Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Books and Wine and Fun Ways to Promote New Releases!

Woo hoooooo! I'm back, my wicked bloggers!! Did you miss me? Well, I missed you. As many of you know, my computer crashed. I lost a couple of incomplete manuscripts and some precious photos. I'm still trying to have the data recovered, so keep your fingers crossed. Thanks to all my friends out there that sent welcome back emails! I love you all. Hey, don't be a dummy like me...BACK UP EVERY DAY!

Okay, back to my newest adventure. Some of you may remember that I told you I had a couple of signings at wine stores. They were by far the most successful signings I've ever had and definitely the most fun! I loved it so much that I've become a Wine Consultant for a winery in Napa Valley, CA. How exciting is this? Woo hoo! I love wine and I'm thrilled about this new twist in my ever evolving life! I'll continue to sign books via wine tastings but now I've expanded it to all my author friends. Wouldn't you love to have a wine tasting/signing here, in Cochem?

Now I know a lot of you live far away from me. I'm in Texas but I'm betting it won't be long and I'll be able to travel greater distances. I've talked to other wine consultants at the company that are already doing it six months in. For now, if any of you would like to do a book signing in conjunction with a wine tasting, in Texas and surrounding states, let me know. And there's no cost to you or any guests. Ever. It's a fun way to debut our new books and I get to make a little extra cash if any guests decide to buy a bottle. BTW, my wine vine is gorgeous!

I can't wait to do this!

Okay, these ladies have the right idea. I want a wine glass like this!

And can I have a drag off that big stogie? Don't get me started on cigars. We should start passing these fat babies out at signings too. Hey, it's like we gave birth, right? Our books are our new borns!

So, I'm hungry for new ways like this to promote our books. What about you? Please share the various ways you promote your books and participate in books signings. I know coffee tastings are another fun way. I love coffee just as much as wine and I'm all for trying out new grinds.

I'm also looking for great promo items. What clever promo items have you used in the past? I made some very beautiful beaded book thongs and they were a big hit.

Okay, you wicked bloggers, give me your ideas! I'll just sit back, sip my wine and enjoy reading your suggestions!

It's great to be back!
~Fat Hug,

Contact me for Wine Tastings with your Signings at alishapaigewilson@yahoo.com and we'll bring on the grapes!


Sierra Wolfe said...

Oooh! I love wine, and I love books! What better way to enjoy both? Great idea!

Wendy_Ely said...


Your book signings sound so fun. I can't wait for my first one and thanks for the idea.

Alisha Paige said...

Hey girls! I think books and wine go hand and hand. Let me know how your signing goes if you have a wine tasting. Can't wait to hear!

Tierney O'Malley said...


I wish someday we could do a book signing together. Maybe your good karma or mojo or sales appeal would rub on me. :)

Alisha Paige said...

I hope we do a signing together too, Tierney! Good friends, wine and books! Can't beat that combo!

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