Archive for the ‘Promotion’ Category

re: Free 15-Minute Consult with Publicists!

posted 9/7/11

Dear Readers…

I’m breaking from my regular format to tell you about this chance to win a FREE consult with the renowned publicists at Blue Slip Media. You only have till midnight tonight!

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re: Hidden Hassles of Pen Names

posted 8/26/11

Dear Editor…

I write both adult novels and books for children. Should I use a different pen name for my adult fiction than I use for my children’s fiction? I’ve asked people this before and most just scratch their head and say, “Interesting that you can write for such a wide audience.” I know I am not the only one in this situation.

Sincerely,
Haley

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re: Social Networking Prior to Book Release?

posted 8/23/11

Dear Editor…

I have an upper middle-grade novel about a boy struggling in the sport of gymnastics due for release this fall. With the Olympics coming next summer and an Olympian backing my book, how should I begin to get the word out there?

Thank you,
Christi

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re: Thank you. Now Have a Free Webinar.

posted 7/26/11

The Editor’s month-long party celebrating the publication of Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies may be ending with today’s final stop on her WYAFFD Blog Tour, but she’s got one last grand finale event for writers: her eye-popping, info-laden FREE webinar tomorrow with high-energy author/illustrator Katie Davis….

WYAFFD cover

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re: Leave Self-Marketing to the Young?

posted 6/14/11

Dear Editor…

Can you be too old to write for kids? I’m older and I finally have time to write. I have lots of experience with kids, my stuff is funny, and editors have good things to say. But I’m afraid I’m seen as too old to help market a book effectively, especially by young editors.

Sincerely,

Margery

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Guest Editor Theresa Stanton re: Author Blogsite v. Website

posted 6/8/11

Dear Editor…

I read an interview where you refer to your website as a “blogsite.” How does a blogsite differ from a regular website? Should authors have a blogsite instead of a website?

Sincerely,

R.

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Guest Editor Katie Davis re: To Podcast or To Video?

posted 5/3/11

Dear Editor…

I’m thinking of including either podcasts or videos on my blog. Is one better for an author blog than the other?

Michael

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re: Scared of Skyping

posted 4/10/11

Dear Editor…

Thanks to your readers for the suggestion about doing Skype author visits to self promote. The only problem is, I’m a dunce when it comes to technology. What others say is “simple” is NOT so simple to me.  I’ll try it, but . . . what kind of camera should I get for Skype????

Thanks again,

Mimi

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re: Promote My Own Book? How???

posted 3/29/11

Dear Editor…

Ok. So, I’ve published my book. NOW, HOW TO PROMOTE IT???? The publisher has some publicity but not enough . . . they have a hundred books to promote. I’d like to help my book. So what can you suggest???

Thank you,

Mimi

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Guest Editor Darcy Pattison re: Virtual Book Launches

posted 2/10/11

Dear Editor . . .

I’m looking for suggestions and ideas on how to pull off a successful virtual launch party for a self-published book.

Sincerely,
Michael

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