Random Acts of Publicity: Steve Kluger’s MY MOST EXCELLENT YEAR

Mike Jung reminded me that today is Day 1 of the third annual Random Acts of Publicity, started by DarcyPattison as a fun way to promote friends and favorite books. Mike’s running a contest to win THREE books by Julian Hector. You may go enter Mike’s contest, although if you can do so WITHOUT beating […]

Wednesday’s Winner…& a Memoir Teleseminar

Last week, I interviewed Laura Purdie Salas about the marketing she did for her picture book Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School. I entered everybody who left a comment in a contest for Laura’s book. This morning, I crumpled up all the little pieces of paper and picked one out of the […]

THIS is How to Do an Online Launch

Launch party. What image does that phrase evoke for you? A crowded bookstore with a big, yummy cake? An author up at the front of the room doing a reading? A raffle? I love book launches. I love to go and hang out with fans and other writers and celebrate a friend’s newest book. In […]

And the Winner Is…

Tonight, my son drew a name from the hat tupperware to see who would get a copy of Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel or Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook. And the name he pulled out is….LISA SCHROEDER! Lisa, would you like Maass’ book or his workbook? Send me the answer and your snail mail […]

This Time, a WRITING Contest

Just a quick note to point you to a writing contest Writer’s Digest is holding for Valentine’s Day. The prize is a $250.00 shopping spree in their bookstore–you could go CRAZY! And they don’t care about your mood–mushy or gloomy, they’ll take the entry. 🙂 Thanks to Jane Friedman for the info. And don’t forget […]