Penniless pensioner needs more book sales!
Big milestone for me this month. I officially retire from the ‘day job’ as a freelance copywriter on 27th July, 2014. Can’t remotely afford to retire, but then again, national insurance contributions are so high in France, I can’t remotely afford not to.
Because I’ve worked in both the UK and France, it involves a bit of a nightmare (understatement) to get my hands on my various pension entitlements, not to mention a small rain forest of paperwork in both countries. Helpful friends who have already been through it warn that it could take up to a year for me to see any pension money from either country <gulp>
So for the time being, apart from my wits, such as they are, I am mostly going to be living on royalties from the sale of the 3 books in the Sell the Pig series. And unless an author is in the league of Dan Brown, that doesn’t amount to very much.
All 3 Sell the Pig books are doing quite well, constantly vying one another for the top 3 places in the best-seller list of their categories on Amazon. Pig senior was in the lead today but now cheeky Book 3 has stormed ahead once more.
So I’m hoping I can count on your help for a bit of a boost in book sales. If you’ve not yet read all 3 Sell the Pig books, do please consider getting the outstanding ones. The Kindle versions are competitively priced. If you would like a signed paperback, you can buy them from me direct and that way I get a better royalty rate.
If you’ve read and enjoyed them, you could help enormously by telling your friends and perhaps sharing this post. If you haven’t already left a review on Amazon, that would help too. If you’re not sure how to do it, I’d be pleased to talk you through it.
My lifestyle is not extravagant, I don’t need much, just enough to feed me, my two cats and my two monster dogs. So if you could help to spread the word, that would be fabulous, thanks so much.
6th July 2014 @ 6:51 am
Have already sent recommendations on to 4 friends and will gladly leave reviews on Amazon for middle and junior pig, having already reviewed senior pig( most favorably,I may add). Just a thought -but has any of your writing been showcased in magazines for expats moving to France?Very useful background reading,in my opinion!
7th July 2014 @ 8:40 am
That’s very kind indeed, thank you so much.
6th July 2014 @ 7:08 am
Hi-have just checked Amazon-my review is no longer listed.Do they delete them after a certain time period ?
7th July 2014 @ 8:39 am
Amazon are a bit of a law unto themselves. I have had that happen before and I have no idea why. In theory they don’t delete them. If you can remember roughly when you added it, I could ask them.
7th July 2014 @ 9:57 am
It started ‘Move over Peter Mayle,Tottie Limejuice is here!’
Brilliant opening line, I thought!
7th July 2014 @ 10:00 am
Can’t remember when I added it-maybe 6 months ago-when I emailed you to congratulate you on being a good writer but an even better daughter. I think that was in January so the review was at the same time.Maybe I must just write another one.
6th July 2014 @ 10:54 am
Tottie, how do we buy them direct – I’d love to buy a set of them signed by your own fair hand as a present for a bezzy of mine. 🙂
7th July 2014 @ 8:38 am
Just email me on email@example.com and we can sort it out. I have to mention though that postage is quite steep from France.
2nd November 2014 @ 10:31 am
I have been reading the books – one after the other – and am nearly finished the third. Cant wait for the forth and am definitely putting Tottie’s tours on my bucket list!
15th February 2015 @ 10:04 am
Excellent news, look forward to meeting you in the flesh!
31st January 2015 @ 7:36 pm
Hi Tottie would love signed copies of your 3 books in the sell the pig series, can you let me know how to arrange this
15th February 2015 @ 10:04 am
Hi, sorry for the slow response, had a few internet problems. If you email me on firstname.lastname@example.org I can explain all.