Promotion

A Snowball’s Chance in Marketing by Michaelbrent Collings

November 8, 2012
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I recently received an email from someone on my “official Michaelbrent Collings Facebook Fan Page” (which is still kinda weird to have, truth be known), asking in essence what he could do to sell his books to more than just his close personal friends and family… and promising me a kiss on the lips if […]

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Zombies? Oh, My!

November 5, 2012

I get really interesting emails here at LDS Publisher. Most of the time they are spam and I just delete them—but every so often, I just have to share. Like this one: Hi there! I stopped by ldspublisher.com earlier today and noticed you tend to write about zombies from time to time.  Because of that, […]

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3 Things Authors Should Know about Publicity by Josh Johnson from Cedar Fort

October 10, 2012
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First-time authors often think the biggest part of their work is done when they put the finishing touches on their manuscript with their editor and send it off to the printer. However, they don’t always recognize that they, as the authors, can promote their book and interact with fans and readers—in person and online—after their […]

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Pen Names Anyone? by Rebecca Talley

September 24, 2012
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LDSP Note: I can’t believe I forgot to post Rebecca’s guest blog last week! Soooo sorry. And it’s a good one too. Enjoy! There seems to be two camps on pen names. Those who think an author should use his/her real name no matter what he/she writes and the other camp that believes when an […]

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Change is Good! by Tristi Pinkston

August 23, 2012
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*Tristi wrote this article in 2006. Those of you who know her realize that she decided to practice what she preached. In LDS Publisher’s opinion, Tristi is a great example of balancing humility and self-promotion. As I was growing up, I would often overhear comments that went something like this: “I knew her before she […]

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Virtual Book Tours—Becoming the Perfect Host by Tristi Pinkston

June 28, 2012
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Over the course of the last few years, I’ve set up several virtual book tours for authors who are seeking to expand their publicity on the Internet. The concept of virtual touring is fairly new in our market. Publishers or authors send out copies of their books to bloggers who have agreed to read and […]

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Is an ebook only publishing offer worth it?

June 6, 2012
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Hi LDS Publisher! A smaller, but quickly growing, publisher has very recently offered to publish my book (yay!). Because I am a new author, they want to publish it first as an e-book. If the book sells, then they would publish the book more traditionally. Is this a new trend in publishing? What are your […]

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Almost Everything You Need to Know about Virtual Book Tours by Tristi Pinkston

May 24, 2012
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Of all the questions I am asked regarding marketing, the first and foremost is: “How do I set up a virtual book tour?” (Well, generally the very first question is, “What the heck is a virtual book tour?”) I decided to take a couple of minutes to answer those questions today. When you go on […]

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What to Wear to the Whitney Gala???

May 4, 2012

I’m at the LDStorymaker’s Conference today and having a lot of fun spying on people incognito. But I have a troubling problem. What do I wear to the Whitney Gala tomorrow night? It’s so hard to know. You simply can’t be caught underdressed. That is unforgivable. But on the other hand, you really don’t want […]

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LDSP at Last Year’s Whitney Awards

May 3, 2012

Following the LDStorymakers Conference, there will be the annual Whitney Awards presentation. This is a red-carpet event and everyone dresses up in their finest. Here are a few photos of me from last year’s Whitney Awards Gala.               (All photos stolen with permission from Stephanie Black at www.stephanieblackink.blogspot.com)  

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More Photos from Past Storymaker Conferences…

May 2, 2012

Since the Storymakers Conference isn’t all about me, here are more photos from the past few conferences that I gleaned from the Interwebs.  A nice writerly-looking man, Jaclyn M. Hawkes, Jessica Day George   A Nice Woman, James Dashner, Another Nice Woman    David J West, Tamara Hart Heiner, Melissa J Cunningham, Mary Gray   […]

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Who’s Going to Storymakers?

May 2, 2012

The LDStorymakers Conference is this weekend! I am so excited I can hardly stand myself. I have to say that as far as writing conferences go, this is one of the best. It’s well organized, has great presenters, and the atmosphere is positive and supportive. I have so much fun at these conferences. I love […]

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The Power of a Good Word

March 23, 2012
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How important is word of mouth? In honor of the release of The Hunger Games movie, I offer this little anecdotal* evidence. [And no, we’re not going to talk about the book itself and whether it’s good or bad or appropriate or whatever.] Back in mid-2010, just before Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was released, I […]

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Shameless Self-Promotion by Tristi Pinkston

March 22, 2012
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LDSP Note: I am sooo tired of having to hunt down authors, only to get to their blog or website and find no mention of their books. At all! (And yes, I know I’m at the right place.) So I tracked down this article by Tristi Pinkston. Take it to heart people! We’ve all heard […]

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