Diana Jackson has reported that both she and the organisers were thrilled by the turn-out at Clophill Church last Thursday. The welcome was warm and the audience both appreciative and enthusiastic. Diana is pleased that monies raised by the evening went towards the church window funds and she also donated £1 for every book sold to the Eco Lodge and Old Church Restoration Project which should be completed this summer. Many thanks to all who supported the event.
Diana Jackson will be at Shefford Library Bedfordshire giving a talk on
How an unsolved murder in Bedfordshire in 1919 inspired Diana to write her first murder mystery
Thursday 5th March 2015
7pm – 8pm
On Thursday 26th February Brian Kerr will be talking about his book:
An Unassuming County
and environmental issues relating to Bedfordshire
inSt Mary’s Church Clophill at 7.70 pm
In aid of the church fund.
We are so pleased that Brian Kerr’s book launch of
An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside on Sunday was a resounding success. There were well over 60 people attending, twice as many as were invited and we had to put out extra chairs. A good sign before the event commenced. Brian’s guest speaker Professor William Stephens from Cranfield University and the Marston Vale Trust gave an interesting talk, especially highlighting the success of the Marston Forest project but also environmental issues in Bedfordshire, which both Brian and Professor Stephens are inspired by . Next Brian gave a heart felt outline of his venture into writing, describing why and how he wrote’An Unassuming County,’ also thanking all those who have supported him along the way. Eventispress is thrilled that the event went so well and are grateful to Jordan’s Mill in Biggleswade – the perfect venue for the event. We are also proud to be part of Brian’s writing journey through to publication. Congratulations Brian!
This Sunday on 11th January 2015
at 2.30 pm at Jordan’s Mill Biggleswade
we are excited to announce the book launch of Brian Kerr’s:
‘An Unassuming County – The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside’
Brian will be there to talk about his book and to sign copies. Attendance is by invitation only but if you are interested in coming then we’d be delighted if you would email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Brian’s book can be found by clicking his tab at the top of this page.
The nature of publishing is changing, as are the outlets for selling books.
With so many indie bookshops closing, authors are trying a variety of approaches to reach new audiences. Diana Jackson has been fortunate over the years that she has been writing, to have book signing events on the island of Alderney, in Southampton, St Neots, Ampthill, Hitchin and Luton and she had a couple of Waterstones managers already showing an interest in her coming to them for an event for her Bedfordshire murder mystery ‘Murder, Now and Then.’
Why do authors enjoy book signing events?
- They reach a new audience. They enjoy face to face conversations with their readers.
- It raises their profile in a particular town.
- In the case of ‘indie’ books it is one step closer to the bookshops selling their books. This worked especially well in ‘indie’ bookshops, but sad to say many of these have closed down now.
Unfortunately Waterstones, which is one of the few successful chains of bookshops with outlets throughout the UK, changed its rules, which is their prerogative of course.
Buoyed by two successful and enjoyable book signings at Christmas Fairs in Stotfold and Clophill, Diana was encouraged by such a warm response and not only that was pleased that she was also supporting local charities and groups too, and so it was a win … win situation.
Diana writes on her Facebook Page:
After a successful and fun event signing copies of her murder mystery set in the heart of Mid Bedfordshire ‘Murder, now and then’ at the Stotfold Christmas Shopping Day on Saturday Diana Jackson (@Riduna) tweets:
@Riduna I definitely will! Thank you for coming and for the generous donation. Yesterday we raised over £500 (event total £650).
Well done from Eventispress to Sarah for organising the successful event and Diana for taking part!
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Official launch party will be at Jordan’s Mill, Biggleswade
on 11th January 2015!
An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside
by Brian Kerr
will be published by Eventispress
This Sunday on 28th September Diana Jackson will have a book- signing stall at The Cross keys in Pulloxhill, selling her recent murder mystery set in the heart of Bedfordshire. £1 from every book sold will go to support MacMillan, a worthy cause.
Tickets for the occasion can be bought prior to the event from Country Properties Estate Agents in Mid Bedfordshire. More information can be found on the Family Festival Facebook page: