That Touchy-Feely Kind of Book Promotion

A good way to get attendees at an event to actually look at your books is to place sample copies on the tables. I place a "sample" sticker on the front and write inside the book, "Sample book. Please return to table."

Visiting the Talk Story Bookstore on Kauai

My books go everywhere with me now. You never know when you will have an opportunity to sell books or to introduce your books to someone who doesn't know about them.

Treading Where It's Not Comfortable!

With the publication of the book I co-created, "Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Parent," I had to think outside the box about ways to promote the book. Some of those ways did not feel good. In fact, they were highly uncomfortabe!

A Piggyback Ride for My Flyers

 It's no secret that writers don't make money unless they sell their work, and promotion can be expensive. That's why I decided to let my flyers for Not Your Mother's Book . . .On Being a Parent travel along with my husband's flyers.

OMG! My Reality! Promoting the Anthology By and For Kids!

For me, promoting the Not Your Mother's Books isn't limited to just the books I co-create. I believe that the overall success of Publishing Syndicate contributes to the success of my books, and I am happy to promote all of Publishing Syndicate's projects. I also like to help kids learn to love writing as much as I do.

Use Writing Workshops to Promote Your Work

When I first contracted with Publishing Syndicate to co-create some of the Not Your Mother's Books, I wondered where to start looking for stories. That's why I offered a workshop at the local YMCA called "Finding Your Story." The workshop was a lot of fun and I learned  that some of the people I saw several days each week wanted to learn to write stories.

I Won't Wear a Sandwich Board!

In the fall of 2012, I started gathering stories for two anthologies: Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Parent and Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Grandparent.  Part of my job was to solicit true stories for the books. I wouldn't stand on a street corner wearing a sandwich board, but I wondered what else I could do to draw attention to the new series.

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