Book Appearing in Stores

Since my publisher released early copies of A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin, my book has begun appearing in Oregon stores ranging from Portland to Roseburg. The picture shows theWhile Away Display conspicuous placement at While Away Books in Roseburg, right in front of the door as you walk in. Nice!

A quick stroll through the Indie Bound list of independent outlets shows online listings of A Place of Her Own in bookstores across the United States, from San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and more on the west coast, to New York on the east coast, with Chicago, St. Louis, and Denver, among many more between. Wouldn’t Martha be surprised?

Perhaps the most surprising discovery shows listings in France, Germany, England, and Spain through association with information on Maupin, Oregon. Thank you, Uncle Howard. Without the influence of Howard Maupin for whom this small Eastern Oregon town was named, would these European countries even know about my book? Howard was the brother of Martha’s husband Garrett, my great-great-grandfather. And Howard does appear in my book as the colorful character he must have been.

I spent time yesterday showing off the book in bookstores and libraries, and delivering copies to places like the Douglas County Museum. Such fun! I even had to show it to people where I bought a few things for my upcoming signings. And at the dentist’s office. You know how it goes. People get to visiting, and I keep a copy in my bag now—getting a little dog eared but still looking good. The response has been terrific.

Thanks to my publisher, Globe Pequot Press (TwoDot imprint), for getting the word out in faraway places and for putting together a book with great eye appeal.


6 thoughts on “Book Appearing in Stores

  1. Debbie Burke May 21, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Janet, what a thrill! I’m so happy for you. You can certainly be forgiven a bit of pride showing off your baby at the dentist’s office–all new mothers do 🙂

    • Janet Fisher May 21, 2014 / 5:34 pm

      Debbie, I laughed out loud reading your comment. Perfect comparison! 🙂

  2. Patricia J. Parker May 21, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    Amazing Janet – the world is indeed small. I am proud of you.

    • Janet Fisher May 21, 2014 / 6:25 pm

      Isn’t it, though? Thanks, Pat.

  3. heidiwriter May 21, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Wow! This is great! I didn’t know about Indie Bound, so I looked and there are my four books–including the non-fiction coming out in September! Congratulations to you, Janet, and yes, do carry your book with you and show it to EVERYBODY!!!

    • Janet Fisher May 21, 2014 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks, Heidi. Yes, it’s definitely fun to show it off, and people are so receptive.

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