I have been asked to attend the Universal Children's Day in Hastings on the 20th November 2010. There I will be putting on a Butterfly Lullaby show with dancing and singing and lots of pictures and stories created the Butterfly Lullaby way.
One story close to my heart is the Sunset Bunny the Easter Fairy story, which was created purely to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis in the hope for a cure for Jodie and others like her. All money our end with no expenses take out will go to the charity from any audio downloads of this story. The Sunset Bunny the Easter Fairy story is on Amazon and I Tunes.
Another story which I will be showing is the one read out by famous Robin Stevens who has over 30 years in Children's TV. That story is of course Colour me a fairies wish:
£1 per Butterfly Lullaby book goes to Cystic Fibrosis for Jodie and others like her. The book was printed in the UK, that is why it is impossible to compete with prices from major publishers like Disney. I sadly have no control over what some websites sell my books for. So when the book is sold for £9.99 (the retail price is £15 which is printed on the back) and I have to pay £3.50 to post the book to them to post out to their customer it makes it impossible to recoup the printing costs let alone the charity and postage, as I have their commission to pay as well. Although Cystic Fibrosis is always paid by me when I supply the book, I cannot comment on other sellers! £1 per book is meant to go to the charity when sold new or used. As my books were not paid for by Borders when they went under this does upset me!
It is a complement to see book sellers selling my books for £60/34 used. One book seller told me that he purchased a batch of books from a charity shop. Well that explains where they went as a local lady that does the craft circuit took a batch of books and my displays and has disappeared off the face of the earth. The same book sellers were advertising my book for £34 used this year, but after my Mother in law questioned them they reduced the price right down. The thing is I was not born yesterday, I know when I am being scammed! And I really do not like the fact that the charity is being exploited along the way!
Before the Butterfly Lullaby songs ended up on Amazon and I Tunes they were available on our website.
Over 30,000 hits the songs had last year. Jakson Lee has had over 64,000 plays on his original songs. The Butterfly Lullaby song along with no publicity has had over 19,000 plays. So we have most certainly done something right.
It is time for proper protection on the Internet, I will fight with everything I have and that is why I have taken a part time job that fits in with my little girls schooling. Anne (head chief) who I work with took one look at my Butterfly Lullaby book and said to my little girl "the book is amazing, look how talented your Mummy is, and here she is working in the kitchens." Anyone that sees the book, falls in love with the colourful fairy pictures straight away and wants to buy it. I have sold seven books by just showing it to four people at the school.
My blogs may be full of grammar errors etc, but when it comes to books, that is what you pay an editor for! And being dyslexic is a gift, it makes you use your creative side of the brain more and I think you will agree no one can say my work lacks colour or originality!
Here is the link to Jakson Lee's music page with the original Butterfly Lullaby song, so you can see just how many hits he has had. He has our albums on I Tunes and Amazon. So if you buy anything related to Butterfly Lullaby songs, stories, or other Jakson Lee songs, please leave me a message on my Google Blog, so I can thank you:
My Google blog will hopefully raise money to put towards getting little Jodie (Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes) to Disney, then I will use the money to go towards helping children with CF to have fun days out, before they get too sick to enjoy it!
Before I go, my little local story Aled and the black voice river will hopefully be translated into Welsh and made into an audio story to help raise money for our local schools. Where I work the canteen is in need of some tender care. I can visualise it full of children's art. Who knows it could end up as a Butterfly Lullaby art gallery for children.
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