April 26, 2015

  Note: Please join me for a Google Hangout for an informal discussion on mistakes to avoid when building your platform using email: Tuesday at 2pm ET HERE or just copy and paste this into your browser: https://plus.google.com/events/c62gda8bejt2i7ruiprun993m18 So make a note in your calendar! When I was a little kid I thought grownups knew what to do. Seems…

February 26, 2014

Do you want to learn how to market your books from me for free? Do you want to learn how to get reviews? Better yet, how do you get your book into the hands of more readers so it gets read? Click to tweet about this blog post! Join this launch team and you’ll learn…

August 1, 2011

Ready, set, go…start here! This is SUCH a cool idea! A YA Scavenger Hunt, coordinated by Colleen Houck (author of the Tiger series) will take place today! More than twenty YA authors will be providing bonus material from their current books or upcoming releases, but you won’t find it on their personal blogs, you’ll have…

April 19, 2011

Little Chicken’s Big Day Release Sweepstakes! Help celebrate the arrival of our little hatchling with… Week 1: The Book Trailer Word of Mouth Sweepstakes From April 19 through May 17, I’ll be running one sweepstakes per week. (If you’re on my mailing list, I’ll send you a note each week filling you in on the…

April 16, 2011

The first thing I’m going to tell you is to never have a contest. Have a giveaway, or a sweepstakes, or a drawing, but not a contest. The reasons are legal and boring, but take it from me, I’ve checked, and you just don’t want to use the word “contest.” Random drawings, in fact, are…