Saturday, November 11, 2006
ROCKIN' the homefront
Today I did my duty as 'local author' and signed dozens of copies of ROCKIN' at the grand opening of the new Hercules, CA public library, in the town next to mine. My Mom, Jean, is a paraprofessional librarian at my hometown library (Englewood, NJ) and I never miss a chance to support the library. As the bookplate in Englewood has read for 100 years, "Books Are Friends."
When I got back to the house, there waiting in the mailbox was the Barnes & Noble Holiday Catalog for 2006. It's always a nervous moment opening it, hoping (of course) that your new book will be featured somewhere within, but there it was, on page 62, next to "Orange County Choppers" and "Awesome Bill (Elliott) from Dawsonville." Hey, hey, hey!!!
Selling books requires that author, publisher, and bookseller do everything possible to get the word out, especially at holiday time. ROCKIN's publisher, Voyageur Press (an imprint of MBI/Motorbooks Publishing), has gone the extra mile for weeks and weeks now, and it was a joy to see the book promoted in this essential catalog.