The demise of another local Christian bookstore. The dwindling number of books in the Inspirational/Christian section of other bookstores…
Hello, Thursday Morning readers! I’m so happy you stopped by. On Saturday, Sept. 21, I’ll be signing Annabelle’s Joy at our local Barnes & Noble. Throughout the month, I’ve received their online newsletter and it’s exciting to see my name listed in the Upcoming Events.
This morning, I’m thinking about that. It’s an opportunity, one that I’m thankful for and I’m not going to take it for granted. This type of opportunity is not only priceless, it could disappear tomorrow.
If you’re a writer, take advantage of the opportunities offered. Visit your local B&N and see what you need to do to either get books on their shelves, or be hosted for a book signing. When they host you, they do a great deal of marketing on your behalf. Your name and book may be on a poster in their front window. And, you’ll be listed in their online newsletter, on their Facebook page, and other venues.
Yes, I’m a member of B&N. I paid a small sum for a card that gets me on their newsletter list and saves me money when I make purchases at their store. I shop there whenever I can, because they’re local, because I have friends who are on staff. And they’re offering me a wonderful opportunity, to get myself out there. To be seen, and to be heard of, if only for a few moments.
I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity, not only as writers, but as readers.
I’m supporting local business and they’re supporting me. Seems like a win-win. 🙂