Jo tells me these are impressive numbers. Having nothing to compare them to, I’m inclined to believe her. The 300 copies are in personal sales only. Online sales figures are still pending. Jo asked me to share my insights with you so that you can perhaps gain from my experience. At this point I have not done any blogging. I have a website but no Facebook page for the book. Nor have I even contacted all the people who are examples in my book to let them know the book is available. Same goes with email lists that I have been collecting of those who wanted me to let them know when the book is published. That’s all still to do. So, what have I done so far? Here are my seven keys to date.
Insights and Interviews from the 2014 Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference: The Global Family Redefined
Almost 20 years ago, four women sat round an Indianapolis kitchen table and had a dream. They dreamed of creating a conference that would inspire, support, inform and encourage families living overseas. 2015 marks the 17th Families in Global Transition conference which currently takes place in Washington, DC, attended by people from every sector: corporate, missions, military and education. Researchers, teachers, spouses and authors join experts in their field to share three common goals: to teach what they know; to make connections; to learn more about what it means to be globally mobile. This book of insights and interviews, garnered from the 2014 event and written by the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residents provides those who cannot make it to Washington a peek into what goes on, what is said and what matters at FIGT.
Includes contributions from Sue Mannering, Dounia Bertuccelli, Justine Ickes, Cristina Bertarelli, Terry Anne Wilson, Alice Wu, Nikki Kazomova, Becky Matchullis.
Download a media pack here. Includes low-res cover photo, high-res cover photo, press release and book extract.
“A brilliant review of the many talents and amazing stories to be found at an FIGT conference. I’m honored to be featured in a book that will shed light on the incredible talent in our global community.”– Ellen Mahoney, Nomination Chair of the Board of FIGT, CEO & Founder of Sea Change Mentoring, www.seachangementoring.com.
“What better symbol than the kitchen table for evoking important family discussions? It’s no surprise that the vision for Families in Global Transition grew out of such a warm, comforting, and encouraging image. And now, here are the words to accompany that picture.” – Robin Pascoe, author of books for expat families.
“Catch up on the latest and hottest FIGT conversations! Now I can relive every session and learn all about those I missed.” – Isabelle Min, CEO & Founder, Transition Catalyst Korea Institute Seoul, Korea, www.tck.or.kr
“While FIGT is in session, we all want to be in three or four places at the same time but simply can’t. This inclusive record of what goes on makes Insights and Interviews a keepsake that lasts for decades. Now you really can be in several places at once.” – Julia Simens, FIGT Program Chair 2015 and author of Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child.
“It helps us appreciate and understand how the past brought us our present and inspires our future.” – Yvonne Quahe, Global Mobility Specialist, World Bank Group, Washington DC
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