… Your Books, I Mean
By Jeff Salter
Next week the Foxes and I are highlighting published books by our friends, colleagues, acquaintances … or whomever. Yeah, to give all those folks a bit of ‘promo’ (and congratulations) and also to compile a significant list of novels that you and your friends can buy as Christmas presents.
When we first talked of this notion, it seemed very … well, ‘novel’. But since that point a few weeks back, I’ve seen similar book lists on blogs all over the place. So maybe the concept wasn’t quite as fresh as I imagined. Whatever.
I still like the idea of pulling together – on my blog day (Thursday, Dec. 15th) – as many titles as I can collect from people I know.
But, hey, I’m also promoting this group blog. Here’s how the two connect: This aviso of my Dec. 8th blog is the only ‘invitation’ I’m sending to those friends, colleagues, acquaintances (or whomever) … to have their books listed in my Dec. 15th blog (during the week the Four Foxes are posting their own collected lists). So, if you respond to this invitation to visit my Dec. 8th blog (today), you will have a reserved spot on the book list that I’ll post on Dec. 15th (next Thursday).
Everything has to have guidelines, so here goes:
Each entry will be for the author’s name, book title, series name (if applicable), identify the genre — or cross-genre — if you wish, publisher, price, and one LINK to a place where interested parties can purchase your book. You may add your website, if you have one.
LIMIT: THREE titles. Why the limit? Because I know some of you have already published two dozen books and I don’t want the list to teeter over under the weight of one or two authors.
Just to be sure you understand: do NOT send me all that citation info on Dec. 8th (today). Just make a regular comment on my blog today and that reserves your spot on the book list NEXT Thursday. Then send me up to three titles – in the format I just indicated – on e-mail. Here’s my address: salter8jeff[at]yahoo[dot]com.
Today: make a regular comment on my blog (e.g., “Please include my books on your list next week”)
That reserves your spot on my book list for NEXT Thursday.
Send up to three titles to my E-MAIL address
And get them to me no later than Sunday evening (Dec. 11th)
Visit my blog again on Dec. 15th to see your titles, along with all the others I’ve collected from people who have visited this blog on Hound Day (Thursdays).
I think I’ve made it crystal clear, but there’s always some detail still unclear.
NEW NOTE: Self-published and ‘Indie-published’ books are very welcome on my list! [Someone asked]
Sample format (for the entry in the e-mail you’ll send between now and Sunday evening):
Sally Jo Author
“The Handsome Werewolf Ate My Homework”
Part 3 of the Schooldays Werewolf Series
[Identify the genre -- or cross-genre -- if you wish]
[buy-link for this title]
Remember: just indicate ONE buy-link per book title. I know you can buy most titles at seven different places … but let’s make this simple: use the most common buy-link you have.
I’m looking forward to seeing a huge list of titles by people I know … and I enjoy congratulating their success and promoting their books. I hope you alert your friends and neighbors to visit our group blog for the week of Dec. 12-16 for some wonderful gift ideas.