Thursday, April 21, 2011
Behind the Scenes at QVC and HSN: Author to Speak at Bernardsville Library
Basking Ridge resident Nick Romer has mastered the art of selling on television and has written a book about his experiences: How to Make Millions Selling on QVC. The best-selling author will appear at Bernardsville Public Library on Monday, May 2 at 7:00 pm to give a "behind-the-scenes" look at the shopping networks and offer practical advice on how to launch a product and make money in the process. A 16-year veteran of the home shopping industry, he’ll let the audience in on what goes on backstage, what it’s like to appear on one of the few live television channels left, and what it takes to get your product in front of millions. His books will be available for purchase and signing.
When Mr. Romer initially invented the Kreate-a-lope® Envelope Maker—a template system to make an envelope out of any kind of paper in seconds—he wasn’t sure how to market and price his invention. When he discovered the then-fledgling home shopping channel QVC, he watched his product skyrocket in popularity and profitability. In fact, according to his book, he sold 22,020 units, over $400,000 in sales, in the first ten minutes!
Mr. Romer is an award-winning inventor of over one hundred products for crafters and hobbyists. He has appeared on QVC and HSN for many years and his products have been featured on many other shows both here and abroad. He is a recipient of QVC’s Million Dollar Sales Award, a two-time winner of Primedia’s Award of Excellence, and has won the Craft and Hobby Association Buyer’s Choice Award. He now also works as a strategist and consultant, helping people market their products in the home shopping industry via infomercials, traditional sales channels like retail chain stores, and using Internet marketing strategies.
There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.