3 S.R. Johannes: Friday Five/Marketing Round Up (3/26)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Five/Marketing Round Up (3/26)

The Magic of Books

My daughter had her first book signing this week. Mary Pope Osborne was in town and my daughter just started reading them in Kindergarden this year.

She was so excited and Mary was funny getting all the kids engaged. Over 500 people showed up in a VERY small bookstore.



Watching her made me smile.

What about you? Do you remember your first signing?


Marketing Favs

Marketing for a good cause - Christy's Critter. Sometimes doing something for a good cause helps you feel better about yourself and extends your platform.

Eight steps to marketing yourself online - There are a few things that need to be considered before jumping headlong into an online campaign.

Agent Uses YouTube to Get a Book Deal - The agent included links to a five-minute clip posted on MySpace and YouTube in the final pitch to nail a bg deal.

Literary Promotion Campaigns
- The generosity with review copies of books leads to the literary publicity opportunities you want and need.

Why Amazon Rankings can be misleading - For most books, it does not take many orders to increase rankings.

Ideas for marketing your books - an ebook that discusses creating an online media kit, blogging tips, getting traffic to your site, virtual book tours, social media and networking, using video for book promotion, getting author interviews, and the benefits of podcasting.

Have a great weekend!

27 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! And she's one step ahead of me - I haven't been to a book signing yet. :)

BTW, the Meg Cabot books I won in your contest arrived yesterday! Awesome!!!! Thanks again :)

Bish Denham said...

Awwwww, your daughter looks so sweet and just a bit in awe.

Amanda J. said...

She's adorable! And she got started earlier than I did haha.

Thanks for sharing, it's some interesting stuff! :)

Faith Imagined said...

Your daughter is so cute! Looks like she had fun!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

What a cutie! 500 at the signing. That's awesome. :)

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh my goodness, how fun!

Jenna Wallace said...

What a great way to reinforce the wonderful world of books.

And on an unrelated note, look at you with over 700 followers! Go go go!

beth said...

Yay for your daughter!!!

storyqueen said...

That youtube article link really made me think, "Dang! I want to read that book!"

Shelley

disobedientwriter said...

What a great experience for your little peanut!

And thanks for the links - can't wait to look at the YouTube one

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's so cool she got to meet Mary Pope Osborne. I used to read her series to my daughter all the time.

Tess said...

A perfect picture! Your daughter is adorable and Mary looks so authorly artistic .. love it. I don't know many kids who didn't start with those Magic Tree House books. They are so popular with that early reader bunch.

Christina Lee said...

aww what a pretty little peanut you raised!! I love that she went to her first book signing ;-)

PJ Hoover said...

The youtube thing is amazing. And your daughter is so cute!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Wow, 500 people?? I can't imagine! So glad your daughter got to meet one of her favorite authors!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Your daughter is darling - and so lucky to meet Mary Pope Osborne! :-)

Thanks for the wonderful links! Have a great weekend, Shelli.

sheila said...

How sweet! My first signing, I believe, was as an adult. It was very exciting! My kids have several signed books which they cherish. It's really a very special memory.

Meghan Ward said...

When you said your daughter "had her first signing," I thought you meant that she'd published a book! I don't remember my first signing, but I wasn't nearly that young. And yes, she is ADORABLE! You have an award over at my blog, by the way: www.bit.ly/cvKySZ

C.R. Evers said...

You're daughter is adorable. Great picture! Thnx for linking Critter!

Corey Schwartz said...

Beautiful pic of M. She is adorable :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Sweet!! My daughter would be over the moon if she got to meet Mary Pope Osborn! Actually, so would I :)

And that link to the YouTube book deal interested me because someone actually gave me that book to read. Now I'm even more curious about it. I'll have to take it on vacation so I can read it!

Kristi Tuck Austin said...

It is fantastic your daughter went to a signing so young.I grew up in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, so I didn't have a chance to go to a signing until I was an adult. Now I love to support authors by going to as many as I can. The magic of hearing someone read their words and the author seeing she has an audience is why I'm starting a blog this summer to promote the authors who live in my city. Thank you for your great blog.

Kristi said...

You always have the most amazing links - thank you! Also, that's so cool that your daughter attended her first signing -- my son is in Kindergarten and I'm hoping to take him to one as well. :)

Jennie Englund said...

Your girlie is so happy and cute with her favorite book!

Thanks to Mrs. Pope Osborne's incredible writing, my youngest HAD to go to the Cloisters in York City to find the tapestry of the unicorn Dianthus.

It was a cross-country flight, then a taxi ride through Harlem, but we did it!!!

Holly said...

Mary Pop Osborne...my son would freak. I love her books too and cannot wait to read them to my daughter (my son has moved on to Percy Jackson). I am lucky to have a number of signed books from my trips to the Book Expo America...I treasure them all...I am pretty sure I never attended a signing when I was younger.

Thanks for all those links too!

Susan Fields said...

What a wonderful picture - a keepsake, for sure! The first time I ever asked an author to sign a book was when I attended the Highlights Foundation Writer's Workshop at Chautauqua two years ago. There were so many wonderful writers there and I came home with some awesome signed copies, from Jerry Spinelli and Mary Casanova and Linda Sue Park to name a few. My first actual "signing" was just this past summer with Laura Bradford, that was a fun experience!

Peggy said...

So exciting to see your kids go to their first signing! Looks like she loved it.