Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Many Voices Singing

As you know back at the end of October last year I set up the Indie Author / Self Publishing site, Famous Five Plus. The idea was then and still is now to bring together self published authors who approach their writing in a professional way so that we can share our writing journey and work together to create as much awareness as possible for every member of the group.

In the few months since FFP was launched, the Group has grown and has become truly international, with authors from: USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, Portugal, UK and the Canary Isles (moi). Within the Group we have ten reviewers who are available to review FFP author’s books. We also have two amazing sponsors, Strictly Magazine who sponsors the Book in the Spotlight feature and provide FFP with a full page in their monthly magazine. Cathy Helms from Avalon Graphics sponsors the Trailer Playing feature and has designed and produced an amazing Author Showcase Trailer featuring all of FFP authors and their publications. This fabby trailer plays on our Home page.

This week, I pushed FFP another step forward and bought the domain name, so we are now http://www.famousfiveplus.com/
On top of this, FFP is now offering advertising space for book covers and already there are some amazing authors showing off the book covers. Advertisers can be seen down the left hand column of the FFP site.

So how has all this happened? Well it’s been down to burning the midnight oil far too often and to every member of FFP working hard to spread the word about the group and each member through Twitter, Facebook and individual Blog and web sites.

Why do I spend so much time doing this? Because we Indies / self published authors need to work together, FFP is one way to do it and if we can make a little noise out there and get our names out to areas otherwise out of reach, then it is worth it. I want to sell my books and I know so does every member in FFP. Many voices singing from the same song sheet must have a better chance of being heard than one solo singer.

Find out just what happens every day at Famous Five Plus by visiting this dynamic site http://www.famousfiveplus.com/


Carol Wyer said...

I don't know where you find the energy but I, for one, am grateful you do.
I have been so impressed by the kindness and help that Indies give each other. I have learned so much form other authors and hope that in turn I have helped others.
The Famous Five Plus site has been quite an achievement, one which benefits many of us. I hope you get the success you deserve Pauline, as they say...'What goes around, comes around.'

Maureen A. Miller said...

Great job with the site, Pauline! You deserve a glass of that bubbly right now.

Shirley Wells said...

I agree with Maureen. Great job - treat yourself to a glass of bubbly!

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Carol,you are a very passioate member of FFP and I thank you for all you do to make it happen.

Hi Maureen, whey hey, you are my inspiration and you too have developed an amazing site, one I will be talking about on FFP soon.

Hello Shirley, any excuse for a drink, cheers me dear and as always, thank you.

Cathy Helms said...

You've done an amazing job with the FFP, Pauline!! Your boundless energy and bubbly personality is a constant inspiration to all. I'm very happy and lucky to be a part of FFP!!


Melanie said...

You've done a fantastic job with this, Pauline! I visit regularly to catch the latest news from the FFP world.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Cathy, thank you for your kind words and for being a true supporter for FFP

Hello Melanie, thanks for visiting, everyday there is something different to catch up on.

Miriam Wakerly said...

It's all been said - but certainly we are absolutely in awe of your energy, enthusiasm,dedication and determination - AND you find time to write books! I don't know how you do it, Pauline, but we are all very grateful that you do and that's for sure.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Miriam, blushing like a beacon now.... thank you.

Francine Howarth: UK said...


What ever pep pills you're taking, can I have some please! :)

You do an amazing job keeping FFP fresh & exciting...


Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Francine, laugh pep pills. Thanks for your contribution to FFP, you never let a post go without a comment, it makes a huge difference.