søndag den 6. februar 2011

Sunday Sweets

Three days after my e-book launch of "Candied Crime" I am very satisfied, perhaps even a bit overwhelmed. Not that this will be a get-rich-quick scheme, but I have sold some copies, and people have downloaded almost twice as many free samples.

And then there are all my generous blog friends. Friends who have encouraged me to write, commented on my stories for two years, bought my collection and wished me luck here, there and everywhere.

Thank you to each and every one of you for your support, no matter in which form- without you I´d never have tried this!

And with friends like these, you won´t even need an advertising budget: 

Bernadette added "Candied Crime" to GoodReads for me and reminded me I´d have to create an author page.

Margot, José, Cathryn and Martin mentioned my launch in their blog posts.

Sunday additions: Mason Canyon Scandinavian Crime (Barbara).


A Big Fish in a Small Bowl

And then there are the Danish media. I wasn´t too surprised that the local paper found "Candied Crime" worthy of mention, but I hadn´t bargained for a whole page (four columns plus a Danish flash story for the last two columns). A link to the abridged internet version - yours truly sitting comfortably in the journalist´s chair, looking at my own blog. 

I was taken aback a few hours later when the regional radio station called me to get an interview which was brought Friday morning. (I just got an e-mail from a friend who actually heard me - I was sound asleep until it was all over).

But the wonders were not even over; in the afternoon the regional TV station was on the phone: would I like to participate in a weekly program about what had happened in the region? If all goes according to plan, I should be on the screen some time Wednesday. Amazing, isn´t it? (I have dusted my living-room).
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11 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - I really am so happy for your success :-). It is the most wonderful news, and you deserve it. I'm going round now telling everyone I know you :-).

Maxine sagde ...

Brilliant, Dorte! What a great mushroom effect. I hope the TV interview goes well (and perhaps will be on You Tube if you can arrange it?).

Mason Canyon sagde ...

Dorte, such great news for a wonderful book and fantastic author. Wishing you much success and so looking forward to your next book.

Mason
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Cathryn Grant sagde ...

I love how your "Candied Crime" news is snowballing! Congratulations!

I sure wish I could see your television interview. I'm glad to know you dusted ;)

Bibliophile sagde ...

That is so cool! Congratulations! Hopefully it will make even more people buy your books.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: you are so kind!

Maxine: a mushroom cloud over Thy? :D
I will do my best to link to the interview but have no experience with YouTube yet.

Mason: thank you for your comment and your post!

Cathryn: I knew I had some excellent blog connections, but I hadn´t counted on the media interest. And yes, I have dusted - but the stress has made me sprout mouth herpes so the cameraman will think I tried a do-it-yourself collagen injection!

Bibliophile: thank you!

Clarissa Draper sagde ...

That's super. I will get around to reading it, I promise. Currently, I'm reading another Indie author but I think it's a great idea to put it on my goodreads 'to read.'

Kelly sagde ...

You're becoming famous!!

How nice that you've gotten so much publicity!

Dorte H sagde ...

Clarissa: an indie author? My, I hadn´t even realized that was what I was. I have heard the terms ´indie bookshop´ and ´indie author´ before, of course, but you made me run off to the dictionary to see exactly what it was. COOL.

Kelly: yes, it is absolutely amazing, isn´t it?

Beth F sagde ...

Wow!!! I've been so busy with work lately (and will be until the end of April) that I missed your great news. WOW. I am thrilled for you.

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you, Beth!
It was a rather spontanenous decision so I am more surprised so many people have actually noticed.