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With the paperback version of Fur-Face coming out this fall, I've been thinking a lot about book marketing.

I have a 3-month promotion planned (including lots of personal appearances, online contests and prizes etc.), at the end of which I'll be giving away one of those 
nook color thingies. There'll be a special deal for folks wanting a signed copy and one of my 'I are a writer!' mugs too, but I'd love to hear some other ideas.

With that in mind, my question to you is:

What sort of book promotions/marketing techniques have you tried, or seen someone else try? 

As you might imagine, I'm particularly interested in the ones you found effective.



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snapes_angel
Aug. 3rd, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
I believe I saw skywriting once, though I forget for which book; but that was back when I was knee-high to a mutant grasshopper.
jongibbs
Aug. 3rd, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
Lol, that would certainly grab folks' attention :)
snapes_angel
Aug. 3rd, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
It grabbed mine, even if it wasn't a book in a genre I'd ordinarily read. I remember that much about it, anyway. I think I was about 5 years old at the time. That places it in the early 1960s, and somewhere in Oregon..
jongibbs
Aug. 3rd, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the pilot would do New Jersey ;)
snapes_angel
Aug. 3rd, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
You may be able to find someone local in the telephone book.
rymrytr
Aug. 3rd, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)


I agree! Every time I see a Mutant Grasshopper, I pay attention, indeed! :o)


jongibbs
Aug. 3rd, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Lol, it's the teenage, ninja ones you really have to watch out for :)
msstacy13
Aug. 3rd, 2011 12:09 pm (UTC)
The immeasurable distance still separating me
from the Nobel Prize for Literature
suggests that the only thing less sensible than
my offering advice on this matter
would be anyone actually following that advice.
;)
jongibbs
Aug. 3rd, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
I've seen lots of different approaches, but aside from how I responded to them (or didn't), I never get to see whether or not they proved effective.
peadarog
Aug. 3rd, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
I tried giving out sweets. I failed.
snapes_angel
Aug. 3rd, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Have you tried chocolate chip cookies? There ae quite a few different types. =^~,o^=
peadarog
Aug. 3rd, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
I may have to try those next ;p
snapes_angel
Aug. 3rd, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
They can be made with M&Ms or Reese's Pieces, too!
jongibbs
Aug. 3rd, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Perhaps if you hadn't been wearing that old mac, and asked the parents if they minded first... :P
peadarog
Aug. 3rd, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
The police never believe me...
jongibbs
Aug. 3rd, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe :)
rymrytr
Aug. 3rd, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)


Next time, try to not eat the sweets yourself, and don't take bites out of the ones you do, give out.


peadarog
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Hmmm... a cunning strategy indeed...
bogwitch64
Aug. 3rd, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
SCHOOLS! Libraries too. Especially for an MG writer like you. Do the back to school book fairs if their contracts with (probably Scholastic) allow. Offer to go into classrooms and read a chapter of your book. Kids LOVE that stuff.
jongibbs
Aug. 3rd, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Terri :)
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jongibbs
Aug. 4th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Thanks, Irene. I'm still hoping to check out the Liberty States Fiction Writers one of these days.
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