Friday, April 30, 2010

Jamaican Gleaner reports: Increase Reading Programmes - Island Fiction Author, Helen Williams

jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100430/ent/ent1.html

Now for Western Union to put some copies of Delroy and other Island Fiction titles into the hands of Jamaican children.....??!!

Thanks for sharing all your great work Helen!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Philipsburg Jubilee Library - hook up

http://www.stmaartenlibrary.org/joanne_gail_johnson_022010.htm
 (if link doesn't click through, cut and paste into your browser) 

Sending a 'post mortem' press release of my trip with photos, is a great way to say "Thank you", stay connected with contacts.

The Philipsburg Jubilee Library posted it on their web site too - so this means more  exposure locally and an opportunity for more online hits.

Taking some extra time for follow up, really adds up.

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The Daily Herald: Trinidadian Children's book author Joanne Gail Johnson visits St. Maarten schools


Have you got an opportunity to travel for work or play?

Then do some home work before you fly!

A few emails and phone calls can connect you with libraries, new media and local book shops. One contact will help you network with another and so on. It is well worth your while to take your book(s) with you and offer to  meet and greet / sign and/ or sell books/ host readings. This effort can go a long way in creating other opportuniites and boosting your book sales by enlivening your presence and connecting with (potential) fans.

If you haven't already joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - DO! The networking opportunities, with over 20,000 members world wide are invaluable.