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Friday, June 28, 2013

Do You Have a Book to Promote? Let Damyanti Help

Novels in a Polish bookstore
Novels in a Polish bookstore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
         Besides being a terrific A to Z Co-host, Damyanti is a good friend to all of us--especially writers.  She's making an offer you should not refuse!

Marketing:  Someone's Gotta Do It

Whether traditionally published or self-published, writers these days have to do more than writing, and that includes marketing, publicity and what not. Being a writer myself, this thing scares me because I’m terrified of toting my own work.

But I like reading books by my fellow-authors, and would like to push their books as much as possible – it helps them in some small way, and it helps my blog audience discover additions to their reading list. Keeping this in mind, I’ve started a Wednesday book feature on Amlokiblogs.

If you're an author looking to get more publicity for your latest book, or buzz up an old one, send me the following at atozstories at gmail dot com:

1. Title of Book, Genre, Author Name
2. A one to two sentence elevator pitch (Not more than 50 words)
3. Author's fave excerpt from the book (Not more than 250 words)
4. Links from where the books can be purchased.
5. Blogpost-sized Book Cover

I'd like an email expressing your interest first, with a link to the book, before you send out the above.

The elevator pitch and the teaser excerpt need to be well-polished, ready to be showcased. This is for books only-- novels and short story collections. I'd like to feature non-fiction as well, but no poetry or erotica(sounds horrible, grouped like that, I know, but I run fiction-based, PG13 blogs).

I have books going till August, and have slots in September open now. If you need your book featured urgently and I particularly love your book, I might also feature them on Daily (w)rite.

I look forward to reading your excerpts, and if intrigued enough, featuring them and buying your books!

Thank you Lee, for letting me speak about this on your blog--- and for being an awesome blog-friend.

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  1. And I appreciate you promoting mine last week, Damy!

  2. That sounds terrific, Damy. I may have to take you up on that offer!

  3. What a great idea Damyanti! I know writers can use all the help they can get.

    1. Maurice, it is win-win cos I get to discover new books!

  4. This sounds like a great idea, really hope this will help out as many budding writers as possible.

  5. Sounds great!

    Hugs and chocolate,

    1. I'm glad. Thanks for being such a great support, Shelly.

  6. Thanks much for this info. Trying to get back into blogging after being away a few months. Enjoy reading your posts.

  7. Very generous... great offer indeed:)

  8. I've got quite a few books after this post and the schedule is now all filled up till November. Thank you so much, Lee, and to all the others who have sent in the book, a big thanks as well.


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