Thursday, November 24, 2011

BREAKING NEWS!!! They're here! They're here! "MAXDOG" IS HERE! print...Max and my gift ... to the world!

MAXMOM here...

Today, I collected some of the first copies of MAXDOG from my publishers: preparation for our book signing event tomorrow evening.

Clare-Rose Julius (General Manager of Porcupine Press) and me.

On Monday, I will receive a further 150 copies of the book for my personal distribution and sales.  My publishers and their distributors are retaining 250 of the 500 initial print-run to cater for the South African orders that have  already been received for
It appears that South African book stores have responded very favourably to the news. (Yay!)
If you would like one of these books, please contact me urgently!
100 of these books have also been reserved for my readers who have already contacted me.  So effectively I (personally) only have 150 left for the moment!

I suspect that MAXDOG is going to fly and I am not sure when we will be doing the second print-run!  So please, hurry and contact me if you want a copy from this first print-run.

My first point of call, after receiving the books, was to my dear friend Lorraine who has stood by me throughout the Maxdog journey.  Lorraine insisted that I stop by because she wanted to 'purchase' a book. 
 "No way!" I said.  "You are getting one as a personal gift from me!"

But my friend is rather superstitious about these things and insisted that she purchase one.  She wanted to be recorded as "The first-ever purchaser of MAXDOG! "
"Okay my friend, then you can have TWO copies - your purchase as well as my 'gift' to you."

Thank you again Lorraine for all your support!
We opened a bottle of Champagne (a small one) and toasted the milestone:
"To MAXDOG! !!"
"Wherever MAXDOG goes, let it do good!"



... has been sent to 'Lightning Source' to be prepared as a 'print-on-demand' book for my international readers. The book will be offered for purchase on a number of online channels  but only in 
mid-December 2011.
My international readers will, most likely, be able to purchase their copies via Amazon in about 21 days time. I will put the details of Maxdog's progress up on this blog as we get it.



... is also currently being prepared as an 'ebook', which will become available very shortly.
It will be available in PDF format which can be read on most e-readers.
Unfortunately it won't be available in the specific Kindle format at this stage (yet)
Please watch this space as we try to facilitate this service. 
Channels for ebooks will also be advised in due course.
All enquiries about ebooks can be addressed to:



We have had excellent feedback from the bookstores in South Africa, who are currently ordering their copies from our distributors - Stephen Phillips (South Africa).  Some of the books will also be going to my publicist Helen Holyoake of HELCO PROMOTIONS and will be sent out to various selected journalists for book reviews. 
Journalists wishing to review MAXDOG are please to contact



If you would like to purchase a copy of MAXDOG, please contact either myself at:
or contact my publishers



are invited to join me on Friday night at 6pm at
for book signing and sales of MAXDOG, as well as Randridge Mall's 'Carols-by-Candlelight' ceremony and extended shopping hours on the evening.

Let the Champagne flow!
MAXDOG here we come!!!


Despite the excitement, I am acutely aware of the sense of closure this book is allowing me. 
I will never forget this beautiful dog of mine who changed my life so dramatically.  We had an incredible journey together and there isn't a day which goes by that I don't miss much!

"Maxi....thank you, my boy, for all you have done for me on my road to healing.  You were an amazing dog - my heart-dog! The Golden Retriever extrodinaire! I love and miss you, my boy!
With love from your,

"Wherever MAXDOG goes, let it do good!"

Sending lotsaluv,


WFT Nobby said...

Three cheers for MaxMom. Hip hip Hooray!
But better keep quiet about that champagne - or else the mayor of a little village in France Profonde will be dropping by shortly...
Toodle pip!
PS Hamish would be so proud.

FiveSibesMom said...

Congratulations!!! How wonderful! Yes, I want to order a copy! wish you much success and it must be a wonderful, yet bittersweet, feeling to know that Max's story is out there forever - a shining tribute to your beautiful dog.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Caryl, CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done. I am so very excited for you but will wait for the international sales to begin.
I am so proud to call you friend, I know this message will touch many many lives.
With much love, Noreen & Reggie

Angus said...

Well done !

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maxmom, yay and congratulations. We'll be one of your international customers.

Martha said...

Congratulations on your wonderful achievement!

rottrover said...

Congratulations, Caryl!! Enjoy!!

Sheila and Bob said...

Congratulations, and thank you for making Max, a Golden who touched the lives of so many, immortal in print.

Sheila & Bob

Anonymous said...




Congrats we sure are PROUD of you!

woos, Tessa and Blu

Tweedles -- that's me said...

It makes us so happy when dreams come true.
We are sooooo happy for you.
The book will do good. This was all ment to be.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Benny & Lily

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Caryl, congratulations. What a feeling to hold your own book in your hands. Just fabulous. Enjoy Friday night. We will be thinking of you.
No worries (especially for you) and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Shane Kent Louis said...

Congratulations! That was a great news for us! And to your Mom also she really had a great Job for that books.

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Curt Rogers said...

Caryl I am so happy for you! What a tremendous blessing to finally have the book in your hand! Congratulations from the very center of my heart!

Curt (and Duncan)

Mrs. JP said...

It's so good to hear this great news and see you smiling with your copies of YOUR BOOK! I hope the signing and all else goes well. Way to go!

Beth said...

Congratulations, Caryl! I am so proud of you! Love the cover design. This book is a thing of beauty and I can't wait to read it.
Hugs, Beth

The Thuglets said...

Congratulations Maxmom!!

we hope you have a fabulous evening at the book signing .

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