I have some very exciting news – my memoir Say Hello is now available in ALL FORMATS WORLDWIDE!
I just love how this was made possible. My dear friend Haben Girma, who is a lawyer, writer and activist and also Deaf-blind) wrote to me, asking if the book was available in e-pub format in the USA – this was the best format she could access it. I spoke with my publisher from HarperCollins Books Australia and, within a week, Haben had a copy of the ebook, AND I’d signed a contract for Say Hello to be available worldwide.
Accessibility is so important to me, and I love how this request for access has opened the book up to a worldwide audience – and that it was such a quick process.
My book is available in paperback, ebook and audiobook (narrated by me – as a download and CD). I’d prefer it if you bought it from independent Australian bookstores, but you can also buy from international stores like Amazon, Audible, iTunes and Book Depository – and I know Readings and Dymocks ship from Australia.
More info at www.CarlyFindlay.com.au/SayHello
Haben sent a beautiful email thanking me, with a little review. Here are some of her words:
“Thank you for sharing this gift of a story with me! You teach readers SO MUCH! It’s powerful. Everything from ableism to fashion.
Thank you for taking the time to help me get access to your beautiful story, Carly. I can’t wait for the ebook to come out in the US!!!!”
Yay! Here’s to accessibility and also a worldwide release! This is a great example of how saying yes to accessibility changes the lives of many – and isn’t that hard.
Images: 1. a woman with a red face and short dark hair tied back. She’s wearing a bright pink dress, holding a paperback and a CD of her book Say Hello. She’s smiling, standing near a grey brick wall. At the top is “Now available worldwide” in white text on pink background. 2. A bright tile with graduated colour – hot pink, orange and yellow, with a quote from Haben Girma – text mentioned previously in the caption ⬆️. 3. a book called Say Hello by Carly Findlay. The book cover features woman with red face and short dark curly hair, smiling. She’s wearing a pink floral top and bright orange skirt. Her hand is on her hip. Curly orange text reads “Say Hello”, and black text reads “Carly Findlay How I became the fangirl of my own story – a memoir and manifesto on difference, acceptance, self love and belief”.