A Marketing Opportunity for Us All
I want to thank Lois Stern for this neat marketing idea and pass it along to all of you. Here is a way to help market yourself while helping your fellow authors. The basic idea is to respond to ten questions about a book or story you just published or are about to publish.
Would you like to be featured on my AUTHORS’ HALL OF FAME?
If so, just follow the numbered directions toward the bottom of this screen.
MY AUTHORS’ HALL OF FAME
(More to come)
Meet Lois W. Stern
Books by Lois W. Stern
After twenty years as an active educator, Lois W. Stern continued to pursue her love of writing, soon becoming co-editor of a popular Long Island web-zine. As she created and authored her column Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, she solidified her special niche of investigative journalism and put those same talents to work while writing her first full length book, Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery. She followed up with her second book, Tick, Tock, Stop the Clock. – Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour to address many of the less invasive paths to beauty. Watch this candid interview with Lois on The Writers’ Dream Show to learn more about these books.
After completing her two books on aesthetics, Lois began writing what she calls ‘Inner Beauty’ stories – inspiring stories to touch the heart and soul. She initiated her Tales2Inspire™ “Authors Helping Authors” project/contest as a means of sharing inspirational messages written by authors from across the globe. One of her goals has been to help talented writers build solid author platforms while highlighting them in a variety of ways to further their paths to discovery.
To learn more Lois and this project: Visit her website at www.tales2inspire.com
Meet Nina Soden
Books by Nina Soden
Nina has always been creative, be it art, theatre, film – anything but singing… she stresses that that is something you don’t want to hear! She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Theatre Arts with a minor in Military Science from Eastern Michigan University before heading off to Los Angeles like so many other starry-eyed actors in pursuit of fame and fortune in tinsel-town. While there, she worked to pay the bills but her love was always acting. She was actually able to achieve some level of success, mostly in commercials and independent films, but she considers those experiences as some of the best in her life.
After some major life changes, the publication of her first book entitle PRIVATE WORDS UNSPOKEN, a compilation of poetry, and a major cross-country move she moved from poetry to short stories and then to novels. Since then, her literary interests have grown and she would like to think her storytelling abilities have improved. She has done everything from office administration, to business development, to being the Director of a private preschool. She has jumped out of a C130 aircraft, fired an M16 machine gun, and given birth – TWICE! But no matter where she is in life, she always returns to her art.
Though she’ll forever be a Michigan girl at heart, she now lives in the South where she is married with two wonderful children. Is she isn’t working on her latest story you can find her lounging with a good book, playing with her kids, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to Starbucks coffee.
To learn more about Nina Soden and her books you can check out her blog, or follow her on one or all of the various internet/social media sites.
Hall of Fame Directions
- Post your responses to the interview questions about your book on your own blog page. (See sample interview questions and answers)
- Add my name, Nina Soden, my bio, book images and headshot to your blog page and link them back to this page.
- After completing steps 1 and 2, above, send me the following:
- The URL of your completed blog page
- Attachment images of a) you, the author b) and your book images
- Your author bio
4. Send this blog to five or more other writers.
5. Each time you forward this message to someone, start with: “I want to thank . . .” sentence as seen above, substituting my name, Nina Soden, for the one currently appearing in that first sentence.
6. Ask them to substitute your name for mine as they send out notices to their circle.
7. Tell them to post this same content on their website or blog, adding their images, URL links, bio and their answers to the same interview questions.
8. Ask the writers you invite to substitute your name in the “I want to thank” sentence at the beginning of this posting and include a link to your blog, before completing the interview questions.
9. They, in turn, link to five other writers, and the cycle continues.