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Linda M. Schulman
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  • Citrus Heights, CA
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Linda M. Schulman commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Ed Hi, Cute..... As difficult as the first book was to memorize, that's how easy the second book was to memorize.  It's the audience problem.  Now that I'll be putting myself in front of a camera, there are many other…"
Sep 10, 2012
Ed Wicke commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Ooooooooh remembering stories in rhyme!   It'll come in time. If you get stuck Just mime."
Sep 10, 2012
Linda M. Schulman commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Hi Lois, Thank you for your suggestion.  I do get hung up on not getting the complete memorization.  One of the problems is that the stories are mostly in rhyme, with changes in rhythm and syncopation.  What I've…"
Sep 9, 2012
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Hi Linda, Here's a thought for you that might work.  You mention reciting and your dread of speaking.  I frankly have a terrible memory.  Ages ago left acting for directing and eventually found I was meant to storytell. …"
Sep 9, 2012
Linda M. Schulman commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Hi Carl, That's a good idea.  Filling in the details about characters and and creating more interest.  Of course, I would like to hear the tale end of this to find out how it goes. I'm moving forward with preparing to…"
Sep 8, 2012
Carl Gough commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"I'm currently working with the author of a childrens book to help him use storytelling in this way. I have taken a different approach however. I did not want to preempt what was in the book otherwise I felt it would defeat the purpose of trying…"
Sep 6, 2012
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Michigan."
Aug 30, 2012
Linda M. Schulman commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Lois,  Which State are you in?  Are you in California by any chance? Linda"
Aug 29, 2012
Linda M. Schulman commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Yesterday, I received delivery of a tripod for my camcorder.  Getting ready to record myself and my dramatic reading.  I'm hoping that doing several different DVD versions of my 2 books will be fun and not torture and that at the…"
Aug 29, 2012
Ed Wicke commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"I write for & sell to 8-12 year olds."
Aug 29, 2012
Linda M. Schulman commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Ed, How old are the students who are buying your books? "
Aug 28, 2012
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Thanks, Ed.  The need for more than 1 day certainly makes sense unless there's an afterschool event with parent present.  Thanks also for the math explanation!  Like most bits of math that are marked wrong, there's a…"
Aug 28, 2012
Ed Wicke commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"It's not 2 of 3 students, since some of them buy more than one book.  But nearly half the children buy books and many of those buy two books or more.  The UK doesn't make it difficult for authors to sell books directly at…"
Aug 28, 2012
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Here's a follow-up for Ed. I was just reading this blog article and comments on selling books through storytelling.  It's possible there's a difference because you're in England, but if you tell to 6,000 students and sell to…"
Aug 27, 2012
Linda M. Schulman commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"Hi Brian, I am preparing to do 2 videos.  One for each of my books.  I'm planning to record them on my own and am waiting for a tripod to arrive for my camcorder.   I plan to send copies to my relatives…"
Aug 24, 2012
Ed Wicke commented on Linda M. Schulman's blog post Selling My Books Through Storytelling
"I do most of my selling as a result of storytelling.  I go to around 30 schools a year (mostly in England), perform there to around 6,000 8-12 year olds, and sell around 4,000 books each year as a result.  And like you, I don't…"
Aug 21, 2012

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I write and illustrate a children's picture and rhyme book series, Tales of Woofie. So far I've written 2 book and am in the middle of creating a 3rd book in the series. I read the book to children so that they can see the pictures, but what I really like is to do is a dramatic recital since I memorized both books and tell the story the way it's meant to be told. I'm looking to either work on my own or with other storytellers.

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Selling My Books Through Storytelling

After writing each of my books, I decided to memorize them.  In developing my presentation, I realized the next step would be recording and videotaping the dramatic readings.  That's when it occurred to me that perhaps I should start looking into storytelling.

 

Selling books is a challenge.  There are millions of writers and new books coming onto the market.  There is a huge competition with children's books.  If you're not connected and if you fail to win the lottery, which…

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