Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Microphone? -- Oh My!!

Last Thursday, I gave a presentation to the Women’s Discussion Group at my subdivision on my five books, mainly promoting Love For Sale and Gambler’s Choice, coming soon from TWRP. I prepared a PowerPoint presentation including a slide with the cover introducing the book and giving its genre and heat rating. The next slide contained the book video.

The ladies loved the book videos and watched intently! I created the video for Love For Sale, and an author friend did the one for Gambler’s Choice.
Now, standing in front of a group with a microphone in hand, is not my favorite activity, but it was fun, and I sold some books. Most of the ladies are over 55, and I was surprised the books that sold best were the ones I had advised were “racy”.

I think the experience was worthwhile, both in name recognition and promotion, and would like to find other venues.

What has been your experience with such presentations?

Linda Nightingale


Beth Trissel said...

Kudos to you for making the effort to give this talk and preparing such great materials for the presentation. It sounds fabulous. I'm glad it went so well. I have done a few talks, but not with book videos, and yes, they were well received, especially by the older crowd. A lot of readers in that age group. Maybe I should do more book videos.

Toni V.S. said...

Congrats on being able to talk into a mike. I have mike fright and whenever anyone points one at me, I freeze.

Nightingale said...

Thanks Beth and Toni for visiting and sharing your experiences! Linda

stanalei said...

Love your trailers. And kudos for the courage it takes to talk to a crowd.

Fran McNabb said...

Congratulations on your good experience in front of a group. I love getting in front of a group and talking about books (especially MY books!!)or about publishing in general. That probably comes from being a retired teacher. I miss the entire concept of teaching. Good luck with your books.