Churches and religious organizations!
The Grace Christian line of our products does very well as a fund raising product for local churches. Let the members of local congregations and the ministers in your community know about our Grace line of books. Remember that there are Christian versions available for several of the regular Create-A-Book titles too.
If you do not belong to a religious organization, many of the people you know probably do. You can ask them to assist you with an introduction to the decision makers within those groups.
- Know and respect your audience. If doing a show at a temple, for example, be sure to ask the person in charge about the general guidelines for vendors regarding appropriate dress, bringing in food, and the display parameters or restrictions for the books.
- If unsure of where or what groups are in your local area, read topical local magazines and newspapers. Check your local library for current publications. Look in your local yellow pages under community clubs and churches. There may be a coalition of local religious ideas listed also. This would be an excellent source for church listings of all denominations. Contact your own minister, rabbi or church council for current activities.
- Different denominations hold bazaars and/or fund-raising events at different seasons based on their own calendar of historical events. Visit those events to meet people there to get your foot in the door. Maybe they can offer your books at their next event. Take business cards, catalogs and a sample book. While you are there, enjoy the event. It sure beats a day in the office (one of the perks of your Create-A-Book business).