My first book has now been published. Writing all 35,000+ words has been very hard work, as well as a full-time job; but a feat I would highly recommend to all those passionate about writing and blogging.
At times, I felt as though I was cracking up! You can read about my journey here …
Thank you to everyone who has already ordered a copy and for contacting me to say so. It is actually a very humbling experience. I now understand what it feels like, for anyone who is lucky enough to have their own work published.
A look inside:
Click this link to see an 8-page sample.
Behind the scenes:
What I won’t share with you; is how many book copies have gone to print. But, what I will tell you, is that Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd. are very excited! Apparently, the quantity of first-print runs for my book, are unheard of; something that provides a fascinating insight into the world of publications and engagement with your target-market. I would assume all authors would feel the same …
What I am looking forward to the most, is watching the use of various hashtags, included throughout the book and how they will be used. It will have proven to be a worthwhile thought when writing this book, to see ‘if and how’ other teachers take on and share each idea; adapting them where needed, in online-discussions, forums and future collaborations.
For all of you asking, the most obvious question…
Well, there were quite a few ideas that were shelved; as well as some ideas (in hindsight) that I wish I did write for the book.
What didn’t make the cut?
An index of chapters that didn’t make it to print are listed below:
- Outdoor Education.
- Progress over time.
- Ofsted only information.
- Ideas for NQTs.
- Ideas for senior teachers.
- Extra-curricular ideas.
- The very first day.
- End of term shebangs!
I now take a pause and take a deep breath, to eagerly hear and read the reactions from my professional learning network. I await the reviews on Amazon and so forth. In the meantime, you can read all this pre-publication reviews from Phil Beadle; Heather Leatt and Kenny Frederick on this page.
Thank you for reading this far and if you have purchased a copy already, then I take a ‘bow to you’ …
Buy a copy:
If you are keen to buy a copy, you can do so from the publishers website; Bloomsbury (Education) Publishers and also from Amazon.
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An ePublication version for the Kindle and iPad will be out on 26th October 2013.
- 100 Ideas: My book journey by @TeacherToolkit (teachertoolkit.me)