3 S.R. Johannes: Friday Five/Marketing Round Up (10/16)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Friday Five/Marketing Round Up (10/16)

First things first

Bryan over at Random Thoughts gave me a Literary Blogger award last month (sorry I'm so late Bryan!).

I'm going to change the rules up a bit since I just gave out an award. Instead of listing out 7 more boring things about myself and awarding to 7 bloggers, I'm going to award award this to the 7 books I've read recently that you have to go check out! It just so happens that they are also all bloggers :) (lucky for me!)

1. Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith (this was a hot angel book - with a few vampires - before angels were hot!)

2. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (A great book about the afterlife)

3. I'd tell you I love you but then I have to kill you by Ally Carter (I am just now reading this series. It's a fun girl spy book!)

4. Peonies in Love by Lisa See (older book but awesome! I just reread it! It is haunting to say the least.)

5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan (Scary!)

6. Lipstick Apology - by Jennifer Jabaley (funny and touching)

7. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzgerald (am just reading this but I'm going to put it on my list because so far it is good and Becca is another blogger buddy of mine! :)

Marketing Favs

Article to all publishers and Agents
- get out there and promote your author's books!

What I learned.... my bloggie buddy, Kristin Tubb, recaps everything she learned about the book process (including marketing) over her first year of publication!

Book Marketing Event - To sign up for the 21st Century Book Marketing Event at the beautiful Catamaran Resort in San Diego.

How to promote your books - As the Director of Marketing and Promotion at Sheaf House Publishers, effective marketing is a balance between the old techniques that still work and new relational marketing using technology.

Twitter Lists are live - Twitter appears to be in the midst of rolling out its new LIST feature that allows users to create a list of people that others can follow with one-click.

Don't put your eggs in one network - Greg tells us that it’s important to have different ways to communicate with your network, particularly key members of it.

Have a great weekend!


Jessica said...

Congrats on the award! I like the way you chose the recipients. Now I'm off to check out some new (to me) authors. :)

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Hark! I hear a sweet angel. Thanks for the shout out! You're a gem!

Irene Latham said...

What would we do without farming analogies? Gotta love those eggs... I still like the advice "pick a couple of avenues that feel right for you and do them well" rather than being scattered all over the place.

Susan R. Mills said...

Thanks for the links. Helpful as always!

Robyn Campbell said...

Hey Shelli! It HAS been a long time. I have been here, but in disguise. My son had logged into his blog, I didn't know it and made a few comments under his name. I didn't realize it until I had clicked publish.:) Did you wonder who Cameron Campbell was? Probably don't remember, but I said Shelli will not know it was me. I have been so busy with hospital visits I didn't have time to tell you. Besides, I thought you might need a little mystery!

Anyway, thanks for such great links.

I wish I could go to San Diego. I'll check out the books and the bloggers. Thanks! :)

Danyelle L. said...

Congratulations! I love the way you shared the award. :) Thanks for the links--both for the books and the marketing. You always have such awesome lists. :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Congratulations on the pretty award and your creative way of carrying it forward. As always, your links are great.

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats, and I love the list of books. I love getting book recommendations on blogs. I loved Forest of Hands and Teeth, too!

Kimbra Kasch said...

You deserve the award! Plus, I love your linkage.

Kristin Tubb said...

Thanks for the shout-out, bloggie buddy! :-) Have a wonderful, inspired weekend!

Natalie said...

I love Ally Carter! Her books are fun. Congrats on the award.

Elana Johnson said...

I love these posts. I'm going to start saving them in a word document so I can read the links when I need them.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congrats on the award, and I hope you have a great weekend too. I've not heard of many of those books. I'll have to do some research on them to pick and choose.

lisa and laura said...

Congrats on the award! Can't wait to check out those books.

Hardygirl said...

Great list! I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and my tween adores the Ally Carter series.