by WestBow Press Social Media Publicist Brittany Harness
Last week, members of our WestBow Press team traveled to the Big Easy for AARP’s premiere national event that showcases the best of how people are redefining life after 50 — the Life@50+ event in New Orleans, La.
The event — a three-day conference held at the Ernest P. Morial Convention Center — allowed the team to mingle with and educate AARP members and their families on the services offered by WestBow Press and to offer encouragement and information on how to get their untold stories or unpublished manuscripts out to the masses.
Making the trek in two groups, the team traveled from Indianapolis and Bloomington, Ind. down to New Orleans, La. to represent WestBow Press. The first of the teams arrived Wednesday for booth coordination and setup, and by Thursday morning, the entire team was ready for final booth coordination, set up and action.
In addition to a book gallery featuring titles from WestBow Press and other indie publishing imprints, WestBow Press author Douglas F. Grady took advantage of the opportunity to promote his book Where’s Your Light? and meet the general public during his very own hour-long book signing at the event. By the end of his book signing, Grady didn’t have a single copy of his book remaining — a sign of success!
As indicated by the traffic to our booth and the praise of those who stopped by, the book signings at the AARP event were a wonderful way for indie authors to interact with readers and promote themselves and their books to a new audience.
The team of nine had a great time while in the Crescent City, was delighted to have met so many potential authors, and is thrilled that authors like Douglas F. Grady were able to introduce their titles to this great generation of readers.
Do you think you’ll join WestBow Press at an event in the future?