Heartache and Hope: Voices of a Pandemic is Now Available in Paperback

Hands up who forgot the clocks were going back this morning. At least they went in the right direction and who doesn’t love gaining an hour on a Sunday morning? Looking out of the windows today, it’s evident our long, hot summer has truly disappeared. With whispers of winter once again making themselves heard, it’s always inviting to hibernate with a pile of stories to escape into. So it’s fitting that Heartache and Hope: Voices of a Pandemic is now available to buy in paperback format.

Click here for a direct link to buy your copy!

Getting to this point has been nothing short of a labour of love. Many a snatched hour and late night has gone into the production of our first book-baby. As we’re sure you will agree, it’s not too shabby. Christmas will be upon us in the blink of an eye and we think it’d make a great gift.

Please join us in celebrating the launch live on Facebook. Tune in on Friday 6th November at 8pm UK time for story readings, prizes and Q&A. Bring a cocktail or cuppa, so we can toast our fabulous authors and chosen charity, Rosa.

What readers are saying

“Bought. Read first few. Tears, smiles and a feeling that I am not and never have been alone in my mental health journey through this virus! Thank you ladies and well done.”

Ruth, on Facebook

“A hard-hitting, beautifully written, account of authors’ experiences of this pandemic. I have been floored by the writing.”

Ben, on Twitter

About the book

Birch Moon Press is thrilled to announce their inaugural publication is available to buy in paperback. Heartache and Hope: Voices of a Pandemic captures a variety of womens’ voices, under the 2020 spring lockdown.

Grief but not as we’ve known it. A bird in a cage and a magical wishing horse. Panic attacks, supermarket trips and high expectations. Sex, love and loneliness in solitude. Envisioned futures worth hoping for? Sometimes claustrophobic, sometimes sad and sometimes wistful, this collection of 20 pieces of poetry and prose, real life and fiction is drenched with love and humanity.

100% of the profits from both the paperback and e-book will be donated to Rosa. Grant making UK charity, Rosa, is committed to putting an end to violence against women and girls. Funding a diverse range of women’s organisations, they tackle the big issues of our time. Learn more about their fantastic work through their website and by following them on Twitter and Facebook.

How to Download Ebooks Directly to Your Phone or eReader

As you all know, we proudly published our first anthology last week. Heartache and Hope: Voices of a Pandemic was launched, mostly with great success. However, a few people have asked us for specific instructions on how to download ebooks directly to their phones and eReaders, so we thought this blog would be useful. Please get in touch on social media or at birchmoonpress@gmail.com if you have any queries.

As a not-for-profit press, downloading Heartache and Hope directly from our website means we avoid third-party distribution fees and can maximise our donation to the wonderful charity Rosa.

How to download ebooks

The following step by step guide is for ePub files which will work on phones and non Kindle eReaders. For Kindles, please follow steps 1-8, then head to Amazon using this link, for their own instructions.

Should you wish to order the paperback for Heartache and Hope, please subscribe below and we will be in touch as soon as it’s available.

Step by step guide for how to download ebooks

Step one: head to the web page selling the book (or click on the image below) and hit the buy button. This will take you to PayPal.

buy heartache and hope

Step two: complete the PayPal form and purchase your book.

Step three: after purchasing your book you will get the following page, asking which file you need. Select “mobi” for kindles and the kindle app or “ePub” for phones and other eReaders.

Step four: once you click on the mobi or ePub link, you will be asked to confirm your download.

Step five: after selecting “download” you will see a little arrow appear in the right-hand corner of your screen to show that the file is being downloaded.

Step six: once the download is complete, you need to retrieve your download wherever your device store its files.

Step seven: go into the “files” app and find the downloads folder.

Step eight: double click on your file which will send it to your books app.

Step nine: open your books app and you’ll find the download in your library.

We hope you enjoy reading our book!

You’re Invited to Our Virtual Book Launch!

Join us live on Facebook for the virtual launch of our first publication.

Heartache and Hope: Voices of a Pandemic will be available to buy from Friday 3rd July. Our live event on Facebook will start at 8pm.

There will be a competition to win copies of the ebook, author readings and a lively Q&A session. Head over to our Facebook page for all the details.

We look forward to seeing you there so you can join us in celebrating. Don’t forget to bring a drink!