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A World of Success!

Wow!!! That was my first initial reaction when I clicked on the publishing site https://books.friesenpress.com/store, and saw this pop up!!! Making the best sellers list 6 days after launch is a mind blowing experience! I am so grateful to those who have purchased their copy of the book, and I am hoping many more come into the World of Bugsy and Taz to experience together!

When others appreciate your hard work and efforts, you can’t help but be grateful to those who support you and help you along the way! My brother, my youngest son, my aunt in Montreal and my awesome hubby, have all been extremely amazing guiding factors that lead me to this moment!

There will be people in this life who will not always appreciate your hard work, will be unsupportive, be envious and may not like what you have done, and we have to accept those who come into our world as these forces, and use that to power us!

What matters is that YOU yourself follow your own path, the YOU yourself, believe in YOU, that YOU yourself forge ahead fearlessly, that YOU yourself take this life by the brass ring and follow your dream, be it big or small! All dreams are important!!!

The World of Bugsy and Taz was written to help teach young children in a simple way, even though someone looks different than us, that with getting over your fear through the help of kindness, the value of patience and actually getting to know someone, you just may find out you really do like that other person and that there really wasn’t anything to fear at all! It’s a story that is very close to my own heart and experiences. 

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The World is ready for you!

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!!! Today is launch day for the book and ready for you to purchase!! https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000087084657/Christine-Monteith-Dunlop-The-World-of-Bugsy-%26-Taz

What an exciting day today, as it is the official launch date of The World of Bugsy and Taz, waiting for you to share with your little ones. I hope you enjoy reading this along with them and sharing the pictures of Bugsy and Taz, my beloved pets! HAPPY READING!

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A Familiar World

Okay, so you now have written your book, it’s about to be published and your publisher has done all they can do for you on their end. They have connected you to the literary world, put you in a new genre of people, as you are now an author, they have given you all the tools they can to make your experience a great one! Friesen Press has done just that for me! https://friesenpress.com

They are an incredible publishing company, with 10 years of experience, to help new authors get their work out there! https://www.friesenpress.com/blog/2019/7/10/10-lessons-from-a-decade-in-self-publishing?fbclid=IwAR0uKRcL2zPM9re0aK5JuM0kPEnFliIghgkx_PmB9eY7BZ5U4JjsOXyQJTY

Now, it’s my turn! Time to do my part in promoting and marketing my book, my brand…myself! Having worked retail most of my life, I was lucky to have this foundation, this background in totally understanding how wholesale, distribution and making some money as well works! The old adage of you have to spend money to make money holds true in any marketing area! You have to do the legwork, you have to believe in yourself, you have to believe in the product, you have to let people know you are out there!

With that being said, I was also the type of sales person who let my customers know what the product was, ensuring them that I was not pushing it upon them, yet being true to the company I worked for in selling what I believed in! This holds true to my book! I want people to know what it’s about, I want them to get the best opportunity to be able to buy it and I want to do it with grace, dignity and honesty! I have had to do a lot of social media promoting, which is a tool that I was suggested to use, to let people know when they could get the book!

As I was doing this, I felt a bit of uneasiness, as I didn’t want to seem pushy, but at the same time trusting myself to trust my sales instincts! It’s not about being self centred but about being self confident enough to put yourself out there! There will be people who will shut the door in your face, not want your product and that’s okay. It is all a part of selling, distribution and well competing in the sales world!

So with that being said, I am grateful to the people who have put time and interest in my book, my product, and supported me through all the sales and marketing hype I have had to do for myself! Your patience and understanding has been a godsend, and I am truly blessed and grateful to those who have taken interest in my product, my book…in ME!

World just around the corner!

Latest update on the progress of the book, sharing the journey with all of you!!! 📖 🐈 🐕 🌎… the prices have been set, and we are now in the last leg of the journey to publication! In 2- 3 weeks I should be signing off on the print ready on my side, and within 3-5 business days the book will be out on the market for you all to purchase and share Taz & Bugsy’s story with your special little ones!

Here is where you can keep an eye along with me on the book’s launch progress! 🥰🤗 From coming soon to new release!!! Thank you everyone for being so patient along with me!

https://books.friesenpress.com/store