Much is happening at Open Road Press as we march toward a May publication date for Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast. First, in early April, Alycia Brandt and Mike Lawton of WMCT-TV in Marlborough visited Debbie and I for an interview about our cross-country bicycle trip. The interview aired on our local cable access station (Verizon fios channel 34) this past weekend. Using some still shots from our first trip blog, they put together a wonderful piece. You can view Alycia and Mike’s handiwork on the WMCT-TV Youtube channel, or see below.
Also last week, an article about our story, written by Dave Greenslit, ran on Wednesday in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. As an Appalachian Trail hiker, Dave brought an interesting perspective. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is one of the larger newspapers in New England, with a circulation of 75,000. We’ll always remember this interview with Dave because it occurred simultaneous with the Boston Marathon bombings. His son and granddaughter were at the race, but we later discovered they had left before the bombs went off.
A recent 5-book giveaway of the print version of Two Are Better on Goodreads.com ended in encouraging fashion. Nearly half of those who signed up did so in the last two days. In all, 316 people participated, with 132 of them adding the book to their “to-read bookshelf.”
Another 5-book giveaway on Librarything.com is ending soon, on April 29. Click here and scroll down (near the bottom) until you see Two Are Better to join the 80 people already signed up. Please share this link with your friends.
We’re running a pre-publication special in our webstore only. Order either the softcover paperback or the ebook before the end of April and you’ll receive 15% off the retail price.
Last, but certainly not least, we’re anticipating signing an agreement with a distributor in the upcoming weeks that will land us into the conventional book trade. Stay tuned for more information on that.