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Release Day: Six things you can do

Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for.  September 1—Prostitutes and Polygamists: A Look at Love, Old Testament Style is finally available.

I know what you’re thinking, “What can I do to help promote this book?”  What a great question.  I’m glad you asked.  Here’s a list of six things you can do.

You could buy a dozen of copies of the bookP&P makes a great Christmas present.  Think of the cool things you could say to a family member in their Christmas card, “When I heard about the book Prostitutes and Polygamists, you were the first person I thought of.”  How cool would it be to be finished with Christmas shopping in September?  (Actually, a purchase of one copy would be sufficient.)

You could post the YouTube promo video on Facebook (see below).  Some of you have already done this (thanks!).  (Some have said the actor looked like Tom Cruise or perhaps Freddy Krueger, but no that’s actually the author in the book trailer.)  The video was filmed in an abandoned building, where the lower level was a dance hall, and the upper level where I’m walking were hotel-type rooms.  Hmm.

You could write a review for Amazon, Good Reads, Barnes and Noble, or somewhere else.  Some of you did this for God Behaving Badly (thanks!).  If you don’t have anything nice to say about the book, make something up.  Nah, don’t do that.  Be honest.

You could invite me to come speak at your church or campus fellowship on topics related to the book.  I love to speak about God and God’s word.

You could teach a Sunday school class on the book.  I bet it would be the first time someone taught a class on prostitutes at your church.  The Bible talks about prostitutes, perhaps we should too?  Do we really believe that “all Scripture is inspired and profitable for teaching?” (2 Tim 3:16).

You could come hear me speak this Sunday at the Decatur Book Festival (if you’re in the Atlanta area over Labor Day).  The DBF is the largest independent book festival in the US.  All the big names will be there (and a few of us small names).

Wild Ideas: You could buy a full-page ad for the book in the New York Times.  You could get a t-shirt made with a picture of the cover and wear that every day for a year (that’s better than what Ezekiel had to do).  You could film a commercial about the book and then buy air time during the Super Bowl.

The person with the wildest promo idea in the comments below gets a free copy of the book.

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