Thank you so much for your outpouring of brunch-love!
So many of you shared the book and the brunch, I'm just overwhelmed. I can't say Thank YOU enought!
A few of you wanted to know how you could do even more to help, so I put together a quick guide on how you can spread the book-love to those who need it!
1. Tweet it! Facebook it!
Here are some ideas:
I just bought @TaraSwiger's Market Yourself! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/IbR5oM #marketyourself
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A simple system for sharing my handmade awesomeness? Exactly what I need! http://bit.ly/IbR5oM #marketyourself
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#marketyourself: It's about Right People, Delight, and Getting Out the Door. Yes, please! http://bit.ly/IbR5oM
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2. Pin it!
Did you know I embroidered the book cover? I did, because I'm that in love with it:
Or you can pin the actual book cover:
3. Email your friends, family and strangers (but don't be a spammer, yo!)
If you're a maker-seller then I bet you know a bunch more just like you, who would love the book. When you think of someone, send a quick “Thought you'd like this! ” note. They'll love you for it.
4. Let's brunch together at your place.
No, not your kitchen nook (although I never turn down a brunch) – your online home. You can ask me questions or just give me a topic to write about (like making dreams coming true, or simple marketing advice).
Before you do this – think about your people: what do they like to read about? What would help them most?
- If you sell patterns or yarn, I can answer questions/write about my own journey as a knitter/spinner/dyer.
- If you sell art, I can talk about the power of buying art to express ourselves (I go on about this in the book!)
- And of course, if you provide services or education to any kind of business, I can write about marketing, people-finding, and map-making.
5. Bring the party to Amazon
6. Get the book in book stores.
Got a favorite local bookstore? Call 'em up! Ask them if they plan to stock Market Yourself. If they respond with “huh?”, send 'em here + here.
(My favorite bookstore is Malaprops. If you're ever in Asheville, don't miss it! If you live in Asheville, give 'em a call for me, eh?)
7. Let's get together. Live. In person. No joke.
I'm taking this baby on the road!
May 10th: Gather Here in Cambridge, MA
May 12th: Wishstudio in Newburyport, MA
San Diego, Cleveland, and Chicago in June; Portland and Seattle in August and…anywhere else you'll have me!
If you've got a great local bookstore, yarn shop, or a friend with a big living room, ask them to host a workshop. We can talk Right People and Marketing your Creative Biz, or we can talk Map-Making.
To get this started, send a note to the place and copy me on it (taraATtaraswiger.com).
(If you hook me up with a place, I really will take you out to a real, live brunch)
Thank you so much for all of your encouragement, tweets, and sweet emails.
Stay tuned for even more brunch wonderfulness on May 10th!
I almost forgot to tell you! The Starship is now open. Join us here, until Friday.