Sunday, August 28, 2011

Breakfast TV - the big promotion begins!

Last Thursday Jennifer Aikmen-Smith, of Dragon Dreams fame, and I were invited to be on Breakfast TV for a few minutes to promote "Emily Finds a Dragon".  It went very well, or at least that's what I'm told.  I haven't actually seen it yet.  I was really surprised how compact the sets were.  Three sets used on BTV could all be fit in a good sized bedroom.  A couple of cameras sit in the middle of the room and spin around to point at the correct set.  Quite cool.

We went to Halifax on Wednesday evening since they wanted us on air at 8:15 am.  The hostess was great, gave a great intro and helped us plug the book signing that we had at Chapters later in the morning.  Through the jigs and reels, both Chapters and our distributor, Glen Margaret Publishing, took more books than they had originally had so that was great.

We have another book signing coming up in Dieppe in a few weeks, but once Jen has her daughters V-ball schedule nailed down we will be hitting the rest of the Chapters, a few on the independent stores, the Farmers Market again and so on.  Still hoping to sell at least 650 books by January 1st.

We have been asked a few times about self publishing and Jennifer would like us to do a workshop at the library on self publishing.  Maybe, between the two of us, we could put on a 2 hour work shop.  We have learned quite a bit so far. I think Jen is sharper about this than I am.  I still concentrate on writing and she is the one that works closer with the actual production.

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