Special shout out to all my FOLLOWERS!
I was looking through all my follower's blogs this week and catching up on their lives before I dive back into edits this weekend.
I wanted to do something special for my FOLLOWERS to show how much I adore you for signing up and listening to me ramble.
So today, I have a small present. It's not much but it's something a lot of people want/need and something I can give.
At midnight (I'll even do WEST COAST time so everyone gets a shot!) tonight, I am going to draw a name of a follower .
The only rule is that you must comment on this post AND you must be an official "FOLLOWER" of my BLOG (This prize is for my followers. It's OK if you sign up today. I just want a Follower to win.)
The follower/name I draw will get a free one hour marketing consulting session with me over the phone to brainstorm anything from marketing your book to agents and editors (query letter review) or getting ready to launch a book, or those who want to come up with a creative way to market their book already on the market. (Good for up to 6 months). In addition, I will summarize what we discuss and give you a one or two page summary with suggestion and ideas on how to move forward (this is about a 500$ value to my business clients)
PS: If you are an editor or agent, you can win this for one of your authors!
Depending on where you are in the process, this prize can benefit you.
All you have to do is follow and hello today. Then I can shout back a, "Thank you for coming to visit me and taking time out of your precious day to listen to me rant and rave." I also hope to find more bloggy friends this way :)
I appreciate all of you more than you know!!!!! Because I never feel alone. (aw! *sniff* Kum Bah Yah right?)
Marketing Round up
Now for my favorite posts of the week:
Author/Publisher gives new meaning to handselling - Christopher Herz quit his advertising job to walk the streets of Manhattan literally selling copies of his first novel, The Last Block in Harlem.
This week Pub Rants had a great posts about marketing. Why we have a Marketing Director? which talks about the newest marketing addition to their team.
I found a blog that did a great round up of some marketing posts. Of course, my interview with Molly was one of them. Am I biased? Maybe :) Book Trailers and More.
For those of you who make up excuses as to why you do not have time to focus on marketing, Jane over at Writers Digest has a few questions for you.
Greg Pincus over at the Happy Accident pointed me to this great Social Media Guide outlining tons of great Twitter Tips.
Learn how to promote your blog like the Big Boys do.
Do you know who is on Twitter? Do more men tweet than women or vice versa? Find out!
Have a great week!
Don't forget to say hello! :)