Conversation between Jim Willison and Joni Foster about who might want to read this book:
Jim Willison: What about marketing? What will you do there? It could be six of us who buy it or it could be six million, because this happened at a time when this stuff doesn’t happen. There’s a whole new generation who could read this book and it could go viral.
Joni Foster: Yes, but think about what you said earlier. "I’m genuinely willing to talk about this to people who are interested and have that connection, but I’ve unfortunately talked to people who are distant from the story, who look at the story as just entertainment. And that doesn’t feel good. I don’t really want to talk to them about it."
So, I totally agree, this could be six people, this could be six million people, but the best I can do is one step at a time. I need to get it finished, I need to get it to the people I’ve talked to, and then, I’ll probably want some of my friends to see it; I’ll probably do some marketing to people who know me. And the people I send the book to, you might want to get it to your friends, because it tells the story of something you went through. But I can’t tell you what will happen afterward. I’m self-publishing it. It should be available on Amazon.com for people to buy. I don’t know what I’m going to do next. This is how I started. I told people, “I don’t know if I’m going to write a book.” The best I can promise is that I will get you a copy, in hand, and a way to get more copies if you want it.
When Normal Blew Up: The Story of the People Who Died and the People Who Lived On