Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion and a cool contest!

Adventures in Children’s Publishing is hosting a series of guest posts and a really cool experiment/contest. The posts are geared toward authors, but the contest is for everyone, reader or writer, so check it out.

The topic of the posts is book promotion, and the series started Tuesday with Shannon Delany (13 to Life, St. Martin’s Griffin) talking about using technology. She’s got some totally cool stuff in her post that is soooo far over my low-tech head that that I can barely see it with binoculars. You definitely want to check it out.

Today is my turn, and my post is on The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion. I talk about giveaways, because you all know I’m the queen of giving stuff away, and book events. Check it out, then click on the contest link on the top of the post for your chance to win copies of Personal Demons, 13 to Life or a pre-order of Hourglass (Edgemont) by Myra McEntire, who will be posting Saturday on pre-publication promotion.

Basically, the contest is to see how far viral promotion will spread. There are codes for each prize that you can post as many places as you can think of to post them, and you get points for each post. This is science in action, so please participate! Martina at Adventures in Children’s Publishing will compile the numbers, and unless they suck, she’ll post them on her blog at the conclusion of the experiment.

Science is FUN!! And so are contests! Go! Help my code (PersonalDemons-secret) thrive and multiply in the wild—and maybe even win a signed book! Thanks!