I confess that when I started Blackbird Digital Books to publish a PDF ebook collection of my Guardian Space Solves cleaning columns, Done & Dusted - The Organic Home On A Budget, I was a little ashamed of being an author.
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At the end of last year I attended a Saatchi & Saatchi X marketing seminar and had a bit of a branding lightbulb moment, described in an earlier post The Psychology Of Book Marketing. We are a different sort of publishing company and we should be shouting about it. That's our strength. We're authors. We're fair. And we care. We're also highly selective. This year we're concentrating on building our brand and the list we have grown rather than publishing more titles. We do, though, have a few new choice books coming later in the year, including a new Susie Kelly. Last week, thanks to a BookBub ad, Susie Kelly's memoir, I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry..., took off, reaching #5 in the Amazon US Paid Nonfiction charts:
Susie and I met through this blog. She liked one of my E-cloth cleaning tips, and we struck up a correspondence. She's a remarkable woman and this is an extraordinary story. Thank you, Susie. Thank you, blogosphere.