The Serendipity Foundation

By Sam Smit

Terrorism with a social conscience, a debut novel

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Word Spreading

Dear all,

It is only when you release a book that you overly reflect on the reading habits of those around you. Why are they taking so long? Do they hate it? Have I made a big mistake with my life? I thought to myself the day after The Serendipity Foundation’s release. It seems that people actually had lives to lead and had not booked annual leave specifically to read the book in one sitting.

But over the last few weeks it has been a joy/ relief to hear the kind words start to arrive. It has been great to hear from those who have enjoyed it (and to not hear from those who didn’t…). A huge thank you to those who showed friendly faces at the book festivals, launch parties, and private kidnappings held since. It genuinely meant a lot.

I suppose I have one last thing to ask of you (for now!). If you enjoyed the book it would be great if you could help spread the word. Every review, recommendation, and gifted copy all have exponential effects; in this current age of publishing, word of mouth is the best tool we have. So if there’s someone you know who you think would enjoy it, or could help present it to a larger audience, I would be forever thankful for the introduction. This is our book, after all.

Yours,

Sam

 

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