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Hi Annemarie, I keep reading your tweets and read all that I can. It’s like when I’m on your tweeting me info that I need and I appreciate it.
My book The Outdoor Adventures of Charlie and Kaylee Series book 5 Footprints will be coming out in July 2012. I need to go on my author tour and have no $ as of this moment saved. I have several business outlines for products such as postcards, clothing line, a quick handbook about Bipolar Disorder, etc. Needless to say I have an abundance that if I had an investor things could happen or a loan.
I have a business plan with a 2 year cash flow statement and a 5 year. I put in a loan payment of $2355 for 2 years to borrow $50k which makes the payments until the first royalty check in Feb 2013. I’m not wanting the money right now but I’d like the security of knowing that when my book is released that I’ll have the money I need to begin my sales goal of selling 300 000 copies and not having to buy very many. I want to do a tour in Montana for 2 weeks and visit the top 10 cities where the population total is 236 000. If I didn’t have the loan payments to make I could buy more books.
The Outdoor Adventures of Charlie and Kaylee series deal with mental illness (Bipolar Disorder), maintaining a level ecosystem, Charlie and Kaylee are in a young sportsman’s group. In book 5 Kaylee’s group learns how to make fur and leather, while Charlies’ goes on a wilderness survival retreat. The family goes to Bolla Cella for their annual salmon fishing and Charlie spends a week with his Nanny and Poppa.
If you could help connect me to resources or help in someway, I’d greatly appreciate it. Right now I’m filling out paperwork to a program to take a Business Management Diploma because that is something that I don’t have and I need even with my marketing and sales certification and experience. I knew I had to join Twitter so I can build to increase sales and wasn’t going to do Facebook until later but with Twitter I see the need and I’m trying to get attention so that I can be on all those shows that I’m following. I have at least 10 shows following me but they’ve got their list of followers and you know how that is.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
Have you thought about self publishing? This is always a great option? Also, what about building key alliances with professional associations who have members that could benefit from your book? This would certainly be worth a discussion to see if there was any interest on their behalf?