Grab a nice beverage
of choice, set up a comfortable area, and fasten your seatbelt.
August has arrived, and it’s going to be busy…
It starts with the
official announcement of National Buy Bob’s Book Day. We’ve
been hinting about it a bit for a few weeks. Time has arrived
to lift the curtain.
We’ll be setting
off the fireworks on August 26th, and 2021 brings with it the
TENTH ANNUAL festivities. Ten years of them.
It all began with
the work being designed to help promote the release of Bob’s
first book, Time
Just Drifts Away. Noticing that national
days of celebration were being set up for all sorts of silly
and offbeat reasons, from raspberry cream pie to multiple days
for scallops, it seemed like a goofy, shameless, slightly twisted,
fun event designed to spotlight his writing was perfectly appropriate.
It’s been with us ever since.
This year we do
have a few things being designed to help celebrate. Look for
those to be shared over the next few days.
We’re also continuing
very special effort…
A portion from every
sale – on all twelve books, print and Kindle editions – is being
set aside, ultimately destined for two amazing cancer centers:
Roswell Park and Yale. This effort continues until August 31st,
so buy yourself a couple of books to read… pick up a couple
for friends (they make great gifts)… and head over to our social
media pages to like and share announcements.
In addition, we
want to point out that we understand you may have a cause that
is quite near and dear to you personally. Please, if nothing
else, take a few moments to investigate the efforts being done
in the areas important to you, and if you can donate to their
work. While, yes, of course we would love to sell a few books,
the reality is simple: Some fantastic groups are having struggles
right now and can use our support, attention and help. Please
do what you can.
If you do decide
to but a book or two, thank you. Bob’s books have been known
to create enjoyable moments of wonderful reading, make fantastic
gifts, and purchases have made unicorns smile.
This month, we are
planning to see a
return of interviews around Backpackville.
Two specific efforts are nearing their first appearances: Backpack
Takes Five and Parkside Takes Five.
Each of these efforts
will introduce participants and ask them five questions. Backpack
Takes Five will appear on the web site, with Parkside Takes
Five exclusively on the pages of A Parkside View.
We also expect to
see full-feature interviews appearing on In My Backpack again
in the not-too-distant future.
Speaking of A
are being put on the August edition. We plan on a release of
that roughly around next weekend.
Ok… deep breath…
that’s the basics. Keep coming back. More announcements coming
up during this week and throughout the month. New essay should
hit on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Have a great day.