Friday, March 10, 2017

Brigid Has a Question.

HOTR friends and very kind and patient Borepatch readers. My publicist is in Ireland. TBOB was a #1 bestseller in the UK.  That prompted my husband to send me a text and photo from a large bookstore in London, where he was on business.  My first book was on display with "also by this author", which was a book on ERECTILE DISFUNCTION by a Dr. L.B. Johnson (quick, call the publisher, call the bookstore).

That resolved, (and yes, I'm technically a Dr., but I don't know how to fix the living, only reconstruct the dead) it was time to get back to normal life. Then there is the third book, and my publicist wants to do a Social Media blast this month. I made these tonight and respectfully ask which one you prefer. 1, 2, 3, or 4.

A real post to resume soon. Partner in Grime was gone all week, and I was busy with the house, work, 96-year-old Dad, and dog. Dad can sometimes be a challenge, but as he adopted me when his friends were welcoming grandchildren, I figure I owe him one, and he is one of the kindest men I know.




22 comments:

grendel said...

4 is best, 2 is second best.

Reg T said...

Brigid - I'm not religious (although I do subscribe to the Judeo-Christian moral code), yet #4 moved me the most and seems to fit the title best. #1 would be my second choice.

Chad Bell said...

#4 works for me.

Jay Mundy said...

Tough call. But #4 first choice, as Reg said it seems to fit the theme the best, and I think it was the most positive as well. 3 for a second pick.

Lantry said...

#4 followed closely by #1

Borepatch said...

I like #4 but think that your might sell more with #1.

waepnedmann said...

+1 for Borepatch's comment.

Rich in NC said...

They are all excellent. It seems that each blurb piques a different area of interest. After reading them several times over several days, Number Two was the one that had me the most curious and motivated to learn more. I think #2 would reach the widest audience.

Cecil Henry said...

Frankly, #4 words with #1 picture by far

Otherwise: 1,4

Atom Smasher said...
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Atom Smasher said...

#1: Seeking.
#2: Loss.
#3: Renewal.
#4: Hope.

They're all good, but 4 is the least melancholy. I'd go with #4.

SiGraybeard said...

I was the most moved by #2, but I think I'm with the consensus that #4 is the standout.

I also totally missed the themes that Atom Smasher summarizes until reading his comment, FWIW.

Patrick said...

#2 was the one that I was drawn to read visually. #4 was the one that read with the most impact.

JNU Dave said...

#4 gets my vote. It was the easiest to read and delivered its message in a straightforward manner. I liked #1, but I found myself re-reading it several times to really understand it; perhaps not the best thing for the intended medium and audience.

Old NFO said...

4 or 1...

Brigid said...

Atom Smasher - you totally nailed it. Thanks for making my day. Everyone - thanks for the honest feedback - I think I'll forward #4. I had fun making them anyway (people ask about the third book cover - it's an abandoned barn in Indiana that I stopped to take a photo of on the way to a blog meets, the railway spike caught my eye.)

Brigid

DoninSacto1 said...

Number four seems to hit me the best. After reading the book, it seems to follow the idea I got from the book.

pigpen51 said...

Brigid, Sorry that I missed you, it seems. I myself was moved by all of these, but thought that 1 was best for marketing, as well. I knew that you had locked down your blog, I just found out that you had spam issues. I am so sad that you had to do that. But I still wish you the absolute best. If you remember, my wife and I adopted two girls, sisters. I live in MI. Be Blessed.

JayNola said...

Horizon then guitar..

quizikle said...

#1, #4

I like the excerpts; I think the presentation of #1 "appeals" more than the others.

Q

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I like #4 best; that said, #1 might be more suitable for a book display or outer cover.

MattB said...

Number one would have the widest appeal. Then four.