My book has been for sale for just over two months and I have to say, I’m still kind of floating on cloud 9. It’s been the most incredible journey and every time I see my book on a shelf, I feel giddy and excited. I find it hard to walk past a book shop without going in and when I see my books next to the likes of Nigella, Jamie, Nigel Slater and Ina Garten, I have to fight back the squeals.
The response from my readers has been completely overwhelming. Your kind words, e-mails and messages on Facebook and Twitter have been heartwarming to say the least. I am so incredibly glad that you love my book and that you get the message I so desperately wanted to portray through it. And I so love that you feel like I’m in the kitchen with you when you cook from my book.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about being an author is the reviews and articles in magazines. I have to say that I have been incredibly blessed with the amount of publicity my book has gotten (and I can thank my incredible publicist Jean for this). From being Good Housekeeping’s “Cookbook of the month” for October, to reviews in TASTE and Sunday Times, full articles in Vrouekeur, Grazia, Record & Get It. I have been truly blessed.
I wanted to share the love with my readers and have decided to do a bit of a giveaway. I will be giving away 5 signed copies of my book(s). Locally (South Africa), I will be giving away 2x Afrikaans copies (Heerlik & Maklik) and 2x English copies (Simple & Delicious) and as I always neglect my International readers, I will be giving away one signed English copy Internationally as well.
All you have to do to enter is to like/follow Simply Delicious on Twitter & Facebook and share this giveaway with your friends/followers. Include @SimplyDelishSA (Twitter) or Simply Delicious Food Blog (Facebook) in your ‘share’ and comment below to say why you would love to win a signed copy of my book(s). Competition will run from Monday 12 November 2012 – 21 November 2012. Please make sure to enter with a working e-mail address so I can get hold of you easily once the winners are drawn. Also please include whether you are local/International and if local if you’d like to win the Afr/Eng book.Alida Ryder