Thursday, August 9, 2012
Brilliant Promo Idea and Update:)
Here is my booth at our Watermelon Festival last Sat. Do you see the display right under my left hip? Here's a close up of the book:
I bought a copy of this book, just to form my own opinion (I've read enough excerpts to know how badly it's written, so please, no comments about it!). And when I woke up Saturday morning, I had the thought to use it as a promo tool. So I took it along and made a sign: "If you've read this and liked it, you'll enjoy Kenzie's work!"
I also had a copy of Brynn Paulin's Brotherly Bonds with me, and the majority of the people who stopped by my booth told me they've either read 50 Shades, or have at least heard of it. I wrote Brynn's info down on a lot of my cards, so I hope she sees a spike in sales, lol!
I gave away my entire stack of business cards, except for three. Some had BC's info; Brynn's; or Jamie Carie's on them. Others only wanted mine. So I'll find out in three months if my efforts paid off! I'll do this at my next five events, since I'm branching out and doing three festivals I've not done before, and two others I've not been to in several years. I'll keep you updated on my progress:)
Here's the large watermelon used to promote the festival:)
I love this St. Bernard in the Large Pet contest! He came by my booth and let me love on him; he didn't win, but I loved the watermelon in place of the whiskey barrel!
And this little guy was precious! Again, he didn't win, but he should have!
It was very hot that day; here is BC Brown, trying to stay cool.
Update On Mom:
She's home now, but the doctors were unable to schedule a cardio-conversion until next week. And now my dad's having blood pressure issues. So at this time, I'm not sure if I'm going home for the weekend, or staying with my parents until after the procedure.
On the Writing Front...
I've reached the halfway point in the self-edits on book #6. Today I'm not doing as much; I needed to do some laundry and upload my pictures. I filled out my contract for book #5, but my parents' printer isn't working. I'll have to download it to my flash and print it out at Staples while I'm in town.
I never did hear from Tielle St. Clair, concerning her book Through Shattered Light (if you'll remember several months back, it disappeared from my e-library, and I emailed her to see if she'd mind sending me another copy. I'd even provided enough details about the plot, so she'd know I wasn't just trying to get a free book, lol!), so I bought another copy. I haven't had a great deal of time to read, but I have made it well into chapter one. Maybe that's what I'll do today; take a 'personal day' and just read!
I'm also reading the Tails of Love antho by Lori Foster, Marcia James, et al. So far my favorite has been Norah's Ark, which involves a pygmy goat named (aptly) Houdini:) Definite Recommended Read!