And So It Continues

After a few weeks of editing and corrections on three proofs,  The Equalizer was ready to be sent  to the press. In preparation for the release, I spent many hours setting up events, writing press releases, a bio, blurb, and a summary. The selling and marketing phase of publishing a book is almost a full-time job in itself. I guess that’s why author’s hire publicists, (which I can’t afford at this point). I have set up 13 signing events, most of them will take place this summer, all in Minnesota. “The summer of the book”, is what my husband and I are calling it. The launch party is at The Bookcase in Wayzata, MN on Thursday, June 12 at 7 pm. I have no idea what kind of numbers I will have. After you get bookstores to agree to host a signing you hope people will actually show up, therefore you have to advertise  in local newspapers, post on social media sites, and basically tell everyone you know. I had my first signing at the school I taught in for 12 years, and have been subbing in since I retired six years ago. It was absolutely incredible seeing the enthusiasm from my friends when buying my book. I’d underestimated how many books I would sell and ran out! I’d brought forty-one  with me. The next day my awesome colleagues posed for photos with  my book. So cool. Note the  signs saying “Sold Out”.   Image

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One Comment on “And So It Continues”

  1. paul merriman says:

    beautiful picture of beautiful women. Of course I’m prejudiced – my daughter is among them! Top row. Hi Cathy – Dad.

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