Author Diana Jackson looks forward to giving a talk to the Kirkcaldy Probus Group this Wednesday morning (16th January 2019)
Diana continues to support her local community in Fife. All profits for The Healing Paths of Fife sold locally in Kinghorn will benefit the Play Parks scheme, who are raising money to improve the play facilities for the children of Kinghorn.
After two successful talks this year at Kinghorn Lunchclub and at The Burntisland and Kinghorn Rotary Diana looks forward to her next talk in January. More details soon.
Spring is in the air at Eventispress.
The Keeper of the Faith by
Nigel Lesmoir Gordon
14th April 2017
The Original Warden Pear by Margaret Roberts will be available on Amazon ~ more news shortly.
20th April 2017
The Healing Paths of Fife by Diana Jackson will be released on Kindle ~ more news shortly.
News from our authors:
Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon has many events planned for early in the year. Firstly he has been invited to speak at Syd Barrett’s 70th birthday party on 9th January in Cambridge. We are looking forward to hearing about it and seeing the photos. He will certainly take along some copies of ‘Life is Just …’ to the celebration.
Brian Kerr’s book ‘An Unassuming County – The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside’ continues to sell well in local bookshops and he has enjoyed the warm welcome at numerous events and local groups throughout 2015. We wish Brian continued success in 2016.
Colin Calvert is considering releasing a paperback version of ‘Born Again Bandits’ in 2016.
Diana Jackson‘s new fantasy memoir was released on Amazon at the end of 2015. There was no big fan-fair at Diana’s request because she was in the middle of moving to Scotland. She aims to hold a celebration of the release of the paperback
in Kinghorn, Fife sometime in February 2016. Watch this space!
Diana reports a fun interview on BBC3Counties Radio last Thursday on 30th July with Nick Coffer, then a successful event at The Swan Hotel Bedford on Monday 3rd August ~Diana gave her talk ‘Murder in the Library’ followed by chat, booksigning, tea and cake in their atmospheric ‘country manor’ style library. A reporter from Beds on Sunday was present and the local press have been busy covering the event:
Unsolved case of body in Wilstead Woods Inspired Author …http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/8203-Unsolved-case-body-Wilstead-woods-inspires/story-27472102-detail/story.html
Well done Diana!
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.
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!
It has been a busy spring and summer at Eventispress.
In June 2014 ‘Born Again Bandits’ by Colin Calvert was published on Kindle
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