WordPress Bible Book Tour

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From the moment I announced that I would be writing the WordPress Bible, friends and fans all over the world have been asking me to come to their city to do an event. Clearly, I would love to do such a thing, but without tremendous support it is not in the cards.

However, more recently, as I’ve just reached my 50% writing deadline, I’ve thought more seriously about going on the road next year after the book goes on sale. (It’s slated currently for Feb 22, 2010 and you can pre-order the book now on Amazon for $31.49
– aff).
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So here’s the deal. I am working on a sponsorship that would provide me a vehicle for a round-the-country 2-3 week book tour in late March, early April. I would like to visit 12-15 cities around the U.S. and Canada. Ideally, these are cities where there are a core of WordPress users and, ideally, where there has been a WordCamp (this denotes interest in the topic). Some of these cities might be:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • NYC
  • Boston
  • Toronto
  • Nashville
  • Columbus
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Seattle

Each city needs to have a host who can organize the event, take care of expenses, etc. I would like to be able to host an open bar/reception time as well so sponsors probably need to be raised. Don’t get me wrong, this type of thing is probably not a break-the-bank kind of event. We need a venue (bookstore likely), venue (reception), maybe sponsors, my expenses, and someone to get people out.

If you’re interested in hosting in these or other cities, send me an email at aaron@technosailor.com.

Comments

  1. says

    So basically, you want people to have something like “WordPress Bible Camp” ? or Aaron Brazell Camp? Hold an event, organize it, make sure costs are taken care of, and invite you to it? Am I wrong about that? Shouldn’t your publishing company be helping out with such a thing?

    I’ve never published a book, so I am unsure of the process and your options.

    Don’t take my comment negatively though. I think having a camp like event surrounding your book would be really fun. I could never organize one though… I am horrible with event logistics, and don’t currently live in an area where it’d make sense.

    • says

      No. Not a camp. A book signing event. These things are usually are cozy events at a bookstore where people can buy the book if they don’t have a copy, I can sign it, talk to the audience a little about WordPress and whatever other topics come up, etc.

      Wiley may help some but much of the selling ability of this book relies on me, the author and the expert. That’s the usual approach that is taken in publishing.

  2. says

    Since they already have a variety of WordPress camps I would think they would love to have you come as a featured guest. Good luck with your book!

  3. says

    Congrats on the book (holy smokes, over 700 pages), that is a massive obligation to take on. Are you already done with the book, or are you still putting finishing touches on the thing? Is this your first book? Take care