Bad News Into Benefit: Book Promotion Success

Bad News Into Benefit: Book Promotion Success

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Turning Bad News Into Benefit
from M. LaVora Perry
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From the early Fall of 2003 I asked the head children’s room librarian at a Cleveland suburb”Why did you opt not to carry my book, Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart, on your library system?” She replied,”It’s awkward sentence structure, is overly preachy and has too much happening between Buddhism and diabetes. It won’t be liked by Kids. We do not carry those types of novels.”

With every one of her voice my belly knotted to a tighter ball. In under a moment the librarian had just articulates my worst fear of myself as a writer–I am no good.

Each of the men and women who told me that they loved my story and {} them and their kids were lying to keep from hurting my feelings {} understand quality writing from crap. That is exactly what I told myself.
Although I’d emerged on the Tavis Smiley Show on National Public Radio to talk about Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart just weeks after it had been printed, although the most significant school and librarian approaches in Ohio (Cleveland) both picked up the book with higher praise, and even though the Cleveland Municipal School District place the book in their reading listthe rejection from the suburban kids’s room librarian out me.

Perhaps I was particularly bummed because among the things I had been praying for over the prior several months was for Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart to maintain libraries across the USA. My main obstacle was how can I have the guts to tell if it stank people to see my story? I self-published my novel employing a co-publisher’s assistance. I’d poured my life. After talking to this librarian I thought,”Have I dismissed my retirement cash and spent hours of time and energy for nothing?”

I predicted Cindy Carlson of Chicago, who’s an appointed leader in the Buddhist business to which I belong–Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA. “Cindy, the librarian stated this and she explained,” I moaned. “What if she is right? What if my publication’s no good?” Hence that the question wasn’t was it great, but did it create value? She explained it did based on viewers’ responses to it. She said the book did not need to be perfect to be worth creative.

Then I phoned my buddy here in Cleveland, Barb Jenkins, who’s an appointed SGI-USA pioneer too. I feel as I don’t have any business even attempting to become a writer” She explained,”LaVorawhy are you allowing you voice drown out a chorus of positive ones?”

Barb requested me to confront my amazing inner demons. She helped me see the librarian was showing me my weakness/doubt/lack of religion in my Buddha nature–my greatest self. It had been that self-doubt which I had to conquer.

Through the words of these two wise women, I came to understand as a writer I surely trust Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart is the worst book I write. Goodness knows I intend on writing before the day I fall; so if I have hit my peak with my very first book, I am in trouble.

That is not my plan. I aim to constantly develop and learn my craft. So Taneesha–too and broadly as she’s being obtained –is only the start. Also, but the simple reality isn’t everyone will enjoy what I write. Big thing. I really don’t like what I read of other people’ writing. I want to eventually become so wise and powerful that neither praise nor criticism influence me from my initial aim.

My aim from the beginning was to sell millions of novels, and to thus inspire all types of individuals. I renewed my conclusion and provided this prayer:”I’ll do exactly what I came to this world to do–no matter what.” I then stepped on and lasted hold back nothing in my own attempts to receive my publication read and recognized.

Considering my bout with the librarian blues there are additional curricular. But I keep turning each circumstance into a gain based on my deep prayer are the best author I will and to therefore help individuals believe in and proceed to their deepest, greatest, wildest fantasies. So here has been what is occurring on the upward side once I stopped singing my sad tune:

1.) I had been invited into New York City to look in the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center at Corona Queens shortly after it had been granted a SGI-USA Liberty Award for its attempts to foster multicultural awareness. The head librarian who encouraged me had no idea I had been correlated with the SGI-USA until afterwards he requested me to see. Straight from the”There Are No Coincidences in Life” bag.

2.) A school librarian at another Cleveland suburb, raved in my novel and my look at her college. She posted her remarks about Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

4.) Kids in an internet G.R.I.T.S children’ book club (“Girls & Guys Raised in the South”) voted to interview me and attribute me and Taneesha’s Treasures… in their internet website. The creator of the club is a Texan librarian. Taneesha’s Treaures… was recorded in the October publication of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

6.) Taneesha’s Treasures… was prominently shown as a vacation stocking-stuffer from the nationwide distributed November-December, 2003 issue of Black Issue Book Review. Taneesha’s Treasures… was featured at the Fall 2003 SGI Quarterly–a global Buddhist book. Children’s classes in Zambia, Kenya, South Africa and Malaysia are studying the book.

9.) The Poet’s & Writers League of Greater Cleveland chosen Taneesha’s Treasures…to be contained as a member of the Writers & Their Friends app where the narrative will transcribed to a drama and performed onstage in the Cleveland Playhouse at an extremely publicized event–just 25 written functions are selected to be featured this manner.

10.) I have been nominated for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, 2005.
Lately, I moved back into the suburban library to discover if, in light of my current victories, the librarian had changed her mind. Turns out she had not, but that was fine, since I’d completely transformed mine. I could tell this was {} when an assistant librarian stated,”The individual that has your publication is out now; therefore give me your address and we’ll email it back to you,” my heart beat remained steady and gut was knot-free. Afterward, rather than had to fight the need to slink from the closest exit in disgrace, I checked out a few books for my children before departing with my stored and sprits high.

Afterwards, once I got my book in the
email from the librarian I didn’t take it as concrete evidence of a literary or personal flaw. Rather I knew that Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart wasn’t the book for this library at that moment. And I was thankful to have the publication back, since the Louis Stokes division –the major branch–of the Cleveland Public Library had me down as a featured writer for a Kwaanza occasion and my earnings was so good I had been running low on stock and more books had been published. I had my novel returned {} that it might get it in the hands of a person who’d love it. With the gift of hindsight I found that I’d also had the librarian’s first rejection of my job –it was the drive that put me on my trip to a greater state of the mind.|

Turning Bad News Into Benefit
from M. LaVora Perry
You’ve got permission to post this article in your own site or on your
e-zine provided that the bylines are included. A note is valued to
lavora@fortunechildbooks.com.

From the early Fall of 2003 I asked the head children’s room librarian at a Cleveland suburb”Why did you opt not to carry my book, Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart, on your library system?” She replied,”It’s awkward sentence structure, is overly preachy and has too much happening between Buddhism and diabetes. It won’t be liked by Kids. We do not carry those types of novels.”

With every one of her voice my belly knotted to a tighter ball. In under a moment the librarian had just articulates my worst fear of myself as a writer–I am no good.

Each of the men and women who told me that they loved my story and {} them and their kids were lying to keep from hurting my feelings {} understand quality writing from crap. That is exactly what I told myself.
Although I’d emerged on the Tavis Smiley Show on National Public Radio to talk about Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart just weeks after it had been printed, although the most significant school and librarian approaches in Ohio (Cleveland) both picked up the book with higher praise, and even though the Cleveland Municipal School District place the book in their reading listthe rejection from the suburban kids’s room librarian out me.

Perhaps I was particularly bummed because among the things I had been praying for over the prior several months was for Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart to maintain libraries across the USA. My main obstacle was how can I have the guts to tell if it stank people to see my story? I self-published my novel employing a co-publisher’s assistance. I’d poured my life. After talking to this librarian I thought,”Have I dismissed my retirement cash and spent hours of time and energy for nothing?”

I predicted Cindy Carlson of Chicago, who’s an appointed leader in the Buddhist business to which I belong–Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA. “Cindy, the librarian stated this and she explained,” I moaned. “What if she is right? What if my publication’s no good?” Hence that the question wasn’t was it great, but did it create value? She explained it did based on viewers’ responses to it. She said the book did not need to be perfect to be worth creative.

Then I phoned my buddy here in Cleveland, Barb Jenkins, who’s an appointed SGI-USA pioneer too. I feel as I don’t have any business even attempting to become a writer” She explained,”LaVorawhy are you allowing you voice drown out a chorus of positive ones?”

Barb requested me to confront my amazing inner demons. She helped me see the librarian was showing me my weakness/doubt/lack of religion in my Buddha nature–my greatest self. It had been that self-doubt which I had to conquer.

Through the words of these two wise women, I came to understand as a writer I surely trust Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart is the worst book I write. Goodness knows I intend on writing before the day I fall; so if I have hit my peak with my very first book, I am in trouble.

That is not my plan. I aim to constantly develop and learn my craft. So Taneesha–too and broadly as she’s being obtained –is only the start. Also, but the simple reality isn’t everyone will enjoy what I write. Big thing. I really don’t like what I read of other people’ writing. I want to eventually become so wise and powerful that neither praise nor criticism influence me from my initial aim.

My aim from the beginning was to sell millions of novels, and to thus inspire all types of individuals. I renewed my conclusion and provided this prayer:”I’ll do exactly what I came to this world to do–no matter what.” I then stepped on and lasted hold back nothing in my own attempts to receive my publication read and recognized.

Considering my bout with the librarian blues there are additional curricular. But I keep turning each circumstance into a gain based on my deep prayer are the best author I will and to therefore help individuals believe in and proceed to their deepest, greatest, wildest fantasies. So here has been what is occurring on the upward side once I stopped singing my sad tune:

1.) I had been invited into New York City to look in the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center at Corona Queens shortly after it had been granted a SGI-USA Liberty Award for its attempts to foster multicultural awareness. The head librarian who encouraged me had no idea I had been correlated with the SGI-USA until afterwards he requested me to see. Straight from the”There Are No Coincidences in Life” bag.

2.) A school librarian at another Cleveland suburb, raved in my novel and my look at her college. She posted her remarks about Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

4.) Kids in an internet G.R.I.T.S children’ book club (“Girls & Guys Raised in the South”) voted to interview me and attribute me and Taneesha’s Treasures… in their internet website. The creator of the club is a Texan librarian. Taneesha’s Treaures… was recorded in the October publication of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

6.) Taneesha’s Treasures… was prominently shown as a vacation stocking-stuffer from the nationwide distributed November-December, 2003 issue of Black Issue Book Review. Taneesha’s Treasures… was featured at the Fall 2003 SGI Quarterly–a global Buddhist book. Children’s classes in Zambia, Kenya, South Africa and Malaysia are studying the book.

9.) The Poet’s & Writers League of Greater Cleveland chosen Taneesha’s Treasures…to be contained as a member of the Writers & Their Friends app where the narrative will transcribed to a drama and performed onstage in the Cleveland Playhouse at an extremely publicized event–just 25 written functions are selected to be featured this manner.

10.) I have been nominated for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, 2005.
Lately, I moved back into the suburban library to discover if, in light of my current victories, the librarian had changed her mind. Turns out she had not, but that was fine, since I’d completely transformed mine. I could tell this was {} when an assistant librarian stated,”The individual that has your publication is out now; therefore give me your address and we’ll email it back to you,” my heart beat remained steady and gut was knot-free. Afterward, rather than had to fight the need to slink from the closest exit in disgrace, I checked out a few books for my children before departing with my stored and sprits high.

Afterwards, once I got my book in the
email from the librarian I didn’t take it as concrete evidence of a literary or personal flaw. Rather I knew that Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart wasn’t the book for this library at that moment. And I was thankful to have the publication back, since the Louis Stokes division –the major branch–of the Cleveland Public Library had me down as a featured writer for a Kwaanza occasion and my earnings was so good I had been running low on stock and more books had been published. I had my novel returned {} that it might get it in the hands of a person who’d love it. With the gift of hindsight I found that I’d also had the librarian’s first rejection of my job –it was the drive that put me on my trip to a greater state of the mind.

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Turning Bad News Into Benefit
from M. LaVora Perry
You’ve got permission to post this article in your own site or on your
e-zine provided that the bylines are included. A note is valued to
lavora@fortunechildbooks.com.

From the early Fall of 2003 I asked the head children’s room librarian at a Cleveland suburb”Why did you opt not to carry my book, Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart, on your library system?” She replied,”It’s awkward sentence structure, is overly preachy and has too much happening between Buddhism and diabetes. It won’t be liked by Kids. We do not carry those types of novels.”

With every one of her voice my belly knotted to a tighter ball. In under a moment the librarian had just articulates my worst fear of myself as a writer–I am no good.

Each of the men and women who told me that they loved my story and {} them and their kids were lying to keep from hurting my feelings {} understand quality writing from crap. That is exactly what I told myself.
Although I’d emerged on the Tavis Smiley Show on National Public Radio to talk about Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart just weeks after it had been printed, although the most significant school and librarian approaches in Ohio (Cleveland) both picked up the book with higher praise, and even though the Cleveland Municipal School District place the book in their reading listthe rejection from the suburban kids’s room librarian out me.

Perhaps I was particularly bummed because among the things I had been praying for over the prior several months was for Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart to maintain libraries across the USA. My main obstacle was how can I have the guts to tell if it stank people to see my story? I self-published my novel employing a co-publisher’s assistance. I’d poured my life. After talking to this librarian I thought,”Have I dismissed my retirement cash and spent hours of time and energy for nothing?”

