Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I don’t ask you for much and I don’t ask you often

Here I am, writing my blog three times a week, and you can drop in any time you like. And if you stay away for months on end and then come back, there are no questions asked. (Although… I haven’t had a comment from Shafia for ages…I wonder if she still drops by.)  

Sometimes the blog is interesting, sometimes heart-searching, sometimes funny, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes inspirational. Sometimes it has stuff in about writing and editing. It’s always, always pretty.

OK. Here’s the thing.

You know that large order that the 55% discount wholesaler took from me?

They can return it if they don’t sell the books.

Soohh…  I need you to buy a book. If you haven’t already bought a copy of BUT I TOLD YOU LAST YEAR THAT I LOVED YOU, then why not buy one and read it?

If you have already bought one, why not buy one for a friend or relation as a present?

Don’t give me the excuse that it looks like a woman’s book and you’re a man. There are plenty of men who have read it and liked it. The last one I met told me he thought the book was “Superb. Moving and compassionate.”

Some people see the serious side, as he did. Some readers take it more lightly, and view it as a holiday read. A reader will bring their own baggage and interpretation to any novel. I do think that if a book is accessible and easy to read, some people mistakenly assume it is not serious, or has nothing important to say.

It’s available as a paperback or an ebook.

You can buy a paperback postage free – wherever you live – at The Book Depository. It’s only £6.95.

You can buy it from Amazon for £6.95 for the paperback, and for £3.60 for an ebook.

You could even go wild and support your local bookshop and order it from them.

What did you say?  Will you enjoy it?

If you come back here time and again, then you’re bound to like it, because you like my view of the world.

If you’re new here, and you know nothing about me or my book, then here is what some people have said -

Judith Murray, top literary agent, said it’s "clever, funny, subtle, wry, sad and uplifting all at once...Sue Hepworth writes thoughtfully and insightfully, and with such tenderness and humour"

Professor Stuart Murray (no relation to Judith Murray)  said this.

So how’s about it, guys and gals? (yes, yes, I know full well that dates me.)


Anonymous said...

Enough nagging. I've bought one.

Sue Hepworth said...

do you think I nag?

Anonymous said...

It was one of the first book that I bought for my Kindle last year and it's brilliant read. The characters and the story line resonated for ages (and still do).

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you! That's very cheering.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I pre-ordered your book on Amazon and it's been doing the rounds at work after I finished reading. I love your blog and am a regular visitor, I have even started a patchwork quilt after seeing the lovely photo's you've posted in the past. Please keep blogging and writing!!

Lots of love,


Sue Hepworth said...

Hi Shafia! It's so nice to hear from you again. Thanks for saying hello, thanks for buying my book, and thanks for being a regular reader. How is the patchwork going?
Love Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Well, after an initial spurt of enthusiasm, it's come to a total standstill!! BUT I have my own flat now which I'm in the middle of decorating on the weekends with my dad, once I've moved in I'll start again. Btw I'm so excited you're doing a sequel for PFB, I absolutely loved this novel and can't wait for the second instalment. Lots of love,


lyn said...

Sue, I meant to tell you that the 5 copies I bought for my library have been out constantly since they arrived. I check the circulation stats when I think of it. So, you have fans in Melbourne!

Sue Hepworth said...

What a wonderful tit-bit of news to wake up to! Thanks so much, Lyn, for buying 5 (wow!) and thank you for letting me know.