I’m very honored to report that Here Comes the Sun received first place in the Autobiography/Memoir category for the Midwest Book Awards!
It was a very fun event last night. I’m posting some images from the evening including our “after party” going out of celebratory ice cream!
Thank you all for your continued support!
I have produced a few short video segments from my first book reading that call out some of the important themes of the book. Here is one of those clips.
Please watch and share this with your friends and family.
I just found out that Here Comes the Sun is a finalist for the Midwest Book Awards in the Autobiography/Memoir category!
The awards are announced in May. I’m feeling very honored and lucky for all the support I’ve had on this effort.
Thank you all for being part of the team!
The podcast of my book event at the University of Minnesota Bookstore is now available online. Please check it out and share with others!
As we head into the holidays, I have actually started to test a Facebook ad campaign to promote the book. It will be interesting to see how it does driving traffic.
With the launch of the ads, I will be directing people to the Amazon page to purchase the book. This means Amazon reviews are going to be particularly important in helping turn browsers into purchasers.
If you have been considering reviewing the book on Amazon, this would be a great time to do it! (link below)
(Oh… and I don’t have any reviews on iTunes at this time for the e-book… so that would be great too.)
As always, thanks so much for your support!
I’m starting to cobble together thoughts around a holiday promotional push for the book. Part if this is going to rely on all of you. Here are a few things you could do that would be greatly helpful in driving sales in the next four weeks:
- Online reviews: I could still use as many Amazon reviews as possible. I’m trying some Facebook ads that will push people to the Amazon page, so positive reviews will be critical in helping convince people to buy the book. Please click on this link to submit a review:
- Reviews on other sites: I don’t have ANY reviews right now on iTunes. I would love to get some. You can click this link to submit a review for iTunes: (just search “Here Comes the Sun” and Book and the listing for the e-book will come up.
- Word of mouth: This is the most direct way you can help. Tell your friends. Recommend the book to people. Suggest it to book clubs. Your personal outreach to friends will make a huge difference!
- Contact your local bookstore: Ask them to stock the book. Again, this is how stores will know there is a demand for the book.
I have been so happy with the response to the book thus far. The notes and e-mails I have received… the great turnout at the events… it has been overwhelming to get such great support. I have even had the chance to meet with a few book clubs to talk about the book which has been really fun (would love to do more, if you have a book club).
I’m still hoping to schedule some visits to other cities in the coming year, so keep sending me those ideas as well.
Thank you for all that you have done as part of this book launch.
Minnesota Public Radio reporter Lorna Benson interviewed me about the book for a segment that will air Thanksgiving morning during the newscasts.
Please tune in to listen. If you are outside of Minnesota you can tune to http://www.mpr.org to listen.
I will also post the segment here after it airs.