September 16, 2017

Like the opening of the season's first beaujolais we have our first sale of the holidays! It was by a public library in my old home county -- Houston Co., GA. Very happy to know that the Perry branch will stock my book. I may not be able to get back but it's nice to know that a piece of me always is. Thanks to the staff for their interest. Hope your patrons enjoy it....

August 11, 2017

Received wonderful news from some new friends in Colorado: we'll be stocked at Denver's The Bookies Bookstore this holiday season! Can't thank the staff & owner enough for taking a shot on our book. We're in great hands with these kind people. If in their area & looking for a comfortable book shopping experience, check this place out.

Also, had our 1st r...

August 9, 2017

As of last week, it's official -- we've made it into the club! No idea if we'll get served, asked to dance or make it into the VIP section but at lease we're in.

What I'm referring to is being picked up by a national distributor. Baker & Taylor cleared our book for an upcoming catalog. Though quite a break, it doesn't mean our work is done. It just means stores can purchase the bo...

July 15, 2017

Things were looking pretty dry. Even with relative success in 2016 this summer’s been slow going for growing our vendor base. But we got some good news today --

We’re in the Show-Me State!

Happy to announce Yule Log Cabin in Commerce, MO will carry our book. If you’re anywhere near there September through the holidays stop in & check out their huge selection of seasonal goodies. Th...

July 11, 2017

Hello & long time no everything. So the latest attempts have been to reach out to those year-round Christmas stores. Surprisingly they're mostly in the south. Hey -- I'm from the south! We have two things in common! Well, not so fast. So far of the 19 stores I've attempted to contact, none have reached back. Maybe they're on vacation, maybe they're threatened by how great the boo...

June 13, 2017

Hello. Long time no post.

With the crucial help of others I finalized a marketing plan. It outlines & shines a light on what needs to be done this year. Not only was it helpful for setting & committing to goals but also it was a requirement for submitting to a giant of the distribution world: Baker & Taylor. Today, after much nail biting I finally sent B&T’s packet off. I still ha...

May 30, 2017

This is a blog. It's for blogging. I'm going to blog about my children's Christmas picture book How The Candy Cane Got Its Stripes. It needs to be blogged about. As if I didn't have enough to do figuring out how to market/sell my own book, now I'm a blogger, too (incidentally, I'd rather be writing fiction. Wanna know why writers stop writing? They self-publish a book.). BUT I'm...

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