Sunday, 6 January 2013

Betty Pamper's Booky Wook Hits The Shops




OMG My book is in Waterstones!

For those of you who follow me on facebook/twitter/instagram you will already know about this because in my total hysteria I spammed the bejesus out of these pictures. If this is a case I'm sorry but hey its not every day you see a book you've written with your own fair hands in an actual book shop is it?
So to set the scene I'm sure there is no one alive who has even a passing acquaintance with me who doesn't know that last year I wrote my first book. Its called "Handmade wedding crafts" and whilst its been available to preorder on Amazon for a month or so its actual physical release date is the 12th of January (four days after my birthday if you were wondering when to send all my cards and gifts ha ha)
So this month is when you can apparently wander into a book store and buy a copy. I wasn't sure if it would be stocked in places like waterstones. I already knew that it would be in Hobbycraft and Michel's in the states but as so much bookselling is done online I honestly held out very little hope I would ever see it in a bookshop and not just any old book shop, only my favourite Waterstones.
It happened quite by accident I needed to buy a book for the new "Wild Woman" book club Ive joined. I'm all about the Kindle nowadays but for the purposes of underlining paragraphs and quickly flicking to chapters decided to old school it.
Don't get me wrong I still buy a lot of real books especially fashion and photography books but would never buy a novel when I can just download it. So I do still go to waterstones in Liverpool quite often usually just for a coffee and a fondle of all the beautiful coffee table books.
A book I wrote on the shelf of waterstones-woohoo

Whilst I was paying for my book club purchase I asked them if they had a copy of my book in (I obviously didn't say my book although I kind of wanted to) and was amazed when she said yes it was in the crafts section.
Off I dashed and there she was. My book, all grown up and released and shoulder to shoulder with Kirsty Allsopp. 


There she blows-my book just hangng with Kirsty as you do.

I admit I felt quite emotional and tweeted, took pictures and was basically a bit hysterical but I'm sooo chuffed.
The books PR launch is underway now and apparently I'm in Sew magazine, Homemaker magazine and a few others none of which Ive not tracked down yet, but oh I will, prepare to be bored by the cuttings.
The book is also the book of the month for Make and Craft magazine and they are giving away three copies so if you fancy getting your hands on a copy check them out.
Otherwise you can buy the book from Amazon here
For everyone who sent me supportive tweets and facebook messages when I quite honestly couldn't ever see the book being finished, thanks so much. Please take a moment to share in my happiness-lets eat cake and drink tea to celebrate!














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33 comments:

  1. Last time I was saying "hello" to you as a fellow January-born fab gal. But 4 days after the 12th is the 8th - I never knew I shared a birth date with you! Now I feel even more fab - to share it with someone so inspiring as you is amazing! Happy birthday, Betty Bee, I do hope you will have a great day. And to discover that your book (which, I must say, I have a copy of and I love it) is on the shelf of Waterstones is certainly a fantastic pre-birthday present from the world. Congratulations. :)

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    1. wow-happy birthday for tomorrow my fellow goat xx

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  2. Oh bless you, I can't even imagine how proud you must be!

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    1. I could burst-its such an amazing feeling x

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  3. Well done! You should be incredibly proud of yourself. If it was me I'd be stopping strangers in the street to tell 'em!

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    1. beleive me I really wanted to ha ha

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  4. I can't imagine how exciting that must be! Congratulations !

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    1. Thanks Louisa-I keep having to pinch myself x

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  5. Wow, that is incredible! I might have to buy a copy maybe as I am getting married this year! Many congratulations to you! I experienced a similar sense of 'whew' (but on a titchy scale) when I went to my town fair a couple of years ago to hear a piece of music that I had published 10 years before, being played by an ensemble- that had never happened before!

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    1. wow how amazing to hear your own music-I would have cried x

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  6. Oh my goodness, your name is Perelandra? Are you named after the C.S. Lewis book? I literally read ' Voyage to Venus (AKA Perelandra) about a week ago!!

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    1. ha ha yes I am. My mum was reading it when she was pregnent Top marks, no ne ever knows where its from x

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    2. That's brilliant!!! I was thinking as I read it, that it would make a really nice name for a girl, it's so pretty (whereas Malacandra, the previous book would make a name for a cat! It has a feline quality to it!)x

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  7. That's so incredibly exciting!! Huge Congratulations to you!!! How fun it must be to see your creation on the shelf...you show massive self-restraint in not telling the shopkeeper that it was your book ;-)

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    1. Thanks Dina-Yes I was dying to tell her but bottled it haha

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  8. So excited for you - that's amazing!!! You should be SO proud <3 xx

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    1. Thanks Sera-I am, looks like 2013 will be a great year for both of us xx

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  9. Wow.... how exciting!! Well done :) x

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  10. That's fantastic, congratulations well done :) xx

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  11. Oh Betty this is so exciting and now I know someone who has a published book! After I went to you seminar I had a few setbacks but now I'm ready to go full pelt for 2013!

    Bless you and your family xoxo

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    1. Thanks Annabelle, glad to hear you ahve got your mojo back New yera, new start x

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  12. Congratulations, you are such an inspiration!

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  13. Congratulations.

    I love that you said you 'fondle' the books! That is the only problem with kindles and tinterweb, you can't have a cheeky feel of the glossy pages!!

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    1. exactly. I was "fondling" am amazing book on saturday its was called something like the fashion of marilyn Monroe-oh it was joyful. I think i must have it

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  14. I got a bit teary when you tweeted the instagrams of your day out leading to seeing your book on sale. First there were the piccies of the lovely cakes and champagne which took me back to the days me my bezzie friend Oonagh used to do that alot-though it was more cider than champers! You remind me so much of her - she was wise and stylish and fun(she still is,we're just not in touch as much:(I was going to be the writer though! So nice to live vicariously through your success.It sounds like it was hard work to write, so you deserve all your accolades:)X

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    1. Oh Lizzie-thanks so much. I actually prefer a fruit cider to champers ha ha. maybe 2013 will see you pick up the pen again?

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