Additional Ways To Help
I wrote my “For A Cure” books to create awareness about Sturge-Weber syndrome and to give hope to all those suffering with this devastating disorder. I also wrote them to further the efforts to find a cure, and am dedicating ALL profits from book sales to Sturge-Weber research.
Below are the book marketing campaigns I’m currently working on. If there are any areas you think you can lend a hand, please join in. Your help on even one campaign would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your support!
Book Reviews: I’m asking my readers to post reviews of my books on Amazon. Amazon book reviews are extremely important. They’re not only relied on by people when making purchasing decisions, but Amazon uses the number and quality of reviews to determine which books to recommend to their customers.
Please note: the person posting the review must have an Amazon account and have purchased something from Amazon previously. (If the person doesn’t have an Amazon account, they can post their review at www.GoodReads.com.) Although readers who purchased my books from a source other than Amazon are permitted to post reviews on Amazon, “Verified Purchase” reviews carry much more weight. A cost-saving option for someone who’d like to post a “Verified Purchase” review but doesn’t want to purchase an additional paperback copy is the Kindle version, priced at $2.99.
Directions: After you have read my books, go to www.Amazon.com, search for Crossing America For A Cure and Running The Coast For A Cure by name, rate them, and write reviews. A review doesn’t need to be lengthy or formal, just briefly explain why you rated the book the way you did.
CLICK HERE to review Crossing America For A Cure
CLICK HERE to review Running The Coast For A Cure
Book Events: I’m currently appearing at various venues (bookstores, running and cycling stores) where I’m selling/signing books and doing readings. When possible, we have the establishment hosting the event donate a percentage of their sales during the event to Sturge-Weber research. If you know of any venues that might be interested in hosting an event, please let me know.
BookSelfies: I’m asking people to post selfies on social media with my new book and the hashtags #RunningTheCoastForACure and #SturgeWeberSyndrome and to tag me in the post. It’s a fun way to spread the word about the book and raise awareness about Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Plus, my niece Jenna loves it!
Book Clubs: If you know of any book clubs that may be interested in using my books as one of their reading selections, please let me know. We offer discounted pricing for book club members when the books are ordered in volume.
Press Coverage: Getting press coverage would be a big help. If you have contacts with any TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, or online publications, please let me know. I have a press release about the book as well as promotional images that I can send to you or directly to your media contact.
Word of Mouth: They say there’s no better way to promote a book than by word of mouth recommendations. With that being said, please tell your friends and family about the books and our efforts to find a cure for Sturge-Weber syndrome. Also, let them know that the books are available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon. And don’t forget to mention that all profits from book sales fund Sturge-Weber research!