Thursday: Book Promotion Day

Yesterday’s WWW post got me thinking.  It and similar things are very good ways to promote blogs, creating a chain that anybody can make use of to discover new blogs.  It also serves as a good way to introduce folk to new books.  With my (alleged) brain firing on at least half its cylinders, I started running through a variety of ideas, some of them just plain weird (which I guess came from my lunatic fringe).  One, however, stuck and refused to give ground to any competitors.  The title of this post is a bit of a giveaway, of course.

I would like to run a Book Promotion Day every Thursday.  At first, I thought of just throwing books out there for others to consider.  On further reflection, however, I decided that I should place this in the hands of fellow authors.  I’m therefore inviting authors to submit a piece on one of their books!  The book does not have to be your latest!  The piece should include a link to a picture of the book cover, the blurb for it, the current price, and purchase and/or contact links for both the book and the author.  Both ebooks and traditional print books are welcome, of course.  If the book is the subject of a special offer, this should be included in the piece, including the period the offer applies for.

I’ve made this as painless as possible.  Reviews aren’t wanted, but you can include the book’s current rating, if applicable, in the standard ‘up to 5’ stars system.  Each Thursday, I will include as many books as possible, up to a maximum of ten.  If your book desn’t appear one week, it may well appear on another.  Inclusion is subject to space.  If you only wish to offer your book details for a specific week, please state that in your piece, but note that such a request doesn’t guarantee its inclusion.

I regret that I must exclude:

  • Erotica
  • “Get rich quick” books
  • “Miracle cure” books
  • “Diet” books
  • “X-rated” books

If you wish to participate in what is, after all, free advertising,then please use this form:

Success or failure for this idea is in your hands!

~ Steve

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

6 thoughts on “Thursday: Book Promotion Day

    • Thanks, Francis :) I’ve received the contact form. I must admit, I assumed that all the details, including a link to cover pic, purchase and contact links would be included in the main text area ;) I’ll be in contact though :)

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