Glimpses – Launch Day #NewBook #booklaunch

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to announce that we have lift off.

Glimpses, my first book, is now available to buy as a paperback.

Glimpses - The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Thursday 1st December 2016. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Glimpses – The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Now Available. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016.

If you would like to order a copy, then please click on the link below and you’ll be taken to the Amazon site in the country you are based. Where Amazon is not available, you’ll be taken to the UK site.


If you would like a copy signed by me, the author, then leave me a message in the comments section and I’ll get back to you. Amazon doesn’t offer paperback versions in all countries, so I’d be delighted to sell and send you a paperback copy.

The Kindle version will be available from 6th December 2016 and is available to pre-order.

To all of you – Thank you so much for making this dream come true for me. Without your support and encouragement to continue with my writing, Glimpses would never have been created.

Watch out for a competition that I’ll be announcing, here on my blog this weekend, to celebrate the launch of the book.

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    1. Thanks very much, Sarah. It’s been a whirlwind of a week since the paperback was published last week. Enjoying every moment, though.
      My cover designer was George Grey. Introduced to me by another blogger. If you’d like me to put you in touch with him then please just ask.

  1. Hugh – congrats – I saw your post on marsha’s blog and wanted to say congrats –
    I have a book coming out this month (my third ) and it feels exciting here too
    Anyhow – your cover art is awesome – really intriguing and matches the title and vibe –
    Again – congrats

    1. Hello Prior. Thank you very much. Marsha came over to the blog party I started last Saturday and which finished yesterday. So, I’ve not known her long, but she’s already made a lovely impression. Like me, she is dyslexic and it’s always great to connect with people who have the condition.

      Good luck with the upcoming book. I’m looking forward to publishing book 2 later next year. If it’s anything like publishing your first book and the sheer joy that brings, then I’m in for another great time. 😀

      Yes, the artwork for this first book is truly amazing. I’m so very happy with it. My book cover designer came up with all the ideas. I’ve already hired him for book 2. 😀

      Have a great weekend.

        1. Well I am super backlogged on my books to get to – but I am going to check aor is your blog and peruse more of your writing – I used to come by here a while back to see some photo posts for your challenge – anyhow – be back to check it out! And congrats again – from what I have perceived – you have many books in you and the world needs good writers putting out their stuff – it is nutrient for humanity – 😉

        2. I had to stop the photo challenges while I got the book together, but I may bring it back in the New Year. As they say, ‘watch this space’📸
          Thank you so much. Those are very encouraging words and such nice comments. I’ll certainly be continuing with my writing. There’s no doubt about that.
          Wishing you a great week ahead.
          My best wishes.

  2. Wait what? I thought it was the 6th? ANYWAY, Hugh, what can I say? Massive swell of pride hopping over and seeing this post. I think this has to be the best post you have ever written. What a hero you are. An inspiration, A FREAKING AUTHOR DUDE. YOU ARE AN AUTHOR. Whose popping corks and drenching you in champagne? I am thrilled for you I really am. I shall certainly be buying a copy 😀 ❤

    1. Cheers, Sacha. Yes, I’ve finally done it and have joined the dizzy heights of being a published author. Can’t believe I started this journey way back when I wrote that very first short story here on my blog and then sat down on June 27th, 2016, and wrote a post saying ‘Thank you, and goodbye for now’ while I started putting the book together. And, would I do it all again? You bet I would. In fact, I’m now working on the second book.

      The 6th December is the day the Kindle version becomes available. An inspiration? Well, that’s lovely to say, but if it were not for the fantastic blogging community on here then Glimpses would never have seen the light of day. 😇

      And I can’t end this by not saying thank you for all the encouragement you gave me and for all those writing and marketing tips posts you wrote. I took a lot of notice of them and worked to them.

  3. I shall of course be ordering a paperback copy – my favourite format! I’m not really a kindle kind of girl but I do sometimes read in that style if I am pressed to do so! There is nothing like a real book, especially if that real book has been written by a friend. 🙂

    1. You know what, Marje? I’m with you on that. I do prefer to read from a paperback rather than off a device now. There’s something about holding the actual book in your hands.
      Thank you, Marje. I hope you enjoy the book and I don’t end up frightening you too much again with some of the endings. 😱
      And I’m looking forward to ordering your book when it becomes available.

      1. I ordered my copy!! Will take some photos to show it off when it comes… I’m beginning to quite like the idea of a Spring launch for mine… In time for the summer tourist season. I’m not a winter person and somehow a launch in sunny weather appeals to me more! Also gives me more time to get my act together… Get final beta comments back, etc… 🙂

  4. Wouldn’t miss your launch party Hugh! Congrats again my friend. Welcome to authordom!!! Your book would look mighty fine on my bookshelf! ❤ xo Did you find out if your books are in fact being shipped by an outlet in the UK? I"m sure you'll have them for the Book fair!!! xo 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. And thanks for all the help you gave me and answering all my questions about self-publishing. You were so very helpful.
      I’ve ordered the books, but it didn’t say where they were coming from. All I know is that they should be with me by the 9th! I do hope so, otherwise, I’ll have to order directly off Amazon using Amazon Prime. 😀

      1. Hugh, it’s always my pleasure to help if I can. And ooooh, cutting it to the wire, with the date. I’m crossing my fingers they show up earlier!!! ❤

  5. Congrats, Hugh!!!! What an achievement in both paperback and e-book formats. Very nice of you to accommodate signed books. I’ll keep it in mind when I get my copy sometime down the track 🙂 Best wishes again. Such an exciting time 🙂

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