Book Sniffing Blog

My Very First Post

What a cliche title! But oh well, here goes. Hello. My name is Heather. I am a 43 year old wife and mother of six. Generation X. I am a self proclaimed Bibliophile and I love the smell of books! Hence, the name of my blog, Book Sniffing Mama.

So what is the purpose of this blog? Besides being a lover of books, I have also written a children’s book myself which I plan to self publish after it is illustrated. I have been looking into self publishing for awhile. It is not an easy task. True, it is harder to go the traditional route to publish through a publisher but there is something I discovered in my research.

Everyone says that marketing your book is the hardest part of self publishing. So, that my friends, is the purpose of this blog. To read, review and promote self-published children’s illustrated books. Why children’s books you might ask? I love children’s literature not only since I am a mother of six but also because I have written one (3 working ones actually) children’s books that I am hoping to get illustrated before the end of the year and self publish.

In promoting these books, I hope to get the word out that self published books are just as good, if not better, than traditionally published works that large publishing firms put out. So, sit back and relax. Bring out the coffea, tea, soda or wine and get a pen and paper ready to make your list of books that you need to add to your collection!