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See that invite? That’s for you that is.

I was on East Coast radio this morning, attempting to talk around my spluttering cough, the result of the SAME cold I caught returning from New York. Wow, when I get any kind of a cold at all it really lingers.  I had a quick chat about The Chosen and a slighter longer chat about Portnoy Publishing. One point I was keen to get across is how much work is involved in taking a manuscript to book form. I’ve had numerous emails recently from writers keen to hear how I’ve managed to do it, and I am afraid I may have disheartened some with the truth of how difficult and expensive it can be to produce a physical quality product.  I’m sorry, but I won’t spoof and say it’s all terribly easy, it’s not. But worthwhile, yes, I think so.

This week the books leave the warehouse and begin the journey to the shops and from there – hopefully – to readers’ hands.  I have to go to the cash and carry to buy wine for the launch too, the lovely Bob from The Gutter Bookshop is providing glasses.  Now the bulk of the work will be promotion and getting it out there. This means a lot of leg work. Wish me luck!

(Oh and Portnoy is now on Facebook!)

 

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About the Author:

Arlene Hunt is the author of 7 novels. The latest, 'The Chosen', is published in paperback and ebook by Portnoy Publishing.

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  1. Derek Flynn  October 10, 2011

    Best of luck with the launch, Arlene. I’m in Waterford but I’d love to try and make it. :)

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  2. MsWimey  October 10, 2011

    Really wish I could be there missus! I heard the moncrief podcast, thought you both explained the diffculties involved with publishing very well. Best of luck with the promotion merry-go-round.

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