Paddy the Jedi wrote:Hello Craig. Like myself lots of Vintage Collectors have been eagerly awaiting the publication of your book- a true Labour of Love!! I have some experience with trying to promote a newly published book( mind you it was on a very different topic than Vintage Star Wars toys!!) One of the ways I tried was to take a copy into the bigger bookstores and ask to speak directly to the branch manager. I also rang bookstores directly to achieve an order - with some degree of success! I have emailed Forbidden planet and will speak to the branch manager in Belfast directly as he might have some influence on a National level ( he is well respected within the company). Can't wait to receive the book and I wish you ever success with it!!! Regards Gary.
Thanks Gary for the advice and the offer of help with promoting the book (and everyone else too!). I'm doing everything that I can to bring the book to retailer's attention. Some book sellers demand to see a physical copy so I'll be conducting a second round of promotions when the book is released. I'm also still seeking heavyweight reviewers.
I feel that writing the book was only half the battle!