The World’s SMALLEST Book Launch (eventually!)

The last month has been a total blur and it has just occurred to me that I haven’t got around to writing a report on the World’s SMALLEST Book Launch.
I live in the lovely village of Lambley, in Nottinghamshire. As Conditional Love is my first book, I didn’t really have much of a marketing budget, but really wanted to mark its publication with an event to mark the occasion.
Hence I chose the prestigious village telephone box as the venue and named the event, ‘The World’s SMALLEST Book launch’!
The day started with great excitement in the Bramley household when the BBC called and interviewed me on the Radio Nottingham Mark Dennison show – great fun, but very nerve-racking!
The sun made an appearance after two days of rain and we were able to put up our gazebos and bunting without getting soaked! Thanks to some very kind people, the Maclachlans for lending us their lawn for the morning.

The Nottingham Post turned up to photograph the Mayor of Gedling cutting the ribbon and making his little speech and then I signed copies of the book in the phonebox! We had around 50 guests, who all enjoyed a chat in the sunshine and a slice of cake.
I don’t think I will ever forget my first book launch; we had such a good day and fabulous support from friends, family and neighbours. The World’s SMALLEST Book Launch made a big impression!
Cathy Bramley
By Cathy Bramley

Cathy is the author of the best-selling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby farm, The Lemon Tree Cafe and A Vintage Summer. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family and Pearl, the Cockerpoo. Her recent career as a full-time writer of light-hearted romantic fiction has come as somewhat of a lovely surprise after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. However, she has always been an avid reader, hiding her book under the duvet and reading by torchlight. Now she thinks she may have found her dream job.

Comments (2)

  1. Avatar 15 November 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Fabulous Cathy, absolutely fabulous x

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    Jaxbee 22 November 2013 at 6:22 am

    First of all, I’m not sure it would have been the smallest launch, by a long shot, but hey, the title’s so cute, why not??! And what gave you the idea for the phone box? Love that. And the cake and table generally are just beautiful. Everyone should have a book launch like this – looks like everyone had fun and your book is looking fabulous. Here’s to BIG sales to follow.