At long last, your book is done. You’ve handed off the final manuscript to your editor, had your photo taken for the book jacket, and emptied your celebratory bottle of wine. Time to start on the next book? No. It’s time to start planning the marketing and promotion for this one!
Gary’s Guide to Successful Book Signings will walk you through your launch party, book signings, talks, conventions, and more.
In 1991, Lou Ward started an alternative newspaper in Red Lodge, Montana called the Red Lodge Local, which changed names several times, finally settling on the Local Rag. The final issue came out in December of 2014. I have owned the Rag since 2007, and I’ve gathered the funniest, the localest, the VERY BEST of the Local Rag for this book in 252 full-color pages.
On February 27, 1943, an explosion at Smith Mine #3 in Washoe, Montana killed 74 men—the worst coal mining disaster in Montana’s history. This is the story of the miners, the heroes in the rescue operation, and the communities that were brought close to extinction by the disaster. This is a third edition of the original book, which was written by Fay Kuhlman.
When it was published in May of 1996, this book was the definitive guide to the Internet, CompuServe, and the rest of the dark and mysterious world on the other end of the modem. Written with co-author Richard Sherman.
This book from Small Town USA is an anthology edited by Karen Glaesemann & Devon LaHar and illustrated by Vanessa Barrett. It includes several dozen essays about life in small towns, one of which is my entirely-true story, Just Another Montana Morning.