I wasn’t going to capture the screen shot because I know this is only the beginning. We have hardly even begun. My mother has written a worthy book, and I feel confident readers will agree.
Then I thought, this is a good starting place. Take the screen shot and let us see where we can go from here. Today her biography reached number 9 in the category of Southern Biographies and Memoirs on Amazon.
The listing will fluctuate a lot, even hour to hour based not only on the sales of this book, but the other books as well. Again, this is merely a start.
My mother will be 82 on January 26. She started working on this book soon after my father’s death in 1995. She developed plenty of ambitious plans to help promote the biography. After all, she was a Sunday school teacher for 54 years, and is remembered fondly in several towns, particularly in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Wales and Highland City. She knew she could spread the word quickly around Polk County, Florida.
Then, while she recovered from double knee replacement surgery, she faced some serous setbacks. Currently, she is recovering at a nursing home, which kinda makes it difficult to promote a book.
When you promote on a shoestring budget, and not much of a shoestring at that, it takes time to build interest through word of mouth.
So this is where we’re at. For those who know my mother, I’m sure you will agree that she has a story worth reading.
And it doesn’t hurt that Amazon currently has it priced at $10.17
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