When I was a skinny little kid living in the Australian bush I boldly announced to my mother: One day I’m going to write a bestselling book. To which she replied: One day I might give you something to write about. But I was not interested in a boring adult story. I treated her suggestion with the disdain children are so capable of and I probably gave her a dismissive look. This might have hurt her because the story she referred to, the secret I only discovered after she died, is a heartbreaking one, the burden of which could have been lightened had she been able to talk about it.
And now Mum’s story (Whisper My Secret) is a bestselling book. To add even more excitement to the mix, this month Whisper My Secret hit the #1 spot in the Adoption category on the Australian Amazon charts. Since its digital publication the book has been warmly embraced by American readers and has been a #1 best seller in Adoption and other categories many times on Amazon.com but over on Amazon.com.au sales have lagged behind. Until now!
As well as America and Australia, Whisper My Secret has also been read in other countries such as United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, India and Germany. My mother, were she still alive, would be embarrassed by such attention being paid to her life story. However, on another level, I think she would be pleased.
The book has gone from strength to strength. As an avid listener of audio books, I was over the moon when the audio version was released in 2017. The audio CD and download is available at Tantor Media and through audible.com at Amazon.
Lots of supporters have contributed to the book’s success including friends, family, readers and fellow authors. In the initial stages of publication, Whisper My Secret was helped along by Bookbub who kindly featured the book in a promotion free of charge, and book bloggers such as One-ElevenBooks also helped to spread the word. At the moment, Amazon is helping to spread the word by featuring Whisper My Secret in a special February promotion in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Thank you to all my readers and many thanks to those of you who take the time to leave comments in the review section of Amazon and on other sites.
Until next time. JB :)
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