Hi everyone. Wow- writing and releasing Raymond’s Room has been an amazing journey. There is already a lot of information on the web site about who I am and what this book is all about – so I won’t explain all that here. What I would like to share in this blog is how this message of ending the segregation of people with disabilities is being received out in the world and how well we are getting the message out.
This week we sent out about 550 press releases to disability newsletters, newspapers and other media. We will follow that up with a regular mailing to about 850 media. The book is now also posted online on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. We have a press release up in our press room. Readers of this blog should feel free to access anything on the RR web site for distribution.
TRN is a very small publisher, and we can’t hope to advertise in big markets, especially with the minimal profit on this product (we priced it at $15 in the hope of reaching the public). We need to rely on network marketing through our friends and colleagues. We hope that you will read the book and that you will consider mentioning or reviewing it through any outlets you have – via newsletters, your e-mail lists, or writing an article about Raymond’s Room in any appropriate publications you have.
Many people have already sent their endorsements, for which we are exceedingly grateful, and we have posted them on the web or printed them in the book itself. We know not everyone can endorse the book, although that would be great, but as long as you let people know it is available, we will have hope that it will reach those who mght be open to the message and maybe keep someone out of an unnceccsary facility. Please contact Dawn Langton if you need any additional information. A story idea is attached, and further downloadable information, including a cover image, photos, audio and a text interview, is available on the Raymond’s Room website.
Thanks in advance. I really appreciate anything you can do to help this effort.