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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.