As a writer, you never forget the first time you see your words in print. Similarly, as a publisher, I will never forget the first time I saw one of my publications on display in an actual, physical bookstore. There is an authenticity and immediacy about it, which you don’t get from seeing your book for sale online, although this remains an invaluable sales channel for booksellers, authors and publishers worldwide.
I got in touch with the manager of my local bookstore, something of an institution in my hometown, and was delighted when she said they would stock the title, no doubt impressed by its having topped the Amazon New Releases Bestseller Charts for over a week (we are still Number 1 New Release in Poetry Anthologies at the time of writing!)
So yesterday I headed down there with my newly-arrived copies of the book, and watched as they stocked the ‘New Release’ shelves with my title. I say ‘my title,’ but of course this is Gabriela’s book, Nick’s artwork, and also the work of each and every author whose poems are included within it. I heartily congratulate all of you, and will continue working to bring this book to a larger audience. The greater part of success lies in believing you can.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,
Well done Ingrid The “Book” looks completely at home in the bookstore, and do you, with your lovely smile of satisfaction ..
Thank you Ivor 📖⭐️
How lovely to see them on display in a real bookstore! 🤗
Thanks Cassa 🤗
Congratulations Ingrid, Gabriela and all poets. 🙂
Thank you Aishwara! 🤗
Indeed, a special moment Ingrid, seeing you, Wounds I Healed and a Tube map in a bookshop in Cumbria! May you make many more trips to restock!
Thank you, Eric – hopefully I will: I have told everyone I know to buy it 🤣
Too early morning – got the tube map wrong or crossrail more extensive than I thought!
It hasn’t quite reached Cumbria yet…
That’s so cool!!!!!!
Thanks – I thought all of the contributors would like to see 🤩
Suits you, sir xx
Suits us xx
So wonderful, Ingrid!
A lovely photo, too!
Thank you Merril 😊
What a wonderful validation! Congratulations, Ingrid! <3
Thank you Cheryl ❤️
Wonderful to see writers coming together and supporting each other. Congratulations 🎊
Thank you 🤗
This is so fantastic! So proud of you, Ingrid!
Thank you Dawn 🙏
I am thrilled to see the book in a bookstore.
It is a great feeling, and what it deserves! Thank you Gabriela 😊
I know. Thank you! I updated my most recent post- asking readers to come to your page to see the book in the bookstore. Then I reposted. I can see the updates if I go to my site but not in the reader. I will have to post again. Sending lots of love 🌹
Thank you Gabriela, I appreciate it ❤️
Amazing! Totally cool 😎 👏
That’s wonderful , Ingrid! Yayyy!!! So excited !💕🙌💕
Thank you Grace! Me too 🙌💖
Something to celebrate indeed! (K)
Thanks Tricia 🤩
How splendid to read these reflective thoughts on how emotional and amazing it is to see one’s book in a bookstore! I know just how you feel when you refer to Wounds I Healed as “mine.” Surely everyone in the book feels the same, at some level. 🙂
I hope so. I feel like I literally gave birth to it 😅
A wonderful achievement, Ingrid! We celebrate with you. 📚👏🏻 My like button is not working, but I do like your post. ⭐😆
Thanks Michele! Don’t worry about the ‘like’ button – your comment means so much more 😊
You are welcome, Ingrid. Thank you. Seems to be working now. 😅😆
yea well done Ingrid … I love the easy clear layout, thanks for publishing it!
My pleasure, and congratulations!
AmazIng, amazing! Congratulations on getting the book stocked in the bookstore, Ingrid. That’s a big deal. 👏👏👏
Thank you, Jeff, I am glad to see it there, as it deserves 🤩
It’s Beyond Exciting Ingrid! I couldn’t be happier for you, G, Nick, us and and the world. This is soooo needed. Loving the poems as I read them one by one and take them into my psyche.!!!
I sooo love being after the African queen Maropeng Flora Gama who I heard read and I loved her work. It’s an honor and I’m thrilled. Congratulations!!
So glad you’re enjoying it, Cindy, and yes: we need to bring this book to the world. Women’s issues have never seemed more relevant!
I so much am and Yes we do.
Wow! Congratulations! 💐🙏😀💓
Thank you 🙏😊
Thank you! 🙏
Oh that is so exciting Ingrid! Thanks for doing that and shar8ng with all of us☺️
My pleasure Christine! 😊
Huge accomplishment & for all poets. Time to buy it & support !
This is such an amazing achievement Ingrid. Congratulations!
Thank you Deborah 😊
This is just awesome, Ingrid. I love that you included yourself in the photo. YOU helped make this book a reality. Thank you!
Wow! Amazing Ingrid! Bloody well done. You must be very proud.
Thank you! I am grateful rather than proud, as pride can come before a fall…
Congrats on you wonderful success! I am so excited that this project has been given the support is deserves! You are a true inspiration and I look forward to following more of your work!
Thank you Leona! Nice to hear from you 😊
Yes I had to take a bit of a hiatus but I’m glad to see you’ve been busy!