Receiving 5* reviews early on in a book’s publishing life is always exciting. And The Box by Anthony Sauerman has been lucky enough to have had some great reviews as you can see here.
Canvassing people you know and family and friends is a good start to get some reviews. Once you have one review then people are more likely to add theirs – not everyone wants to be first!
An interview with a blogger or online magazine is also a great way to spread the word about your book and Anthony was fortunate to be featured in the largest global business community of LGBTQ+ professionals – myGwork. All the members of this network are potentially readers for The Box so this was an excellent opportunity.
The interview starts off asking Anthony to tell the community something about himself. His answer is below.
“I lived the first 30 years of my life in the leafy suburbs of Cape Town before moving to the UK to make a new life for myself and my now husband, Manfred. We met 30 years ago in that city at a time when apartheid was officially still in place and it would have been illegal for us to frequent most public places together, bars, restaurants, cinemas etc, in view of the fact that Manfred was classified as “colored” back then. After two years of living together, we decided to make the move to London, with £200 in our pocket and sleeping on a friend’s floor for six weeks. London gave us the freedom to be who and what we were, and provided Manfred with a sanctuary away from the racial prejudices and preconceptions that bedevilled his world back home. We have lived in London ever since.”
You can read the rest of the interview here. But be warned – SPOILER ALERT – as some of the questions reveal more of the story than you might want to know before you read it.
The Box is available on Amazon as a paperback or ebook