Now that you are all grown and have flown the coop, it is time that I take advantage of your many unique talents. On the one hand, it can be called payback for all that I did for you, but you could also look at it as an investment in your future.
My book has been out for two years now, but sales are completely flat. I still have confidence that what I wrote is a unique story, but I acknowledge that it is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some people do not like nonfiction—particularly history. I know that for years, I read mostly legal mysteries, so I understand.
I am proposing to use what you know to help me with my book. I really loved my title: Do Svidanya Dad, but I realize that people just don’t get it, so I put the thought out there to my friends via the Internet. The idea to change the title was Dad’s idea. I am leaning to changing it to Trapped in Russia~An American Family.
It has been suggested that I change the cover, so the photographer in our family is the logical choice to help me with that rather than hiring a stranger. I clearly have no idea how to market my book, but we have a professional marketing person in the family, so I am looking to her for assistance. Finally, we have a teacher in our family, so I am looking to her for assistance in checking for mistakes—my editor.
The upside to all of you is that if your expertise results in spectacular sales, then Dad and I will have income from my book sales to help us through retirement, which leaves you all with our savings.