Writings of the general word's body

Monday, October 08, 2007

Imagine This & Word Power

How's this for an example of just how hard a writer has to work? You'd think she's packed and ready to hop off on a weekend to Prague, wouldn't you? Well, you'd be wrong.
This, left, is debut novelist Sade Adeniran - photographed by this blogger at her reading on Thursday 4 October inside London's Harlesden Library. Adeniran packs copies of her book, Imagine This, in this case and rolls it to readings around England - in the hope she can shift a few copies.

Having taken 5 years to write the novel and failing to find a publisher, the author (who began her writing career with a play on UK's Radio 4) put her money behind her talent and self-published. It hasn't been easy and she has had to contend with the stigma attached to self-publishing in the UK. But things are looking up. Carting her books around from reading to reading, Adeniran has managed to sell several hundred copies of Imagine This all due to her own direct efforts. The publishing industry in the UK is beginning to take notice; even a Nigerian publisher has been in touch since the writer's appearance on this blog last week.

Last week the writer read to members of the Harlesden Library Reading Group, shared her publishing experiences so far and sold some copies. At the end of the evening, she put the left-over copies in her roller-case and wheeled off into the night.

  • Sade Adeniran appears at the Word Power Book Fair on Saturday 13 October, in a discussion with other writers on 'The Publishing Maze.'

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5 comments:

Omodudu said...

But you did not put up any link to purshase this book. I know some folks will buy it just because she is Nigerian. free blogger page plus free pay pal account will shift a few copies easily. Lets help her move even some more copies.

Wordsbody said...

Hi Omodudu,

I believe it can be ordered on Amazon - via a search under the writer's name.

Also there's a link to her website on last week's post.

But I'll see what I can do about further links here. Once I give the 'pikins' some dinner.

MW

Sade said...

Hi Omodudu and all, thanks for your support. Imagine This is available on Amazon or if you want a signed copy from my website. Apologies to those in Nigeria, but I'm yet to publish there so it's still unavoidably unavailable back home. However, I am looking for a way to change this in the near future.

I hope you don't mind Molara, but I've also added some review links to give readers of your blog some background.

Thanks everyone for your support.

Pambazuka
Me and My Big Mouth
San Diego Chronicle

Wordsbody said...

Link to Sade's website not working. So here's it:

http://www.sades-world.com/

Anonymous said...

Thank MW for this! Good luck Sade, I know you will do well. I support the fact that you believe in yourself enough to get your work out there. It's a hard road, but the rewards are well worth it my dear.

Regards,
JD