I made some hard phone calls this morning. I called James' co-author, Kristine Chandler Madera, to tell her about the liquidation sale for How To Meditate with Your Dog
. I also called my mother.
The calls were hard because I had to ask for their help. I could call it grovelling ;-) but that's a little dramatic. It's how I felt, though.
You see, we still have too many cartons of books sitting in that warehouse in Kansas City. We have to get them out of there. The distributor has ... well, let's just say that it's a long story and not a pretty one.
The bottom line is that I have to call all of my family and friends and ask them if they will buy a case of books - at a deep discount of 87% - to help us out.
That's the hard part. I really hate asking. But the really good part - and the reason I'm willing to do it - is that the book is AWESOME and it helps people and their dogs connect. Think about how many dogs are adopted from shelters and have trouble adjusting. What kind of gift would it be if that shelter had this book to give to the new owner?? Amazing!
So I'm asking you, too. If you love dogs (and I know you do or you wouldn't be here), would you please take a few moments today to touch in with your heart and see if you can help us out? The details are here.
My mother's first reaction was "I would love to help, but what would I do with 60 books?"
I said "Mom, if you want, I will find a local shelter in your area to send the books to. You don't even need to know where they're going. I'll figure it out for you. I can find dogs in need - believe me!"
So even if you don't know what to do with 60 books, yourself, keep in mind that Midpoint (our distributor who houses the books) can ship them ANYWHERE. To ANY shelter or rescue operation! And if you need me to find a good home for the books, I will do it!
The good news is that both Kristine and my mother picked up a case of books. So, yay! It just makes me sick to think that not only are we out the inventory, but that THOUSANDS OF DOGS will never teach their humans how to meditate!
If you have any questions whatsoever about the liquidation sale, don't hesitate to ask. You can post them here or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you!
You can call Midpoint directly at 1-800-742-6139. If you want to help but don't know where to send the books, call me at 808-879-1177 and I will take your order and choose a shelter to send them to in your area.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate you reading this and checking in to see how you can help