Publisher and book supplier ...
Waterstone have ordered 21 copies through their distributor now. I've been ringing up stores and talking to the managers and buyers to make them aware of the title. The response has been very encouraging from most of the stores as they recognise that this project, for me at any rate, is about raising awareness of a serious issue rather than making money.
The difficulty is now weathering the storm of being overdrawn while the quantity buyers pay their invoices. It's difficult being a small fish in a big pond when their focus is purely financial gain.
Of the 200 copies ordered, my spreadsheet shows that Waterstones stores have verbally told me that they will be ordering 55 copies so far. Of that number 21 have been processed through Gardners. The online sales are still coming through direct from my website. The buying link is in the text below. So far 22 books have been processed through Paypal and 20 direct to Combat Stress. So that's a total of 63 books delivered now.
To that end, I wanted to put something on here that I have on my Facebook account (there's a group called 'Words of a Wolf' that is just about the poetry book - please join it and spread the word about it - and buy the book?!).
'I'm currently selling my poetry book, 'Words of a Wolf'. It 's part of a bigger project and has the following aims:
1) To raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans
2) To show how beneficial creative activities like photography & poetry can be when used as coping mechanisms
3) To sign-post veterans to ...organisations that can help them
4) To use some of the funds raised from the book to put on a national exhibition of my work
The title is available for £6.99 plus P&P from http://www.wolf-photography.com/graphics/books/Words%20of%20a%20Wolf/slides/wordsofawolf_cover_resize.html or you can purchase a copy from your local Waterstones Store.
The following Waterstones stores have either ordered the book or have said that they will:
Oxford Street, London
Notting Hill, London
East Kilbride, Scotland
Covent Garden, London
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This list will be updated as more retailers commit to the my book. So save yourself the postage and packing and buy a copy locally if you're out shopping.
Please join the group, ask your friends to join the group ... and buy the book to support this project.'
I hope that you'll support this blog as well and get other people to 'follow' it.
All the best