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The Worst Promo Idea EVER...and yet....

Stress has been high this year what with work going full tilt, needing to do Promo for myself and the new books (which is far far behind), scraping time to write, and dealing with getting all the stuff done for my daughter's upcoming wedding. So I've been a little on edge of late.

As hubby and I were ridding around from place to place getting things for the wedding, a thought came to us of such awesome scope and so horribly tempting...I must now share it with you. (Just remember, the temptation is purely due to stress levels. No...really!)

Step 1 - Place postcards for my books inside the invitations.

Step 2 - Call the cake decorator and have her change the cake color to green with purple to match the cover of my latest book. Write my web address on one side.

Step 3 - Place my banner on the gifts table.

Step 4 - Make the bouquet for the bride be made of my book covers.

Step 5 - Have books available for sale!

Step 6 - Do a signing during the wedding reception.

Step 7 - Decorate the car with "Buy My Books!" and post my url. The cans can be made to show the different book colors.

Step 8 - Write off the whole wedding as Promotion and Marketing for Taxes! Booyah!

Life can be sweet! :P

(No I am not doing it. Not quite that far over the edge...yet...) :P
Gloria Oliver
Unveiling the Fantastic


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 17th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Stand away from the wedding for a moment. Have a nice glass of wine. Do not do any of step 1-8, however, Hutson and I both think that having the guests RSVP through your website would still be tasteful...or not.

We both understand the stress, but don't do the promo at the wedding---daughter will kill you.
Also, we both understand that this is a joke and it made us laught. Have a great day.
Mar. 17th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Tell your daughter to elope....that'll save time and stress...


Mar. 18th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
Weirdly enough, she's all for that. It's the groom who wants the hooplah! lol
Mar. 17th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Hey, if your daughter is making you do all that work,... (Yeah, it's a bad idea, unless she expects you to do even more for her.)

If they're old enough to get married, they're old enough to plan (and pay for it) themselves, and involve you only as much as you enjoy. (The money you set aside for her wedding can be a gift, that doesn't have to be spent on "wedding".)
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