January 31, 2012

What do you need to do to make a tour easy? You pave the way for your hosts. When you do a blog tour, make sure you make it worthwhile for them. Here is what I included in my tour packet for each host. And to make sure reciprocity will zing along easily, every host…

January 30, 2012

Inspiration! Since 1999, I have left the kids and Jer and have driven off into the tundra to attend Kindling Words. This was the best one yet in terms of what I got from it professionally. Franny Billingsley led the writing strand and David Weisner, the illustrating strand.  I had a huge breakthrough in both…

January 30, 2012

Believe it or not, this is my first blog tour! I’m very excited to tell the world about How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller and thought, “I need a tour!” So how did I set it up to succeed? (Tomorrow I show you how I made it…

January 26, 2012

And Colbert ain’t so bad either… The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive

January 25, 2012

Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android Buy the podcast app! Learn fundamental aspects of writing for children. In this episode you’ll hear  a reminder to get in the drawing (deadline: March 1) for an editorial consult with Simone Kaplan by commenting on this post a mini interview with Teresa Schauer by…

January 24, 2012

This question was submitted by a reader who asked to remain anonymous, so I’ve given her a fake name. I answered her immediately but I’m changing my answer now after thinking on it a little more. Sorry, “Eudora”! Hi Katie, I am half way through your new marketing eBook and loving it. I do have…

January 23, 2012

All day I’ve been thinking, I need to shout this out to the world, I’m so excited! But then I think…should I save it for the podcast? Then I told myself, stop it, you! Say it in both places! So I am! I won the 2011 SLJ Trailee Award! And in this week’s podcast you’ll…

January 22, 2012

I am very excited, and thankful to Darshana Khiani because she asked if I had a button, or badge for my podcast. Well, you can now help spread the gospel of kidlit by putting my badge on your blog. Just grab it here and link the image to http://BrainBurpsAboutBooks.com. You can also thank Darshana for…