Back when I first got my book cover for Give the Lady a Ride, I was so excited I posted it everywhere, including a website for ladies over fifty called VibrantNation. Even on that secular site there are Christians who love to read, and one of them, Paula Davies, contacted me about my novel. She’s a member of a book club, she said, and would like to suggest my book to the members. Would I mind?
Uh, no, I wouldn’t mind at all!
In fact, I offered a discount and said I’d sign their books for them.
Carol is a gem. She gave my book some thought and came up with some great promotion ideas. I love this one:
a. Announcements and invitations that you create. Folks can go to your site, download them and print them out
b. A list of food items both for a potluck meal and for simple appetizers
c. Include one or two of your personal, easy-to-make recipes. Name them after your characters. “Patricia’s Potato Pies”
d. Suggest items for table settings, dinnerware
i. Mason jars for drinking
ii. Mis-matched dishes
iii. Cowboy hats, ropes, horseshoes and daisies for centerpieces
iv. Red and white checked plastic tablecloths
v. Red and blue bandanas for napkins
e. Suggested ideas for costuming:
i. Cowboy hats and boots
ii. Red bandanas at neck
iv. Western wear
v. Jeans with a belt
This sounds like so much fun! I intend to hold another party as soon as I can. Meantime, if anyone is interested in hosting a party or having their club read my book, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.