Stephen Tremp posted this on Tuesday and gave permission to borrow it. I wanted to give Stephen his just dues since he suggested this. It's a great idea.
One of my goals for 2011 is to help other writers promote their books. So to follow up on a blog from last week, I’m going to promote my blogging buddies’ books to libraries across the country.
I’m also trying to inspire other bloggers to do the same for each other. It’s quick and easy. Here’s the breakdown:
* 50 weeks a year
* 50 states
* 1 state per week
* 2 libraries per week
This is what I do. I’ll look up two libraries in major cities on the Internet and email them requesting to carry 3-5 books. I’ll copy and paste the information for the following blogging pals:
Author: Alex Cavanaugh
Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press
Publish Date: October 2010
Delicious and Suspicious
Author: Elizabeth Craig Spann
Publish Date: July 6, 2010
Desert Hedge Murders
Author: Patricia Stoltey
ISBN: ISBN-13: 9781594147852
Publisher: Gale Group
Publish Date: September 2009
Beware the Devil’s Hug
Author: Marvin Wilson
Publisher: All Things That Matter Press
Publish Date: September 1, 2010
The Hating Game
Author: Talli Roland
And because Stephan is such a generous guy, I added his book. You can go to his blog and click on the handy button to Barnes & Nobles or to Amazon to order.
Author: Stephen Tremp
(Feel free to copy, paste, and use this info).
This is so easy. I went to Google, typed in Los Angeles libraries, then selected the first link LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY. Bring up the page and look at the side links to request books. Look for the link that makes sense as every site will be different. For this site I selected ASK A LIBRARIAN, scrolled down and selected SUGGEST A PURCHASE. I got it right the first time. I copied and pasted the info (except for Talli's book which will be available December 1st!). In and out in less than three minutes.
I did the same for San Diego. Total time: just over five minutes. Done! Repeat process next week, maybe mix it up a bit and try a couple different blogging buddy authors. I’ll try Florida next. Miami and Orlando.
If I promote your book in this manner, and one third of the libraries say yes, that’s 33 copies. If 10 people do this for you, that’s 330 copies in the public's eyes in one year. In the past twelve months, 22 people took my book Breakthrough out of the Mission Viejo Library. That's a lot of exposure!
I’ve never asked for a link back before, but if you think this is a good idea feel free to post a link back on one of your blogs. Or copy and paste everything and slap your name on it. Its not important who sings the song, as long as the song gets sung.
Two thumbs up for Stephen.