Speaking about books
We have been invited on several occasions to deliver lectures based on our books. Our anchoring book was actually born from a lecture. When people wanted to buy our book after the talk, we said, "What book?" That's when we set out to write Happy Hooking.
Now we have Cruising the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland, and as it turns out, British yacht clubs need speakers to talk about subjects of interest to their members. Ireland happens to be of great interest, especially since the Troubles are still in the collective 'recent' memory of retirees with the time and resources to go off cruising.
We have spoken now at the Cruising Association in London and Manchester Cruising Association. We'll be doing webinars for the US contingent over the winter months and presenting at the Ocean Cruising Club AGM and Awards weekend in Henley in the Spring. Last week in Manchester we had a good response again, but book sales are slow. It's an expensive book to produce with 4-colour photography throughout. But it's fun to meet new people and see new places with expenses paid.