Successful Liverpool writer
flies the flag for indie authors
LIVERPOOL writer and storyteller Jude Lennon is flying the flag for indie
authors after celebrating her 3rd successful year in business and achieving
record book sales. Miss Lennon, who left her job as a Primary Teacher, in
2014, to follow her passion for writing and reading, has since published 8
children's books. Her professional storytelling business Little Lamb Tales
is also proving hugely successful across the City and beyond.
The 42 year old's debut book:- 'The Dragon of Allerton Oak' was
recently named among the top 10 best Liverpool children's book and last year
(2016) another of her books:- 'Astronaut Lamby' became an Amazon
Year on year Miss Lennon, of Allerton, has seen significant growth in books
sales and last year she sold more than 2,200 copies of her books throughout the
UK and Europe. The average self published author sells in the region of 250
books a year.
Commenting on this success Miss Lennon said:- "Last year
was a record year for me in terms of book sales and I hope to see continued
growth throughout this year. I have just published by eighth book and I have
plans to publish a further three later this year so it's a really busy time for
me right now. The immediate success of my 1st book 'The Dragon of Allerton Oak'
really gave me the confidence to continue doing what I love and that is writing
books for children and sharing my passion for storytelling. However, it's
not easy being an indie author. You don't have the backing of a large publishing
company so this means you have to become a jack of all trades and work extremely
hard to promote, market, and sell your own books to be successful. You really do
have to operate like a small business and use all the same platforms like
digital marketing and business networking to reach your target audience. I've
learned so much over the last three years but I'm having such a great time.
People often ask me if I regret leaving the teaching profession, but I can
honestly say I've never looked back. Making that leap to follow your dreams is
really important and I'm so excited about what the future holds for Little Lambs
Miss Lennon regularly holds storytelling events across the City and now has a
regular following of parents and children. She also works with Schools across
the area hosting author visits and creative writing workshops.
Her latest book:- 'S.T.O.P - Superbob Tells Off Parents’, which
has been written in conjunction with the parents of 6 year old Schoolboy Bobby
Colleran, who was tragically killed outside his School in West Derby, in 2014,
is currently being rolled out in Primary Schools, with the aim of promoting safe
parking outside Schools.
Other books which feature in Miss Lennon's growing collection include a Spanish
bilingual book:- 'Are We Nearly There Yet' and 'Glad to Be
Dan’, a book for children on mindfulness, co-authored by Happiness coach
Miss Lennon, who holds the title of Disney Winnie the Pooh Laureate, also hosts
writing workshops and is a member of Team Author UK; a unique collaboration of
industry professionals who work with indie authors to help them self publish
their own books.
The next writing course to be held by Miss Lennon starts, on 6 June 2017 and
runs for 6 weeks, every Thursday, at Lifestyle Collective, on Allerton Road,
Liverpool. For more information on Little Lamb Tales and Miss Lennon's latest