campaign. I have approached two local independent bookstores. Corfe Books have held copies of Cogrill’s Mill for over a year now. The other, The Chertsey Bookshop, has two copies. One of the manager’s is reading it and says its good but they are yet to get back to me.
I’ve sold ten copies directly to relatives in Bristol and began a new advertising campaign with Google’s Adwords. I am also waiting to hear from the editor of a local newspaper about the possibility of an interview.
I still need to brush up on my selling techniques as I am reluctant to approach people I only know casually. I am also not sure that Jane Wenham-Jones’s tip for fly posting in local libraries and bookshops is a good idea as it could damage relationships with both.