And I probably know who those ten people are. So thank you people for your kind support. I've got a couple of reviews on Amazon now and I definitely know who wrote those.
Well I expect you're wondering what happened to the big marketing campaign. If you remember, I was about to launch myself onto social media. Well the truth is, it's all so extremely tedious - sitting in front of the computer for ages trying to decide which discussion forum to join and what I could possibly write that might be of interest to anyone. I'd rather take the dog for a walk. Frankly, most of the discussion forums seem to be taken up with people saying hello to each other - perhaps they're thinly disguised dating sites.
And there's another problem. Most of these sites don't work properly. Having mastered registering on Facebook, I then managed to get my profile pictute up there. All very good. But why then on the same page, does another picture show a very large close up of my forehead taken from the profile picture. Not that my forehead doesn't deserve global promotion - it does - but it wasn't where I wanted to concentrate my marketing strategy. All very mysterious so I spent two hours trying to do something about that when I should have been having witty and pithy dialogues with other like minded forum members.
I'm busy now trying to navigate the mysteries of UK Kindle users forum www.kuforum.co.uk and the Good Read site . www.goodreads.com . Both purport to be author friendly and offer advice on reaching their millions of insatiable literary fans. First results not good. Having spent ages registering myself and my treasured work on goodreads.com - I sneakily logged onto the site from another computer and typed my name and title into the search function. Result? - 'we have no record of that book or that author'
Perhaps I'm speading my net too wide. Next week I'll concentrate aggressively on one site and report back.
And don't forget - www.theguestwhostayed.com Thanks.