Successful Book Launch of ‘An Unassuming County’

We are so pleased that Brian Kerr’s book launch of

Published November 2014
Published November 2014

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, DSCN1616[1]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. DSCN1600[1]We are also proud to be part of Brian’s writing journey through to publication. Congratulations Brian!

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We are happy to announce the Official Book Launch for ‘An Unassuming County’

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’ 

Published November 2014
Published November 2014

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 enquiries@eventispress.co.uk

More about Brian’s book can be found by clicking his tab at the top of this page.

 

Is it out with the old ways of selling books and in with the new?

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.
Diana's first ever booksigning event at Horatio's Ampthill which sadly is no more!
Diana’s first ever booksigning event at Horatio’s Ampthill which sadly is no more!

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:

Diana Jackson’s Author page
“Since Waterstones have changed their rules about book-signings I’ve been looking for other venues to meet new readers and have certainly been cheered by the last two Saturdays at the Stotfold and Clophill Christmas Fairs. I have already been invited to attend one next May. One door closes … and another … now, if Waterstones change their mind they still know where to find me. Sad because I enjoyed my days in Southampton, St Neots and Luton Waterstones”
If you’d like Diana to do a book-signing in your store or at your fair then you are welcome to get in touch with us:
enquiries@eventispress.co.uk
or to Diana directly at
diana@dianamaryjackson.co.uk

Diana Jackson’s News in tweets

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:

Many thanks to for a lovely Christmas Shopping Day in Stotfold yesterday and for the people of Stotfold for being so cheery 🙂

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!

 

EVENTISPRESS SUPPORTS MACMILLAN MID BEDS FAMILY FEST

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:

MacMillan Mid Beds Festival

Eventispress News

It has been a busy spring and summer at Eventispress.

BAB cover 3In June 2014 ‘Born Again Bandits’ by Colin Calvert was published on Kindle

ISBN 9780957252080In June 2014  Murder, now and then’ by Diana Jackson was published in paperback

Murder nowthen final modify 1 April 2014 Murder, now and then’ by Diana Jackson was published on Kindle

For more information about the author and their books click on the link below or to buy on Amazon click on the book cover