Hi guys - been busy this week. sorry for the low posts. Next week will be better. :) here are mu favs for the week.
1) Get ready - starting September 1st, I will have another Comment Your Butt Off contest. New prizes and revised rules to be announced in a few weeks. :)
2) Starting on August 1st - I am rebranding. I realized that I spend so much time helping others do their own marketing that I never have time to brand myself properly or update my own websites. So stay tuned in August for new web site, blog and additional features :)
3) Book update - I'm heading back into another round of revisions. I love the statement my agent made this week. "I want you to know I'm a harsh critic when preparing for submission and that you're making strong progress!" I'm not sure I understand the gap she mentioned but I hope to clear that up with her next week. Back to the drawing board and one step closer to my dream.
anyone have any good news??? I love to hear other people's successes.
Friday Round up
Marketing techniques for newly published - If you are serious about getting the broadest exposure for yourself and your book, you must realize that literary critics and the buying public will not distinguish between your work and that of commercially successful, established professional writers.
Cynthia's interview with publicist Barbara Fisch - She specializes in publicity and marketing services for the trade children’s book industry.
Advice for authors on Booksignings - It’s finally happened, your book has been published, and you’ve managed to set up a signing at your local bookstore. Congratulations! You think publishing was the tricky part? You’re only just getting started. Here are some things to think about as you get ready for your Big Signing!
Website marketing resources for writers - A small list of resources from Scott Treimel, literary agent.
The importance of building a platform - Building an author platform has never been more important. This is because of three realities author’s face today. Find out what they are.
10 steps to put social networking under your spell - Here are some easy clues that signify you're bewitched, bothered, and bewildered by social networking.
Have a great weekend! :)