Countdown week is here! Let’s all welcome, Louise Burness!
Author of ‘Ivy Eff.’
The writing achievement of which I am most proud is the recognition for my first book, ‘Crappily Ever After.’ As an indie author it’s very difficult to get your name out there. With a huge marketing effort and a lot of support from my partner, family and friends, I have managed to sell just under 40,000 copies, have received 180 reviews with an average of 4.3 out of five stars and the e-book has spent a year and a half in the top twenty of humour/fiction for KIndle.
My favourite quote about writing;
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic- Carl Sagan.
I’m looking forward to the IAF to meet and share ideas with other indie authors and connect with new readers.