Tuesday, September 4, 2012

4th Annual Random Acts of Publicity Event

Running September 4-7, 2012, this year's Random Acts of Publicity event is designed to take the focus off you and your books for a week and instead focus on a friend’s book or a favorite book. How can you help that book’s sales?

The brain child of Darcy Pattison, Random Acts of Publicity asks each of us to Blog, link, Like, review, or talk about a friend's book.  Or as Darcy likes to put it:  BLLuRT it Out!

This year, the event will focus on Conversations about Books. Consider...

What are the talking points of the book you want to feature?
How can you start a conversation?
Are there behind-the-scenes stories that make the book sound more interesting?
Do different audiences require different talking points and different conversations?
How do you create online conversations?

And how often do we start in-person conversations about a book? Let's TALK about Talking about Books this week.

In conjunction with the event, there's a contest where Susan Raab of Raab Associates is offering 10 free marking consults. 

The catch? You can't enter.  You can only enter a friend's name!

See the posting on the Facebook Random Acts of Publicity Event page on September 6 for full contest details--you'll have 24 hours to enter.

It's a great twist on marketing and community building in the kid lit world...

so help out a friend or another author whose book you love

feel great about it,

and see what you learn from the experience that you can apply to promoting your own work!

For more about Random Acts of Publicity, check out the FAQ at Darcy's blog and the facebook Random Acts of Publicity event page!

Illustrate and Write On,

1 comment:

The Pen and Ink Blogspot said...

Next week I am posting on transitional readers and early chapter books and I will be linking to several author's works.