Book Sniffers Anonymous meeting here

Today, my printed paperback copies of The Seventh arrived!

Boxes of bookses!

Boxes of bookses!

My publisher is based in North America and, while Australians can order the paperbacks online, there’s not yet any local Australian distribution agreement in place. This is why I have ordered a number of hard copies. Many friends have asked me for signed copies, so I can now pass them on, with some spare to offer to local bookstores and libraries.

I did all the normal things first time authors do when their paperback books arrive. I felt its weight in my hands, then actually weighed it on my kitchen scales (320g). I flicked through it to see all the pages and words and things. I took a selfie with it. I sniffed it. That’s all normal, right?

Then I decided to make it the star of a little modelling shoot. I think this is a great way to help my readers appreciate just how versatile my book really is. I’ve inserted the pictures here, with captions, as a helpful guide to different ways you can enjoy my brand new debut novel.

1. Shelf Placement

1. Place it next to other wonderful books on your bookshelf! Here it is hanging out with Jane, Thomas, Banjo, and Enid.

Place it next to other wonderful books on your bookshelf! Here it is hanging out with Jane, Virginia, Banjo, Agatha and Enid.

2. Bring to Bed

Is there anything comfier than reading in bed? If yes, I'd like to know about it.

Is there anything comfier than reading in bed? If yes, I’d like to know about it.

3. Recreational Reading

Here it is nestled amongst other excellent recreational activities, such as jigsaw puzzling and coffee drinking.

Here it is nestled amongst other excellent recreational activities, such as jigsaw puzzling and coffee drinking.

4. TBR Pile

Add it to your to-be-read (TBR) pile - not just on Goodreads, but the one next to your bed.

Add it to your to-be-read (TBR) pile – not just on Goodreads, but the one next to your bed. Please, no comments about the bird book. It’s my thing. I like birds.

5. Holiday Reading

Take it on your next holiday! It makes a great plane book, as well as a lovely pacy read by the pool.

Take it on your next holiday! It makes a great plane book, as well as a lovely pacy read by the pool.

6. Add a Cat

There's something about cats that just goes with books. Am I right? This is Villain sniffing my book (see, I'm not the only one who does that).

There’s something about cats that just goes with books. Am I right? This is Villain sniffing my book (see? I’m not the only one who does that).

I hope you enjoyed my novel’s modelling snaps. Feel free to send any suggestions of your own and I will attempt to grant your wishes.

I’ll be in bed with my cat, sniffing my book.

Sasha xx

2 thoughts on “Book Sniffers Anonymous meeting here

  1. So much excitement! I can also recommend it as “train reading”, and “not paying attention while your daughters are at dance reading”. I also recommend it as “mum and daughter reading”: (a) read separately; (b) discuss; and (c) refuse to discuss with any member of the family who hasn’t read the book yet.

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    • Great suggestions! I’m sure I can ignore my kids whilst reading with the best of ’em. I will make a mental note to bring a copy on my next public transport journey as well. 😀

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