I offer a periodic newsletter for those who would like to keep up-to-date on my latest writings and events. You will be the first to know the progress of all of my writing projects. I'd love to share this with you!
Newsletter Dated: 2/1/2003 5:47:02 PM
Subject: It's here!
Good news! My author's copies of 'The Way Home' are here! They are in paperback form, and look very good. My daughter is looking through the acknowledgements now. The kids were excited about it's release date on January 24 - calling it the book's birthday. Now, they are thrilled to actually get to hold it. Your copies should be arriving soon too. I hope you enjoy them as much as this family.
Many of you have asked how you can help spread the word. I can share some tips and ideas that I have found helpful so far around Gallipolis, OH and Pt. Pleasant, WV.
Please feel free to use your own sources and contacts too. Do you know someone at your local newspaper? A friend set me up with someone here. (Thanks JoEllen.) Check out the interview on the news section of my site on authorsden. Do you know someone who reviews books? Friends who love mysteries? Or, someone you'd love to share some Christian fiction with? Every place that has or sells books is a potential source.
First, libraries: Usually, libraries have a request form for books. Ask for one, and fill it out using the information given below. They will probably hold this copy for you when they receive it.
Christian bookstores and other small bookstores: Speak with the manager, and ask for the book to be ordered. Give them the information below. Sometimes they have a book distributor, and they will need to work with their distributor. Hopefully, that will work out ok with them.
Large chain stores, such as, Wal-mart, Kroger, Meijer, etc: Ask at the customer service desk for the person in charge of the book department (stationery department). Wal-mart sent me to the back, behind the egg department to meet with the person who does the ordering. Typically, if there is a demand locally, these stores will do what they can to get it in. Sometimes, like Kroger, they have to deal with a book distributor as well. Give all these stores the information below.
Important information to give:
ISBN - 1-59286-113-x
Title: The Way Home
Author: Paula F. Blevins
Genre: mystery/suspense; Christian fiction
Publisher: PublishAmerica - 1-877-333-7422
I have cards printed with this information on it. If you would like some of these to hand out, please let me know. Any other information they might need, please have them contact me.
Also, book signings - I will work with you and them to set these up near you. Thank you again for your support!
You are truly an important part of God's blessings to me. I thank Him for each of you. As always, I love hearing from you!
In His Love,