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New Ventures…

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Wow. I don’t know where the time goes. If you’re still hanging out here with me, I thank you! I’m definitely not a reliable blogger, am I?
Well, things are getting busy in my neck of the woods. I’d like to share a little bit of that with you today.

This summer, I will be re-launching my two previously published books, Yesterday’s Tomorrow, and Hidden in the Heart.  They’ll have new covers, be available only on Amazon, but in e-format as well as hard copy for folks who like a physical book. 🙂

While I’m excited about the possibilities here, I also know the work involved in launching a book. So I’m starting to put together strategies that I hope will be successful in helping me make the most out of this new venture. I’d love to find a whole new market of readers who will enjoy my books and future books that may be published, as well as holding onto the faithful readers who’ve supported me in the past, because you guys rock!

I’m in the process of putting together a “Street Team” – which, if you aren’t familiar with the term, is basically a group of folks willing to invest time and effort to help promote and get the word out about a product –  in this case, that would be me and my books. 🙂  This might involve tweeting about the books, hosting me on your blog, sharing links on Facebook, doing a Pinterest exchange with me…all kinds of things, but the big idea is to act like you have a bull horn and tell the world about…me. Uh…yeah. Okay, I’ll pretend to not be blushing…

Of course you have to believe in what you’re promoting, so if you haven’t read my stuff or don’t know me from Adam, I don’t expect you to jump on board. But if you’re connected to me in other ways and feel like you could be an effective member of my street team, would you let me know?

I’ll be setting up a Facebook Group where I can connect with everyone and update as to how things are going and what to do when, so I’ll add you to that if you let me know that you want to get on board. And for those who may be asking, “What’s in it for me?” Well, aside from my undying love and affection, I dunno yet. But I’ll think of something. 🙂

You can contact me here, on FB, Google +, email through my website or send up a smoke signal…

So that’s what’s going on with me at the moment. Thanks for walking along the road with me – it’s an exciting journey, isn’t it?

(Okay, how about this? The first 25 Street Team members will receive a little token from Bermuda. 🙂 Sorry, can’t do a plane ticket, but I’ll find something fun!)

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5 Comments

  1. F. Farrell on April 4, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I haven’t read either of these books yet, but I sure intend to! I was actually looking at Yesterday’s Tomorrow on Amazon this morning. I’ve been reading about the Vietnam War recently, I think that we need more books that talk about that time. I would love to help promote your books, just based on what I know about them. 🙂
    My Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/foundachristian/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundAChristian
    My blog: http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com/
    🙂 And I love book reviewing, so I’ll try to get a copy from the library soon and get a review up there, that way I can share a review.
    And I’d love to join the FB group! 🙂

    • Cathy West on April 4, 2014 at 11:37 am

      How awesome, thank you? What’s your name?
      If you ‘like’ my Facebook author page – https://www.facebook.com/CatherineJWest?ref=br_rs I can find you there and add you to the Street Team Group when it’s set up.
      Thanks again, nice to make a new friend today.
      Happy Friday! 🙂

  2. Jennifer Zarifeh Major on April 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I LOVED LOVED Yesterday’s Tomorrow! Count me in!

  3. Denise Morgan on April 6, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Both of your books have deeply resonated with me.
    I would be honored to represent you and your works.
    (Suggestions for a Bermuda token: The Bermuda Colours Calendar
    or a sample from the Lili Bermuda perfumery – my personal favorites!)

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