What A Ride

Posted by Tom Locke on November 29th, 2022 filed in Business, Education, General, Life, Music, Technology

Officially on November 11, 2021 my new book, “Moments In Time: Stories About Artists And Songs From The 50s, 60s, & 70s. For Fans Of Music … From A Music Fan” went live on Amazon.

In the month prior (October), I picked up 700 copies of my book from my printer in Victoria. Since then I have sold 1200+ copies, created some effective marketing & promotion, and have met and been introduced to some great people during this ongoing journey.

The support I have received from family & friends, business associates, and valued colleagues has been incredible.

Moreover, my book has achieved its goal of putting smiles on people’s faces as the stories contained within the pages have brought back fond memories of enjoyable times gone by.

In addition to this, it has been recognized in the literary community – being selected as one of the three finalists in the Non-Fiction category for the 2022 Canadian Book Club Awards (winner to be announced on December 30) and receiving 5-STAR reviews from Reader Views and Readers’ Favorite, two highly regarded book clubs in the U.S. Complementing this have been the ongoing 5-STAR reviews on Amazon worldwide.

One thing that I have always promoted and took to heart in this project was the belief that “nobody tells your story better than you do.” To that end I have approved all creative, shared book information freely, did some book signings, and have given numerous interviews that have ended up in print, on podcasts, and on Internet radio shows.

In addition to putting smiles on people’s faces, the book is unique in that it embraces technology by using QR codes to allow the reader to listen to the song featured in each story. There is no other book like it in marketplace today.

It’s been a great ride to date – one that I believe will lead to even more satisfying experiences.

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