3 S.R. Johannes: My first vlog and Friday's Roundup!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My first vlog and Friday's Roundup!

I announce the winner and the next giveaway in the video. Its my first one so please watch it so I don't feel totally stupid (yikes too late! :)

Win the ARC package mentioned in the vlog by commenting and telling me:

1)"What else should I vlog about?" or
2) Ask me a question that I can answer in a vlog!


video


Favorite marketing posts for the week:

Do I deserve as an author? Unless you are among the elite best-selling authors, your publisher will probably not have much of a marketing plan for you. If you rely on that, your three months to make a splash will come and go before your publisher moves to the next book. What do you deserve?

What works for you in book marketing?
Authors, whether first timers or seasoned, share what they have found to be the most effective tool in their marketing plans?

10 steps to handselling your book
Yes, your own efforts really can make an impact on your sales, one reader at a time. Here are 10 simple steps to word-of-mouth success.

How you can use social media - Does marketing via social media outlets really help sell more books? Writers are spending time on Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet sites with the hope of marketing their books. The question we all keep asking is this: Is the time cost-effective?

Maureen's Johnson's Manifesto - I am not a brand
! Don't get carried away with marketing as an author. You are not a brand - you HAVE a brand.

Getting tweens to review ARCs - Some booksellers are getting tweens involved with their reviews.

A teen's take on social networks - While now that time is mostly spent on Facebook, back then I used different social games and another social network. Here's how I got from there to here..log.



Come back Monday to see who won The Agent Pitch Contest!

39 comments:

Jessie Oliveros said...

Yes, you definitely have a vlog presence, and you should vlog some more. I like your backdrop.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great job with your first vlog, Shelli! And thanks for all the links! I can't wait til Monday. :-)

Casey McCormick said...

Great job, Shelli!!!! It was nice "seeing" you!

Amber Lynae said...

I liked the vlog.

I am newer to your blog. SO maybe some of your previous posts have covered this. But I would love to hear more about your writing journey.

Also about some of the exciting and not so exciting things you learned about the publishing process.

Have you ever had a thought or event happen to you when you thought to yourself "this would only happen to a writer?"

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

You get my vote for Best First Vlog! That made me smile.

throuthehaze said...

Great vlog! You could vlog about your all time fave books :)

Sandy Shin said...

I love your first vlog. And thank you for all the links!

Question: What are some of your favorite re-reads?

DL Hammons said...

You are a Vlog natural! Kudo's!!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Great first vlog!

My question is what book do you think everyone should read at least once?

Beverley BevenFlorez said...

Nice roundup and also great first vlog! I'll have to check out those links. :)

Kim Kasch said...

Funtabulous! You did a great job! Loved it.

Ann Marie Wraight said...

So why was I giggling all the way through this if it wasn't supposed to be a funny vlog...? CONGRATS! Nicely done.

Your enunciation is excellent. My question is:

1) Have you ever had voice/music lessons as it seems you know how to SPEAK to your audience.

2) VLOG about funny/odd/weird things that have either happened to you or writer-friends on your writing journey.

btw - which continent is hubby on at the mo - just curious :)

Sunna said...

Awesome! You are a natural vlogger, Shelli. Vlog away!

laurapauling said...

Great job! I'd say just be yourself and vlog what you would normally blog! The books look good!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

That was a great vlog Shelli! I'd say you are a vlogger natural!

Thanks for the links and enjoy your weekend.

Lisa and Laura said...

OK, I'm impressed! You're a natural vlogger, Shelli. Our vlog on Monday???? Um...not so natural. And just so you know, we're merely supporting players in this vlog. The other writers totally steal the show!

Kristi Helvig said...

Great first vlog Shelli! It's awesome of you to give so many books away--happy Friday!

bclement412 said...

Great vlog, you should keep it up! I'd love for you to talk more about how you landed your agent -- Alyssa Eisner Henkin -- and more about the book that brought you to her

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Great job on the vlog! I grabbed HUSH at BEA too, so excited to read it.
thanks for the links!

Janet Johnson said...

Love the vlog! Definitely enjoyed seeing you . . . but oh, my heart still skips a beat at the thought of doing it myself. But YOU should definitely do it again.

And thank you! Happy day! Happy day!

So questions to vlog about? Do you sing in the car? Do you dance when you think no one's looking? I think this is why I don't vlog. :)

Carolyn V. said...

Shelli! Excellent vlog! All the books look awesome! Are you planning on more vlogs, because you are a natural!

Serenissima said...

Great first vlog! Crisp and cute. You could do a vlog about vlogs -- e.g., what you need to do one, tips, tricks, etc...

Heidi Willis said...

This is very cool!! I must say, I'm hesitant about vlogs - not just doing them (which I don't) but watching them, because the people on the vlog are rarely the way they seem on the blog and in their profile picture. (With maybe the exception of LiLa because they are JUST the way they seem and more so!). :)

But I love this one because now I even like you more (and I liked you to begin with!!). You did a great job!

So... I look forward to seeing more from you. :) I like the idea of you doing book reviews ( I loved how you seemed surprised one of the books sounded really good!), and maybe talking about different aspects of writing, like how you develop your characters or your plots.

A question to answer: if you could only choose one writing conference/event to attend, which would you suggest?

Katie said...

Okay. You are so CALM in your vlog!!! I was choking and laughing and probably drooling. ha!

Yes, a total natural :)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

duh i just realized all the books titles are backwards - what's up with mac's photo booth recording? must switch to imovie :)

Riv Re said...

Great post. These books look awesome.
Here's my question: When did you first want to be a writer? What was your first MS (finished or unfinished)?

Corey Schwartz said...

You are so cute, Shelli! :)

maybe now i wont' be scared to meet you in person!

Elana Johnson said...

I LOVE your marketing roundups. *happy sigh*

Larissa said...

You're so cute in your vlog! :)

Hmmmm...I like Serenissima's idea of vlogging about vlogs. :P

Great round up, too! Thanks, Shelli!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great vlog. I really liked that it didn't pause too much. To be honest, a lot that do pause tons I tend not to listen to because I'm busy trying to buzz through my blogs and I can read quicker than waiting through all the pauses. Also, just so you know, for some strange reason, I could see but not hear you on my work computer. Thanks for anther contest.

Spav said...

Great vlog. You did great! Maybe you could vlog about your most wanted upcoming books.

jpetroroy said...

I'd love one about writing query letters.

Laurie Lamb said...

Your vlog was nicely done. My question: What is your favourite thing about being a writer?

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the vlog! Well done :)

M Pax said...

It was nice to see you. :D Good job.

Joanne Brothwell said...

Shelli, I love your blog - and I'm giving it an award! Check it out Monday: http://joannebrothwell.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

You are so cute Shelli! It's fun to see you in vlog form.

Hmm, what to vlog about... Maybe you could do some sort of marketing demonstration? (I have no idea what this would be, but there's got to be something about marketing that would be cool in a blog, no?)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Super Vlog, Shelli!! And that was not at all un-funny, by the way. I cracked up at AAAA Lot ;)

Tell Me a Secret sounds fantastic! Just all the books you mentioned do. Congrats to Janet as well!

P.S. It's so good to see you live! YOu're so pretty and funny and adorable! I didn't know you wore glasses! And such cute ones, too!

Erika Lynn said...

great first vlog, you should do one showing us where your fav place to cozy up and read it
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