Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Second Quarter Reports

Hello to all my blogger friends out there!  I received my second quarter reports today and I am feel encouraged.  I have to say I have not had much time to work or promote my book in the last 8 months so I was feeling a little down about sales of the book.  When I looked at my reports today I am realizing that people are still hearing about and purchasing my book That Puppy Dog Took My Boots.  

Here is a recap of the reports I received: Paper back books I sold two units, Audio downloads I sold five units and lastly e-books I sold four units.

Although this doesn't compute into alot of money it does lift my spirit and reminds me just how hard I need to be working to make this book a success.

Thank you to all of you who read my blogs and support my mission, to spread God's word through the platform of this book!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Home School Magazine

 Check it out!!! A review of my book....


I am beyond excited!! Today I received an email from Tate Publishing telling me that I had a review written about "That Puppy Dog Took My Boots" in the March 2010 issue of The Home School Magazine!  Thank you so much to Brandi for a great review.

I have come to realize that promoting my book is hard but rewarding work!  I don't just want to get this book sold in all states but I want people to know that when they purchase my book that they are helping me to follow my path God has for me.  I want to spread God's word and this book (hopefully many more books as well) is just part of the way I can do that.

Please pray with me for more opportunities to sell and speak about my book. I also pray for all my fans/readers that you are listening to God's words for you.  May you allow God to work in your life and the life of friends and family around you.

Thank you and God Bless

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

1st Qtr. Report- Tate Publishing

Yesterday I received my report from Tate Publishing on the first Qtr. internet sales and Distribution sales.  In my mind I was preparing myself for a low number because I have only had one event since the beginning of this year.  To my surprise the report said that I had sold 22 books from January 2010-April 2010.  I know that 22 doesn't sound like a whole lot but when you are expecting 1 or 2 it really is a big number!  This is so exciting for me that people are buying my book and reading my fan page and blog. 

I pray for this chain to continue and that the word will spread even further than it already has.  My goal, although may seem out of reach is 5,000 copies sold!  That is when I can submit another book and get my upfront fee back.

Thank you to all of you for all the support and for purchasing my book!! God Bless to you and your family:)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

T-Ball Field or Tee Tee Field??

For the ones who don't know Adam my oldest child was the inspiration for That Puppy Dog Took My Boots and now his little brother Austin is following in his footsteps.  Adam just started t-ball and it is so much fun for the whole family! At the first practice I was snapping pictures of everything Adam did.  Kevin, my husband, was on the field helping Adam and I was suppose to be watching Austin.  As Adam gets up to the batters box, Austin says "Mommy I need to tee tee" so I said "Wait just a minute and we will go."  I snapped a couple more pictures of Adam batting and turn to get Austin's hand and he is tee teeing on the t-ball field from the dugout!!!  BOYS!?!?!  There was a little girl sitting in the dugout with her grandmother and the grandmother had her hand over the little girls face!  I was so embarrassed and I don't get embarrassed easily:)

I see a new book coming to mind....LOL

Do you have stories like this?  I would love for you to share them with me.  Post a comment and let me know what you think and tell me your embarrassing/funny kid stories.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Facebook Stat

Facebook has started sending a weekly notification to me on the stats of my fan page.  This function is new and you don't have to sign up for it.  I LOVE it!  Last week it informed me that I had 1 new fan, 1 comment and 162 people viewed my fan page.(Along with giving you the weeks stats that just ended they also include the prior weeks in parenthesis)  This week I received my notification and was blown away:)  I had 0 new fans, 0 comments and 356 people viewed my page!!!  WOW that's more people just looking than actual fans.

I need to thank all of you for supporting, encouraging and praying for my success!  Let's keep those big numbers coming and pass the word.

THANK YOU and God Bless all of you:)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Barron's Bookstore in Longview

This Saturday March 27, 2010 from 11-2.  I am so excited about this book signing because there will be 12 other authors to sign books and to visit with.  This is a great opportunity for me and all my family and friends to get to meet other local authors.  There are amazing authors in our local area and I encourage you and your families to come meet and support these local authors this weekend.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Barron's Bookstore

Great News.....

         I just got a call last week about a book signing at Barron's bookstore in Longview Texas.  This signing event is different than all the others I have been invited to because they only host group siginings.  Barron's has invtied 12 or so auhors to participate in a group signing in late March, they have also asked us to invite around 30 of our friends and family so that all authors will be bringing in people to not only support them but to also check out the other authors books.  What a great oppurtunity for me to meet other local authors and see what kind of books they have written.

So...on March 27, 2010 from 11-2 come out to Barron's in Longview and visit/support me and the other local authors that will be attending this event!