loblolly writer's house, the publishing house for romantic historical fiction and gothic suspense by a mississippi writer from the deepest of the deep south

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By the Slice in Dolphin Court on Pass Road in Gulfport, MS 228-284-1623.

Non-Conventional Marketing

Given that I am my own publisher/distributor with a very small print run, my marketing methods must, by necessity, be unique. I do enjoy participating in craft fairs and have given talks on writing and self-publishing. I hope to do more of the same.

With my recent decision to go with Ingram-owned Lightning Source (LSI) to meet my print needs, I made my books available to all the big chain stores such as Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million. Odds are interested readers will not find my work on their bookstore shelves, but these nation-wide stores can now order my work at the reader's request.

I find satisfaction in getting my books in "bookstores"--just seems right for some reason--like that's where they are supposed to be, and, yes, I'm being facetious. At present, I'm focused on the independent book stores in Mississippi. That focus alone is enough to keep one person busy. I've also found a supportive market in Mississippi's gift stores.

I am pleased to highlight those stores that have agreed to carry some of my work if only on a trial basis. I hope you'll find a vendor near you and ask for one of my books. These stores are privately owned gift stores or independent book stores. If they don't have the book you are requesting in stock, they can order it from me--and it gets my name in front of them. That support is very valuable in establishing me as a writer/publisher. Thank you.

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"Loblolly Writer's House Site" Copyright 2006 by Charlsie Russell

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Book Stores

Bay Books, 131 Main Street in Old Town Bay St. Louis, MS 39520, 228-463-2688.

Cover to Cover Books in Natchez, MS 39120, 601-445-5752.

Dancing Rabbit Press, 402 East Beacon St., Philadelphia, MS 39350, 601-650-1999.

Lemuria Books, 202 Banner Hall 4465 I-55 N. in Jackson, MS 39206, 601-366-7619.

Main Street Books, 210 Main Street in Historic downtown Hattiesburg, MS 39401,601-584-6960.

Mimi's Used Books and Treasures on Bankhead Street in downtown New Albany, MS (Union County).

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