Self-published my first book!

coverA few weeks ago, I wrote ‘Ever considered writing and self-publishing?’. It was a very popular post, which tells me of the tremendous desire many of you have to write and self-publish.

I have a few writing projects of my own in process at the moment.

In the meantime, I came across a beautiful old book that is out of copyright. Therefore, it is legal to republish it. It is such a wonderful book about travelling around Ireland.

Katharine Tynan was an Irish-born writer, who moved to England after she married. She wrote Peeps at Many Lands: Ireland on a visit back to her country of birth. She travelled around several counties and paints a wonderful picture of the colourful Irish characters, which vary considerably in different parts of Ireland. She further compares and contrasts her countryfolk to the English people she had come to know.

Beautifully illustrated, this delightful book just called for me to reincarnate it.

My own personal reason for being drawn to this book was because it described the coastal regions of Donegal, where my great-great-grandfather was the lighthouse-keeper at Moville for some years. Although he and the lighthouse are not mentioned, I did like to fantasise that he was probably around at the time this book was written.

Isn’t it wonderful where books can take us in our minds?

Peeps at Many Lands: Ireland is available to purchase from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

This was good further practice for me. Although I had created Kindle books for another author who has moved into self-publishing, I had not created one which included pictures. I also had not yet actually self-published through the Kindle Direct Publishing program myself.

Remember, you do not need to own a Kindle to read Kindle books. By clicking on the Kindle logo to the right of this page, you can download a FREE Kindle app to read Kindle books on any platform.

Happy reading 😀

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