Researching, writing, editing, and printing our book, Cameos of Courage, provided excellent learning opportunities, albeit frustrating opportunities, for Collette Reichenberger and myself. Marketing the book also provided learning opportunities—or perhaps demonstrated how much we didn’t know about marketing.
For example, I now know if I search the Internet for possible markets for our book, I need to read all the information provided on the home pages of the possible markets. Frankly, I was embarrassed the day I called a museum in Lawrence, Massachusetts. While she sounded nice, the lady who answered the phone didn’t think the patrons of the museum would enjoy reading about the Bleeding Kansas years. (Although the book is set in Kansas, girls and boys in any state who are interested in our nation’s history will enjoy the book.)
If anyone in Lawrence, Massachusetts, wants to purchase the book, it is available on Amazon. If anyone in Lawrence, Kansas, wants to purchase the book, it is available at The Raven bookstore.
The learning process continues…our second book, Cameos of Strength, will be available in November.