Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

Motivational Speaker

Celebrating a Special Birthday at Readers’ Cafe

Filed under: I'll Do It Myself: The Book,Readers Cafe — by at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Glenda sitting by the buffet table at her Book Arrival Celebration

Hi and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. Today I invite you into my home for a special, extended Readers’ Café so that readers in far away lands may join us.

Today we celebrate a birthday of sorts: my baby, my book I’ll Do It Myself is one year old. Exactly one year ago today, my thirty years of dreaming, planning researching and writing became reality when seven boxes of books were delivered. Opening that first box and laying my eyes and hands upon what I had created, I can only imagine that is what giving birth is like.

This past year’s journey with the book has been awesome! Copies have been mailed to readers across Canada and the United States, and to Britain, New Zealand, Australia and even Chile! Copies are also available from Celebration Christian Store and Black Bond Books, another childhood dream come true. Meeting people along the way on two successful virtual book tours, plus two book signings in Las Vegas – I am truly amazed and am sincerely grateful. Thank you.

Please help yourself to food and a beverage of your choice and make yourself comfortable. Then sit back, relax and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Feel free to ask questions about I’ll Do It Myself, share your favourite passage or to mingle with fellow readers. Don’t be shy. Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation.

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.



Comment by Colin

December 5, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

i call snow ‘white dung from the sky’ lol.

the rain just washed all of ours away! so Rick, you can keep it; cuz its a biotch to wheel in lol.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

December 5, 2007 @ 5:17 pm

Coffee. Yum!

We only have two or three inches, just enough to let us know it’s that time of the year. The neighborhood kids are enjoying it.

Darrell’s right. You have more books in you. Lessons from the Left Thumb Blogger.

Comment by Colin

December 5, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

hey we should work on your next book together; you can type with your left thumb and i can type with my right… we’d make quite the pair!! lol.

Comment by Glenda

December 5, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

ahh, thank you Rick. We now have the second book title, now we just need the content! What kind of lessons are we talking about here?

Comment by Glenda

December 5, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

There you go, Colin. That’d be an interesting collaboration!

Comment by Darrell

December 5, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

Thanks Rick, it is nice to have support to help her write other books.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

December 5, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

You’re welcome, Darrell. Glenda’s talented, eloquent, and able to draw one in to her writing. I would certainly encourage her.

This may be a personal question, but is there a reason I’ll Do It Myself isn’t on Amazon?

Comment by Glenda

December 5, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

Rick, I’ll Do It Myself isn’t on Amazon for any other reason than I haven’t yet figured out how to do it! I’m doing all of my learning with the first book, then the second one will be smooth sailing!

Comment by Rick Cockrum

December 5, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

This article on getting your book on Amazon is two years old, so I don’t know if the information is still accurate, but it looks fairly uncomplicated. The biggest downside is they get 55% of your cover price.

Another good step is to get the book listed in Books In Print through Bowkers.
It doesn’t look like that costs anything.

Comment by Glenda

December 5, 2007 @ 6:01 pm

Much appreciated, Rick. I’ll look into these for Year Two. There is still so much more I ought to be doing in terms of promotion. {Hope my typing is ok, Faith is sitting in front of my monitor. ]

Comment by Rick Cockrum

December 5, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

Your typing is fine. My kitten likes to chase the mouse pointer on the screen. That can be fun sometimes. 🙂

The links are my bookday present to you. Here’s a link to faq to the Amazon Advantage program the article talked about. It doesn’t look like anything has changed.

For now, it’s time for me to go. Thanks for having us over, Glenda. I enjoyed the coffee. Goodnight, Darrell.

Comment by Glenda

December 5, 2007 @ 6:16 pm

Faith did that too, until Darrell gave me a flat panel. I’m scared her claw will tear it.

Thanks for the stopping by, Rick, and for the bookday gifts. Have a good evening.

Comment by Glenda

December 5, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

Darrell has made dinner; back in a bit. Feel free to mingle and to check out the buffet table.

Comment by Glenda

December 5, 2007 @ 7:10 pm

I’m back. The grilled porkchops, mashed potatoes and peas were delicious; thanks dear. Time to crank up this bookday bash. If you have come by, please come in and say hi! No need to be shy.

Comment by Mary McDonald, Process Improvement Specialist

December 5, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

Hi Glenda,

Congratulations and big hugs on your book b’day! I was in interviews all day, then traveling, so wasn’t able to come by in ‘real time’ but didn’t want to let the day go by without doing the happy dance and yelling a bit so — block your ears if you are sensitive to loud noises — WOO HOOO-O-O-O!

Mary McD

Comment by Glenda

December 5, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

Hey Mary, thanks so much for stopping by and doing the happy dance. Much appreciated!

Were you the interviewer or the interviewee — or can you say? Doesn’t sound like much fun either way.

Comment by Karen Putz

December 6, 2007 @ 6:36 am

Ok, so I’m fashionably late, even if it’s a day. Happy Bookday!!

May you sell many, many more in the upcoming year!

Comment by Toby

December 6, 2007 @ 8:47 am

Glenda – congrats! and happy belated book party. perfect book for a holiday inspiration gift 🙂

Comment by Lori

December 10, 2007 @ 7:11 am

Shoot! Late to the party! Any cake left for me? :))

Congrats on your baby’s first birthday, Glenda!

Comment by Glenda

December 10, 2007 @ 10:50 am

Welcome Lori! And,yes, there is cake left. One nice thing about virtual cake: it doesn’t go stale. No calories either!

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