At long last, I land back at my own blog. What a wonderful tour I’ve been on!
Thank you so much to Carol at ParentPanel, Carol Hedges, Sally at Frankly Books and Tim at Bringing up Charlie. You have all presented me with different and interesting blog post challenges. For those who are interested, it isn’t yet too late to win a copy of my book on ParentPanel (paperback) or Frankly Books (ebook), so do head over and enter the competitions!
It has been exciting to watch the progress of sales of In the Shade of the Mulberry Tree on Amazon during the week. At one point the Kindle version reached #2 in the chart (as long as you are prepared to look at the chart for: Kindle > Books > Nonfiction > Travel > Africa!)
Having noticed this I did what any sane author would do: rushed to my Kindle account to see how many thousands (nay, millions!) of sales I must have made. The screen stated: There have been no sales in the current period. I was quite distraught, and very confused. I even ended up buying my son a book for his Kindle to check that the system was working, but no change. (He’s now busy reading it, learning a little of what he was like aged two. I suspect I will never here the end of it when we get to the bit in his birthday suit…)
I went to bed that evening a little grumpy, until my husband looked at the computer and showed me that I was looking at the sales in February, not March!
Further Amazon news greeted me this morning, as I received my first review: 5 stars! Thank you so much, Yorkshire Lass (what excellent heritage!) – you have made my day. “The book is well written, easy to pick up and … can be read in short bursts – ideal for the busy Mum!” Perhaps written by a busy mum, for busy mums?
So, as the cold still bites across the UK, what better escapism than to wallow in the sunshine of Africa? It is certainly where I would rather be right now!