The Buzz Interview

As for the results of the “A BOOK AND A DONUT” signing event, sales were GREAT, and as good as the BOOK BARN event in July. But, I did more talking about the book to more visitors than at the Clovis Book Barn. The other plus was that the store wanted The Doc books to sell from the “point of sale” counter.

This “THE BUZZ Interview” BLOG that I wrote last week was meant to be posted BY ME that Thursday, afternoon, with a photo, video link or YouTube link of the interview. I never got it posted last week. As it turned out I did not get a video of it. I thought it was a better interview than the one done two days previous, but that was my wife’s impression of my answers. But here is what happened. After the Tuesday interview, I was offered the Thursday interview, and I opted for the “Full Media” package. This was their highest package. The original broadcast time is live and covers a large area of the valley and a huge “antenna receiver” audience. This on KAIL My 7.1, Comcast 13, Satellite 53, and AT&T U-verse 53. This was “live” at 10:00 am and the show reruns at 4:00 pm at the, which is the web streaming show.

I thought a disk was being provided because I had checked for that on the sign-up sheet on Tuesday. At the end of the Thursday interview, I was told I could have a disk of it, but that it was for another fee. I declined that and explained that I would have to sell fifty books to break even with full media package as it was. I also explained that I have no idea what the results would be in my sales, or the numbers who show up at the event pitched in the interview as A Book and a Donut for the coming Saturday.

But, I did save it, the interview, at the home TV on DVR, and too, it is going to take saving it on an old VCR tape and then converting that to digital. So, it could not be done for Thursday afternoon.

For a YouTube of the first interview with Mike Scott, here it is again. ..

Perhaps two interviews in one week were too many to blog about.

And on the cost, is this why authors are advised to not pay for ads?

If you have an answer or more questions, contact me.
Timothy J. Desmond
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THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
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All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1
Blog A Book & Donut Nov 15 2014 at Postal Annex

Branches Books – Oakhurst

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It’s with pleasure that I’ll be signing books at the Oakhurst “Junction Plaza” shop of Branches Books and Gifts. I believe all book stores need a boost. Anything I can do to help promote these business places, by reaching out to readers, followers, and friends seems an important thing. I know that one cannot always give a gift of books, because sometimes it is such a personal thing – to know what another enjoys reading.
Here’s a question. Do you find book shops romantic? Like the one in the movie Notting Hill? When I was last in London I never went to that neighborhood, but was near there several times at Paddington Station, Holland Park, and Kensington High Street. But, I’ve been in several bookstores like that. One was in Berkeley, south of Bancroft and west of College Avenue, on a corner, across from the Forum coffee house. Another was on Piedmont in Oakland. Another was in Clovis, Yes, the Book Barn.
Anyway, I’ll be at the Branches Books this Wednesday, August 13, at 5:30.
Anne Driscoll is the owner and the website is:

Junction Plaza Center
Phone: 559-641-2019
40282 Highway 41, Suite 14, Oakhurst CA 93644

See if you think this shop is as romantic as Notting Hill.

Timothy J. Desmond

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15 Tips by Jerry D. Simmons

Jerry D. Simmons has posted 15 tips for writers’ promotions. These are:

1. Website profiles

2. Excerpts and sample chapters

3. Book reviews


5. Audio and video

6. Book trailers

7. Social Networking

8. Blogging

9. Google alerts

10. Give copy of book

11. email signature

12. Press releases

13. Author status

14. Expert on your topic

15. Pricing

These points discussed in detail by Jerry D. Simmons at:

Go there for the details. Great tips and reasons.