February 5, 2009
11:30 PM Indianapolis
Tonight wraps up another successful day on the Uncommon media tour. We spent the day in Bloomington, IN and Indianapolis.
The day started out with a visit to Indiana University in Bloomington. Tony met IU head football coach Bill Lynch and head basketball coach Tom Crean. Tony also shared some wisdom with the IU basketball team.
We met about 500 people at an Uncommon book signing in the Indiana Memorial Union. Tony signed for about two and a half hours. Then we drove around IU’s beautiful campus. We were treated very well.
Tyndale employees Sharon Leavitt, Nancy Clausen, Katie Anderson, and Yolanda Sidney joined us in Bloomington as well.
After our visit to Bloomington, we drove to the Indianapolis-area for a packed signing at the Meijer in Carmel. This signing was standing-room only and unfortunately we couldn’t get through everyone who wanted a book signed. Tony even stayed a little longer than the two-hour signing. The worst part of these signings is having to turn people away.
At night we had an interview at WISH-TV with Anthony Calhoun, the sports anchor at the station.
Yesterday (Wednesday), we drove from Indianapolis to Ft. Wayne for two assemblies at North Side High School. All the freshmen in this school district attended the assemblies. There were students from three schools in the morning and three schools in the afternoon. Our hosts at North Side High School were great.
Then we headed to Family Christian Store in Ft. Wayne. This signing was very well attended. A couple hours later we had another signing at the Wal-Mart in Ft. Wayne. This was probably the best turn out for a signing I’ve seen out of all the Quiet Strength and Uncommon book signings.
Uncommon has been having a wonderful impact on those who read it. This is proven by the wonderful start the book is having on the bestseller lists. Uncommon will debut at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list in the “Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous” list on February 15. It is also #31 on the USA Today Top 150 Bestsellers and #4 on the Publishers Weekly non-fiction list.
Tomorrow (today when this is posted) we’ll leave the hotel early in the morning to head to Tampa again for two more book signings.