Thanks to everyone who reads my blog posts, and/or has read my book, A Good Home. It matters!
A few weeks ago, A Good Home stood at #33 in Women’s Biographies, and #85 in Biographies and Memoirs overall on amazon.ca. Welcome news indeed – especially for a book produced by a small publisher on a very small promotion budget.
But just as my book was speeding up the ranks of all books on amazon.ca (the primary link on all my Christmas promos), I learned a painful lesson: in the book business, you can’t take anything for granted. The online bookseller ran out of stock. It posted an advisory telling buyers that the book would not be shipped to them till after Christmas. I contacted amazon.ca over and over – and watched my book’s ranking slide down the charts. Not surprisingly, buyers wanted the book before Christmas.
All this happened just days after I’d cancelled all public book events (doctor’s orders) and stayed home to rest.
Today, Amazon has finally fixed the problem, and both it and Chapters Indigo are selling A Good Home at a great price this week. My great thanks to Chapters Indigo.ca who ordered enough stock, and whose service to buyers of A Good Home has been terrific.
But time’s running out for people to buy their Christmas gifts. So, I’m asking your help: could you please a) consider buying the book as a gift and b) forward the link to this post to your networks?
A GOOD HOME: A Great Gift. A Great Price.
Please click on these links for great deals:
HUGE THANKS TO YOU, AND MY BEST WISHES.
A Good Home has attracted great reviews, including these:
Anne Day, Company of Women:
“This is a beautifully-written book that demonstrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of faith and love.”
Susan Marjetti, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
“Read 14 books this summer. Most memorable? A Good Home, by Toronto’s Cynthia Reyes. An enriching and lasting experience.”
Gail Scala, Writer and Gardener:
“From her childhood home in the hills of Jamaica to the various country-like settings in Toronto and surrounding areas, Reyes bares her soul as she describes each home in loving detail while she searches to find meaning and significance in the path her life leads her on. Her homes and the gardens that surround them are described in exquisite detail and they take on personalities of their own as they become her sanctuary, her prison or her saviour. A wonderful piece of work that resonates a long time after you close the cover.”
Jacqui Denomme, London Public Library:
“As exciting as fiction but even more so because these stories are real and true, unique and universal at the same time. I found myself wanting to tell everyone to read this charming and beautifully written book.”