June 5, 2017
ESE, Inc. announced today, J&M Bookstore has placed an initial order for print versions of “Not Far From The Tree.” ESE, Inc. CEO and Auburn alum Eric Simmons shared how the order came about. “The Saturday of the A-Day game, my primary reason for going to Auburn was to introduce myself to J&M’s CEO Trey Johnston and try to convince him to carry my book. I had a huge obstacle to overcome in that Auburn standout and former NFL Star Takeo Spikes was having a book signing that day at J&M. The timing certainly wasn’t good regarding asking a bookstore owner to carry your book while he’s having a major book signing going on. Undaunted, I maneuvered my way through the long line of book signing seekers and walked right into the store. A student cashier pointed Trey out to me. After introducing myself, just as I started giving Trey my sales spiel, he stopped me and asked, “What’s the book about?” I said, “It’s dedicated to my Mom, and it speaks to the invaluable seeds of knowledge she instilled in me.” Trey replied, “That’s all you had to say!”
Thank you, Trey and J&M Bookstore for your vote of confidence, your recent order, and for your support of an Auburn alum. J&M Bookstore, you’re a TIGER of a bookstore! War Eagle!
Contact J&M Bookstore for availability.
“Not Far From The Tree” is a copyrighted product of ESE, Inc.