I predicted Cindy Carlson of Chicago, who’s an appointed leader in the Buddhist business to which I belong–Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA. “Cindy, the librarian stated this and she explained,” I moaned. “What if she is right? What if my publication’s no good?” Hence that the question wasn’t was it great, but did it create value? She explained it did based on viewers’ responses to it. She said the book did not need to be perfect to be worth creative.

Then I phoned my buddy here in Cleveland, Barb Jenkins, who’s an appointed SGI-USA pioneer too. I feel as I don’t have any business even attempting to become a writer” She explained,”LaVorawhy are you allowing you voice drown out a chorus of positive ones?”

Barb requested me to confront my amazing inner demons. She helped me see the librarian was showing me my weakness/doubt/lack of religion in my Buddha nature–my greatest self. It had been that self-doubt which I had to conquer.

Through the words of these two wise women, I came to understand as a writer I surely trust Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart is the worst book I write. Goodness knows I intend on writing before the day I fall; so if I have hit my peak with my very first book, I am in trouble.

That is not my plan. I aim to constantly develop and learn my craft. So Taneesha–too and broadly as she’s being obtained –is only the start. Also, but the simple reality isn’t everyone will enjoy what I write. Big thing. I really don’t like what I read of other people’ writing. I want to eventually become so wise and powerful that neither praise nor criticism influence me from my initial aim.

My aim from the beginning was to sell millions of novels, and to thus inspire all types of individuals. I renewed my conclusion and provided this prayer:”I’ll do exactly what I came to this world to do–no matter what.” I then stepped on and lasted hold back nothing in my own attempts to receive my publication read and recognized.

Considering my bout with the librarian blues there are additional curricular. But I keep turning each circumstance into a gain based on my deep prayer are the best author I will and to therefore help individuals believe in and proceed to their deepest, greatest, wildest fantasies. So here has been what is occurring on the upward side once I stopped singing my sad tune:

1.) I had been invited into New York City to look in the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center at Corona Queens shortly after it had been granted a SGI-USA Liberty Award for its attempts to foster multicultural awareness. The head librarian who encouraged me had no idea I had been correlated with the SGI-USA until afterwards he requested me to see. Straight from the”There Are No Coincidences in Life” bag.

2.) A school librarian at another Cleveland suburb, raved in my novel and my look at her college. She posted her remarks about Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

4.) Kids in an internet G.R.I.T.S children’ book club (“Girls & Guys Raised in the South”) voted to interview me and attribute me and Taneesha’s Treasures… in their internet website. The creator of the club is a Texan librarian. Taneesha’s Treaures… was recorded in the October publication of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

6.) Taneesha’s Treasures… was prominently shown as a vacation stocking-stuffer from the nationwide distributed November-December, 2003 issue of Black Issue Book Review. Taneesha’s Treasures… was featured at the Fall 2003 SGI Quarterly–a global Buddhist book. Children’s classes in Zambia, Kenya, South Africa and Malaysia are studying the book.

9.) The Poet’s & Writers League of Greater Cleveland chosen Taneesha’s Treasures…to be contained as a member of the Writers & Their Friends app where the narrative will transcribed to a drama and performed onstage in the Cleveland Playhouse at an extremely publicized event–just 25 written functions are selected to be featured this manner.

10.) I have been nominated for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, 2005.
Lately, I moved back into the suburban library to discover if, in light of my current victories, the librarian had changed her mind. Turns out she had not, but that was fine, since I’d completely transformed mine. I could tell this was {} when an assistant librarian stated,”The individual that has your publication is out now; therefore give me your address and we’ll email it back to you,” my heart beat remained steady and gut was knot-free. Afterward, rather than had to fight the need to slink from the closest exit in disgrace, I checked out a few books for my children before departing with my stored and sprits high.

Afterwards, once I got my book in the
email from the librarian I didn’t take it as concrete evidence of a literary or personal flaw. Rather I knew that Taneesha’s Treasures of the Heart wasn’t the book for this library at that moment. And I was thankful to have the publication back, since the Louis Stokes division –the major branch–of the Cleveland Public Library had me down as a featured writer for a Kwaanza occasion and my earnings was so good I had been running low on stock and more books had been published. I had my novel returned {} that it might get it in the hands of a person who’d love it. With the gift of hindsight I found that I’d also had the librarian’s first rejection of my job –it was the drive that put me on my trip to a greater state of the mind.

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