We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog entry to bring you this announcement from Lisa Gardner. Kill a Friend; Maim a Buddy is on. What a great idea! 😎 (and yes, I killed a friend 😉 )
I think group promo and (yes Annalee) tag-team promo is a great idea and lots of writers seem to be doing it.
From WriterBabes to Breakfast Bitches to Writeminded, Literarychicks , The Lipstick Chronicles, and even Muses . You’ll notice I have all the muses links on my sidebar (and if someone googles any of them, guess what’ll come up? 😀 ). Interestingly enough I did google BTM and I found the loop but NOT the website.
I don’t know WriterBabes or Breakfast Bitches well enough to know what they have in common. I’m hoping Shannon (from Breakfast Bitches) or one of the Writeminded chicks will pop up and tell us what brought them together (other than the fact that I think some or all of them are CP’s in the case of WM).
With Literary Chicks you get three chick lit authors. If you’re looking for one, you’ll find the others. I think it’s an effective way to cross promote three writers who write in the same genre and expose their readers to each other. Same for Lipstick Chronicles–they all write mysteries and if you haven’t checked out their blog, you really should. They’re a great group of ladies.
Behind the Muses doesn’t have a blog but we do have an email list. Unlike some of the blogs I listed above, BTM isn’t a group of writers in the same genre, but a group of writers in different genres (and writing at different heat levels). So again, we have a group of writers cross-exposing their readership. Does it work?……I guess we’ll find out 🙂
I will say this, working a loop like BTM is hard work. But then, so is promo. Speaking of which, I’m tired. I did promo work today, updated the website, sent out a newsletter (and cooked dinner LOL). I still have edits to do 😥
But first Tag-team Promo. I LIKE doing tag-team promo. I LIKE talking up another writer. I LIKE talking up great stuff I’ve read. This is something I’ve done with Raine for the last few months and it’s been a blast. We’ve interviewed each other’s characters (always fun) and I’ve even given away a copy of her latest release on my newslist. Never mind that we write in different genres :flirt:
A writer friend had this advice… Don’t give away free books. Do you agree? (I know Sasha doesn’t and neither do I 😉 ). Don’t give away prizes you have to pay postage for. Do you agree? ( I don’t but my November contest will be a free one–a free book :D.). Don’t post more than 10% of your work on your website. I suck at math but I will say this–I don’t like long excerpts. What do you think?
Wanna play a game? Can anyone tell me how many writers and/or groups I’ve mentioned in this and the previous blog post? If you can, I’ll interview the first person with the right answer for a November 28 newsletter 🙂
I guess I’m no closer to answers than I was when I started but it’s been an interesting couple of days. I’m gonna go rea–research. Yeah that’s it. Research for my next WIP :pimpn: