August 27th I finally was referred to as an author by someone besides my immediate family, in print! Stinky, smearing newsprint! I suppose it should have felt like a graduation or something, but I was mostly happy with the article, and especially that it mentioned the two local places where the book could be found.
The editor, whom I’ve known for some time, sent my release and material on to a staff writer, who worked at it for two weeks. After one week’s delay, it was finally published in an Arts pull-out section of the local newspaper.
When my grandson saw it, he exclaimed "Hey! That’s Papa!"
Anyone who’d be interested on the small-town Long Island take of my Indie-almost launch, should read the article on my book website homepage this month. www.rlsuttonbooks.com/
Now, I’m goinbg to have to use that to try and obtain some print reviews. There are a couplke of slick, local lifestyle magazines that occasionally do them for local writers, and both are distributed in shops and hotels in the Hamptons resort area. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, and will let you know how it goes…..
Time to get out the Press Release Letterhead…..