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I've had the sickie-wickies since Saturday, so my online activities have been a little sporadic these last few days.  Still not feeling too good, but I don't feel worse, which I'm taking as a positive sign.  I'm catching up on emails etc, but it's a slow process, so if you're waiting on a response from me on something, please bear with me.

In the meantime, remember when I said I was putting my eBook, Fur-Face, on a CD and planned to promote some of my friends' work on it too?  I'd like to sort out the master copy over the next couple of weeks, in time for the Ocean County Library's (Tom's River, New Jersey) BookFest on September 25th, so if you'd like me to include something from you, here's what I'd like you to do:

Send your info to jon@acatofninetales.com and please, please, please make sure you put the words 'PROMO STUFF FROM[YOUR NAME] FOR JON'S FUR-FACE CD' in the email header, so I can sort through everything more easily.

Also, don't forgot to clearly name any attachments you send me eg:

Jon Gibbs.jpg
Fur-Face by Jon Gibbs - book cover.jpg
Bio/blurb for Jon Gibbs.doc
Chapter one of Fur-Face by Jon Gibbs.doc 
Book trailer for Fur-Face by Jon Gibbs.wmv

I don't know how much room I'm going to need, so I'm setting a limit of one book promo per author and one short story promo per writer.

If you're an author, I'd like to include an author pic, a book cover pic, a copy of your book trailer if you have one, a one-page book blurb/author bio document along with the first chapter of your novel (on MS Word or PDF files).  If you want to combine the blurb, bio and first chapters on the one file, that's feel free.

For short story writers, I need a picture of you (if you want to send one), a bio and up to two short stories (four if they're all less than 1,000 words) on MS Word or PDF files.

I plan to have three folders on the data CD, one for the various formats and promo stuff for Fur-Face, one with notes from my Fine Art of Self Promotion presentations and one labelled, 'Some of my friends.'  Within the latter, there'll be a seperate folder for everyone who sends me stuff to include.

Don't forget to include plenty of links to your blogs, websites and relevant sales pages etc, so folks who want to can look you up online.

If you have a Mac or something else that's non-Windows compatible, we may have to iron out a few wrinkles, but I'm sure we can sort something out.

As always, if you've got any questions, let me know.

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Sep. 1st, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Very cool. You're the master. I'll get something together.
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Excellent! :)
Sep. 1st, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you.
Got it. Thanks, Stacy :)
Sep. 1st, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
This is a hugely generous offer. Sadly, my books are not yet ready to promote! Soon, though.
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
You're welcome to showcase a couple of short stories, Gustavo.
Sep. 1st, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Okay, so I know your blog title says you're an Englishman in NJ, but I didn't realize you were so close to home for me! I live in Oregon now, but grew up in Ocean County (Point Pleasant to be exact!). That's *my* county library you're going to! :D
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Lol, got any books you want me to take back for you? :
Sep. 1st, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Jeez Jon, this is really cool of you! I feel like I don't really have much to promote yet, unfortunately. I'll try and think of something :)

p.s. - Feel better soon! :):)

Edited at 2010-09-01 04:05 pm (UTC)
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
No problem, Kam, and thank you :)
Sep. 1st, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
I wish I had something ready for promotion, but sadly, all my fiction is on the back burner while I work on the textbook of doom, lol. But, I thank you for this incredibly generous offer.
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, though it's really no big deal. I just figured there'll be space on the CD, why not use it?
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
It might not be a big deal to you, but it is to all of us - and not everyone would offer. Which just makes you the best ;-).
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
I can probably rustle up a couple of stories. Alas I have no novels yet. How soon do you need it? :)
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Hi Cheryl, if you can get it to me by the middle of next week, you should be fine.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
I'm on holiday from the middle of next week, so that's ideal. :D

How would you feel about one short story, a flash, and a poem? (It's called "The Owl and Great Cthulhu", so it's technically spec fic.)

Currently checking out what I have rights to throw out free, and trying to get it together to PDF.

Thank you kindly, by the way. :)
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
Sounds good to me, just be sure to remember to include your name as well as the title in each file name :)
Sep. 1st, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that's a super idea. :) Super kind too.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
I'm glad you think so :)
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Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:16 am (UTC)
So do I. Feeling icky's no fun :(
Sep. 2nd, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Get better soon. And have I told you lately that you are AMAZING? Nope? Well, you are. You have such a big heart.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, Tracy, it goes with my big mouth and big head ;)
Sep. 2nd, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
Well, I wasn't going to say anything about that, but yeah. ;)
Sep. 2nd, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
I hope you're completely well soon! Just sent mine - I hope the formats are okay and that the labelling is, likewise. If not, let me know and I will send again. This is really generous of you!
Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
Got 'em. Thanks for sharing :)
Sep. 3rd, 2010 11:30 am (UTC)
Sent the items to you last night, Jon. Hope they're satisfactory.

Feel better ASAP. Of course, as I write that, my head is throbbing and my sinuses are a wreck. :(

This is a wonderful gesture of support! Thanks again!
Sep. 19th, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)
No problem :)
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