3 S.R. Johannes: Friday Round Up

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Friday Round Up

June is a powerful month here - Mark your calendars.

Awesome ARC Giveaways - June 1 - June 4: As you all know I'm lucky enough to be going to BEA. That's right - that means ARCS galore. I'm going to sharing the ARC Love and giving away some ARCS of hot books not out yet.

New agent, Brianne Ogden from Martin Literary Management is having a query pitch contest on my blog. Details and date to be announced.

Also agent, Mary Kole with Andrea Brown Literary Agency will be stopping by for an interview and a giving away a query critique!

There are a couple other surprise events so stay tuned!

Here are my favs for the week:

Questions to ask your publicist
- Many authors are choosing to hire a book publicist to help connect with readers and potential audience members. Before you hire a publicist, it is important to ask a few basic questions.

Effective vs Efficient -
If you want an easier way to memorize the difference, remember this sentence: “Being effective is about doing the right things, while being efficient is about doing the things in the right manner.

Internet Marketing is driving me crazy - Tips on how to not go crazy when marketing online.

Kathleen Duey takes center stage - Kathleen, author of Skin Hunger, leaves most of us gasping at her drive and full frontal embrace of social media.

Fiction writer's topics for blogging
- Fiction writers often struggle with what to write about at their blogs. Help is on the way. Here are 19 topics to get you started.

How to retweet effectively
- You may have no real concept of retweeting (commonly seen as RT) or what that can mean for your success and fun on Twitter.

Have you seen any great marketing articles. If so leave the link here and Ill add it.

Have a great weekend.

Any fun plans?

23 comments:

Janet Johnson said...

Sounds awesome! Now that I know what the BEA is, I'm TOTALLY jealous.

And as always, thanks for the great links.

Riv Re said...

I don't get it. What BEA?

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I have four interviews and signed book give aways coming up. :) Two kidlit and two adult...

Great links, Shelli! June is going to be fun around your place. :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I love Kathleen Duey and that was an outstanding interview. Thanks for all the links! Can't wait for your ARC giveaways.

Kristin Tubb said...

If you see a SELLING HOPE ARC at BEA, will you take a picture of it for me? Would be at Feiwel/Macmillan booth. If you do, I vow to blog on a regular basis. ;-)

Have a GREAT time, Shelli!

Kim Kasch said...

This sounds great! I'll be popping by to "read all about it."

Kristi Helvig said...

Oh, I'm SO excited for the pitch contest! Thanks as always for the fabulous links - Happy Friday!

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Ann Marie Wraight said...

SHELLI - This was a VERY exciting roundup....MARY KOLE....! PHEW!

I LOOOOVE that Agency....in fact I have to admit I'm a GROUPIE of the Andrea Brown LADIES...and the last time I was a groupie was in the 80's with Boom Town Rats and Bob Geldof.

Yes - I'm ancient I know!
THANKS and have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
....MARY KOLE.....ANDREA BROWN....WOW...music to my ears!

Jemi Fraser said...

Exciting stuff coming up! I'd better get ready :)

Thanks for the links - they look great!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow! It sounds like June will be a ton of fun at Market My Words - I am so in!

Great, great link list this week, Shelli. Thanks. :-)

Elana Johnson said...

Can't wait for the ARC love. I wish I could go to BEA with you. Maybe one day...

And I love your links! Especially the Kathleen Duey one...

Christina Lee said...

Sounds GREAT!! Off to click away!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the links. Have fun at BEA. I'd better start getting my query ready for your contests. They sound great. Can't wait to see what ARCs you have too.

Danyelle said...

I can't wait. And thanks for the awesome links! I always find gold when I come here. :D

Christina Farley said...

Great stuff to look forward to. Is it nearly June? Where is this year going?

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Lots of great things coming up! Can't wait to see what ARCs you get...

Sandy Raymond said...

Great post! These are wonderful resources. I love round-ups.

Virginia S Grenier said...

Great resources. I'll be doing a lot of reading this weekend, but all in good fun.

Thanks for sharing.

The Writing Mama
http://thewritingmama.blogspot.com/

Gail said...

Don't take much clothes to BEA. You'll need room in that suitcase for all the ARCs!!! Will you try to grab some MG ones too?
Enjoy!!!

Jennie Englund said...

Have a BEAutiful time!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for the wonderful resources. You have an insightful, fun blog. Roland, just a novice blogger.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks for the great links! :D