Sunday, January 27, 2013

I need your help!

Friends, family, and supporters,


First I want to thank you all again for all the support you guys have shown Sloan and I lately! Coming to book signings, buying the book, spreading the word, etc. It all means so much that you have taken the time to do these things. We realize folks are busy, as we get busy ourselves and have to make time for certain things. That being said, I'll get right to the main reason for this current e-mail. As you know, my book was officially published late November. My publishing company, Indigo River Publishing, is a small publisher out of Pensacola, Florida. When they first initially contacted me, they explained that due to being a small company, they only deal with authors they feel had potential to be 'best sellers'. Those words were crazy and foreign to me, and still are, but going off of the last 18 months of history........we know anything is possible! Indigo River has a program called the 'Best Seller Launch'. It's a 12 week process. It's slow and boring. Just being honest. The basic principle to the program is researching and reaching out to everyone you can and getting them to buy the book. The key is getting folks to all buy the book on the same day, that's how you become a 'best seller'. Once you are labeled a 'best seller', you have that title forever. Your book is forever known as a 'best seller' and book stores, websites, organizations, etc. all list your book at the top of their recommended reading lists. That in turn gives your book more exposure and potentially snow balling the success of the book. I won't lie.........the thought of being known as a best selling author is utterly exciting. However, even more exciting is knowing that 'x' amount of people are reading the book and becoming more aware of the hearing impaired, the disabled, and the Esteem Implant. Not only that, but those same 'x' amount of folks are getting a dose of hope. I genuinely feel like the platform I have been given is solely to reach out to as many as I can and somehow affect them. Whether that's making them smile, giving them hope, encouraging them, educating them, or giving them a better outlook on life in general...........I want the opportunity to do so.

With all that being said, here's 'the catch'. My publishers are hoping that I can send this e-mail out to everyone on my list, and at least half of those people will send it out to everyone on their list, and so forth and so on. The assignment? To get everyone to purchase a book through Amazon.com on a certain day. The goal? To sell enough books in one day in order to obtain 'best seller' status.

Sounds somewhat easy right? The problem? Most of my friends and family have already bought the book! Lol. So this is why it would mean a lot to me if you guys would forward this message on, spread the news, and help me out. Folks are free to e-mail me with any questions, contact me through my public Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sarahmchurman), or call me. My book is currently only available through 3 avenues: Indigo River Publishing, me, and Amazon.com. A few days ago I reached out to people on Facebook asking them to go and give a review of my book on Amazon. The more reviews a book has, the better chance I have of Amazon recommending my book to others. I greatly appreciate all who did so!

This process has been hard for Sloan and I to swallow. In an act of being completely transparent and honest with everyone............this whole journey from day one back in May of 2011 has been completely organic and God-led. FROM DAY ONE. Plain and simple. We have done nothing to push anything to happen, we haven't groveled and begged to make things happen. We have been blessed to live our life and watch some amazing things come our way. We have strived to keep it that way. We have strived to continue to be humble, organic, and transparent throughout this whole process. Have we failed at times? I'm sure we have. Meanwhile, we have prayed and prayed and prayed as to how to go about this 'best seller' process that my publishers want me to embark on. I don't feel led to do the steps they want me to do. (Spend hours on the computer e-mailing folks, reaching out to organizations, bloggers, famous people, news, radio, TV, etc.) I do however realize that I have a part in the process and when I signed the book deal with Indigo River, I agreed to do my part of marketing the book. So, in order to meet that criteria.........I reach out to all of you in our circle.

THE GOAL:  TO SELL AS MANY BOOKS AS WE CAN ON AMAZON.COM ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH

LINK TO SITE:  http://www.amazon.com/Powered-SOUNDS-Choose-Hear-NOISE/dp/0985603356/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

INFO: The book is $14.95.

If you feel led and are willing, I'd love for you to help me out and forward this on. If you aren't comfortable, I totally understand! Like I said, Sloan and I are so grateful for all of you and all the support, prayers, encouragement, etc. That being said, we will, as we always do.......leave it in His hands.

Much love,
Sarah and Sloan Churman

7 comments:

  1. I will spread the word. I have told so many already about your book. It was so good, I enjoyed it so much. You really are an inspiration. It was good to see you again!
    Destiny

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    1. Thank you Destiny, it was good to see you too!

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  2. Hi Sarah... Can you please check your private messages on your public Facebook page for one from Susan Nickerson? We're trying to reach you urgently. Thank you! Lisa :)
    lisa (at) nickersonresearch (dot) com

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    1. Lisa,

      Just saw the message earlier and responded. Thank you for contacting me, I gave you my e-mail address and phone number for you to reach me at. Thanks!

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  3. Sarah I have to read first and if it shakes me I shall spread it as i am book hunter.

    Sell on Amazon

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  4. Hi Sarah, Indigo offered me a contract and I would like to know how your experience were with them. My email is jermaine4.williams@yahoo.com. thanks

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