This has been such a fun week giving out gifts to my followers in appreciation of you tagging along with me on this journey.
Here are my final winners for the week!
Winner #1 - Tricia O Brien (Talespinning)
The Forest of Hand and Teeth (HB) by Carrie Ryan and Get Known Before the Book Deal
Winner #2 - Gail (Write from the Visual Soul)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (PB) and The Power to Write (7 keys to discover the writer within)
Congrads!!!! Please email me your address.
All prizes will be mailed out next week so be sure I have your address. If I do not have your address by next Friday, I will draw another name. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't fret though - I'm having a Marketing Scavenger Hunt the week of Feb 15th with tons more prizes. Two grand prizes being a Marketing Package (for agented/published authors) that includes books and marketing surprises as well a Writer Package (for unagented authors) that includes a craft books, fun books, and a read/critique of query/3 chapters from my awesome agent, Alyssa. (this rocks right?)
There will also be one surprise - I'll give you a hint - create your book pitch in 4 sentences.
Marketing Round Up
Here are my favs for the week:
Seven Types of Outreach To Cement The Publisher-Author Bond & Boost the Sales of Every Single Book - Christina Katz offers offers advice that she hopes will unite publishers, editors, agents, authors, sales people, and book sellers and remind us that we’re all on the same team when selling books.
The Real Deal About Viral Marketing and Promotion. Jen Bailey offers tips at the SCBWI NY Conference on what Paul Revere can teach us about viral marketing.
21 tips to driving traffic to your website or blog - Want more traffic? Do these simple steps.
14 mistakes many bloggers make - Study the list and then take a look at your blog. Are you making these mistakes?
How did Kate at KT Literary get the word out about her blog? The business of building a website — or any online presence, honestly — is a lot of hard work, but it can still be fun.
Getting the Most out of Twitter - Do you feel like you don't need any more Internet distractions to take you away from your writing? Have you been reluctant to sign up for Twitter because you don't want another time suck?
Nancy Ancowitz on Marketing for Introverts - Part 2 (Part 1 was listed in last week's round up.)
Facebook - Profile or Fan Page - Do you use Facebook profiles? Or fan pages? If you’re a book publicist, how much do you and how much does the author do?
Are blogs more effective than Press releases? If you had to choose one or the other, which would you choose: a blog or press releases?
Have a great weekend!