To Market To Market

So, if writing a new book is like a honeymoon and editing it is like going to marriage therapy, then marketing a book is like begging your friends to tell everyone in person and online how awesome your marriage is and if possible give you money… because you truly believe that publicizing and selling the heck out of your marriage will help people be happier.

That’s where I am this summer.

drops book

Let me start by saying I love this book. I would go so far as to say I heart it. It’s like I took my Drops of Awesome post, broadened its audience appeal, wrapped it in marshmallow peeps, shot it full of healthful organic steroids, sent it to design school, sprinkled it with fairy dust, and squished it into a journal.

I want you to buy this book because I like you. I want you to buy this book so you will like your life more and so you can stop trying to figure out what to buy all your lady friends for Christmas. I a little bit want you to buy this book so I can justify sitting in front my computer eleventy-hundred hours each week and so I can afford to fly out to where you live and meet you.

During this process, I am learning new things all the time. For example, I knew it was a good thing if people bought my book. But, I did not know that if everyone bought my book on May-tember 49th at precisely 3:65pm, it would be EPIC.

RE: Amazon ranking.

I think.

These are mysteries of which you need never have knowledge, lest you publish a book or lest you want to help market mine.

So do you? Huh? Huh?

I am putting together a Book Launch Team for Drops of Awesome: The You’re-More-Awesome-Than-You-Think Journal. The book comes out in September and I would be grateful to anyone willing to help promote it. If you sign up to help, you will get… FREE EMAIL!!!

Basically, my PR friends from Familius and I will let you know what promotional action would be most helpful at any given point and in return for helping out where you can, you’ll get an early look at some of the content and my undying love and affection.

Also, I will incorporate all of your names into a piece of high-level preschool-style word art, which I will hang on the wall in my laundry room for at least one week.

Please leave a comment below if you’re willing to help me. I’m so excited for this project to make its way out into the world. I know it can do a lot of good. With your help, it can do a more lot of good than if I work alone.

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29 Responses to To Market To Market

  1. Missy says:

    Count me in!! Can’t wait to shout about this thing from the roof tops!

  2. Deedee says:

    I’d love to help!

  3. Jessica Raguskus says:

    I’m in, I live in SLC. I’ve loved reading and re-reading your post on drops of awesome, happy to promote it!

  4. Brooke says:

    I would LOVE to help promote your book. I taught a RS lesson on it last year and will tell the world about your book!!! Let me know what I can do!

  5. Jen LaTurner says:

    Count me in!!

  6. Shannon says:

    Me 🙂

  7. elin young says:

    Me! Me! Me! I can’t wait to read it and spread the word. I just know it will be a book-load of awesome!

  8. Meg says:

    I’m in!

  9. KT says:

    I’m in…and count on me for the Large Print addition too!

  10. Jeana Weng says:

    I would love to help, I am in the eastside of Seattle.

  11. Cami Evans says:


  12. Ortensia Norton says:

    Me me me!!!!

  13. joelle spell says:

    Can’t wait to purchase and tell everyone I know or might know or somehow may be randomely connected to about this AMAZING book. Yeah you!

  14. Deb says:

    Loved the original post and looking forward to the book. Will be happy to help.

  15. Sarah Page says:

    I’m so excited for this book! Your Drops of Awesome post was somewhat of a breakthrough for me.

  16. I would love to help! I live in the south, and would love to spread the word around here. I used your “Drops of Awesome” in a sacrament talk last year, and got so much positive feedback from it!

  17. Meriaten says:

    I know I already said it on FB, but me!

  18. anna painter says:

    Im in!!!

  19. Melanie Wright says:

    Let me know how I can help… very cool!

  20. Pamela Thompson says:

    Would love to help in any way!!!!!

  21. Jill says:

    Me too!

  22. Rochelle Hatch says:

    Sure 🙂
    Sign me up!

  23. Danielle Matheson says:

    I would love to help. I have shared your drops of awesome with so many of my family and friends. I have even used it in talks in Sacrament Meeting. (always giving you credit, I promise). I am excited you wrote your book. It makes my Christmas Shopping so much easier. Drop of Awesome!

  24. Kerry says:

    I would love to help! My friend just told me about your Drops of Awesome. As soon as I hung up the phone, I Googled it and read your blog. It is, indeed, AWESOME! Can’t wait for your book to be released!

  25. I would love to help promote the book for you.

  26. Teri Topham says:

    I will help! I loved your drops of awesome blog and I know it will help a lot of people.

  27. Melanie says:

    Loved your post. You’re hilarious. I like you…let me know if I can help. “)

  28. Kendall says:

    My mom pre ordered and got it today I all ready love it!!!!!:3

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