OLIVER THE ORNAMENT – iRead Book Tours

About The Book

Oliver-the-Ornament-Gift-Set-PNGJoin us for this tour from Nov 30 to Dec 18, 2020!
Book Title:  Oliver the Ornament Boxed Gift Set
Author: Todd M. Zimmermann
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  54 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Release date: December 22, 2018
Synopsis: Oliver the Ornament is a heartwarming tale of one family’s cherished Christmas ornaments. The story centers on Oliver, who has been with this family since Mom and Dad’s very first date. Years later, Oliver, now injured and bullied, still has the magic of Christmas in his heart. “The story follows Oliver’s excitement for Christmas, his heartbreak, and his determination to overcome all odds to save the day. Oliver, along with his friends, will warm your heart with his kindness, humility, and love for his family and friends. We hope the story will bring families together to tell the stories of their own ornaments and the special meaning that so many of them possess. Because after all, “Every Ornament Tells a Story.”
* The 56 page 10 X 10 book is sold with an adorable hand-painted ornament of Oliver himself, packaged in a beautiful gift set.

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About The Author

Todd Zimmermann, the creator and author of the “Oliver the Ornament” series, is on a mission to spread kindness and anti-bullying messages within his charming stories. The first story in the series focuses on a little ornament who faces challenges, but is able to overcome all odds to save the day. Charity is at the heart of Oliver the Ornament. A portion of proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to various children’s charities. Starting with 5% from the first book, 10% from the second book, and increasing to 100% of the seventh book, Oliver the Ornament is committed to making a difference in children’s lives throughout the world.

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Guest Post

We see that you were featured in People Magazine as one of their Best New Books and featured on Fox as one of the Hottest Toys of the Year. How did that happen, and what did that mean for your business?

Several years ago, I sent a copy of my first book to the individual in charge of People’s Best New Books feature, hoping it might receive consideration. I followed up with a phone call to the writer who confirmed she had received the book, but said she hadn’t had the chance to look at it. Knowing there was nothing more to do, I simply thanked her for her consideration.

Several weeks later, I was stunned when I heard from friend after friend telling me they had received their copy of People and there was Oliver the Ornament right on their Best New Books feature. Even though it was only days before Christmas, sales went off like a wildfire.

Then a year later, we were contacted by a segment producer from Fox regarding an upcoming feature of the Hottest Toys of the Year. Within weeks, Oliver the Ornament was featured on national television in this segment.

So much product placement that is seen on television today is what is called “Pay for Play,” meaning you have to pay to get your product featured. It’s incredibly humbling that both of these features were completely organic, and achieved on the merits of the book and not the amount of a check I would have had to write.


 
Tour Schedule:
Nov 30 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – KC Beanie Boos Collection – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – Reading Authors Network – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – Nighttime Reading Center – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 1 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 1 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 2 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 2 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 4 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 4 – Chit Chat with Charity – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 7 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 8 –Pick a good book – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 8 – Adventures Of a Travelers Wife – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 9 – What Emma Did Next – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 9 – Cuzinlogic – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 10 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 11 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 11 – FUONLYKNEW – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 11 – Writer with Wanderlust – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 14 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 15 – Reading is My Passion – books spotlight
Dec 15 – Deborah-Zenha Adams blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 17 – Book World Reviews – book spotlight / author interview
Dec 17 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 18 – books are love – book spotlight / giveaway


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