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Sarah Clark sets the Publishing world on fire with Viva Voluptuous…

….well, a girl can dream!

But in the absence of any promotion from anywhere else, and while I wait for Richard and Judy to discover me, I thought I’d go away and make a little video, with the help of the lovely people at Glassbox Media in Felixstowe….

It’s less than a minute long, and yes, that is me in the flowery top, shovelling Chinese food down me. In my defence, you have NO idea how hungry I was that evening, and we shot lots of footage that night, trust me to be scoffing in the best bit!

Anyway, lovely, lovely people, I’d love to know what you think of my little film debut. And then, if it whets your appetite, why not buy the book?

I’ll write more soon…the blog/website is in mid-update at the moment so I haven’t been able to keep up with it as much as I’d like, but I’ll be back to my usual posting and meandering very soon. Lots to report!

 

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Up high and down low

MehIt’s been quite the roller-coaster of a week.

I launched the ‘35 things to do instead of starting another diet‘ free e-book.

I created a paperback version of Gorgeously Full Fat

I ran a free weekend promo for the e-book and I got to #1 in genre for free Kindle books on Amazon.

So why do I feel so fed up?

The truth is, I expect too much of myself. I wanted more people to sign up for the freebie than 18. I wanted more than 50 people in five weeks to buy the book. I wanted to stay in the top-sellers list on Amazon for a bit longer before I faded into obscurity, and HELL I wanted to sell more than four copies of the paperback, especially as I bought one of them myself. And my Mum and best friend bought two of them. And my sister bought the fourth.

People have said to me that it’s actually pretty damn amazing that I did all that in a week. That I got to the top of the list, that I even managed to publish my own book in the first place. But, you know me, I’m never happy with myself, must try harder.

I just feel a bit ‘meh’. Like I could have done better, sold more, got more people signed up. Do people actually want this stuff? Are people just looking for a quick fix to their weight, and the latest miracle diet? because it doesn’t exist, it really, really doesn’t.

I don’t have an advertising budget. I don’t have a kick-ass PR team out there pimping the book on my behalf. I only have this blog and social media, and I just can’t do any more. I have loads of ideas for the blog, too, I want to make it a go-to place for fashion, lifestyle and everything for curvy women, a body-positive haven, a self-esteem treasure trove, with fantastic recipes. I just don’t have the time to do what I want because I have to make the money to pay the bills…it’s a vicious circle really.

Better get my ‘Get Rich Lucky Bitch’ head on and start working out ways to make this thing work…

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