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Exciting Announcement

We have a book signing set up:

Books-a-Million

Park City Mall

Lancaster, PA

June 15

Noon to 4

If you live in the area … or just so happen to be in the area on the 15th we’d love to meet/see you.  Come visit us.  We’re really cool and friendly … we promise.

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Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Reviews and Promotion

Hi all.  We’re pluggin away trying to increase awareness of the book, Crumbling Walls, ahead of its official June 1 release.  Of course, as you may well know, it has been and still is available as an eBook on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com and the Apple iTunes bookstore.  And, eventhough it is also available to order online at the major online retailers, it won’t be shipped until June 1.  At any rate, this post has more to do with some of the successes we’ve had in our promotional efforts.

First, wordpress’s very own TheNovelReviewer (http://thenovelreviewer.wordpress.com/) has agreed to read the book and post a review on his blog and various other outlets.  I just received an email from him today and he indicated he has already started reading Crumbling Walls and will hopefully have a review up soon… maybe in the next week or two.  I’ll certainly keep you all posted on this one.  While you’re at it, go check out his other reviews on his blog.  He’s a good guy.

Second, I’ve spoken to the Book Editor of the regional newspaper here in Lancaster, PA and she has agreed to write an article and/or review for the paper.  This is exciting because this is not just a small local, city paper.  The New Era/Intelligencer gets distributed thoughout this region.  And while I understand Lancaster County is not a huge urban area, this is still an exciting development.  Her plan is to wait until closer to June 1 and write an article that can line up with the release and possible book signing/promotional events here in this area.

So, things are moving along.  I’m happy to see progress, but am a little anxious for June 1 to role around.  I’m not one for wishing time away as I realize how short the time we have already is, but I will admit that I will be checking the days off between now and the official release.  Thanks everyone for following our journey.  Hopefully, things are just getting started for us.

Oh, by the way, if you’re like TheNovelReviewer and would be willing to write a review of our book for your blog please get in contact with me.  I’d love to talk to you.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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It is a Reality

After all of our work, the book is a reality.  I received advanced copies earlier this week.  The rest of them have been sent to the distribution warehouse.  I can’t really explain how exciting it was to actually hold a physical copy of the book in my hands, to flip through the pages and see all of the work we put into it in real book form.  Nothing will ever surpass the feeling of when my son was born, but  holding Crumbling Walls in my hands definitely comes in second.  What a rush?!?

Of course, getting to this point was the easy part.  Now comes the real hard work.  Getting the book noticed among the sea of other books out there.  I have no doubt in my mind that what we put out there is high quality, especially considering our inexperience.  I have no doubt that our story is worth taking the time to read.  I believe whole-heartedly that if people read Crumbling Walls they, like everyone else who has read it to this point, will be happy and eagerly awaiting the second book in the series.  We just need to find creative ways to get the word out there and convince enough people to read it that word of mouth and inertia will take us the rest of the way.

With that being said, the book is now available for pre-order on barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.  For all of you waiting for the print edition, now is your chance to go order it.  It will start to be shipped on June 1st, but order quickly.  This initial print run is small and, hopefully, will justify a larger second printing.  Just imagine, when this does take off and become huge, you could say, “I was there at the beginning.  I have one of the few books from the first print run.”  How exciting would that be?!?

So, what are you waiting for?  Stop wasting your time reading this blog and go reserve your copy now 😉IMG_0568 IMG_0569

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Superbowl, Michigan and Crumbling Walls

OK… so from the title of this post, you may think I am about to talk about the 2006 Superbowl that was held in Detroit between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.  It all fits, right… Superbowl, Michigan, Crumbling Walls?  Well, sorry to disappoint if that is what you are expecting.  This post has to do with the present, not the past.

I was just curious on this Superbowl Sunday if anyone out there has read our first book, Crumbling Walls, yet?  Or are you waiting for the print edition (its coming soon)?  While the story itself doesn’t really have any real tie-in to the Superbowl game, it can’t be denied that there are strong Michigan connections to both.  Our book was written by and edited by two Michigan natives (one who still lives there and one who still considers it home, even though Pennsylvania has graciously accepted him).

As for the Superbowl, while the Detroit Lions may never see that game, we Michiganians (or Michiganders, if you prefer) can be proud of the fact that this brother vs. brother game has a lot to do with our state.  Jim Harbaugh attended high school in Ann Arbor and played quarterback for the University of Michigan Wolverines.  John Harbaugh graduated from high school in Ann Arbor and coached at Western Michigan University for a time.

So in addition to letting us know if you’ve read the book yet (and, if yes, what you thought of it) who are you all cheering for in tonight’s game?  Jim has the stronger ties to Michigan which would lead you to believe I would prefer the 49ers, but, for some reason, I like the Ravens more.  I guess, regardless of who wins, Michigan can find some reason to celebrate.  And, in my ridiculous attempt to tie together two things that have almost nothing to do with each other, if we score one more reader, Orange Publishing will have reason to celebrate, too.

Enjoy the evening and be safe if your going to a Superbowl Party.

http://www.readorangebooks.com

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Two More Updates

Hi all.  Well, Crumbling Walls is now available on Barnes and Noble’s website as a Nook Book and on Apple’s iTunes store.  If either of those are your preferred eBook formats, we’d love for you to go check it out.  If you go to our website, http://www.readorangebooks.com, there are links to the book for Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and directions to find the book on iTunes.

The print edition is in the works and we’re hoping to have it available by the end of this month.  As this is our first book and we have limited resources we’d, of course, appreciate any help you can all offer in getting the word out.  Thanks.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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