Named a Best Indie Book of the Year in 2018 and earning a coveted starred review by Kirkus Reviews, A Year of Living Kindly was an immediate darling of national media and reviewers. As the contentious 2018 midterm elections were setting fire to national headlines, author Donna Cameron’s warmth and authenticity became a sought-after perspective as she examined the transformative power of civility.
Books Forward maximized Donna’s visibility by positioning her as a “kindness expert,” securing placement for her guest articles in The Washington Post and The Epoch Times, and helped grow media buzz around her brand.
Our partnership with Donna made a difference. She had already built a wide fan base with a blog she’d written for a year preceding publication, and the media attention we secured for her grew her readership and solidified her in the public eye as an expert in the field of kindness.
And the buzz didn’t stop with publication–at the start of 2019, Donna’s expertise continued to make a splash across multiple media outlets, and she was even showcased in Weight Watchers Magazine.
As a result, Donna’s publisher She Writes Press announced that the book sold out of its first printing in just a few months. We’re thrilled that readers took notice of this remarkable book!