My All Good Copy website is up for an award.
Pretty cool, right?
It’s in the ‘PR, Marketing and Communications’ category of the UK Blog Awards 2019.
But I need your help to get it on the final shortlist.
If you could vote for me by following the link here and clicking the ‘Vote Now’ button – that would be grand.
It literally takes less than a minute.
You could do it now...
Go on, I’ll wait.
Great. Thank you for that. I’ll let you know if by some unbelievable chance my little blog about direct-response copywriting gets any further in the process.
People like the book, especially in China
It’s been just over a month since my book, The Art of the Click, was published and so far it’s been received really well.
I’ve received lovely comments on Twitter…
Kind messages of support over email…
And there have been a lot of nice five-star reviews on Amazon too.
For example, Fellow copywriter, André Spiteri, gives it five stars and says:
"The Art of the Click is engaging, funny and packed with great tips and tricks you can start using in your copy straight away. Glenn's writing is clear and concise, his advice is insightful and practical, and the three interviews at the end are pure gold."
Another fellow copywriter and long-time reader of All Good Copy, Pete Boyle, writes many nice things in his review, including:
"Thanks to the writing style Glenn has you'll breeze through this book in no time. And thanks to his advice you'll be applying new techniques to improve your copy by the end of the week. I know I have, and I know it's helped me get better results already."
And finally, another long-time All Good Copy reader and nice chap, Richard Bull, wrote a lovely review too and sums up:
"For any copywriter – at whatever stage of their careers – this is no brainer territory. A fresh take on proven wisdom."
As well as the nice reviews, people regularly share pictures of their copy on Twitter.
And some people have been sharing pictures of it with their pets – which is even better.
(Follow me on Twitter here if you don’t already.)
Not bought a copy yet?
Don’t worry - you can hit this link now and get a copy. It’s pretty nice and looks good on your shelf.
It’s ace to see it out in the world and it’s ace to hear that people are using the advice I share in there to improve their copy and marketing.
And it seems the book has some fans in China…
My publisher is just in the process of sorting a deal out with a Chinese publisher to translate the book and sell it over there.
That would obviously be insanely cool, so watch this space.
On the road
I had a great time speaking for The DMA in Bristol last month over at Prophecy Unlimited.
The offices there were cool and the crowd was even cooler. People were literally playing ping pong while I was setting up.
I had some great conversations after my talk and it was nice to meet so many fellow copywriters.
I’m in the process of arranging a few more speaking gigs around the country, which I’ll keep you up to date on.
But there are two confirmed and ‘in the diary’...
First up, in the New Year I’ll be giving a masterclass talk for the Business Hive here in Grimsby.
It’s taking place on the morning of Tuesday 22nd January and is free for Business Hive members.
Then on Thursday 7th February I’ll be heading up to Scotland to speak at The DMA’s Copywriter Club event in Edinburgh.
The details of the event are just being finalised and I’ll update with a link on the events page as soon as it’s ready.
Should be a great night and looking forward to spending some time catching up with friends in Edinburgh.
Win Pablo’s copy of The Art of the Click
You don’t have long left…
But if you buy my book before midnight tomorrow (Friday 16th) and email me the Amazon order confirmation, your name will be entered into the hat to win Pablo’s annotated copy.
Pablo’s annotated copy?
Yes, you read that right. My dog has been through book and made his own additional notes.
I think it’s a first for books on advertising.
There is only one copy and will only ever be one copy…
Buy The Art of the Click here and email the order conformation to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be in with a chance of owning a small bit of history.
My next book
A lot of people ask me about my next book.
The question surprised me to begin with. It took a while for me to realise that getting a book published actually makes me an author and authors tend to author more books.
Having finally got my head around this (obvious) idea, I started to think about what my next book would be about.
I’ve got an idea.
And I think it might be a good idea. At least, Ruth doesn’t think it sucks, which is usually a good sign.
So, I’ve started researching around the idea and digging a bit deeper.
How long it will take me to write? I have no idea. But I’m excited by the whole thing and look forward to seeing how it develops.
I’ll let you know more details about it as I get a handle on things.
In the meantime, though, there’s plenty more to talk about around The Art of the Click.
Indeed, if you’d like to interview me for a podcast, have me write a guest post for your website or speak at your event…
You can get in touch here – happy to discuss any ideas.
OK. I think that’ll do for now. I’ve already broken the rule of one in the most blatant and disgusting way.
Before I go, though, thanks for reading and my genuine thanks to everyone who continues to offer support in everything I’m up to these days. It’s thoroughly appreciated.
P.S. Wait. What? You didn’t vote for All Good Copy to be shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards 2019?
All you need to do is click here and then click the ‘Vote Now’ button to cast you vote.
You can do so here:
And thank you - it is seriously appreciated.
The only thing I’ve ever one was a runner’s up medal in a Butlin’s pool tournament. And I only got to the final because the other kid potted the black. A sorry state of affairs.