I had planned to write a post earlier this summer about self-publishing successes after I read Eragon by Christopher Paolini. But I never got around to it. Then, Kamilla Reid sent me an autographed copy of her self-published book, The Questory of Root Karbunkulus, which reminded me about writing this post. But I never got around to it.
And while today's post won't exactly cover self-publishing, you'll find a couple of links to articles on Kamilla's success on marketing her book after the fantastic book trailer below.
Kamilla even sent me an extra book to give away to one lucky person...and I figured this would be a great time to do so. I must admit, I haven't had a chance to read the book yet. I really wanted to have read it before giving away the book, but given my book stack is pretty high, it might be awhile. However, here's a Teens Read Too book review. And here's the awesome book trailer that she did with the help from some friends--you will never believe some of this was filmed in her basement!
If you're intrigued after watching the book trailer, you're going to want to check out Kamilla Reid's website. By now, you're probably curious about what Kamilla has done to market her books. Here are a couple articles to read: recent article about Kamilla's marketing plan and PC World's article, Six Rising Stars on the New Web.
I figure, all authors --whether self-published or published with a traditional publisher -- have to market their books in one way or another. And I'm wondering whether you've ever come across anything an author did that made a wow! impression on you . Or, perhaps you stumbled across a pathetic book marketing attempt. So, given this thought...here are the updated rules for this Book Giveaway:
1. Use your creativity to come up with an idea -- small, big, inexpensive, extravagent, easy, time comsuming, etc. -- on something you'd like to see authors do to market their books. You can use a wow! stategy an author used that you loved.
2. Only clean and respectful entries will be accepted. Otherwise, they will be deleted.
3. Go and write about this idea in the Comments section below by Sunday, December 9th 11pm EST, if you'd like a chance to win a paperback copy of Kamilla Reid's book, The Questory of Root Karbunkulus.
4. The winner will be announced on Monday, December 10th.
Thank you, Kamilla, for donating this book for the Book Giveaway. Okay, folks. Ready? Set? Now....Go! Comment away.