Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Gokwe Kid – In Print

Apologies for not posting for a while. That is because it seemed to take forever for the Yanks to send something in the post.

BUT, finally, yesterday the proof copy arrived. I opened it and burst in to tears. All that time and effort, all those years fighting manic depression; sitting alone studying with the Open University and writing – all came together at last. Sure, there will be some rocky roads ahead, but at last I have come out of the dark and into the light. 

The book is fabulous. I spotted a few small layout and justification mistakes and a couple of pictures need tuning a bit. This shouldn’t take more than a few hours to rectify. Then it gets uploaded again and, if all goes to plan – you can buy it around about Tuesday. (Amazon) This is so exciting.

In fact, my guardian angel has been working overtime. I received today another two packets. One is a box full of my ‘business’ cards. The other is a Rhodesian gilet jacket and a BSAP calendar I won in a raffle. I can’t remember buying the ticket. It was something to do with the BSAP get together in Ireland that is held every year but although I am always invited, I couldn’t afford it and also, it was getting stupid going on about a book that is ‘almost, nearly, about to be’ finished. Now it is.

More news. I am off to Germany to see my kids. Also, by pure luck of coincidence  – it is the Oktoberfest. Hah- hah. Bloody perfect. BECAUSE, I have been presented a massive marketing opportunity in a few days time. An opportunity to meet hundreds of Kiwis, Aussies, South Africans, Zimbos, Canadians, Americans, et-al, even a few British - at the largest convention on earth of pissheads.

It gets better. My eldest now has a pad in Munich, so no problems with accommodation. It is a dream – thousands of potential buyers - all out their heads. The photo opportunities with a famous author - all decked out in Rhodesian paraphernalia. Flag and all.

Of course, the drunken fans of the great Gokwe Kid won’t remember much later, but if they have a little card in their wallets, or purses, bum bags etc - complete with famous author’s signature on the back…get my drift..?

I can also hand them out to any one I spot using a Kindle on my travels. Sort of say something like,
‘Hi, please buy my book. It is very good and not expensive. Even if you don’t like it; you can always say you met the idiot that wrote the rubbish.’

And, I will be firing up pictures and maybe even short videos of my mad antics at rapid rate via my eldest’s smartphone. Not just here but on Facebook – The Gokwe Kid group.

Digital sales are coming along nicely. Many thanks, but I need lots and lots of lovely reviews.

Catch Ya all soon and start looking and ordering the print copy early next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the book . Enjoy Oktoberfest !