Thursday, October 23, 2008

Update on: "...Autism cannot wait until April to be discussed"

For those of you who have been following this story... Operation "Just One" begins tomorrow! Eileen and Kim are getting ready.

This is their current plan of action, as written by Eileen:

  • First of all, we are doing a mass mailing to bookstores asking them to participate in our mission.
  • We are going to canvass a local university about 2 hours away from our hometown with flyers regarding our book and autism. Spreading the word, making people aware of the existence of our book.
  • Then we will be approaching bookstores to ask them to carry one book as a sample copy for their shelf. Because we are sensitive to the fact that in this economic climate bookstores may be reluctant to do so, we are offering a poster for stores to display that has the image of our book cover and stating that it is "available for order upon request."
  • Then we are taking to the streets holding up signs that have our website, image of our we will be lawfully doing so, but I have joked with people about it. When they ask if my husband is going to join us, I always tell them "no...he has to bring the bail money!!"We are hoping to get some media coverage out of this, but if it doesn't happen, we won't be disappointed.The purpose is for people to get talking about our book, about autism. If we have to talk to one person at at time, one bookstore at a time...we are making a connection and that is what this is all about.

  • So Operation "Just One" will commence Friday in a city in Oregon. If one of your readers spots us along the road, give us a honk or a wave!!

Kim and Eileen are very thankful for any help you may be able to send their way. Wish them luck!

No comments: