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Tell the Fed Ex Man Good Bye

We all spend so much money sending out copies of our work via Federal Express. Sending out books for customers, reviewers, and FOF’s gets really expensive.

Let’s all plan ahead and send our books fourth class, or media rate. There’s really no advantage to using overnight services unless we are specifically requested to do so. If it absolutely has to be there overnight, but most times it doesn’t.

Sending via fed ex doesn’t impress like it used to. Back when I was a toy manufacturer, I remember sending samples to my “Big Buyers” via fed ex, UPS red label, and mail. I wanted to make sure they got the samples.

Have stamps made to look like the cover of your book. If you email me, I will give you two great resources I’m happy to share with you.

My printer made Marriage Mouse stickers that were made from the art on the cover of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and I use those on the outside of the package.

If it’s holiday time, I gift wrap my book in holiday appropriate wrapping paper. I’ve had a few comments on how the recipient enjoys unwrapping their gift.

With some creative thought you can make sure your recipient opens what you send them – without breaking the bank paying for fed ex fees.

What’s the most creative way you can think to send your materials? Share and let’s have some fun being creative.

Marcia Reece, the inventor of Sidewalk Chalk, is the #1 Bestselling author of Secrets of the Marriage Mouse and The Ultimate Online Media Directory. She serves as the founder of Aspen Support Group. Her latest book is available on her website at www.marciareece.com or on Amazon.com

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Reply from the agent of the song lyrics

It takes so little to put a smile on my face.  A return call from United Airlines would do that but that call has not yet come in!!!!

I did, however, receive an email today from the literary agent that represents the author of the song lyrics I want to include as the last page of the book.  They have asked me to forward to them the page before and the page after the page which will include “their” lyrics.

Piece of cake…it has been emailed off along with a copy of the proposed cover of the book.  I’m excited to hear back and am curious to see how long it will take to hear back.

So…now back to research for the PR contacts I want to send advance copies to…this is tedious work but I’ve always loved research.

Have a great day.  The sun is shining in Denver and life is good!


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