For those of you that follow my posts, you probably know that I recently created an Authormercial to promote myself as an author. I thought this was a really fun idea so I uploaded it to YouTube. But how does one go about getting views of said video? As I have adored Ellen DeGeneres since I was a teenager, and to this date still have her book “Ellen DeGenerges: My point… and I do have one”, I thought I’d try my luck at submitting my video to her show. After all, it features a few of her favourite things such as music (has a snappy beat), animals (I have a shout out to support your local humane society) and some Halloween costumes (it’s that time of year). Of course, Ellen has over 23 million followers on twitter so I won’t be holding my breath. But hey, it was worth a shot, point for me for trying. I also perused the internet for other ideas of how to get a video noticed. Reddit and StumbleUpon kept coming up as popular sites, so I added my video to both places: http://www.reddit.com/user/authormercial and http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/shawndaslp/comments. I’m still figuring my way around both sites. Who knows, maybe I will wake up one morning and see that my Authormercial is being shared across the globe. I’ve always been a dreamer…
Hi everyone! I just spent the last five hours creating a You Tube video to use for marketing. I added a bunch of personal blurbs so my readers can get to know me a little better. I am hoping that most people will enjoy it (it has a snazzy little beat to it) and share with their friends. I titled it as an experiment because I am curious to find out if making such a video will help with book sales. Even if it doesn’t, I still had fun putting it all together. It is now in the atmosphere…
I have been a very bad blogger by not adding any posts these last few weeks. In my own defence, I am currently working on the final installment of The Evolved Trilogy and I did just finish a giveaway not too long ago. Today I actually came up with an idea for “bonus material” that I think will be well received. Also, I have a special project in mind that I will be working on after book three is published to get the word out about my books. I know, I know….two secrets that will both be revealed in due time! Well, I have some beta readers that are waiting anxiously to see how it all ends, so I must change out of my work clothes and get busy with my edits. What’s that saying again? No rest for the wicked……muah ha ha (that’s my evil laugh just in time for Halloween). Great, another thing I have to work on, my children’s costumes.
Hello everyone! My giveaway starts in two days. There are 3 separate prizes to be won: one signed copy of Altered – Revelations of the Evolved with cool charm bookmark, one signed copy of Broken – Afflictions of the Evolved with cool charm bookmark and one $10 amazon gift card.
There are five ways to enter: 1) tweet “I just entered The Evolved Trilogy giveaway!” @ShawndaCurrie, 2) like the Shawnda Currie Books facebook page, 3) like The Evolved Trilogy facebook page, 4) follow @ShawndaCurrie on twitter and 5) leave your answer on this post to “Name the three books of The Evolved Trilogy” under Thoughts (at the bottom of the post). All comments must be moderated before they appear on my blog, so if your answer doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry! I will be logging in daily to approve comments. You do not have to provide your name, only a valid email address (which does not appear for public viewing) and a simple skill testing question to prevent spammers.
I wish you all the best of luck…..
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