COUNTDOWN – 2 DAYS TO GO UNTIL 60 POSTCARDS IS RELEASED!
Ok so here we are – under two days (probably one by the time you read this!) and the book will be out there. It seems like it was only yesterday that I began to write the first chapter, ‘Once upon a time….’. I jest – it doesn’t start like that. Far too original. Actually, I think when I started the book, I wrote some of the last chapter before anything else. Welllll, I always knew I was a bit backwards. Ha.
‘How are you feeling?’ many people are asking me. Now, I’ve always been honest with you and I promise that will never change. I feel quite sick with nerves (I can’t seem to pin down why). I am excited to see it on book shelves but, ultimately, I am extremely sad that I can’t pick up the phone to Mum or give her a hug and tell her what is happening. Especially because it is all for her. Still, as the family keep reminding me – I must keep on the positive path. They are absolutely right – the show must go on.
As you know, we have kicked off the latest project, #Team60Postcards which I launched in my last blog post. I have been moved, inspired and hugely entertained by some of the incredible responses received. I did say that I would select a few to put on here……
Given the amount of great ones, I have actually gone a step further and created a page of its own on the website which you can check out here and I will continue to update it as more come in. Please keep spreading the word!
The Collaboration with PS Print Studio
I have made a few hints, previously, about a secret project. Guess what it is about? Errrrr – postcards! SHOCKER. Remember I told you about PS Postcards in a previous post? Well the ever-developing, exciting app company are now called PS Print Studio and we are joining forces to do something a little different, but very apt indeed. It was through the power of twitter that we crossed paths – a simple tweet about coffee of all things! But then it didn’t take long from email exchanges and meeting in person to realise that we shared a strong passion for communicating with people – especially through postcards.
So – how will the collaboration work?
“An end-page in the back of the book encourages the reader to redeem a free code using the Ps Print Studio app, whereby they can digitally choose from one of many specially designed, 60 Postcard-branded postcards, to be physically sent to someone special. “
A free postcard for the book reader? Perfect!
Here are three of the nine designs that you will see on the app:
I am super excited that Simon and Schuster and PS Print Studio have created this idea and I am so proud to see 60 Postcards as part of their gallery.
I guess the next time we speak will be after the publication date. So, so strange! I really hope you enjoy the book and I also hope you blog readers realise how big a part you played in this all happening. I haven’t forgotten you in the acknowledgements ;).
A whole lot of love,
PS 60 Postcards mentions to look out for in the next two weeks:
- Foyles blog
- Daily Mail (Femail)
- Guardian Family
- Woman’s Own
6th March – Wimborne, Dorset – Gullivers Book shop (open event) Allenbourn staff, parents and students – 6-6.30pm. Everyone else from 6.30pm!
13th March – King Cross Renaissance (private event)