Our first Banner Ad

It’s not as good as it could be…but hey…it’s the first animated gif banner ad I’ve ever created.

We are currently working on several different versions along with a way to track sales from specific banners for the purpose of giving commisions on book sales sent our way by our various supporters.

Until then, feel free to use this one if you’d like.

We’ve Got Books…Lots and Lots of Books!

Today my first shipment of books from our 10,000 copy run were set to arrive…just in time for my appearance at the AfWPi Annual Conference in Ventura, CA. But when the truck had not yet arrived, I made a call and found out that they were at the hub in Orange (30 minutes away)…but were not set to be delivered until Monday. I leave for Ventura on Sunday afternoon. When I pressed for some options that might allow me to get by books sooner, they told me to come on down after 9:00pm and pick them up. So I did…and all 100 cases (2,400 lbs worth) were stacked into my silver Grand Caravan.

Here is the back view… 

Van Shot-Back

My van filled with boxes of books (back door)

Here is the side view…

Van Shot-Side

My van filled with boxes of books (side door)

My van has never been so heavy laden. I had to drive suface streets just to get home safely…the tires were too “squishy” to be safe on the freeways.

But they are now home safe and sound…

Big stack of Books

The big stack of our boxes of books in my garage

 …and they’ll be ready to sell at the AfWPi Annual Conference.

Who wants a case?

My first feedback from an engaged couple!

TBWR…E! has only been out for 2 months…and most of the advance copies have been sold to Wedding DJs and other Wedding Vendors…but we’ve been getting more and more engaged couples lately who are purchasing the book on Amazon.com as well.

Well today I received my first “thank you” e-mail from a couple who are planning their wedding for July 7th, 2007 in the Bay Area…Andrina and Mason

They also wrote to tell me they have hired a caricature artist to come and create similar portraits of their guests at the reception. This was an idea I had intended to include in the Cocktail Hour Chapter…but I ran out of room for this current version of TBWR…E! Way to go you two…make it fun!

I am so looking forward to hearing from more brides and grooms who are reading TBWR…E! in the coming weeks and months. Knowing that my book might play a small role in helping make your receptions “the best…ever!” is so fulfilling.

It took 7 years to complete the book…but it only took 3 months to get the blog working!

FINALLY! The TBWREblog is up and running! Tomorrow is “tax day”…are you ready? I’ll be spending my tax day wrapping up the highly requested “Bonus Chapters”…but they’ll be worth the wait.

Have you watched the 3 TV interviews about TBWRE yet? They are now on YouTube…but you can watch them here…

Upcoming Events

We are currently lining up several more interviews for TV and Radio…keep visiting the Upcoming Events page to see if I might be coming to a TV station near you.

Have fun with those taxes…