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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Network for Success #atozchallenge

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Computer Setup April 2010 (Photo credit: Paul Mayne)

         This series has already discussed the importance of networking and promoting through blogs and other social media.  This is something most of you already  know and yet some of you still might be hesitant about getting out there and asking others to help you.    Don't be afraid--just do it went it needs to be done.

          Putting out a call on your blog to ask for promotion assistance is the obvious place to start, but you are limiting your call to the audience for that particular blog post.  It's good to go wider than that.

          Nicole Zoltack put out her call on a Facebook page to which I subscribe as do several other writers.  Since she is working on very short notice to set up a cover reveal and blog promotion tour, the Facebook promo is well suited to getting the word out to more people.  Nicole put out the call and now I'm here to help.

Cover Reveal:  Nicole Zoltack

             Nicole Zoltack has a new book coming very soon, but since she's here today I'll let her tell you the details:

 Hey, howdy, hey! Nicole Zoltack here and I'm so happy to share with you the cover for WHITE HELLEBORE. The second book in the Heroes of Falledge trilogy kicks off with an amazing cover.

All right, all right, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. I know you're dying to see it!

Told you it was awesome! I'm not biased at all. Nope. Not even a little bit.

BLURB: After destroying Skull Krusher, Nicholas Adams thinks Falledge is safe and becomes a security guard at the museum, watching a valuable statue. Unfortunately, the Egyptian statue houses the soul of a scorned witch, biding her time to have her revenge on the descendants of her cheating lover.

Kiya the witch isn't the only new foe in town as the drug that created Skull Krusher has now transformed a scientist into yet another monster, forcing Nicholas to don his Black Hellebore mask again and save Falledge.

Nicholas has no help this time as Kiya gains possession of his love Julianna's body and brings the soul of Justina, Nicholas's high school sweetheart and Julianna's twin, with her. Despite himself, Nicholas is torn between the sisters. If he can't stop the fiends from taking over the world and destroying humankind, he'd never be able to find lasting, true love.
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So I'm sure you're dying to know the release date and luckily it's not that far away! WHITE HELLEBORE releases April 21st! Be sure to grab it on the 21st! :D

         Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit

           How do think Facebook can be useful?   How effective is Twitter for you when setting up an event?  Which networking media do you find to be most effective?
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  1. Good luck with your new book hope it is the success it deserves to be, It's hard work getting a book to be published and sell, I know I had one published last week.


  2. Caught that on her blog yesterday. Will feature next week when it's released.
    I had no problem asking for help with my book releases, because I knew I needed it.

  3. I do enjoy FB....I spend the majority of my internet time chit chatting in real time with my friends all over the world. I'm not very good with the twitter though.

  4. both twitter and facebook are youseful and that book looks interesting

    I am blogging at The Other Side for A to Z challenge

  5. This story proves that Facebook can be useful as a tool for promoting your book!

  6. Yvonne -- Yes, and it's your 3rd book. You're a pro!

    Alex -- Never hurts to ask! Or at least it shouldn't.

    JoJo -- A Twitter chat is easier to keep track of, but the main Twitter feed can be very confusing.

    Cifar -- All social media can have a useful function if done appropriately.

    Robin -- Her call caught my eye.


  7. Best of luck to you, Nicole!

    I'm petrified of asking for help. Hopefully, it will pass by the time I truly need it.

    Is that your desk? I'm thinking no because of the credit, but, if it is - WOW! That's super neat!!

    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

  8. Congrats to Nicole. I hear too many varying accounts of how much facebook helps in promotion to even guess at how effective it is.

  9. Here's to more networking success for Nicole and others with new books coming out. It's always great to see those covers revealed.

  10. In my opinion, Facebook isn't good for much...but for things like this, it's pretty helpful.

  11. It's important to promote everywhere you possibly can. Even if you don't think it does much, because you are at least reaching one person and one person is a potential reader. :)

  12. Congrats To Nicole! Great looking cover, and I wish you much success!


  13. My Networking skills are Zero but I do have many an interesting tale about Zombies.

    I hope Miss Nicole'z book goes well, I will try and leap over to visit the blog in the next twentyfour hours.

    Rob Z Tobor

    Keep up the good work Mr B

  14. Good for Nicole! She looks like a teenager.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  15. Thank you so much for sharing my cover! FB is such a great tool for authors to utilize, just one of many though!

  16. The most powerful tool to reach people is networking,be it for anything.
    Congratulations to Nicole for the release and wish a happy launch.

  17. Hi Lee - we all need the help we can get and asking never hurts to spread the word ... I guess we all need some form of social media - dependent on what we're promoting and what we're comfortable with .. but for books, products and services I imagine social media really helps get the word out.

    Good luck to Nicole - I see it's published on Monday .. she deserves everyone's support .. cheers Hilary


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