It's Saturday, and i'm up early and looking forward to going to work. My head's full of ideas, and and I can't wait to get started. Katie's got a week off work, so we may have an extra pair of hands if necessary week. Which is a very good thing. Friday was a good day, and I've got a feeling that this bookshop lark might just work.
Tim was on the phone at home all morning getting in touch with the local schools, and offering them a service unknown to humankind. It's already produced 3 new accounts, two requests for doing assemblies, and a tabletop sale at a parents evening next week. Not bad for a mornings work. The flyering that we've been doing is beginning to work, and people have been coming in saying they didn't know about the shop until they'd got one through their door. People have been coming in and asking if they can take a bundle of flyers so they can do their streets (this has happened more than a dozen times now), and we're selling books as well.
The powerpoint advert that the library is putting on it's plasma screens looks really effective, and that'll 'go live' next week.
We we're front page in the local paper on Thursday, and although we'd have liked a bit more information about the shop, it was nice to see our gurning faces staring back at us in the newsagents.
We're further down the line with some of the events and author appearances, and hopefully we'll be able to produce our first newsletter in the next fortnight.
The mailing list is getting longer, and as soon as we've worked out how to set up outlook on the PC we'll be able to make use of it.
All in all, i'm a happy bunny.