Is it acceptable to say ‘Thank You’?

Whether conventional or not, I’d just like to recognise those people who have bought my latest novel, “On Parliament Hill”, in the last week. So, “Thank you”. It means a lot to me.

When you don’t have some massive publishing behemoth behind you driving publicity, working with bookshops etc., your readers – inevitably in smaller numbers – become so much more important. And if you have a reader who likes your work, having them share that with their friends and connections is critical. If you’re not backed by a Penguin or Vintage or Faber, word-of-mouth is the probably best publicity tool available to a writer.

So, thank you for buying “On Parliament Hill”. Thank you for reading it – assuming you get through to then end! And thank you a third time if you like it and tell your friends…