Congratulations is too small a word ... I'll try this one ... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
.... been there, know what it feels like ... is it off to the submission process/torture chamber next?
well my goal today was to go into Waterstones (a bookshop chain) to ask if they'd stock my books as I'm a local author. To cut a long story short, they said no in a snooty way. My books (a contemporary drama and a historical romance), were 'not the sort of thing we stock here' ??????
so feeling a bit down but I'm not going to stop writing my screenplay, based on the historical romance, or my WIPs.
Thanks for support yesterday x
Sorry that those Waterstones folks didn't take on your book. It's so tough getting a chance as an unknown.
Have you thought about approaching any college bookstores? I have a self-published novel that I presented to several college stores, and two of the stores in the University of Tennessee, UT Martin and UT Chattanooga (where I went to school), are carrying it in the campus stores. They have been really supportive.
I've made a few sales from it, and the exposure is always a good thing. Now that I'm back from deployment, I'm hoping to arrange a book-signing event with one or both of these campuses.
Also, maybe your local library or hometown library might be interested in supporting you. I'm lucky that my cousin works at our hometown library, so I think I may have a good shot of getting my book in there, but who knows?
I know it's small time/small potatoes, but it's something. Plus, any exposure is better than none. And who knows where it could lead?