Here’s the official press release calling local authors for the June 25 block party on the Noble County courthouse square. Mark it on your calendars, and tell all your friends!
A mass appearance by home-grown authors is planned during the June 25 Noble County ALL-IN Block Party, to be held around the courthouse square in Albion, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be an opportunity for local authors to meet each other, sell and sign books for readers, and share their works with the community.
Any Noble County author who wishes to participate should get in touch with author Mark R. Hunter, who is gathering their names and contact information as part of the planning stages. Hunter can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org, or is available by phone at (260) 636-3468 or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MarkRHunter. Once plans and the number of authors are firmed up, authors will be contacted with further information about the event.
The local author table will be in coordination with the county’s three library systems: Noble County, Kendallville, and Ligonier. The libraries will also have other activities, with more information on those also to come.
The Noble County ALL-IN Block Party is being sponsored by the Super Town of Albion Revitalization Team (S.T.A.R.), an affiliate of the Courthouse Square Preservation Society, Inc. The ALL-IN Block Party concept is a statewide initiative from Indiana Humanities, designed to inspire Hoosiers to learn more about their state, and make connections with each other. It’s all part of Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial celebration. Locally, the goal is to involve as many sectors of the community as possible - historical, cultural, the arts, recreational, agricultural, commercial/industrial, education, religious groups, etc. - for a fun-filled and educational day for the entire family. More information about the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party can be found on S.T.A.R. Team's webpage at http://www.albionstarteam.org/.
Turns out it’s the Super Bowl.
Well, as long as I’ve got it up here, might as well look into details. Okay, so the Denver Broncos and the … Carolina Panthers? Aren’t they a college team? How badly did the NFL teams do this year, to get beat by a college team? Oh, turns out they’re a pro team. I wonder which Carolina it is … Okay, Charlotte, so that’s North Carolina. I thought all the sports air down there was taken up by NASCAR. But I don’t watch NASCAR either, so what do I know?
Say, it’s the 50th Super Bowl! I haven’t watched one since the Colts played, maybe I should check it out. Let’s see … kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Nope—that’s about the bedtime before my third shift job.
Guess I’ll catch the commercials later.
|Funny, I thought the balls were brown.|
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There’ll still be posts about various things, including writing—I just won’t sell my own books during that time. When it’s over, I’ll compare the results with figures from previous Februaries, and other months in general.
I suspect I’ve reached a limit in current social media efforts. It feels like people who’ve followed/friended me either have already bought whichever of my books they’re interested in, or they just aren’t going to.
There are plenty of good reasons for that. An online friend may love my fiction, but have no interest in history, for instance. Some are so far behind in their reading it would take years for them to get to my more recent efforts. Some don’t read at all. Do I want someone to buy my books when they’re never going to read them?
Well … sure, now that I think about it, any literary port in a storm … but still.
That’s one reason why I’ve been asking everyone to repost about my stories, or give reviews, or other such things that might help spread the word. But I’m going to take a month off to reassess my promotional ideas, and also to finish a few projects that need done. And maybe catch up on reading myself, since I’m one of those far behind people.
What do you think? If you’re a writer, what are your most and least successful selling ideas? If you’re a reader, what attracts you to buy a book, or read an article?
|Not only my username in many a cyber-place, but also my fanfiction writing name. I haven't had much time for writing that, either.|
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