Jeff Stimpson of New York, New York wrote the book "Alex: The Fathering of a Preemie" and wants ideas on how to get speaking engagements throughout the U.S. to promote the book.
From Christina Steder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
"I would suggest partnering with the March of Dimes. They are in the midst of a five-year, $500 million prematurity campaign. They are always looking for people who are willing to share their stories with others at March of Dimes events because it really helps to give a face to the mission of the organization."
From Wendy McClelland of Abbotsford, B.C. Canada:
"Contact celebrities who have had preemies and ask them for quotes to include in the press releases you send to the media when promoting your book. Some of the celebrities that come to mind include:
–Melissa Gilbert (Laura from "Little House on the Prairie")
–Jazz singer Maysa
–NBA Star Darrell Armstrong who hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds for premature infant research
–Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, and his wife, Tana
–Vanessa Williams who has a nephew who was a preemie
From Miriam Silverberg of New York, New York:
"What about contacting maternity wards in hospitals? If they thought the book worthy, they might recommend it to new parents. Also, pediatricians. Contact Barnes & Noble and Borders Books for speaking engagements."
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