3 S.R. Johannes: Friday's Marketing Round up (7/17)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday's Marketing Round up (7/17)

Random News

Hi guys - been busy this week. sorry for the low posts. Next week will be better. :) here are mu favs for the week.

1) Get ready - starting September 1st, I will have another Comment Your Butt Off contest. New prizes and revised rules to be announced in a few weeks. :)

2) Starting on August 1st - I am rebranding. I realized that I spend so much time helping others do their own marketing that I never have time to brand myself properly or update my own websites. So stay tuned in August for new web site, blog and additional features :)

3) Book update - I'm heading back into another round of revisions. I love the statement my agent made this week. "I want you to know I'm a harsh critic when preparing for submission and that you're making strong progress!" I'm not sure I understand the gap she mentioned but I hope to clear that up with her next week. Back to the drawing board and one step closer to my dream.

anyone have any good news??? I love to hear other people's successes.

Friday Round up

Marketing techniques for newly published - If you are serious about getting the broadest exposure for yourself and your book, you must realize that literary critics and the buying public will not distinguish between your work and that of commercially successful, established professional writers.

Cynthia's interview with publicist Barbara Fisch - She specializes in publicity and marketing services for the trade children’s book industry.

Advice for authors on Booksignings - It’s finally happened, your book has been published, and you’ve managed to set up a signing at your local bookstore. Congratulations! You think publishing was the tricky part? You’re only just getting started. Here are some things to think about as you get ready for your Big Signing!

Website marketing resources for writers - A small list of resources from Scott Treimel, literary agent.

The importance of building a platform
- Building an author platform has never been more important. This is because of three realities author’s face today. Find out what they are.

10 steps to put social networking under your spell - Here are some easy clues that signify you're bewitched, bothered, and bewildered by social networking.

Have a great weekend! :)


Corey Schwartz said...

Thanks, Shelli. Love hearing the book updates!

PJ Hoover said...

Sounds like your revisions are going great! How exciting!
And I can't wait to see your new website et al!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oooo, I look forward to your revamped web presence. Shelli gets a makeover! Love your site as it is but I'm sure it will be super in its new format.
You asked for any good news. Well, yesterday I gave myself a challenge to write 5,000 words in my rewrite of a YA novel. And I met my goal! And most of it is good enough to stay! I surprised myself. Sometimes, a challenge is all it takes to get us moving.

Danyelle L. said...

Good luck on your rebranding and revisions! :D

Anna C. Morrison said...

Thank you for all the wonderful information! Good luck on your revision.

Shelli Cornelison said...

Good Luck with the revisions! Look forward to hearing news of a sale very soon.

Adrienne said...

Good luck with the revisions!