March 5, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Patsy Cline’s death by plane crash. It is also the publication date of the debut novel, Long Gone Daddies, by David Wesley Williams. What do these two events have in common besides the date? Look for David Williams’s contribution to the Huffington Post on March 5 to find out. If you can’t wait until then, download the first chapter at Blairpub.com or read it on your e-reader at Goodreads.
March also kicks off the “Display Your Daddies for Cash” bookseller display contest. The contest is open to individual bookstores within the United States that create an in-store display for Long Gone Daddies for at least one week between March 1 and March 31, 2013. To enter the contest, submit up to five photographs of the display to John F. Blair, Publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing to:
Display Your Daddies for Cash Contest
John F. Blair, Publisher
1406 Plaza Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Entries will be judged by the staff at John F. Blair on the basis of originality, customer appeal, and presentation. The winner will be announced by April 15, 2013. The winning bookstore will receive $500 from John F. Blair, Publisher, and a signed, first-edition copy of Long Gone Daddies by David Wesley Williams. For the official rules, other contest details, and display resources, visit Blairpub.com/DisplayYourDaddiesContest.php.
Anxious to get things started, we created our own display here at Blair. We had a lot of fun making paper planes (and burning them) and creating “note quotes” featuring advance praise for Long Gone Daddies. We can’t wait to see what booksellers do with their own displays!