This is not a sales email
It is a bit, but there's more to it than that
Welcome new subscribers! I’m wondering if you’re reading my book or about my book and coming along to find me. Let me know! And of course, hello to the longstanding or something in between subscribers, too. I appreciate you all!
Usually, this newsletter is only sent on Wednesdays, but this is a very special time period of my writing life as my debut book has just come out.
I’ve been in full sales mode since my book has come out. This means, bugging my friends on WhatsApp, pitching to media, sending emails to people I hardly know and posting on LinkedIn daily asking former colleagues to PLEASE BUY MY BOOK.
My book, is called Totally Fine (and other lies I’ve told myself): What my decade in grief taught me about life and it was in Stylist magazine yesterday under the headline ‘memoirs by remarkable women’ and they wrote that it explores the blurred lines between grief, shame and love.
So now I’ve written my book, I want people to read it. Writing can be hard, but selling is harder. Sales is vulnerable, humbling and you have to accept that you need to feel annoying because you need to ask people (even your closest people) to do something MULTIPLE times before they actually do it. I think marketing guidance is people need to see or hear something seven times before they actually buy it. SEVEN!
The book is already making its way up the charts, it’s no.1 bestseller for Mental Health, Biographies & Memoirs of Women and the Psychology & Counselling Books on Suicide categories. But I could still do with some help to really kick up the momentum.
Please download a kindle copy of the book on Amazon 🇬🇧 🇺🇲 📚
Don’t have a kindle? No problem, I’m pretty sure you can download it anyway.
Already have a copy? BUY ANOTHER ONE. It’s £2.99 and if you like my work, see it as giving me a little tip 😉 🍯
It’s already making its way up the charts, so you’re little contribution could go a long way to communicating to the algorithms that this book is HYPE. And HYPE creates HYPE. That’s the end of your maths lessons, but please buy a kindle copy of the book. Thank you.
Please leave a review on Amazon
Leaving a review, particularly in these crucial early weeks makes a huge huge difference and is the most supportive thing you can do right now. It also really doesn’t take that long and I’d appreciate it kindly.
Haven’t finished reading the book yet? No problem.
Don’t want to give it 5 stars? You’re mad, but also no problem.
Reviews help others find it and that’s the priority right now as it’s hard to break through as a newbie author, so every little helps. Leave a review here.
Hope you enjoyed the sales email. Remember…
KINDLE PURCHASE TODAY + AMAZON REVIEW = HYPE = HYPE
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But, but, I’m not just leaving you with a marketing email, I’m also including links to some of my most popular newsletters. So if you have some time for reading today, and want to get more of a sense of what my newsletter is all about, scroll down to see those.
Here are some of my most popular newsletters
The conversation about dating apps is annoying me. This one flew out of me in a fiery rage: ‘Dating apps are a far better and more important use of technology than a large majority of the apps out there. Tracking my run and funny videos are cool, but something that can help me find love, no matter my age or location could actually change my life. Yes, there are bad actors on the app, as there are people who stay in Airbnbs and trash homes, but that doesn’t mean that should tarnish the value they bring to our lives.’
Friendships are the greatest love stories of our lives. An uplifting conversation for anyone who’s worried about how friendships change as we grow up. ‘I feel that we are family even more so now than I did in our early twenties.’
My unexpected loss. Losing my single identity is harder than I could have imagined. Speaking of clinging onto identities… who knew I loved my single identity so much? ‘I don’t want to lose the single person that was me. I liked her. She went off to stuff on her own and could talk to people as an independent individual.’
33 lessons at 33. Some wisdom that's carrying me through as I age. A punchy list that’s a window into my mind:‘Live your life like it’s short, but work your careers like they’ll be long.’
Change the story. Shed the identity that’s holding you back. This one could be life-changing as I do believe the stories we tell ourselves shape our lives. ‘We live in an era where the internet encourages personality tests and self-awareness and I’m so here for all of it. I love them. However, it’s dangerous when we use these frameworks to confirm the identity narratives we have about ourselves and use them as an excuse for inaction.’
Single people are like songs. I just loved writing this one so so much. ‘When I like someone new and it doesn’t work out, I’m not bored of the song yet, I still want to listen to it on repeat.’
Thank you for reading!