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:
“Get rich quick” books
“Miracle cure” 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!