I promised to post some of the suggestions that resulted from my workshop on book promotion. I won't identify these by name unless I'm sure the person wouldn't mind (i.e. Shirley). Here are a few of my favorites:
One writer plans to submit her book straight to Oprah!
Comment: This writer has chutzpah. Wouldn't we all think we'd died and gone to heaven if our book made it to Oprah's book club?
Here's another suggestion:
Contact a local airline and have them place a copy of your book (or an excerpt of it) in the back pocket of the seat in the plane! You'll have a captive, book-hungry audience!
Comment: this even came with a charming illustration of an airplane, with quotes surrounding it - "Wow, this is a great book!" "Love this book!"
While I don't think this is possible, airlines being airlines, I thought it was a great idea!
Future suggestions will be posted - - - stay tuned!