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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?




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.

Mary Curry 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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