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Entries Tagged as 'Author Promotion'

Old Stars Still Shining

August 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

Just got my Southern Breeze Newsletter and saw this: Mary Ann Rodman’s JIMMY’S STARS was named to the National Assoc. of Social Studies Teachers Best Trade Books list, as well as Booklist’s 10 Best Historical Fiction books of 2008, and a Bank Street College Best Book. Both SURPRISE SOUP (Viking) and A TREE FOR EMMY […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Awards · History · Picture Books

Alan Gratz on Marketing

May 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Shelli, at Market My Words, interviewed Alan Gratz today. You all remember Alan because he’s the creator of that smart, cute, teen amateur detective, Horatio Wilkes. Well, Horatio has nothing on Alan in the smarts department. So if you are an author looking for ways to market, it wouldn’t hurt you to read what Alan […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Middle Grade

Blogger Book Reviewers ~ Ethics Examined

May 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Yesterday, the Book Chook said in the comments, that she always welcomes comments that add value to her blog. That’s the thing about blogs. They are interactive, they encourage community, and they get added value when readers pipe in with added thought. I often read newspaper articles online but spend more time in the comments […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Credibility

Gratitude and Credibility

May 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Michelle Knudsen, who happens to be our next tour author with her middle grade fantasy, The Dragon of Trelian, recently put up a blog post that got me thinking. In it she says: I’m not usually comfortable responding directly to reviewers; the etiquette rules are fuzzy on this, I think. As far as I know, […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Credibility · Publicity

Author News

May 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Two bits of exciting news involving past authors: Mary Ann Rodman, author of Jimmy’s Stars, is now blogging at TeachingAuthors.com. Teaching Authors has six authors, who also teach writing. What a wealth of information they have. Check them out. And I also noticed last week that Kathryn Fitzmaurice, author of  The Year the Swallows Came Early,  […]

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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

Covers and Content Only a Mother Could Love

April 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is hysterical! What not to do if you want to sell books. Here’s my favorite: I can rest easy now that he’s finally finished it. Check out the rest of them. (Hat tip to Pete Peterson, posting on the Rabbit Room. )

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Tags: Author Promotion

Blog Touring Tutorials

March 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Blog Touring 101: Around the Blogosphere in 80 Days is a good post on running a blog tour for any of you authors who want to set up tours. At the bottom of that post are links to related posts. This one: Virtual Book Tours: An Interview with Steve Weber has some great ideas for bloggers. […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Swallows Flying High

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Well, I am really impressed with the tour for The Year the Swallows Came Early, by Kathryn Fitmaurice. On the one hand I think it’s the first time we weren’t able to hit number one on Technorati. This was a small tour. But even if we had ten more bloggers on board we wouldn’t have […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Contemporary · Kidz Book Buzz Bizz · Middle Grade