Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Galveston Book Festival

Friday is here and a good thing too. I am heading to Galveston to participate in the Galveston Book Fair. The fair is from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM tomorrow. I am driving, and it is a 41/2 hour trip by car, so I need to go up the night before. I have been anticipating this festival in that I have decided to take a local approach to helping spread the word on my books. I plan on two others for this year, and then I will make a decision if I need to continue or go in a different direction.

Like you, marketing my books has been one of the hardest things about being an Indie author. Intellectually I know they won’t sell themselves so outreach tactics are necessary. I still haven’t found the magic bullet for success but will keep trying.

Today’s JohnKu talks about finding the formula for success. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Success by John W. Howell © 2018

We all want success,

Although the way may be hard . . .

Quitting’s no option.

60 comments

  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Your JohnKu made me think of The Grateful Dead, “Keep truckin’, like the do-dah man…” Wishing safe travels and lots of laughter. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😀

      Like

  2. Yes John, safe travels and lots of laughter. Go forth and prosper!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yeah too late to go forth and multiply. 😀 Thanks, Marc.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Haha!
        Best wishes Boss. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ha haha. 😀 Thanks, Marc.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Great last line! Enjoy the fair, John! Be safe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jill. 😀

      Like

  4. Awesome. Good luck and have fun. Drive safely too.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Charles. 😀

      Like

      1. You’re welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Have a great weekend with much success John.
    Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, David.

      Like

  6. Well, shoot. I’ll not be there, because circumstances have landed me in the hill country for the weekend. Have fun, and good sales!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Linda. 😀

      Like

  7. Fabulous for a Friday, John. Wishing you a fantastic time at the book fair. Wish I could be there. TGIF hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs to you.

      Like

  8. Enjoy the fair, and safe travels!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Staci. I hope to have photos too.

      Like

      1. Looking forward to them. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Wishing you the best of luck at the book fair, John! Safe travels and perfect Johnku 😀❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Marie. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  10. All the best at the book fair, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

      Like

  11. Booyah, John. You’re a role model!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Kevin.

      Like

  12. Safe trip, John and wishing you great success.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, John

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Wishing you a great Galveston experience, good John… “Keep truckin’, like the do-dah man…” (love it, Gwen!) ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Billy Ray.

      Like

  14. Wishing you many sales and safe driving, John!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Teri. 😀

      Like

  15. I wish you a record breaking group of interested, seriously buying, audience members. Best of luck.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Ronnie.

      Like

  16. I hope this is the magic bullet you’re seeking, John. I know you’ll be glad to report the results, right? Safe travels and enjoy the process!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Debbie. 😀

      Like

  17. Wishing you magical success, John! Have a safe trip and a good weekend. Weather should be nice. Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jo. The weather looks about the same as here.

      Like

  18. Hope all goes well with the trip and you make a ton of new friends and fans, John! I’m sure they’ll have a stellar catering area for you to snoop around too, so pictures please! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I will feature the thing on Views on Sunday.

      Like

  19. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I hope you have a wonderful time and much success this weekend:) Great johnku…giving up isnt an option!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Denise. A reoccurring theme with me.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Good luck John.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Safe travels and sending great thoughts that you will sell many books. And if you ever might that one magic thing that sells books, be sure to patent it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m beginning to think there is not a magic thing. Thank you, Cindy

      Like

  22. Enjoy the book fair John. When you find the magic bullet please let me in on the secret.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’ll be the first. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Good luck at the book fair … and safe travels!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Frank.

      Like

  24. I love your JohnKu! Glass Full is my middle name, too. Wishing you many book sales and lots of fun. Safe travels, John.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Great words, John! Perseverance will help, too, which is what you possess. So, safe travels, good luck, but have fun while you’re at it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Will try them all. Lauren

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Best of luck John!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Deborah.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for the link, Traci.

      Like

%d bloggers like this: