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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-14-04

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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 Bestseller.

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 Tales."

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 Jo Howarth.

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 books visit:- LittleLambPublishing.Co.UK.

 

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