Best of Blog in France … Download It For Free!

Best of Blog in France is here! In fact, here at Smashwords to be precise. It’s my selection of the best posts and photos from the first two years of Blog in France. Yes, I’ve been blogging since July 2009, although only very intermittently to start with. Signing up for the WordPress Post a Day challenge in February this year made me into a dedicated daily (or nearly) blogger.

I’ve arranged the entries January to December, mixing the two years together, after playing around using various themes first. I like the calendar year organisation since it really gives a feel of what it’s like to live in rural France, going from the depths of bleak midwinter, to a usually late but gorgeous spring when everything springs to life again, through the heavy heat of summer, then into refreshing, colourful autumn before disappearing under snow come December.  Even in the twenty-first century, rural life is closely attuned to the seasons, and so are its residents.

So grab yourself a copy in your preferred ereader format. I think you’ll enjoy it. And so spread the word please!

This is my first non-fiction book, and also my first non-children’s book. It’s also something of a trial run for Heads Above Water. I wanted to experiment with how photos would come out and to see what sort of reaction there would be to a ‘living in France’ memoir.

It will be going up on Kindle shortly too. Smashwords distributes to Kindle but only extremely slowly so it’s more efficient to do it myself. Now, the book will have to start out at 99 cents at Amazon. However, once enough people bring to Amazon’s attention the fact that the same book is free elsewhere, they’ll make it free too, if only for a while. I’m hoping that will give ‘sales’ a big boost.

So, it’s an exciting time. I feel I’m finally becoming a serious indie author now. Still haven’t made any money from it yet though … !

0 Replies to “Best of Blog in France … Download It For Free!”

  1. BRAVO! That is wonderful and I’ll be watching for it on Amazon. Sorry to burst your bubble, but money isn’t what we get out of all this work. It is for the fun of it only, and the wonderful people we chance to meet along the way.
    I’m hoping you got my e-mail with the guest blog. Once again it came back as a no send, but I’m hoping you received it.
    Have a perfectly wonderful writing day.

    1. You’re right about the money. It’s just nice to be read! I realised long ago I wasn’t put on this planet to get rich, not money wise anyway. There are many more important things.

  2. Well done! I’ll certainly download one. Good idea to organise it calendar-wise. I’m looking forward to re-reading some of your posts and to discovering ones before I found your blog.

    I’m working on a similar thing myself but my usual self-doubt gets in the way of my finishing it.

    Good luck with it, anyway. As for money, well, that has to come fairly low on the priority list!

    1. I think nofibloks work well! It was fun to put together, and a good exercise in non-fiction, given my future intentions. I look forward to reading your book. You’re a very talented and readable writer, so no more self-doubting.

  3. As I only recently discovered your blog, I look forward to going back and seeing what I missed. Congratulations on your first non-fiction book. And how very true that there are far more important things than money.

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