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Me, a salesperson?

I am a writer,not a marketer, but I must be one! SO I have sold a book out of the trunk of my car after church, sold books from a table with others at a book fair, sold books at a holiday bazaar and sold from the basement of an arts center. In each case, I had to give my "elevator speech" to attract people. In some cases, I targeted men asking if they liked stories about WWII. To women, I ask if they want to read about two little girls growning up in different countries. For my children's books, I show the craft project they can make after they read the story.
My efforts are slowly rewarded. One friend emailed me this note "Your books are now going far and wide". She heard from a friend in Alaska who has my book.

On Facebook Now

Accomplished two of my goals from attending Indie Conference in Indianapolis--writing a guest blog and going on facebook. The blog was published and received positive comments. Facebook has me confused, but I'm learning how to use it. It was reccommended to use facebook with comments about the book and its progress. I will try to keep it that way.
what goals have you accomplished lately?

Experiences to Remember

I have often wondered what it would be like to see my book being read by another person. Last week I was pulled aside by a woman who told me she was reading my book. What a thrill!
Another exciting experience came when I donated a book to my hometown library. It felt good to give back to the place that meant a lot to me from pre-school story hours through teen years.
What have you seen happen from your past that excited you as a grown-up?

On The Move

Book signings have been a great way to promote and discuss a book. I've heard comments from old and new friends as I travel to present WHILE ...
The first was a neighborhood presentation of the book and how I wrote it. It was exciting to know people were interested in my work.
The most exciting book signing was at my hometown library in Aliquippa, PA. I was warmly welcomed and donated a book. Several high school friends attended and all bought books after my presentation.
Outside of Pittsburgh my childhood friend held a coffee for me to meet her friends and present the book. Carolee and I read sections of our growing up years.
In Chicago, I presented the book to my friend's book club. The women had bought the book ahead of time which led to a great discussion.
You are interested  and I am thrilled!

You Like It!

A five star rating on Amazon! AMAZING. I hearing from old classmates, old friends and new friends who have read the book. The comments range from "You write very well" to "the the first chapter really grabbed me". I would like to hear what you think.
Hilde is hearing positive feedback from other German women who came to this country as brides.
Book signings are going well and my readings have teased others into buying the book.
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