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Entries from April 2009

Savvy Book Tour Wrap-up

April 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The big pink Bible bus is rolling off, leaving nothing but the memories. I loved this book and loved this tour. I enjoyed all the interviews, particularly. And I especially appreciate Ms. Law playing along as she’s said she’s kind of a private, shy type of person. It was good of her to make herself […]

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Tags: Awards · Fantasy · Middle Grade

Is Sending Snotty Emails a Legitimate Savvy?

April 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here we are in the third day of the Savvy tour already. We had so many interesting interviews with Ingrid, I’m sure she’s exhausted. I’m amazed she’s still able to smile at us all from her author picture. Oh. Um. Never mind. Everyone loved the book. It’s always fun to do a tour on a book […]

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Tags: Awards · Fantasy · Middle Grade

Savvy Blog Tour ~ Day Two

April 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

First things, first. I have no excuse, Noel warned me that the email Feedburner sent to subscribers last Friday had a bad link in it. I have no idea why I didn’t think it was necessary to send out a follow-up email, warning you to get your links off the site and not out of the email. […]

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Tags: Fantasy · Middle Grade

Savvy, by Ingrid Law ~ Blog Tour

April 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Day one of the Savvy road trip has finally arrived. I loved this book and I even like that we’re doing the tour so late in the day. I mean, Savvy is going to be a movie, it’s been on the NY Times best seller list. It’s won a Newbery Honor. So, like, duh. It’s […]

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Tags: Fantasy · Middle Grade

Savvy by Ingrid Law ~ Book Tour Particulars

April 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

On Monday we head off to tour Savvy, by Ingrid Law. I hope everyone is already stowed away on the big pink bus and ready to roll. I loved this middle grade tall tale and suspect Fish and Rocket, with their flashy powers, will be inspiring boys to make up bits of history for them […]

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Tags: Fantasy · Middle Grade

Welcome a New Blogger

April 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

I am so happy to present a new blogger, Maggie from My Utopia. Maggie is another brilliant teen blogger. Go and check her out. Lest any of you think you should get your cousins/sisters/pet bunnies in on the blog tour, I’d like to note that all are welcome (as long as they have great blogs […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Free E-Books ~ Are They Effective?

April 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

So here is a link that readers and marketers can chew on. The Baen Free Library. What do you think? Readers, will you read there? Authors, would you like your publisher to follow suit?

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Tags: E-books · Publicity

New Bloggers!

April 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I meant to introduce the new blogs this past weekend, but with Easter, things were a little busier than usual. But I’d like to welcome four new bloggers onto the tour. I’ve been enjoying their posts and am happy to have them aboard. Please go and visit them when you get a chance. They are: […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Promoting the Smart Way ~ Give Away a Kindle

April 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Now here’s a smart marketer. Stephen Meier, author of Katka, a novella. This fellow has done everything right from a marketing standpoint. His book trailer is great–long book trailers aren’t effective, I’ve heard. (I don’t like them, so I believed that when I read it.) Meier’s trailer is short and provocative. I love the picture […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Publicity

So You Wanna Plan a Blog Tour

April 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s a post on blog tours for any of you authors who want to set up your own. I think the beauty of the kind of tour Karina Fabian is speaking of–one that goes over the course of time with one blog participating one day and the next blog participating the next day–is that the author […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Publicity