Sorry I have been sorta MIA this week. I've definitely missed you guys. My son had throat surgery last Friday and it's been a long, hard week. *sigh*
I am almost at 500 followers and a big surprise comes when I hit 500. a prize only for followers so jump aboard.
Also in Feb - I start some new posts on marketing and some special events and contests.
This includes things like Melissa Marr stopping by to discuss her Smart Chicks tour. Elizabeth Bird helping us decide the best way to market to librarians and a Teen Panel answering questions on how to best reach teens.
Oh yeah - and Feb 15th kicks off the super duper contest Elana and I are doing together. Prizes include query critiques, marketing surprises, and a query/3 chapter read and critique from my agent, Alyssa Henkin at Trident Media. (who rocks BTW!)
Outside all that fun, here are my marketing favs for the week:
You're Selling Yourself - Here we are, throwing our words out into the blogosphere. You read my blog. I read yours. Have you ever stopped to wonder why? The Truth: as an author (pre-published or published) you're selling yourself.
Skyping with 6th Graders - Kate Messner loves the way Skype allows her to have time for a virtual author visit with kids halfway across the country before she makes dinner?
On Writing, Marketing and Being who you are. It takes courage to be who you are. Michelle Zink spent months trying to emulate other authors in their online approach. But the truth is, none of that was really her.
Add the word "free to your Marketing Dictionary - So, how can you make money by giving away your ebook for free? Here are some interesting action plans.
Are book trailers silly? - Are book trailers a silly waste of time for those who want to promote books?
How to launch a viral marketing campaign - But the good news is that social media is increasingly becoming an effective marketing tool that is accessible to everyone.
Nancy Ancowitz 0n marketing for introverts - >She believes there are ways we can learn to promote ourselves that aren’t as excruciating as we initially believe them to be.
How to piss off your Twitter followers - Your Twitter followers really do matter. They’ve invested themselves into mini-relationships with you on that platform. Here are some of the easiest ways you can piss off your Twitter followers.
Brown Faces don't sell books? - Go on over and cast your vote at Mitali's blog. Do white kids really avoid books with brown, black, or Asian faces on the cover?
10 traits of a great cover - A blogger is not afraid to admit that she judges a book by its cover and reveals the top 10 things she looks for in a book cover. Do you agree?
Have a great weekend!