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?