Jan and I are delighted to announce not only our first book sale (even before publication date) but also that a local independent book shop are willing to be an outlet for sales. They are called the High Peak Bookstore. They are an excellent stockist and have won awards. They also have a cafe – so it is a lovely place to visit close to Buxton on the Ashbourne Road.
I just spoke to Louisa who supports local authors. She explained that there are hundreds of locals who publish books (I had no idea) but that if we delivered some stock she would put the book in her “local authors” section.
As we are from Macclesfield we count as local even though we are just over the hill in a different county.
Louisa was so helpful on the phone and very open to any sort of promotion we wanted to do. Such a helpful attitude from an independent retailer. I am sure that we wouldn’t have got the same reception from a large multiple, but there again, I could be wrong.
I did tell her, however, that we knew all about her bookshop and had visited it before. In fact my wife liked it so much that she pointed it out to me once, on the way past.
Even better news – they are planning a local author’s Spring Fair next year, which we are invited to. I am sure we will take part.
Let’s hope that we sell our 2nd copy soon!