Online order fulfillment and statewide distribution starts October 19.
Talked to the printer this morning and we’ll have our first batch of books on Wed. Oct. 19 and will start distribution immediately. We’ll be running four big loops around the state for the next three weeks – about 2,000 miles! – fulfilling the orders of our retail book sellers. Meanwhile, we’ll start fulfilling our Internet orders. Those who ordered first will have them shipped first.
We’re going to be visiting with newspaper editors and leaving press kits when we do our routes. And we’ll stop at a few broadcast outlets that have local news programming. There’s no publicity like free publicity!
First book-signing event Saturday, November 5 at the Waterhole #3 in Fairview, Montana, on the Montana-North Dakota border.
We’ve also set up our first book-signing event… clear across the state 511 miles to the east in Fairview on the Montana-North Dakota state-line on Sat., Nov. 5. Just so happens my two older brothers are merging their respective bands that night to play at the Waterhole #3, a place my ex-brother-in-law owns. Talk about keeping it in the family! Of course I’ll tie that event in with book distribution to retailers along the way.
So, gestation is winding up and birth is just one week away! Can’t wait!