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I didn't know exactly where to post this, here seemed as good a place as any. If I'm not supposed to, please let me know.
For the past year, I've been writing a book about my 10-member family band, (see www.WeaverBeliever.com for more info). I've self-published it, (mainly because I've been trying to get it done as quickly as possible, and because I have a ready-made audience to sell it to at our concerts) and it's finally been released!!! It's called "Surviving The Revival: A glimpse into the life of the Weaver Family Band" (by Anna R. Weaver) and it's available at:
my Createspace E-store Link
and I was cruising through PBS and found it here, too: Link
I've also ordered a bunch of them and will have autographed copies available at my band's website, www.WeaverBeliever.com as soon as they get here (should be in the next few days.)
Sorry, didn't mean to take up so much room, I guess I just needed to tell somebody! I can't seem to stop smiling! :D
That's wonderful, Anna! Congrats! I love the CD! The songs are sung with such pure voices filled with love that I can't help smiling when I listen to it and feel closer to God because I can hear the joy and love in your children's voices when they sing. Please PM and let me know when when the books are available on your website so I can order an autographed copy!
(edited so it made sense ... not enough sleep yesterday)
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So I'm curious -- how is this self-publishing thing going for you? It seems like you've got your name out there (amazon, target, etc) and pbs-ers have your book wishlisted. That's awesome!! Now, are people buying the book? Is the self-promotion working? I imagine you're selling at your concerts, but are you also selling online? Are people that don't know of your family buying the book?
Any pertinent details would be appreciated, thanks.
Sorry for the delay in answering, Sue... I haven't checked this thread in a while!
Self-publishing is working for me with this particular book... mostly because, at my concerts, people have heard my music and they want to know more about the family band. Because it's a pretty small venue, it wouldn't have been worth my time to try to get it published by a traditional publisher, because the only people who actually know/care who the Weaver Family is is already at one of our concerts. I've sold a few books online, but the vast majority are sold directly at the concerts. If I was publishing a novel or something with more wide-spread appeal, I would probably go to a traditional publisher first. Self-promotion, for a novel, etc., would be much more difficult. Anyhoo, that's just my opinion... with it and a $1.50 you can get a cup of coffee. :)