It’s fun now to be in the “marketing phase” of my new book, Views from an Empty Nest. My book-signing party on April 20 at Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines went well. Several friends helped me prepare refreshments and man the sales table, and about fifty people dropped by that day. I read a story to the audience several times during the event, and the rest of the time I happily signed books. I truly appreciate all of you who have bought and read my book.
So far, I have personally sold about one hundred books, but I still do not know how many have been purchased online. Besides being listed on the iUniverse web site, my book is also available on Amazon.com, and it may be ordered in a Kindle edition. Perhaps I will receive a sales report soon.
On Monday, May 14, I will participate in our Village Writers’ Club’s annual L’Audible Art event in the Ouachita Room at the Ponce de Leon Center from 2 to 4 p.m. We members will each read a short story, essay, memoir, or poem for the audience, and we will serve complimentary wine, cheese, and soft drinks. We always have a full house, and people seem to enjoy it. This year several of us who have recently published books will also be selling our books during the intermission. Hope to see many of you there.
Soon I will branch out to offer my book in other venues. Arkansas Writers’ Conference in Little Rock on June 1-2 also provides authors with opportunities to sell our books. If you would like more information about the conference, you may visit www.arkansaswritersconference.org.