We actually enjoy the promotion aspect -- provided it's done the way we want to do it.
|Jenna, manager of the Gettysburg Starbucks|
So today, I'm sharing celebration pictures. My rule of thumb for promotion is that it has to be fun, so it should (once again) come as no surprise that I began my celebrations at Starbucks, my writing home away from home. I've done three Starbucks signings to date and every single one of them has been a blast. I've also done a signing at the Village Library in Jacobus signing, as well as a Bookiversary party and I'm looking forward to some upcoming signings at the beach at the end of this month.
|Becky, Steve, John, Vicki & Bill at my|
first (snowy) Starbucks event
But the fun at these events doesn't come from book sales. Admittedly, sales are nice, but the real fun comes from sitting and talking to the people who've been kind enough to give up a chunk of their day to come see me. Every single event has brought laughter, joy and conversations that have brightened my day and reminded me of how very, very fortunate I am to have such wonderful people in my life.
To all of you who have been to an event, read the book, liked my Facebook posts, sent me messages, signed up for my newsletter, asked me about the book….thank you. For a writer, very little rivals seeing her name in print, but even that pales in comparison to the blessing of family and friends.
|Tammy Deardorff and Pam Mikesell|
So when I have an event, and I invite you to stop by and say hi, please understand that there are no strings attached. I really mean it when I say "no purchase necessary" because while I surely appreciate the purchases, the pleasure they bring is secondary to the pleasure of your company.
|Family - Linda, Steph and a shy Josh|
|Shawn & Vann|
And if you've been part of an event, but aren't part of today's photo archive, stay tuned. Still getting all the photos in order.
Hey, I'm a writer, not a photographer :-)