Since the Firehouse reception for the publication of the anthology, Remembering, on March 5, 2011, there’s been some fierce book promotion and marketing in the works.
Shortly after the March 5th reception, a press release for the publication of the Willow Glen Books anthology was submitted to an editor at the Silicon Valley Community Newspaper. What started out as a request to print the press release resulted instead, in a telephone conversation with a news reporter and a subsequent meeting with a photographer across the original bookstore on Lincoln Avenue. The reporter also contacted Cathy Adkins, the owner of Willow Glen Books, and there you have it—a full-page story about the anthology, released on page 4 of the April 8, 2011 edition of the Willow Glen Resident. You can read the story online in the Mercury News in the My Town section.
Books Inc. on Castro Street in Mountain View agreed to keep some copies of the anthology on consignment from April 4, 2011, .
Hicklebee’s on Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen, San Jose also agreed to carry few copies of Remembering on consignment effective April 8, 2011.
Subsequent to approaching the Willow Glen Branch Library and inquiring about their acquisition process, an order 8 copies of the anthology magically appeared on the Jacaranda Press site via PayPal. On contacting the San Jose Public Library acquisitions personnel by email, he mentioned, he had several dealings with Willow Glen Books in the past with regards to acquiring books. He also validated the anthology as having local interest. Encouraged by this prospect, the Santa Clara County Library has also been approached.
Those of you who were unable to attend the reception on March 5, 2011, and have not yet requested copies via mail, can acquire the books at the next poetry reading, on April 21, 2011, at the Willow Glen Branch Library on Minnesota Avenue, in San Jose. Being Poetry Month, you can attend the reading at 7:00pm, and read one of your poems from the anthology if you like, and a poem by your favorite poet.