The past two weeks have shot by!
With three book signing sessions (one at sea!) and two library talks completed I was able to work with four fellow authors in establishing our mutual dream........ a co-operative marketing organisation that could capitalise on our various skills and experiences in promoting our books in every way possible.
We chose the name Authors Reach for our organisation, because we'll be reaching out to Readers, Book Sellers (especially independent book shops), the media and to fellow authors, so the name was one that appealed to all of us.
Authors Reach Ltd is now a registered company, our Facebook page is up and running with an incredible number of "likes" for such a young organisation, and our Authors Reach website has now also gone live soon as www.authorsreach.co.uk, with links to all our books on Amazon, partner companies and organisations, as well as to our individual websites.
So who are we?
Asides from myself, as a writer of Young Adult fantasy adventure books, there's Sarah England who writes the scariest horror thrillers imaginable, as well as the funniest romantic comedies, Gina Dickerson who writes wonderful romantic thrillers and poetry, Catriona King, the author of 13 books in the DCI Craig thriller series set in Belfast, and Shani Struthers, who writes deceptively wonderful ghost books and paranormal stories. Together we make up Authors Reach.
Taking our books to the reader and therefore also to the widest possible market means that not only will all our books be available on Amazon, both as eBooks and paperbacks, but we are negotiating that from the beginning of 2016 the UK's largest distributor will stock our books, making them available to all UK book shops. As a group, Authors Reach will be proactively working with book shops in holding events, releases and signing days. Our ultimate goal will be that should a reader go into their local book shop and ask for any book written by an Authors Reach author, that book will either be on the shelf, or available guaranteed the next day from the distributor.
Please visit our website at www.authorsreach.co.uk
or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/authorsreach/?fref=ts
An exciting week!
Blog on, Dudes!