Monday, 25 April 2022

Some Candle Magic to Celebrate a Success Milestone

I got some really exciting news from my publisher: Pagan Portals - Candle Magic has now sold 7,000 copies worldwide. 

It was the first of my books on witchcraft published by Moon Books, and has sold really well since it was launched at Treadwell's Bookshop six years ago. That means it is still selling about 1,000 copies per year.

To celebrate, I decided to do some traditional candle magic and light a birthday cake candle. I didn't put it on a cake - I did eat some cake, but it was the squishy kind and I didn't want to get creamy filling all over my books. Instead I put the small candle into a holder I'd made from air-drying clay. As I lit the wick, I said a few words of thanks to the universe and to everyone who supported me over the years. 

The reason I used that kind of candle was partly because of associated with celebrations, but also because of environmental concerns. Candles might not be the worst polluters in the world, but using the smallest size possible for whatever you are doing makes a slight difference to your carbon footprint. Small candles also take less time to burn down, which is good for spells that require you to wait until the flame goes out naturally.

Looking at the monthly sales figures for all my books, I was also really pleased to see that the latest one, Pagan Portals - Scrying, has sold about 800 copies since it was published just over a month ago. You can find out more about all of my books via my Moon Books author page and my Amazon author page as well as order copies via Treadwell's.


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