Friday, December 7, 2012

Women's View December 9

You never know what's going to happen at a book signing event.

On December 1 I was at the Winter Market at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center when lo and behold I saw someone I recognized. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out where I'd met Kathy Nelson before and the same was true for her. We went through the entire list of places we might have met, only to discover that neither one of us could remember where.

The good news is that Kathy and I talked for a moment about my book, "Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones," and Kathy promised she would read it. She reminded me that she was on Amanda Dickson's, A Woman's View, and that she recommended books on the show. She told me that she would read my book.
Listen in on Sunday, December 9

I was thrilled of course.

When the call came yesterday that my book would be mentioned on Amanda's show I was doubly thrilled. 

Now, for those of you who haven't guessed where I'm going with this yet (other than the fact that I'll be giving you the details of when and where to listen in) I want you to remember this.

You never know whom you'll meet in your travels as a book writer, so get out there!

Many writers are solitary creatures; they love the writing but hate the marketing. If this is you, you might want to rethink your plans. Get out there and
  • Talk about your book no matter where you are. I have talked about my books at restaurants, at my bank, at the grocery store.
  • Get some book signings set up at some unique places. During Christmas there are multiple and various ways to set up shop. And make sure you visit with people as they travel by your table. Don't wait for your guests to speak up first.
  • Create some postcards with your book cover on one side and the synopsis and contact information on the back. I use Vistaprint.
I still don't remember where Kathy and I met previous to the book signing, and maybe it will come to me later. But even if it doesn't, I'm glad the connection was made this time around. And you can bet I won't forget moving forward.

Here are all the details:

Women's View with Amanda Dickson
December 9
102.7 KSL radio
11 a.m.
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  1. Thanks to you both. It turned out to be about a minute of promotion at the end of the program. You can imagine how I sat waiting to hear! (Actually I was pacing part of the time).


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