Writing a book has many stages — but the most difficult for me is to promote the book. Selling anything is not pleasant, even when it’s as great as Daughters of Deliverance.
When my husband and I were in college (he wasn’t my husband then– not even my room mate)one summer we decided to sell World Book encyclopedias. You probably don’t remember those beautiful red bumpy- textured covers with a black and gold title. They really were a great family product– full of pictures in the years before TV.
The training class was superb. It sounded so easy. Just walk up to the door and knock. A harried housewife answers and you tell her about this wonderful product that will entertain her children by the hour. And educate them at the same time.The harried house wife goes back into her kitchen for the jar where she’s been saving for “something special,” brings out $100, and you’ve made a sale.
No, it didn’t work like that. Instead I didn’t want to knock on that front door. I even prayed that there would be no one at home. You can imagine that I sold very few World Books. To be honest — none! My husband made 100% more sales than I did. He sold one– and we quit.
That must have been sixty-eight years ago. And here I am selling books again. But this one is fun. I wrote it myself about a courageous, persistent, caring woman who obeyed God by rescuing women from mistreatment and slavery. Readers are telling me they can’t wait to read The Queen’s Daughters — the rest of Katharine Bushnell’s story — coming out Sept. 1
So glad for others who help sell my book. Those wonderful reviewers who keep moving the Amazon algorithm up — how else can you get Amazon’s attention? And I’m thankful for a very young journalist from the Highlands Ranch Herald who took time to hear my story, and write it.
I don’t even have to knock on your door. You can go directly to Amazon to read it for yourself.
Sorry that you can’t read the article . It’s really pretty good, except I have 18 grandchildren instead of 8. Couldn’t figure out how to enlarge the type. Just trust me. It’s good