11+ Things You Can Do to Make "Military Kids Speak" a Bestseller and Support Programs for Military Kids

If I've learned anything in life, I've learned that one of the most important things is having great friends! We're going to do our best to make this book a best seller and here's what you can do to help. I appreciate anything and everything you're able to do!!

1. Buy it!

I would be honored if you chose to buy it for yourself and for any of your friends or colleagues. It is available at your local bookstore or by going to our website: http://www.militarykidsspeak.com/books.phpor Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Military-Kids-Speak-Celebrating-Think/dp/1452872163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1300026041&sr=8-1
 
2. E-mail

E-mail everyone! Word-of-mouth is one of the best recommendations anyone can receive. It would be great if you could email your friends and tell them about "Military Kids Speak" and where they can purchase it.

Need help? Here's is a suggested email you can send: "My good friend, Julie Rahm, radio personailty and personal development guru has just written a book that's soon to become a best seller. It's entitled "Military Kids Speak - Celebrating the Way You Think About Being a Military Kid" It's available from Amazon.com, the Military Kids Speak website http://www.militarykidsspeak.com/books.php and through your local book stores. You may know her from her numerous appearances on radio and TV and from her weekly newspaper columns. She's known as America's Mindset Mechanic and has provided the tools for thousands of people to prosper in times of change. Now, she has written an inspiring book for young people in military families, spotlighting the emotional resilience of military kids as they live lives of challenge and change. The book contains essays by military kids and interviews with people like Shaquille O'Neal who lived the military lifestyle through high school. Proceeds from book sales go to programs for kids in military families.

3. Facebook

Facebook has become a great place to tell friends about friends! Anything you are able to post on your own Facebook page about the book, either your thoughts about the book or about Julie, would be greatly appreciated! Please join our Facebook fan page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-Kids-Speak/208855265797984#!/pages/Military-Kids-Speak/208855265797984?sk=wall and share it with your friends! IMPORTANT: Sharing our Facebook fan page with your friends and encouraging them to also become a fan can be one of the best ways to spread the word for "Military Kids Speak" to become a best seller!!

4. Tweet

If you have a Twitter account, one way to make things go viral is to tweet about the book, because Twitter is able to reach a large number of people. Some tweet topics include 'you are buying a book', 'giving the book as a gift', 'passing it out to military families', attach a picture of where you're reading it, shout-out your favorite chapter or re-tweet someone else's comments. The key is to keep the conversation going with the Twitteratti!! You can follow Julie on Twitter at: @MilKidsSpeak.

Another Tweet idea is to add hash tags so that other people can follow and help the news propagate. Use any of these popular hash tags: #social, #success, and #MilitaryKidsSpeak. A sample tweet could be: I just read "Military Kids Speak" from @MilKidsSpeak and you should too!! Order it here http://www.amazon.com/Military-Kids-Speak-Celebrating-Think/dp/1452872163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1300026041&sr=8-1!#success

5. Meet up/Tweet up:

Another idea is to hold a gathering of friends, co-workers or customers and have Julie stop by while on her book tour and meet/greet everyone, talk a few minutes about the book and have a book signing. If interested, please contact us at info@MilitaryKidsSpeak.com to find out when she might be visiting your city.

6. Webinar

A great way to utilize Julie's excellent speaking skills is to invite her to do a Webinar you may be hosting or by suggesting her to someone you may know who is utilizing this online medium. Think about using Julie and the topics of prospering in changing times and emotional resilience in "Military Kids Speak" as the subject matter for your Webinar discussion. Contact Julie via info@MilitaryKidsSpeak.com to schedule your Webinar soon.

7. Media

Interviews! Interviews! Interviews!! TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, newsletters, blogs, online or offline media!! If you have any contacts to any online, offline, print or broadcast media where Julie could be interviewed about the book, please contact Julie via info@MilitaryKidsSpeak.com.
 
8. Blog

Do you have a blog or know someone who does? If so, consider an interview with Julie or write about your own personal interactions with her. You may also want to blog about your favorite topics from the book. If your blog is a military or patriotic one, and you would like to do some kind of promotion or give-away with the book, please contact us about your ideas.

9. Word of Mouth

No rocket science here - tell co-workers, friends, family, and people on the street: "Have you read the new blockbuster by Julie Rahm called "Military Kids Speak"??"  Extra points given to people who wear sandwich-boards while walking the streets handing out "Military Kids Speak" flyers!

10. Book Signing

If you would like to help organize a book signing, please contact us at info@MilitaryKidsSpeak.com so we can schedule one in a city near you! Our team will work closely with a local independent, Barnes & Noble or Military Exchange stores.

11+. Write a review

Go to www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com and write your own takeaways and thoughts as a result of reading "Military Kids Speak." Some already have and we would welcome your recommendation too! Start chapter discussions at the fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-Kids-Speak/208855265797984#!/pages/Military-Kids-Speak/208855265797984?sk=wall
 
Thanks in advance for your help making "Military Kids Speak" a best seller and supporting programs for kids in military families!!!