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About

Life with Bobby and Bonnie was written with two goals in mind: 

  • encourage children that they are not alone; and  
  • create opportunities for sharing free books with at-risk kids. 

With all their faults and foibles, Bobby and Bonnie bring a message of hope to children and their families. My vision is to personally share Life with Bobby and Bonnie with at-risk kids through small group read alouds, and give them copies to take and share at home. 

Steps and progress

  • platform: blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and personal contacts
  • plan: combine local bookstore signings and book readings with kids (Kid Time) in Midwest (four cities are currently in the planning stage)
  • publication: in process with Xulon Press, a Christian self-publishing company (initial investment made); Kindle version available on Amazon.com 

For more information about Life with Bobby and Bonnie, writing excerpts or information about the author, visit my blog at www.davidsdaughter.co .  

Risks and challenges

One of the greatest challenges when publishing a book is building a platform that feeds into a purchasing base. Social networking is the key.

This summer I began a blog, added more Facebook friends and started posting daily, pining boards on Pinterest, making daily tweets on Twitter, and updated my LinkedIn account (all are linked to my blog). I am also participating in the "31 Days" blogging challenge by http://www.thenester.com/ to post every day in October to increase my platform.

With self-publishing, the major risk is investing in books that don't sell. I have begun making contacts in 3 Midwest cities, plus my own, to share and give books to groups of at-risk kids combined with book signings at local bookstores to promote sales.

I have purchased the Lifetime Return Offer with my publisher to encourage bookstores to offer my book for sale with no risks. The publishing company also provides free books to share with the stores to preview and promote sales.

LIFE WITH BOBBY AND BONNIE is currently available at Amazon.online. Hard copies can be sold through local bookstores, including book signings, and personal contacts. My book will be placed at the Christian Product Expo Show in 2015, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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