Monday, April 21, 2008

And One More Thing...

"There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for." ~James Nathan Miller

Follow up to yesterday's follow up...

I made the fatal error of not bringing along any promotional material to the conference, though I honestly didn't think or realize there would be an opportunity to distribute anything (thus the fatal error...there's always an opportunity).

I sat at a table for lunch with 4 other women, and the conversation turned to pen names. When I piped up that I used one, they said, "You're published? How wonderful." And I had nothing at all to give them, with my name or website or anything. I told them One Night in Boston was available for pre-order on Amazon, but that was it.

Well, sometime in the 24 hours that followed, I found I'd sold another copy of my book. Coincidence? Maybe. But I'd like to think one of those women went home, looked it up, and liked what she saw.


And now for the most exciting news of the day: hubby and I are flying to sunny Florida for a 4-day vacation! We're visiting parents/inlaws and soaking up a little warmth during our spring break from school.

But never fear: my parents have high-speed connection, so I'll still be blogging. See you tomorrow!

P.S. - Read yesterday's comments, if you didn't before. The author whose marketing presentation I attended, and reported on, stopped by to visit!


Devon Gray said...

Have a great trip, Allie! I keep business sized and postcard sized cards in my purse at all times that advertise my website. I got stuck too many times out talking about my writing and then realizing, too late, that I had nothing to give them. I bet that book ordered was from one of the ladies! I know I have it on pre-order. Enjoy the sun.

windycindy said...

Enjoy Florida! Cindi

Dru said...

Enjoy your vacation in Florida.

Congrats on another print copy sold.

Have a good Monday.

Virginia said...

Congrats on your book! I hope you really enjoy your vacation in Florida. I am also glad you will have time to still blog with us. Have a good time.