Waterstone’s Launch Party
This week, the Waterstone’s in Teddington hosted a wonderful launch party for Leonora Meriel, our debut author of The Woman Behind The Waterfall. Having guided her through the whole self-publishing process, it was really lovely to see her signing and selling books at a celebratory launch, and hear the compliments from readers too! It’s great to see a book get off to such a solid start – she has even had an incredible review quote from bestselling novelist, Esther Freud, who described it as “A strange and beautiful novel.”
We first met Leonora about a year ago. She had been working very hard on perfecting her writing and her story, but wasn’t sure the best way to go about self-publishing. She was doing a lot of research but found some of it confusing. She knew she wanted a really high quality book that would be easy for readers to get their hands on and would impress bloggers and reviewers too. She also realised she needed to get serious about marketing and had a lot to learn about book promotion. We typeset her book, produced a paperback, a luxury hardback edition and an eBook. We also also helped her with some marketing tools such as her lovely website: www.leonorameriel.com and produced a video trailer that has had lots of likes and shares on social media.
“Thank you I_AM for great author branding and expertise launching my debut novel.” – Leonora Meriel
About The Woman Behind The Waterfall
Heartbreak and transformation in the beauty of a Ukrainian village.
For seven-year-old Angela, happiness is exploring the lush countryside around her home in western Ukraine. Her wild imagination takes her into birds and flowers, and into the waters of the river.
All that changes when, one morning, she sees her mother crying. As she tries to find out why, she is drawn on an extraordinary journey into the secrets of her family, and her mother’s fateful choices.
Can Angela lead her mother back to happiness before her innocence is destroyed by the shadows of a dark past?
Beautiful, poetic and richly sensory, this is a tale that will haunt and lift its readers.