This Tuesday, April 8, at 7pm, I and five other writers will be speaking at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy MA about their works. It has been a long road to get here and I still have last-minute details to take care of. What I've discovered is that promoting one's work is a lot like selling cars which surprises me because car salesman is a job I would not want on a regular basis. Ironic.
On the other hand, I've networked and made connections like I would for any job and I even got to be interviewed by my local TV station, which is not something that happens to car salesmen. The video of the interview came out well and can be seen at http://www.qatv.org/videoclip/2014/ATL_April2014_LAP.
There are other differences too, I think, the main one being I have to go after readers; car salesmen do not. People walk into car showrooms. And since I will have to perform on Tuesday, I am busy preparing for the presentation I will give.
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