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AUTHOR DIANA JACKSON

The Good News is that author Diana Jackson’s latest release MISSING Past and Present ~ Is Life Just a Roll of a Dice?

is now available for order through any good bookshop. We did not wish to advertise it until we were fairly confident that we could deliver to you.

Available on Amazon

Here’s a link to Diana Jackson’s latest newsletter which has details of the ISBN etc and a wonderful on-line review. 

She will be having a new release soon too. More details in the next post.

AUTHOR BRIAN KERR

Both of Brian’s books should be available in local bookshops in Bedfordshire now. If not, then please ask. They, too, can be ordered and your inquiry may prompt the shop to buy some more in.

It is early days though for bookshops.

Brian’s new release is on course for a date before Christmas and covers issues country wide, but none the less pressing environmental issues. A comprehensive study. More details shortly.

Here’s more about Brian and his other two titles:

  1. An Unnssuming County ~                                                                                        The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside 
  2. A Certain Degree of Magnificence

THE FUTURE

We are in conversation with two new authors at the moment too. Our policy is to help each to find the right path for the author and so we’ll see, but we do like to support authors to follow their dreams.

The Healing Paths of Fife by Diana Jackson

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

Spring is in the air at Eventispress.

Available for pre-order NOW on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Happy New Year and Exciting News at Eventispress in 2016

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

‘From Redundancy to Rejuvenation – A Writer’s Fantasy Walk Along the Fife Coastal Path’

in Kinghorn, Fife sometime in February 2016. Watch this space!

 

The Frenzy of Activities of Author Diana Jackson

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!

Excellent Turn Out at Clophill Church Author Night

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.

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!