3 S.R. Johannes: Friday Marketing Round Up (4/30)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Marketing Round Up (4/30)

The New "Market Your Words" Newsletter

I have decided at the prompting of readers and friends to do a monthly marketing newsletter that will have tips and articles about how to market yourself before you get a book deal as well as after. I will also be running quarterly contests for various free marketing stuff.

If you would like to be included in my first one that will go out in May, please either email me your email address or leave it in the comments. You can also directly sign up on the left hand side.

Thanks for your support.

National No Phone Zone

Today is the first ever National No Phone Zone day.

If you have a cell phone, please don't text and drive! A text is not worth a life. This is becoming a serious issue in this country. If you need to talk, use a headphone/handsfree. It is so much safer. Whenever I am about to do one of these things, I just look in the back seat at my kids and realize its not worth it.

You can get a bumper sticker and proceeds go to charity. Stick the No Phone Zone bumper sticker on your car and help spread the word to stop texting, emailing and talking on the phone while driving. Remind your ones you love to take the No Phone Pledge (along with 300,000$ other people) to be a safe driver and save lives!

Here are my favorite marketing posts of the week:

Getting into libraries -
The reality is that if you have a good book, you can get into the library system. Here’s how.

Use blogging as an interactive tool - 8 ways for using blogging in social and interactive ways.

When do you begin your marketing? In order to most effectively promote a book, when do you begin setting up social networking profiles / blogs / websites?

Generating the all important buzz - How do you ensure that, when it comes time to promote your book, your friends—particularly ones with blogs, websites, and a huge list of social media contacts—will help with promotion.

Publicize your book with courage - Getting your book onto a show is like getting that child of yours into the right college and beyond. Here are a few things you need to know about sending your "babies" out into the world.

The Author Questionnaire - One way editors get authors involved in the process is through the use of a questionnaire. Here are a few of the questions they might ask.

Using social media to connect with young readers - A few social-media-savvy experts and successful YA authors point you towards time saving social media tools that have worked for them in reaching teens.

10 things every blogger needs to do. Here is a list of things every bloggers might want to do.

So - how was your week? Any news? Meet any milestones. I'd really like to know!


Carolyn V. said...

Shelli, I love your links and am so glad you put them up! =)

This week's milestone: started revision. Found out my story is pretty good. *whew*

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the great links. I plan to check them out. Your newletter sounds interesting too.

I got my first request to do a guest blog on the SCBWI conference I'm going to tomorrow. I'm excited.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, these all look so good, I don't even know which to click on first.

Can't wait for your newsletter, Shelli!

Ann Marie Wraight said...

One of my teeny students told me a great joke today...you asked about news - right?

Passenger to a sexy BLONDE Pamela-like Air Hostess:
"Hi! What's your name?"

Air Hostess answers:
"Benz, Sir...."

Passenger says:
"Lovely name! Any relation to Mercedes Benz?"

Air Hostess:

That wasn't the funniest bit though...he was desperate to actually EXPLAIN the damned joke - despite me protesting that YES - I REALLY did get it!!! He's just turned 13!!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Thanks for the links Shelli :) Enjoy a great weekend!

Stina said...

Great links! I'm bookmarking this in case I should ever need it. :D

Sherrie Petersen said...

I had a really good week. For some reason, querying is much less stressful this time around. Maybe I just have a better story to tell :)

Kelly Polark said...

Thank you for the great links. Also, thank you for reminding everyone not to text and drive!! So important!!

Anonymous said...

Well done!........................................

Anonymous said...

要持續更新下去喲!!祝你心情愉快 ........................................

Unknown said...

Hands-free cell phone use is NOT safer than any other kind of cell phone use while driving. Most of the relevant studies are cited and described here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phones_and_driving_safety.

You're far better off driving your kids around while drunk than while using a cell phone, hands-free or otherwise.