MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
A very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our wonderful authors, clients and readers! Here's what we've been up to in the final months of 2020—we're all excited for some normality in 2021, and hope to resume our events at some point.
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THIS MONTH ON THE PLATFORM
Rachael is excited to be announcing a new content schedule for the new year - be sure to check the blog on a Wednesday for new posts and updates. Your next blog post will be on Wednesday 6th January 2020.
If you're looking for updates on Rachael's fiction books, you'll need to head over to erachaelhardcastle.com where posts will now go live every Thursday. Please note that Rachael's next YouTube video will be on the 7th January 2020.
DECEMBER ON THE BLOG
On Wednesday 12th December, this interesting interview with travel memoir author Peter Kay, who gives CCB readers some of his top tips! https://www.curiouscatbooks.co.uk/post/writing-a-travel-memoir-with-peter-kay
On December 11th, Rachael announced the upcoming release of The Ghost Butterfly by Adam Cornish, which officially hit online retailers on the 16th. https://www.curiouscatbooks.co.uk/post/the-ghost-butterfly-coming-soon - more on this below.
On December 10th, Rachael broke down the basics of self-publishing for us in a blog post: https://www.curiouscatbooks.co.uk/post/what-is-self-publishing - learn the different types of self-publishing to better understand which route is best-suited to your title.
Please forgive the quality of this video - it's worth listening to in the background, as this month we heard a pep-talk from Rachael about running a creative business.
Writing is hard, and you're doing better than you think you are. Stay strong, and let's all hope for better things to come in 2021...
Rachael will be posting new videos every Thursday. Subscribe to Rachael's channel for more here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ERachaelHardcastle
Writers may also find this video useful from Rachael's YouTube channel...
FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM
Curious Cat Books finally has its own Facebook and Instagram page!
Rachael made the decision to split her personal pages @erachaelhardcastle from the writing and publishing side of her platform and create www.facebook.com/curiouscatbooks and www.instagram.com/curiouscatbooks where you can like and follow everything that's going on with the company.
Please take a moment to hit like or follow - thanks for your support!
BUY CCB A COFFEE
You can further support the Curious Cat Books platform by buying Rachael a virtual coffee and leaving your honest feedback of her services.
Visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/curiouscatbooks to find out more. A huge thank you to everyone who has already done so.
Since your last Monthly Meow update, CCB released two fantastic pre-school titles! Despite Covid-19 and its restrictions, we have powered through to ensure high-quality, entertaining books have continued to hit the shelves in 2020. We hope you love them as much as we do.
THE SINGING SNAIL
by Alanna Betambeau
First up, Alanna Betambeau (bestselling author of Brother Butterfly) released her second title with CCB called The Singing Snail. This beautifully illustrated book by Gary Mant (seen here on Waterstones) is a gorgeous glossy paperback with full-spread, bright images... perfect for pre-school children.
You can read all about Alanna's new book HERE and purchase yours through Amazon for just £6.99 (paperback) or £3.99 (e-book).
Alanna's website: https://www.alannabetambeaubooks.com/
THE GHOST BUTTERFLY
by Adam Cornish
Next up is the debut title by Adam Cornish through CCB, The Ghost Butterfly. This vibrantly illustrated paperback by Rachel Batislaong is both beautiful and quirky, and CCB is so proud to announce it was officially released to online stores on the 16th December 2020.
Please note, due to the Christmas period and the effects of Covid-19 on some services and platforms, the book may not immediately be listed for purchase through your favourite retailer. CCB kindly asks for your patience and understanding as we liaise with all our retail friends throughout the festive season to make it widely available in 2021.
This title retails at £6.99 (paperback) and £3.99 (e-book) and you can read all about it HERE on Amazon.
Why not drop Adam a quick congratulations or a question through his Facebook event? https://www.facebook.com/events/1019739475178761
ONLINE SHOP CHANGES
Please be aware that from January 2021, signed copies of CCB titles should now be purchased direct through the authors' platforms and will no longer be available on Rachael's personal site https://www.erachaelhardcastle.com/shop.
You are more than welcome to send CCB an e-mail to request signed copies, and Rachael will happily put you in touch with the author. Or, follow www.facebook.com/curiouscatbooks to view the titles currently available in the Facebook shop.
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!
Curious Cat Books will be accepting submissions between January 1st 2021 and February 1st 2021 and will consider a variety of genres, but is currently unable to work with erotica, fan fiction or graphic novels.
You do not need an agent to submit your manuscript—please ensure you read and meet all guidelines before getting in touch to avoid disappointment or delays in response times.
Find out more about how to submit your book here: https://www.curiouscatbooks.co.uk/submissions
RACHAEL'S CHRISTMAS HOURS:
21-22nd December - normal
23rd-27th December - closed
28th-29th December - normal
30th -1st January - closed
2nd January - normal hours
That's it for your quarterly update. A huge thank you to the hard-working CCB authors this year, and of course to all our loyal readers who have supported us in 2020. From everyone at the company: