On the 8th June, 2012 I submitted my ebook for publishing on Amazon.
Since it was published it has been downloaded by 632 people
444 were on the 24 hour free download promotion.
188 have been paid downloads.
The reviews of it are really positive
The book was a bit of a revelation to me! I had no idea some of the things she had been through. It turned out she had lost a child, as have I, but that is were our similarities ended. She had a very sad childhood which had impacted on her adult life. This book is a journey through the last 12 months; Dawn has worked hard with Trevor to work out her feeling and memories. I don't want to give away much but this book really is an insight to Cognitive Hypnotherapy and how it can be used to achieve many positive things. I liked the diary aspect of the book; I think it worked really well.
Well done Dawn, you were really brave to be so honest with this book. Interestingly as I was reading I expected to feel sorry for you by the end for everything you have been in through, in fact I felt immensely proud of you for dealing with it so well and I am really chuffed for you that all is working out, one day at a time.
Okay - first point - does it work in a book format? Yes it does. There is a nice preface and a prologue that act as solid bookends for the rest of the diary/blog format. It is easy to get into and very addictive to read. There's a lot of emotional moments (happy and sad), family drama and even the adventure of a major sporting event. Being a near daily blog, there's recording the day to day activities of Hubby and 'Little one' which help lighten some of the tougher moments. Some entries are written in totally different styles which keeps things varied too.
A large part of the book is taken up with Dawn's interest and journey into 'Cognitive Hypnotherapy'. I will state clearly that I am not sure what I make of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and any form of hypnosis or therapy makes me very cautious, dismissive and cynical. Probably overly so. However that's not really the point of this book so don't be put off by that. It's about the human journey and the drama in an extraordinarily eventful year or so. Now that I typed that I realise this book has quite a pace!
For less than a cup of coffee, this book certainly delivers and is a journey well worth taking. It has really got me thinking about myself and the things I assume will always have to be a certain way. Even if you are not interested in the cognitive stuff or don't usually read this type of book, I can recommend it. The format is innovative and each entry is well written. It will certainly stick in your mind for a good while.
The diary format works really well and although the book covers really dark issues it is by no means a depressing read.
A great book that I will recommend and no doubt I shall read again.
Thank you Dawn for being brave enough to share something so personal.
The book is a collection of blog posts, written over the space of around year. They chart Dawn's transformation from someone who, following a traumatic childhood, literally hated herself and dreaded each day to someone who is now genuinely happy and planning for an exciting future.
It's an emotional read, which had me close to tears on a couple of occasions, but mainly left me full of admiration for Dawn and wanting to understand more about Cognitive Hypnotherapy technique. It's really well written and engaging - a real page turner and great value for money.
But I wanted to leave at least a few words on this to say how impressed I am. Now I could use a thousand words to say how cool and awesome this book is. But instead I will use facts.
I buy books off amazon weekly. I have thousands of books in all formats, and out of those many many books only three have ever made me leave a review. And this is one of them
So please. get this book. read this book. and leave a review.
I'm not saying this book will bring about world peace, but I am saying it may change your life for the better. And isn't that worth the risk of a few pound?
So click up there where is says purchase this item!!!!
A Brave and Honest Book,
Dawn didn't had quite a traumatic childhood and this was taken with her into her adulthood. She has been through so much, it's heartbreaking to read, even as an adult she goes through so much heartache, but she's here and she's telling her tale and changing her life for the better.
This book is based on the last 12 months of Dawn's journey and is written in a diary format, which is a great way to follow. Once you start you will be sucked in and not able to put it down until the end.
At first I was initially sceptical about Cognitive Hypnotherapy but having followed this journey, I have had it myself and I am a firm believer this can work miracles. If you are sceptical, read this book, see how much it transformed her life. Dawn has come so far and continues to grow and help people every day. She's amazing. However, this book isn't all about the Hypnotherapy, it's not a self help book or one that goes on about how wonderful this therapy is. This book is about a personal insight into someones life.
This is one of the bravest and honest books I have ever read. Read this book, it will open your mind and make you look at yourself differently, you won't regret it. Grab the tissues for the tears, but there will be a lot of smiling in there too.
If you haven’t got it yet why not try it? It’s only 77p. I removed it off Lulu because they were useless on distribution but The Kindle App is available for free on pretty much every device so you don’t need a kindle to read it.
- I am working on getting it into print. It means I will be able to give copies to my clients easily and for free. It also means those of you who don’t use technology for books can buy it.
- I need to market it more. It has had such good reviews and so many downloads that I was hoping word of mouth would give it a bit of momentum and certainly the 24 hours free promo spurred nearly a 100 downloads in the following couple of weeks. However it has now slowed down to a couple of sales a day. Any advice on what next would be very much appreciated.
Meanwhile, thank you everyone who had downloaded a copy. I hope you enjoyed it and if you get a moment to do a review on Amazon that would be fab
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