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One of the only things I lost, besides my iTunes, when my computer crashed, was my bookmarks. I'd made a ton over the summer--agents I planned to query, publishers, Supernatural stuff, etc. All lost when the dh had to reformat my hard drive.

Then I was using his laptop and making bookmarks. Well, duh. So I found out GOOGLE has bookmarks. You can store your bookmarks there and access them from any computer. Win!!!

Also, I have an Amazon Author Page now. Just need to figure out what my RSS feed is so my blog will post there.

Now, here's where I need your help. Surface comes out in less than a month and I need to really promote this baby. I really REALLY want to make PAN with this book. Also, son going to college, you know. But I'm not sure what to do. I have 4-5 blog stops scheduled. I have postcards and bookmarks. But I'm not sure what works. I have some swag to give away with that gorgeous book cover, so I thought maybe a contest, but what kind? What kind of contests do you enter? And do contests really help people buy the book, or do they just wait to win?

Help!!

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5 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ooh, that's good to know about the bookmarks.

I need to do that Amazon author page. I keep putting it off. :)

MJFredrick said...

Jennifer, the Amazon page was Not Hard. Took me MAYBE 15 minutes, tops, and now I have my blog over there as well.

MaryC said...

Honestly, prizes won't make me buy a book. The decision is made based on how an excerpt hits me.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Mary, you can add me to your guest blog tour, if you wish. I can't give you huge numbers, but *some* of my audience will be different. I think. :)

Firefox has a Bookmark plugin, Foxmarks, that you can sync to multiple computers, too.

MJFredrick said...

Mary, good to know. Must pick out good excerpts ;)

Natalie, thanks so much! I'd love to take you up on that guest blog spot! I used to have Firefox on this computer but haven't reinstalled since the meltdown.

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