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Entries from August 2008

Promoting Children’s Books in Atlanta

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Speaking of author promotions… If any of you are in the Atlanta area, the Decatur Book Festival is going on this weekend. Our friend Mary Ann Rodman will be on the children’s stage Saturday at 3:00 PM. Stop by if you have a chance. Another local author and newfound friend, Connie Fleming, will be on […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Publicity

The Year the Swallows Came Early ~ Kathryn Fitzmaurice

August 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking about how editors like to promote their authors, and I mentioned a book by Kathryn Fitzmaurice–The Year the Swallows Came Early. Kathryn kindly sent me the cover pic. Pretty, huh? Maybe we’ll be able to talk her into doing a tour with us. Who knows? It’s her […]

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Blog Promotions

August 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

So what did the bloggers gain from the first tour? Well, for one thing, when we promote children’s book authors, we also promote our own blogs. This week my visitors doubled. Both the unique hits and the page views doubled on both of my children’s book blogs. Are these visitors who will come back when […]

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Author Promotions ~ An Evaluation of Our First Children’s Book Blog Tour

August 21st, 2008 · 5 Comments

Heh, heh See how I put Author Promotions in the title of this post? I told you I’m going to try to move my site up for those key words. Because I want children’s book authors who are looking to promote their books to be able to find me. Why? Because I think the tours […]

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Jimmy’s Stars Blog Tour ~ Day Three

August 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

We’re at the end of our tour for Jimmy’s Stars, but there is still a lot of good stuff out there to be had. If you’re interested in writing, read Becky Miller’s post over at A Christian Worldview of Fiction. In fact read all of her posts on Jimmy’s Stars. As she is wont to […]

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Tags: History · Kidz Book Buzz Bizz · Middle Grade

Jimmy’s Stars ~ Day Two

August 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

We enter the second day of the Jimmy’s Stars blog tour. Exciting stuff out there. There is a book give-away at A Mom Speaks. I’m also offering the book at All About Children’s Books. If you like cryptograms, head on over there. Becky, at Becky’s Book Reviews, has a wonderful interview with Mary Ann. So […]

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Tags: Publicity

Mary Ann Rodman’s Tour

August 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

Visit these stops on Mary Ann’s blog tour! There are some great reviews for Jimmy’s Stars, and one contest, even, where you can win the book. Check out “A Mom Speaks” below, for that. 01 Charger, A Childhood of Dreams, A Christian Worldview of Fiction, A Mom Speaks, All About Children’s Books, Becky’s Book Reviews, […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Mary Ann Rodman’s Tour ~ The Particulars

August 14th, 2008 · Comments Off

Here are things you need for Mary Ann’s tour. It’s coming on Monday. I hope you are all revved up and ready to go. Use this URL when you link to Jimmy’s Stars: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374337039 And please link to it every day for three days. Her other books are: Yankee Girl: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374386617 My Best Friend: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0142408069 […]

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Search Engine Placement

August 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you Google “Children’s Book Blog Tour” or “Children’s Book Blog Tours” KidzBookBuzz.com comes up number one. “Children’s blog book tour” brings us up second and if you add an “s” to “tours” we’re third. “Book Blog Tour” brings us up in the second slot. For “blog tour” and for “author promotions” we don’t make […]

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Tags: Publicity

Diamond of Darkhold ~ Last Call

August 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I’m planning to send the ARCs out tomorrow so if you want to get in on the tour, today’s the day to sign up. I read the book this weekend and really enjoyed it. It’s a quick read and she brings Lina and Doon back in this one, so if you liked them in Ember, […]

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