Saturday, July 21, 2012

What I have done this week to market "Escaping the Arroyo"

What have I done?  For sure not enough, but here's my list.

1. I had some flyers made for the two upcoming book signings.  I have attached a copy of the flyer for one to be held in Albuquerque at Gruet Winery on 7/28/12 from 12-4 on the blog. The other one, at East Mountain Grill is getting external press.

2. Re: that.  On Tuesday this week I was interviewed by The Independent, the local paper for the East Mountains and Estancia Valley. I was interviewed about the writing of the book and the upcoming book signing at East Mountain Grill on August 4, 2012 from 11-3.  That was cool.  The article  comes out next week.

3.  On Wednesday I brought a copy of the book and a press release for the Gruet Book Signing to the Albuquerque Journal and left it for Journal Sunday Book editor David Steinberg to peruse.  I never heard back.  Oh well.

4. Thursday got my GIANT poster made that I'm going to use for the book signings and book fairs.  It is 4 feet by 3 feet and looks FABULOUS.  Let me know what you think if you come by any of those events.

5.  Was contacted by the East Mountain Telegraph who also want to do an article about the EM Grill book signing.  I have not spoken to them yet.

6.  Did my first blog post on a blog called Laeland which is a crime blog  I used some of the things I learned in my criminal investigations class at CNM to write the post.  It will be online starting August 4, 2012. 

7.  Spent the week going to Albuquerque libraries and senior centers giving them copies of the flyers.
If anyone would like a jpeg of one or both of the flyers to hand out to your friends and associates, let me know and I will email it to you.  My softball team is going to get hit up on Monday night.

Once again I thank everyone that has helped us so far.  We appreciate it and look forward to seeing as many people as can make it to the book signings.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Lot Has Happened in a Month

It's been a little over a month since the book was first published on Kindle.  Then a couple of weeks later it came out in paperback.  In hindsight it all happened really fast.  But when it was happening, it all seemed so very slow.  I had no way to be patient.  Maybe I will be able to be more patient with the next book. 

I'm getting myself on the six year plan.  In six years I want to have sold a million copies.  Only about 17 authors have sold a million copies of one book so naturally I'm thinking I will be one of them.  Of course, at this point I'm not exactly a household name, except in my household, but I have confidence. 

Everyday I try to make a least one positive step towards my goal of selling a million.  Today was a rather weak day.  So far I have only added a new picture to my Goodreads author profile, connected this blog to the same author profile, and connected my facebook fanpage to my Goodreads account.  Plus I twittered about my paperback giveaway.  Plus I posted a picture of one of my fans reading the book on Facebook. 

Yep, it's all about social media.  I still have many other things to do towards that end but that will be on other days. 

There was a column written by Leslie Lithicum in the Albuquerque Journal about life imprisionment today.  I am going to respond to the column, not because I disagree with it but I want to give her my point of view.  I agree with the Parole Chief that life should mean life when a convicted murderer is sentenced.   I will post my letter here after I write it just in case the Albuquerque Journal does choose to publish it.