Work on your 2011 event calendar, post haste!

It’s time to get crackin’ on your 2011 schedule! Don’t get behind in 2011! Okay, that’s all I got for the butt jokes, butt seriously…

Have you started filling up your 2011 event calendar yet? If not, get to work for crying out loud. Your local book stores are probably dying for some signing traffic in the spring. Plus, I can guarantee the following conversation is happening around this time of year at your local library supporters/lions club/chamber board meeting:

“So who do we have on tap for speakers next year? We need to do something different.”

“Oh, there’s that guy who won the eating contest at Big Dave’s Hot Dog Hut!”

“No, he’s on tour with the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile.”

“Ooo, what about the lady that shoots herself out of the cannon? I hear she’s a motivational speaker now.”

“Let’s put her in the possible column.”

“Let’s do something really different. We’ve done the motivational speaker, the tax guy, the financial expert. Let’s do something that’s timely, that our members would really benefit from knowing more about. Something unique.”

Never fear, your friendly neighborhood “authorpreneur” is here! Not only would most people like to know more about the mysterious world of publishing (especially these days), I can’t tell you how many people have told me, “I’ve always wanted to write a book.” Well, here’s your chance to talk about you and sell some books.

My advice is to start with scheduling presentations to civic groups in your town and move outward from there. In no time, 2011 will be booked and you can start working on 2012. Of course if you believe the Mayans, or John Cusak from the movie 2012, the world will end then anyway and we’re all wasting our time and should be out partying like Prince in 1999.

So, what about you? How are you planning to promote yourself in 2011?  

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,

Rest easy tonight my friends, but stay hungry tomorrow… 

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