Friday, February 24, 2012

Debut Tips from 5 Middle Grade Authors + 5 Book Giveaway

A fantastic blog, The Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors, is hosting a post from 5 debut authors (including me)

We're giving our best tips on what to do, how to plan, how to connect -- it even includes a five book give away! This is one post you're going to want to bookmark if your goal is publication, or even if you've been pub'd and want to do things differently, or even if you're just a curious cat.

Click over and check it out!

and, tell me: what are your thoughts on e readers? what are the best tips you've heard regarding marketing? how do you connect (or do you) to authors you enjoy?


Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

I don't own an eReader yet, but it's just because I can't afford one right now, not because I'm against them. I've been reading a friend's published story on my computer because it only came out in digital format, but it's hard because it feels like I'm working while I'm reading it. :) I think having an eReader might make reading digital versions of books more enjoyable.

dellgirl said...

Great tips, I'm bookmarking it for future reference. It's jam-packed with helpful information. I like your tip about getting organized and being ready with a different slant for different venues. Thanks for that. Organization is key to so many things, this is a really useful to know.

I’m just dropping by to say hi. I hope you are doing okay and everything is fine. Have a super week!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I don't have one, yet, but I think they're genius. Yep. I do. I love a real paper and ink book, but I'm seeing people power on that thing and read...anywhere, anytime, buying books they might not have bought or found any other way.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Personally I love my ereader. And I think I buy MORE books on it. so that's something.
I'm heading over to your interview now!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great article! Thanks for the link. :)

I did a post today about bookmarks, postcards and keeping track of your contacts. :)

Tess said...

Amy: I've read on the computer as well and it IS like work...that was my exact thought. I agree having a portable ereader would make it more relaxing. I don't have one yet either.

dellgirl: doing good - how are you and how are those grandbabies?

Mary: agreed - it will absolutely encourage reading, which is what we are all about in the end.

Terry: I can't tell you how many times I've heard this very thing..that people read way more, buy more, etc. It's a good thing!

Sharon: I'll pop over - you are so good at that!