Border’s Books Claims Bankruptcy

I just had some bad news today. Borders Books is claiming bankruptcy. I did a signing at my local Borders store in Salem, Oregon on November 6th. I have not received payment for  the books I sold there yet. It has been over ninety days.

The manager told me on the phone that another company has taken over paying the bills, and I will have to fill out a claim to try to get my payment from Borders. It doesn’t look good, but God is in charge, and what ever happens, it was meant to be.

I will keep you posted each day on the progress of this continuing saga.  

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Think on this:

  • All things work to the good to those who believe.
  • Life will go on if something happens in your life that is devastating. God has a plan , even through this storm.
  • Those who persevere, are the ones who will have many crowns when they are in heaven.
  • It is always darkest just before the morning dawn.
  • Wait on the LORD, because He is with you always.
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Updates on the Marketing Plan for Signs of Hope

I have started a new marketing plan for 2011. I am now “hitting,” all the bookstores, and gift shops in Oregon that I can, in person, to see if I can place, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” in them.

If you are a store owner, or know someone who is ine in the Northwest area, please make a comment and let me know the contact information.

I will offer a 40% discount just for the store, and even go on consignment. That means no money out of the store owners pocket unless the books sell.

I placed two books in the Oregon State Capital Building gift shop this last week, and I have 24 books placed at the Women’s Assistance league gift shop at the Daue House location in Salem.

I have books in all of the Rainbow West Christian bookstores, which are in Albany, Salem, Gresham, and Oregon City in Oregon, and two locations in Vancouver, Washington. One store is at the Vancouver mall.

There are books at the Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, Oregon.

On the Oregon Coast, there are book in Newport at the Canyon Way book store, and in Waldport at the New Creations Beauty Salon.

You can order it online at www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com, www.christinabooks.com, and on this website at: www.dougbolton.com.

On my site, I will be changing the price, in the next week. I will let you know when it has been changed. The price will be lowered from $19.99 to $15.99. A four dollar savings.

The books ordered from my website will have a personal note and an autograph.

I will have some exciting news in a future post about a contest for self published books I am entering. (News at 11:00 Pm. 🙂 )

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Also check back for updates on new signing  times and locations I will doing this year. One is already scheduled at Border’s Bookstore In Salem, Oregon on April 16th, from 2-4 P.M. The location of the store is on Lancaster.

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You Could Change a Life by Caring

Things are really jumping right now. I have started a full promotion campaign, and I am overjoyed with the results.

Waldport, Oregon City, Gresham, Salem, and Albany, Oregon are all carrying the book. I also have books in two places in Vancouver, WA.  I am sending promotional books to Asheville, NC, and Saddleback, CA. Both places show great interest in carry my book.

The big possibility is a distributor called, Choice Books. They are a national outlet for Christian books. They have circular displays in all the grocery stores and gift shops through-out the nation.

I am sending them a copy, and suggesting they carry my book in all of their clients stores. If they agree it is a minimum 5,000 book order.

This all is happening in the first two weeks since the book was published. Pray that God will grant these opportunities. Not for me, but for all the people that will find hope through the book, Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.

You can order the book for your self right off of this site. Just go to the tab at the top that says “Bookstore,” and click on it. There is a 50% cut in the shipping cost from now until the end of the year. This helps you with Christmas shopping.

The book deals with anxiety, fear of failure, depression, addictions, self-doubt, and the many other usual suspects.

You can see the many people who have endorsed the book, by clicking on the tab that says, (you guessed it,) ” endorsements.

Now you may be thinking. I am feeling OK. I don’t need a book to help me with all those afflictions you mentioned. Try to think of those around you in your own world.

Is there someone you now who lost a loved one? Did some one just go through a divorce? Is someone battling a serious ailment? Do you have a family member or a friend who is struggling with an addiction? How about a family that has had a foreclosure on their home; a friend who just lost their job?

There are many other afflictions that I haven’t touched on, but you get the picture.

Think of what a wonderful gift it would be if you bought the book;  gave it to someone, and it changed their life? It could happen and you could be the messenger.

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