First things first
Bryan over at Random Thoughts gave me a Literary Blogger award last month (sorry I'm so late Bryan!).
I'm going to change the rules up a bit since I just gave out an award. Instead of listing out 7 more boring things about myself and awarding to 7 bloggers, I'm going to award award this to the 7 books I've read recently that you have to go check out! It just so happens that they are also all bloggers :) (lucky for me!)
1. Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith (this was a hot angel book - with a few vampires - before angels were hot!)
2. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (A great book about the afterlife)
3. I'd tell you I love you but then I have to kill you by Ally Carter (I am just now reading this series. It's a fun girl spy book!)
4. Peonies in Love by Lisa See (older book but awesome! I just reread it! It is haunting to say the least.)
5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan (Scary!)
6. Lipstick Apology - by Jennifer Jabaley (funny and touching)
7. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzgerald (am just reading this but I'm going to put it on my list because so far it is good and Becca is another blogger buddy of mine! :)
Article to all publishers and Agents - get out there and promote your author's books!
What I learned.... my bloggie buddy, Kristin Tubb, recaps everything she learned about the book process (including marketing) over her first year of publication!
Book Marketing Event - To sign up for the 21st Century Book Marketing Event at the beautiful Catamaran Resort in San Diego.
How to promote your books - As the Director of Marketing and Promotion at Sheaf House Publishers, effective marketing is a balance between the old techniques that still work and new relational marketing using technology.
Twitter Lists are live - Twitter appears to be in the midst of rolling out its new LIST feature that allows users to create a list of people that others can follow with one-click.
Don't put your eggs in one network - Greg tells us that it’s important to have different ways to communicate with your network, particularly key members of it.
Have a great weekend!