Today’s Word Search Puzzle: Saints in November
Today’s Hangman: Sunday
Day 21 of Book Production
154 days till Publication
Today I worked on creating my golden 100 list. This is an idea composed (I think originally by John Kremer) in which you come up with a 100 key people in media and marketing who could possibly help with promotion and publicity. It’s sort of a focus thing. Rather than blindly going about how you will put your book out into the world you come up with a plan.
It’s a bit different with Catholic books I figure because it’s more about finding people, groups and organizations that are mission oriented. People who would think a book on the rosary would be a good thing. Not the ones that roll their eyes and say, “Excuse me?” “You’re doing what?” “Well, isn’t that interesting . . . ”
So I started out bright and early to work on my list. I thought it would be rather easy. I mean after all, there are easily a 100 key Catholic figures who are into the rosary right? Or into Catholic books at least . . . or Catholic evangelization or ending the death penalty?
Hmmm. I worked most of the day and came up with a list of 46. Some of these people I know slightly and others I only know by name. Didn’t even get half way before I got stumped. So then I moved to adding Catholic bookstores. This will take some work tracking them down but I figure they will certainly be good ones to contact and see if they will carry this book in their stores.
Now my question to you is . . . do you know of any rosary groups in your parish or area that might be interested in this book and even possibly submitting a rosary story? Perhaps some one in retreat work? Some of the best stories from the first book came from lay people. Ordinary people who had a devotion to the rosary and shared how it strengthened their lives, helped them through hard spots and was instrumental in a positive life change. Please think . . . and if you come up with someone I might possibly contact please email me. And if you think of a story yourself, please share.
Cathy Almeter who is a long time follower – and comments frequently here, sent in a story. It is really a sweet, story. No miracle involved but testified to the faith and devotion of her mother. I know it will make its way into the book and I think you will like it too. It’s funny as well as just plain nice.
Have a wonderful day!