3 S.R. Johannes: Surprise/Friday's Marketing RoundUp (3/19)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Surprise/Friday's Marketing RoundUp (3/19)

OK, I'm a slacker.

Since the week of prizes, I've spent all my time mailing out prizes.

I'm so sorry.

To make it up to you all, I have a surprise (bribe) so you forgive my Slackitude.

At midnight Sunday night (EST), I will draw a name and offer a free query critique.


As some of you know, a query critique is a marketing tool. How you market your book to agents or editors. So it's right up my alley.

A query needs to be gripping, summarize the story, and show voice. It must be one page.

Now, here are my favorite posts for the week:

Promoting others - Some work hard to promote the books of other authors because it's the right thing to do.

Book Promotion Tips from the Pros - Allison Winn Scotch has had two novels on the New York Times Bestseller's List

Kody Keplinger's ARC cover design for The Duff (yay Kody!)

Literary Twitter Census -
GalleyCat has compiled a year-end census of the literaryTwittersphere.

The Blahgs of Blogging - The feeling you get when you lack the desire to keep on blogging.

10 Things I want to see in TweetDeck
- While TweetDeck is a great tool that does so many things so well (the Love), it doesn’t do everything we want or need.

How to Market and Sell Your book - A unique business-oriented webinar for authors who have self-published books out, authors who have traditional published books out, and authors who have books coming out soon.

Don't forget to come back Monday for our first Teen Panel discussion!


29 comments:

Deb Salisbury said...

For a prize like that, you are entirely forgiven! ;-)

Steena Holmes said...

awww, you're ok - just don't let it happen again! LOL

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - awesome :)

Thanks for the links too!

Sandy Shin said...

It's all right -- sometimes, it's difficult to keep up with blogging with everything else going on around you! Thank you for the links! :]

Christina Lee said...

Cool- I hadn't seen the DUFF cover yet! Off to red more. Have a good weekend!

Corey Schwartz said...

Don't need the critique, but I'll send some people your way who do!

Kristi said...

I still don't have my prizes and they were both eBooks :( Happy Friday to all.

Shawntelle Madison said...

As usual great posts for me to go through and read all day. Thanks!

Janet Johnson said...

You are too nice! We assume you have a life, too. :) So no worries. Have a happy weekend, and thanks for all the great links. :)

Bish Denham said...

I am definitely looking forward to the teen panel discussion. Have a great week-end.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Kristi - ill email you! Have you not heard from Carolyn yet?

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for offering the critique. Don't worry about slacking off once in awhile. As much as I love all my blogs, having a few of you take a break once in awhile actually gives us a little more time to devote to writing (at least that's the theory). And I know you spend a lot of time on your blog, so you deserve a break now and then.

Karen Akins said...

You'd be forgiven even without the bribe. But, umm, yay!

lotusgirl said...

Thanks for the links.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the wonderful links, Shelli. And thanks for another awesome prize opportunity - you are far too generous! :-)

Jenna said...

Great links as usual. And we all need to slack off sometimes. Have a great weekend!

Gail said...

Shelli, you're the best even if you have a bit of slackatude this week! Always love your posts!

Kelly said...

Shelli - You've done so much for us bloggers and have always have great links and info! No apology necessary!!
Also, I had my talk with Marietta this week. THANK YOU again! She helped me so much with my manuscript!

Kristi said...

Shelli - thanks for straightening everything out. I have both books and am SO excited to read them. I told Carolyn I'll do a blog post about them once I finish. Thanks again! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh you're definitely forgiven, Sheli. Especially if I win. ;)

Thanks for the great links, as usual! I can't wait for Monday's post.

Have a great weekend!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Geez, I can't believe I mispelled your name, Shelli. My brain needs a vacation.

Jamie said...

Great prize! Perhaps the winner will let you critique his or her query letter here so we can all learn?

Tiffany Neal said...

Awesome!! :)

I've been slacking on my blog recently too...it's the nature of the beast.

Writing has to come first sometimes (well, it should all the time, but I'm ADD, so...)

Thanks for the great links!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Shelli--You are an awesome Maven! I can't imagine anyone thinking you were a slacker...Thanks for the contest opportunity.

Christina Farley said...

No worries! You do soooo much for all of us. Thanks for the links as always.

Falen said...

I'm excited for the teen panel. It sounds sou exciting.
And i love how you think mailing out prizes is slacking. I'm sure the recipients don't think so

Jennie Englund said...

Sheesh, you're one busy girl!

Am SO looking forward to TP discussion tomorrow!

Feywriter said...

Thanks for the links, and the contest opportunity. :-)

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