Big congratulations to Julie Shackman whose book, ‘A Room at the Manor’ is published today as an eBook in Germany. Julie has written a guest post all about it, but first you’ll be wanting to see the cover in all its glory.
Gorgeous isn’t it! Over to Julie now….
Forever Grateful to Forever
Being told by my agent that my first traditionally published novel, A Room at the Manor, had been bought by a prolific publisher in Germany, was a very special moment.
The romance imprint of Ullstein, Forever, have a genuine passion for the genre and so when they said they loved my story and declared that they wished to release it in both kindle and paperback, I was delighted.
I can’t quite believe that on 4 March, the kindle is out, with the paperback following on 2 May.
From the beginning, the lovely Forever team, headed up by my wonderful editor Caroline Funke, have enthused about A Room at the Manor, titled in Germany as Das Kleine Café Im Gutshaus.
When I took a browse through their website, I was struck by how beautiful and original their covers are, as well as the talented family of authors that are published by them.
They produced a gorgeous cover for my German edition; drew up a comprehensive marketing plan and messaged me frequently, expressing their excitement and enthusiasm for Lara and Vaughan’s story.
(I should admit at this point, that my knowledge of German is extremely limited and is something I think I should rectify!)
There is a real team effort to what they do and seeing “my baby” in their creative hands, is a wonderful experience.
Knowing that A Room at the Manor is being introduced to another audience in another country, is a very humbling experience and one which I am very excited about.
I hope that German readers enjoy reading about Lara and Vaughan every bit as much as I enjoyed writing about them.
Thank you to everybody at Forever for allowing me to bring my story to German readers!
Here is the purchase link for readers in Germany:-
About Julie Shackman
Julie trained as a journalist and studied Communication & Media.
Her first two novels, Rock My World & and Hero or Zero were published digitally by Not So Noble Books. A Room at the Manor is her first traditionally published novel.
When not writing women’s commercial fiction, she also writes verses and captions for greetings card companies.
She is an avid reader and is currently trying to reduce her To Be Read pile.
Julie has a passion for handbags and pretty stationery and is married with two teenage sons.
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