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My First Book Talk

Emanuel For LoveThis past weekend I gave my first talk on my book which was held at the Martin Luther King Library in downtown DC.  It was organized by Sheila Cash who is the organizer for the DC Metro Metaphysics and Enlightenment Group.  The talk lasted for about an hour and 20 min and about 30 people were in attendance.  The talk was well received with great feedback.  I didn’t prepare much in advance I simply allowed the talk to flow naturally.  I was very relaxed.  All in all it was a great experience.  I even sold a few books and made a few new friends.

Ruben,

Your talk was extraordinary! You are an incredible speaker……..sincere, humble, interesting and engaging! Thanx so much!
Love, Sheila

Day Two: 7 Requests for Reviews

Day Two; 7 Requests for Reviews

The Emanuel for Love press release through PRWeb went out yesterday.  I Google’d myself and was surprised to see all the places where my news release is being picked up.  Wow, how’s that for popularity overnight?  Even my blog, “Living the Dream” is being picked up.  Apparently, if you want to say something, say it in a blog.  

 

Here is this self published author struggling to get his divinely inspired message out to the masses.  How does one cry, “bleeding heart” in a crowd this size?  It still seems like insurmountable odds.  If this message really is divine in its origin, how would God use me to get his message across?  Sometimes I can’t see it.  One thing is for certain, the heavens can see farther on a stormy day than I could ever see on a clear day.  I know God will part the sea because this message must be heard.

 

I was overwhelmed by the amount of work not to mention expense that is involved in publishing a book. For those illusive reviews…the universe sent help. Bostick Communications crossed my path yesterday.  I immediately grabbed hold of the life raft and signed on to their distribution service without even giving it a second.  The universe said jump and I did.  They offer a Religion Press Distribution package to deliver your press release to the religion editors at the major media markets with follow up phone calls to key editors.  It was exactly what I needed.  I’ve had 7 requests so far for review copies of my book. That makes 8 so far including the Clarion Review.

 

 

I had another one of those visitation dreams this morning….

Day ONE; The Press Release

Today is Day ONE.

Numerologically, September 10th, 2007 is equal to 9+10=2007 = 2026 which in turn in equal to 2+0+2+6 = 10 which is equal to 1+0 = 1.   For me, this day has great significance.  It comes with the promise of a new beginning.  A day where peace can be allowed to flourish.  Let it be the day we erase terrorism from our minds.  It is the dawning of a new age.  It is the Age of Aquarius.  Give this day special significance for you.  Meditate on Peace today.  Make it the begining of something new for you also.  Share this with your friends.  Together we can all make a difference. 

For me today is also special in another way.  I also timed my book’s official press release to coincide with this day.  I wanted to share the link with you all.  To see and read a copy of the click on press release.  

The Illusive Book Review

I thought the hard part would be writing the book.  Now I’m faced with the illusive book review.  Yeah apparently you have to get people to review your book.  Not just anyone will do.  They must be credible book reviewers.  So now my job is to beat the pavement and send out queries to prospective reviewers asking them to review my book.  Once they agree to review your book you need to send them a free copy.  Well I tend to be a bit impatient at certain times so I’ll hire it done.  Yeah I forked out $305 to have a professional book review done of my book.  I retained Clarion to review my book. Here is where we’ll see the objective truth.  All my money guarantees is a fair and honest evaluation of my book.  God willing it will come back glowing.  I think a glowing review in my favor whether I paid for it or not will make it easier to get other free reviews.  I paid the $305 dollars and sent them a copy of the book.  I’m told it takes 6 to 8 weeks to turn around the review.  Stay tuned and mark your calendar.  Will I be glowing or will I be frowning.