As I near the end of the process for publishing my book, "Living the Life of a Miracle", Hannah Crawford, my editor, asked a very good question: Do I just want to do word of mouth advertising or do I want to hire a publicist that will arrange book signings, speaking engagements, etc. for me. If I hire a publicist, does that not carry with the connotation that I am willing to do more than just "dabble around" with speaking engagements and book signings? I guess what I am asking, then, is for those of you what have followed my blog for a long time to give me some input: should I hire a publicist or be content with word of mouth advertising? I am truly interested to know your thoughts.
Tomorrow I will preach the funeral for a dear friend of mine. He was the definition of a selfless person. I truly appreciated all that he did, but, when I was meeting with the family on Wednesday a memory came to me suddenly and I was suddenly overcome with emotion. Let me back up a little bit: After my stroke in December, 2008 my license was revoked for obvious reasons and it took me some time and practice before I was able to drive again. I finally got my license back in February, 2009. But, shortly after I got my license back the reality of the severity of my stroke became evident: my stroke had seriously impacted the PONS area of my brain stem, and therefore, a lot of my nerves were negatively impacted. One of the nerves that was damaged was the nerve that controls my eye movements; my left eye would would twitch, at times almost uncontrollably, and that made it really difficult to drive, particularly at night. That brings me to the memory that left me so emotional. Fast forwar
From your background I would think you could utilize your contacts with your church and others just as successfully as a publicist. Then you are on your schedule rather than driven by someone else.ReplyDelete
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