Our New Year's Resolution...
It's 2018, and we're still hard at work making publishing more accessible to writers from all walks of life. So, what do we have planned for this year?
Shalamar's goal this year is to attend at least three out-of-state book festivals and exhibit in at least one of those. (Our state is Louisiana.) We want to get out there and meet up with likeminded authors and businesses! Being visible at festivals will help us spread the word about our mission to a much broader range of authors and will help us build our client base.
To help us achieve this goal, we are adding business sponsorship levels to our donation system. Businesses who donate at these levels will be eligible for promotion opportunities at these events. At the $500 level, a business will be listed in the "supporters" section of the pamphlets we will distribute at the festivals (and also locally). At $1,000, the listing will include a logo and brief description of the business, and at $2,000, a business can provide their own pamphlets and other literature (and goodies like pens or bookmarks) for us to distribute.
We expect that these sponsorship levels will not only help us broaden our reach, but will also introduce new customers to each business. Last year's BookExpo and BookCon taught us the value of these connections -- many of the people we met at those events are now our business partners or assisting us with new projects. The mere presence of a pamphlet or other take-home item can result in greater brand recognition and additions to your customer base!