Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Book Promotion Continues...

Each day I try to promote my book. Had to make two business calls today and when I was finished, he/she asked if there was another thing they could help me with; this left the field open to mention my book. One said, "How exciting, that is the type  a book I would read," and the other said, "How cool. You are the first author I have spoke with." I thanked God for the opportunity to speak with such nice people.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Book Promoting


Many times the self published or any traditional author will state, "How do I sell or promote my book (s)?
It is up to each author to promote anyway one can. I started way before my book is release, because my husband was ill and in the midst of selling our house and then the move, I did the best I could. I created flyers to hand out.   A list below of who received a copy.

I had a garage sale (No, I didn't sell the garage.) where each person received a flyer. I met ex-submarine veterans (My book is about submarine veterans), men who have always love reading about submarines or other type of boats, or they knew a friend or family member who would love one.

Our realtor, neighbors, or anyone else coming through the door.

The mover and packers.

The furnace repair man or other repair persons.

The computer hook-up man, the driver from the senior center, and any one that came to my door after I moved in.

Mailed a flyer with our new address and phone number to friends and family.

I believe you get it.

Happy promoting. Enjoy. I love it. At one of the retail department stores I was working, I was voted sales person of the year. I was embarrassed at the time for I thought all the employees worked hard - why me? Looking back, I wish I could have been more confident and grateful. I am learning as I travel the journey of selling my books/writings/art/photographs.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


I went for a walk this morning where I found a quiet place to relax - relax to let the mind drift while visions flowed into lines of poetry upon a page. Oh, it was serene, I stood inspired as the breeze flirted with me while a Painted Lady rested in the middle of my flowered shirt. She battled with the wind for part of her dress was torn. Overhead I heard the honking of  Canada geese two, three flocks fly in low as they skid, then landed on River Bend Pond.  I felt something missing, I didn't have my camera with me. This after noon I checked to see if the geese were still there. This time the camera went with me.  I miss writing and dreaming. This adventure I am on, I want simplicity as shown in the photo below.
                                                    (c) by Mary Nida Smith