I know many of the readers of this blog work for the National Parks as park rangers or in other capacities because I hear from many of you. Some of you have proposed myths for debunking, myths that you come across in your daily interaction with visitors. And others have provided information to assist with debunking certain myths. I appreciate the help very much, and wonder if you can help on something else: making DEATH BY PETTICOAT available to visitors/customers in your bookstores.
Last year, when the book first came out, I sent a letter and sample to Eastern National in Philadelphia but had no response. I don’t know if it even arrived on the right desk. I honestly can’t imagine why this book would be unsuitable for National Parks bookstores, since it is related to the mission of the park service and deals with many myths heard or repeated at our national parks. It would seem a perfect fit. I’m very proud of the book and it is selling well nationally: about 8,000 copies last year and it was only available for a few months. I think the retail of $12.95 makes it an easy item to pick up. It has been a good moneymaker for Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, and other nonprofit shops and would surely be a good moneymaker for the National Parks bookstores.
Am I correct in thinking that all publications must be purchased through Eastern National, or can bookstore managers make their own decisions? Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might proceed? If you want to e-mail me directly, I’m at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excuse the commercial, but I’m really clueless as to what to do here. Stay tuned for Myth #110 in a few days.