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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Author publicity events coming up!

First, I wanted to let those of you who are writers and aspiring writers know that you can take part in Rachael Harrie's Third Writers' Platform-Building Campaign.  It runs now through October 31, 2011.
In this campaign you can connect with other writers and aspiring writers and work to build each other's online platforms.  This includes increasing your blog and other social media followings and participating in cool challenges and connecting with other people in the same boat.  This is the third one Rachael's hosted and the first one I'll be participating in.  (I would have done it before but I hadn't heard of it yet).  She's only letting people sign up through Aug. 31, so if you're even slightly interested, act now!



Second, Darcy Pattison is hosting Random Acts of Publicity Week, Sept. 6-9, 2011.  The point of this is to help promote your favorite book or author.  To participate, you can do easy but valuable things such as write a review of the book for Amazon (or, ahem, in my case, review the Apple or Android app).  Become a follower of their blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Post a review on your own blog or social media account.  And nominate them to win awesome prizes, like a book marketing consultation.

I am very excited about both of these events.  I would love it if someone would nominate me for some of those marketing consultations.  Just sayin'.  I'll return the favor!  After all, in this business, it pays to help each other out.  You never know which connection will get you closer to publication.  Agreed?

36 comments:

  1. 1) Hi, Sarah! I'm in your Paranormal Romance group. It's nice to meet you.

    2) I LOVE your blog design! :)

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  2. Hi Sarah - I'm a fellow campaigner and new follower. Nice to meet you :) I write picture books, mostly, but am trying to branch out in to MG/YA. Looking forward to getting to know you through the campaign. The Random Acts of Publicity week sounds like a great idea!

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  3. Newest Follower, here, and part of the campaign. Glad to have found you! :)

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  4. Hi Sarah. It's nice to meet you. I'm in your Paranormal Romance group. Great blog.

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  5. Hey Sarah, fellow campaigner here. And very jealous, because I really would have loved to make that SCBWI conference in LA (but I'm looking forward to NYC). Great to meet you.

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  6. Hello from a fellow campaigner! Your blog is so cute and I love your FB page too! Can't wait to get to know you better!

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  7. Hi Sarah,
    I'm a new follower and fellow campaigner stopping by to say hello!

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  8. Hi everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the campaigner love. I'm excited to get to know you all better. I've been checking out your blogs and it looks like we have an extremely talented and fun group of people here. This is going to be awesome. :D

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  9. Great info and thanks for sharing, Sarah! I'm a campaigner and fellow PB author who is now following...:)

    Blessings.

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  10. Hi Sara,

    I'm a fellow campaigner (in the PB group)and new follower stopping by to say hello. I look forward to checking back often.

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  11. Good luck with all of your marketing/platform efforts. I'm on the Campaign and enjoying meeting all of the different bloggers involved.

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  12. Hello I just joined your YA group! Looking forward to getting to know you.

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  13. Hi new follower and fellow Campaigner. Nice to meet you!

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  14. Hi there! I'm in your group and just wanted to drop by to introduce myself! Super cute blog!

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  15. Hello, I'm here from the Campaign and wanted to say hi. I'm in your YA group.

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  16. Hi Sarah, I'm in your MG group. Just stopping by to say hi!

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  17. Hi Sarah, I'm in you YA group and just wanted to stop by and say hi! Great blog you have here. I look forward to seeing more

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  18. Greetings, Sarah. Glad to be in your group. I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

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  19. Hi Sarah, looking forward to connecting and campaigning with you. And wasn't LA11SCBWI just awesome!!!

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  20. Stopping by via Rachael Harrie. Looking forward to getting to know you and your work over the next weeks.

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  21. Hi Sarah,
    I'm in your YA Platform Building group. Just stopped by to say "hi" and follow your blog :-)

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  22. Hi, Sarah, I'm in the Picture Book/MG/etc platform building group, dropping by to say hi, and getting incredibly distracted by your stories about SCBWI. On Tuesday morning after the conference, I sat at a table (at breakfast) near David Small and Sarah Stewart, and was too chicken to go over and say hello, even though I'd just had a wonderful conversation with Richard Peck... Next time. So in your blog posts, I'm vicariously experiencing some of the moments I missed. (I had my own incredible moments there, my first SCBWI, and I will be back, no doubt about it.)

    Looking forward to getting to know you as the campaign progresses!

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  23. Hi! I'm in your YA/MG group for the Campaigners!

    Nice to meet you!

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  24. Fellow campaigner here. I write just about everything - from PBs on up to adults. Looking forward to getting better acquainted!

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  25. Hi Sarah! Stopping by as a fellow campaigner. I look forward to getting to know you and your writing in the upcoming months.

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  26. Hi Sarah, I'm in your YA group, and stopping by to say hello!

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  27. Hello, fellow campaigner! I'm not in your group, but I still wanted to check out your blog and say, "HI!"

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  28. "Wow," is about all I can say in response to all these wonderful comments. As a first time campaigner, I'm totally blown away by the response already. This time last week, I had 37 followers. Now I'm already up to 70! I didn't even dare to dream I could get up to that in the next year! Thank you so much.
    For those of you who were also in SCBWI-LA, I wonder if we saw each other at some point and didn't know it. Maybe next yet? What are your favorite moments from the conference? Did you blog about it?

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  29. I am a fellow campaigner! And I hadn't heard of the publicity one. I'm off to check that out!

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  30. Hello Sarah. Another fellow campaigner. Looking forward to connectng with you. Yes, I was at the SCBWI LA conference. Fantastic time.

    Patricia T.

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  31. Hey Sarah! I just wanted to let you know I gave you an award, go check it out in my latest post. :-)

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  32. Thank you so much, Megan! What a fun, unexpected thing to see this afternoon. I really appreciate this!

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  33. Hello again, Sarah! Since I first read this post, I've learned more about Random Acts of Publicity, and I'm definitely participating (watch my blog starting Tuesday next week for my posts, starting with an author interview). http://www.elizabethannewrites.com

    Also, yes, I blogged about LA SCBWI, or at least, my own experiences (not content, as per the rules). My posts are on my blog -- the archive will get you there quickest.

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  34. Heya Sarah, lovely to meet you; I'm a fellow campaigner on the trails of what might be a fun gathering :)

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  35. Your layout is so cool! I love it. And the sticker matches it so well! Beautiful!

    And, hello there! I'm Jesi and I'm in the MG/YA group with you!

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