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  1. pinry March 29, 2012 / 12:46 am

    Hi lovely TP, funny to see this in my mailbox just above a message from the library telling me an Enid Blyton book I reserved is available! So exciting the buzz around Poets cottage. I’m going to order one from your local bookshop soon so I can have it signed! jxx

    • josephinetalepeddler March 29, 2012 / 7:03 am

      Jennifer, I have a copy for you here. So sorry I haven’t had a chance to get to the post office. Please message me your address as I’m not sure if I have the correct one. In the middle of the witching hour, gotta rush. Much Love xx

      • pinry March 30, 2012 / 9:57 am

        Hi lovely!

        Just popped back and saw your kind comment reply! I’m so touched you have a book for me – it was unexpected. I have in fact ordered a book already from BRTD! Perhaps that one will just have to be a gift. I tried to email you with my address, but don’t have your current email.

        Thanks so much again, and I’m delighted that Poets is doing so well already. Its in the top five at BRTD!

        Jennifer xxx

      • josephinetalepeddler March 30, 2012 / 11:32 am

        Jennifer, thank you for letting me know that Poet’s Cottage is in the top 5 books at Better Read than Dead. My friends must have rushed it there! You are so lovely to order a copy. I hope you got a signed one as I know they ran out of signed copies. I shall still send you your signed copy, however. It’s the least I can do when you helped me so much with my current book. I still look at that beautiful brochure you sent me with his lovely photos. I shall pop over to your Blog this weekend and make sure the address I have is current. xx

  2. rowena holloway March 29, 2012 / 11:37 pm

    Hi Josephine, congratulations on Poet’s Cottage. I’ve just bought it and am enjoying it very much, so thank you. I noted with interest that it was classifed as general fiction by Dymocks (and maybe Pan Mac?) I’m wondering if you would mind sharing how you, or your agent, classified Poets Cottage when pitching it to publishers — crime, women’s fiction, genernal fiction? I also write stories with a crime at the heart of them and I’m finding that they don’t slot into the crime fiction category. Any insights you can give will be greatly appreciated.
    Rowena Holloway

    • josephinetalepeddler March 30, 2012 / 11:25 am

      Hello Rowena, thank you so much for buying Poet’s Cottage and I hope you continue to enjoy it. I have to admit to you I don’t know how my agent or the publishers classified it. I’m afraid i’m not much help with that. I did think of it as a mystery novel when I was writing it but as to how my agent pitched it to Pan Macmillan I really don’t have a clue. My only tip for what its worth is to not worry yourself over where your book will fit at the moment and just let the story come through and get it all down first. I did write a book before Poet’s Cottage that was very between genres and I still need to go back to. Let the words and the rhythm of what you’re trying to channel through come out first before you start putting the label on the story. Hope this is of some help to you. When it comes to the marketing side of things with publishing I’m pretty clueless. xx

  3. rowena holloway March 30, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    Thanks Josephine, yes I agree writing the story,letting it evolve as it will, is more important than labels. I am, however, at the point of selling this one to agents and publishers so I am forced to label it. In a perfect world we wouldn’t have to! Thanks for your reply. I’ll look for your next book with interest — no pressure ๐Ÿ˜‰

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