Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




Contact information:
Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Acceptance of Truth!

One of the hardest things to accept is the truth,
I mean the sure enough, downright, no holds barred,
Staring in the mirror at out naked selves truth...
I have had to accept a basic truth,
And that is that I am a grass-roots, writer, author, bookseller,
I knew that going in,
But somehow I allowed inner and outer voices,
Opinions and missiles,
To muddle up my truth,
There is nothing that I love more that standing in a room of people,
Talking about my books,
Or across a kitchen table,
Or in a living room,
Or in a cafe with overpriced wine,
Or at book fairs and festivals,
I love it, am inspired by it and crave it,
And that is how I sell a respectable number of books,
Try as I might,
No matter how much money I throw at other venues,
It somehow doesn't work as well for me,
And the naked truth is that $$$$ books sold is books sold,
I have so many of these kinds of things coming up,
Where people line up over and over to get the latest,
acVernon Menchan, Angelia Vernon Menchan, whoever she is writing as today,
Book...
So I have to accept my personal truth,
Honing what works for me,
Keeping my focus on what is Platinum,
For Me...
It is so, that the truth will set us free,
But only if it's our own truth!

Blessings,
angelia

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen! Most have a love-hate relationship with truth.

I sooo agree. So many 'truths' to accept as a writer... and where there is truth, there is change which is another attribute in need of major acceptance.

Great post!

G-Nice

Yasmin said...

Hey Angelia...it sounds like you're a writer who does better with in person appearances than anything else. You can handsell your books...because it sounds like folks need to see and hear you in order for your books to sell. And that's not a bad thing...just an acceptance of truth and as such online advertising/promoting just might not be for you.

But what might work for you is to continue to network with local groups, festivals, bookclubs to spread the word about your books because grassroots does sound like a good approach for you.

Oh yeah and trying to get reviews from like Library Journal and there's one other one...can't think of the name right now...but anyway working on trying to get reviews from these organizations can go along way in trying to get your book into school libraries for Is No Not Clear Enough.
xoxo

Angelia... said...

G-Nice,
the truth is the truth, no matter how we slice it...

Yas,
I don't know if people need to see me to purchase my books, it is more about what feels right and true to me...

angelia

Yasmin said...

okay well let me ask this question...have you sold more books online or in person? If the latter...it sounds like you do better handselling your book...and folks need that personal interaction/touch you bring to the table. I know you've done online advertising but based upon what I read in your blog it sounded as tho' your sales experiences were more positive when you personally sold your book vs. online advertising with various groups.
Hmmm oh did I read that wrong...it's possible as I'm only functioning on four hours of sleep...lol.
The key is that marketing dollars are an investment...and they must be spent wisely...so if online doesn't work for you that's good to know as now you can spend your dollars where they are most beneficial.
xoxo

Angelia... said...

This isnt so much about anything other than what I have discovered in 2.5 years what works for me...
That's why I call this rambling...

blessings,
angelia

Yasmin said...

Okay then I'll take my marketing hat off and go and take a nap. TTYL.
xoxo

JC Martin said...

Truth is the best way to go. I hate being lied to, so I don't do it. So I accept truth with my arms open wide.