Wait, Don’t Order Yet – Somewhere Between Ronco and PBS

Marketing, slogans, catch phrases, and promotion, have always

been a source of fascination for me.  See the U.S.A in your Chevrolet. Ask The Man Who Owns One. No Hill To Steep, No Sand To Deep.  The art of the sell at its finest.

Before trying to sell you on my latest book, an explanation is needed. I tried my hand at selling used cars many, many years ago and quickly learned that it simply wasn’t in my nature to convince a potential customer that a Pinto was what the family needed when they wanted, and desperately needed a station wagon.  There is an art to selling and selling in such a way that the customer leaves happy.  Still,  if I sell a fellow a three legged race horse when he is looking for a mule to pull the plow, chances are that I am going to have a bit of trouble sleeping at night.  And I would bet money that when it comes planting, there is no association between my name and fond memories.

With said, let me introduce you to my latest book, and make you an offer that will be tough to refuse. In a nutshell this book is a bucket list  for the novice or hard core Route 66 junkie, a list of must see sites, attractions, and places where you can enjoy great pie. I can guarantee that if you hit all 100 of the places listed, you will have had an unforgettable Route 66 adventure, met some fascinating people, made life long friends, and be hopelessly in love with a road that has an international fan club. 

Officially available September 1, you can pre-order 100 Things To Do Route 66 Before You Die  on Amazon.com. You can also order it through the publisher, Reedy Press, or, you can place your order for a signed copy by dropping me a note for details. The cost is the same as on Amazon, $18 per copy but I will have to charge shipping, a small price for having a copy that is defaced by the author. And, for wholesale orders, contact the publishers at mleahy@reedypress.com or call 314-677-8473.

However, as they are prone to say on late night television during the infomercial marathons, wait, don’t order yet. We can add value to that order! This is the part where Jim Hinckley’s America intersects with PBS during pledge week.  As followers of the blog and Facebook page know by now, last week I launched a patron program (red button, upper right corner). For a limited time, I am offering new patrons at the $50 level a long list of exclusive services AND a copy of the new book as well as a copy of episode one of the video series Jim Hinckley’s America: A Trek Along Route 66 with free domestic shipping. For international patrons I will have to charge shipping.

Here are a few details of the exclusive services being offered to patrons.

Welcome To Jim Hinckley’s America
$5 or more per month
  • Exclusive patron posts about travel tips, restaurant and motel reviews, new projects, and pending appearances –
  • Seasonal discounts on books and DVD’s by Jim Hinckley
Behind The Scenes
$25 or more per month
  • access to exclusive patron posts including travel tips, restaurant and motel reviews, project updates, behind the scenes videos –
  • exclusive posts for this sponsorship level –
  • invitations from the road –
  • personal travel planning discussion via phone conference, up to 15 minutes per month –
  • seasonal discounts on new release books and DVD’s –
Supporter of the Arts
$50 or more per month
  • LIMITED TIME OFFER – signed copy of the new book, 100 Things To Do On Route 66 Before you Die AND a copy of episode one in the Jim Hinckley’s America: A Trek Along Route 66 series. The new book is available September 1!  *free domestic shipping only
  • access to exclusive patron posts including behind the scenes videos –
  • exclusive posts for this sponsorship level –
  • invitations from the road –
  • personal travel planning discussion via phone conference, up to 15 minutes per month –
  • seasonal discounts on new releases –

 

 

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