I had lunch yesterday with a group of writer friends. When we went around the table to discuss our accomplishments and ask each other for help with writely issues, I explained that I had several copies of my dog book that I wanted to sell on my blog but didn’t quite know how to go about doing it.
I immediately got advice about installing a PayPal button and, although I definitely have tech issues — I almost installed a “Like Me on Facebook” widget for GoPetFriendly.com on this site — that wasn’t my hang-up. My big problem, I explained, was with self promotion.
Poor uncommercial me.
Everyone listened politely for a few minutes. Then one of my friends reminded me that, although I am culturally Jewish and consider myself a holiday-free zone, Christmas was getting very close and people want to buy presents, so I needed to snap out of it. She didn’t slap me, a la Cher and Nicholas Cage in Moonstruck, but that was the general idea.
So this is me, snapping out of it.
I am going to leave it to others to praise the book — that’s what The Book section is for — but I will say I’m proud of having written it and, more than two years of blogging and research later, still stand behind all the dog advice.
If you buy it, I will inscribe it to anyone, human or canine, you would like me to inscribe it to. Frankie will sign it too, in his fashion.
Use the (correctly installed) PayPal/credit card Buy Now button to the right, then email me — at writestf at mac dot com — with the inscription you’d like me to write and the address you’d like me to send it to.
I’ve included first-class U.S. postage in the price. If you’d like me to send it elsewhere, I’ll go to the post office and let you know what that will run you. And if you can get it in time for the holidays.
And even if you don’t want to buy the book, watch the video trailers. Talk about holiday cheer!
The final video, which ties the story together? It’s to your right, just above the — ahem — Buy Now button.