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.

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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!

4 comments:

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.