- Can you buy my book?
- Review my book?
- Tweet this for me?
- Share this post?
It’s all part of ‘selling’ in this new virtual world. Well, now I’m turning all that upside down and giving something back. How? Let’s deconstruct.
If you don’t already participate, #MondayBlogs is a blog sharing meme I started back in 2012. It’s free to participate — just share a blog post on Mondays, retweet others, and don’t share any kind of book promotion or ewwww, porn cause, ick. That’s really it. If it’s Monday where you are, share a tweet with the #MondayBlogs hashtag.
If you want, you can follow the @MondayBlogs Twitter stream, but it’s not required. We don’t guarantee we will retweet you, but we do try. With thousands playing, we can’t get to every single tweet, but we certainly do our best! The whole point is to increase traffic to your site, meet fellow tweeps, and increase connections while building relationships.
I also have a #MondayBlogs monthly free feature giveaway — feel free to enter and share the love!
#SexAbuseChat and #NoMoreShame
With the release of Broken Pieces in December of 2012, I was overwhelmed by how many people contacted me with their own stories of surviving childhood sexual abuse, and I knew I had to DO something, anything, to give them some kind of platform to share their own stories. I connected with the amazing Bobbi Parish (@TruthIsHers) and we started a weekly Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, every Tuesday at 6pm PST/9pm EST, where we discuss publicly, with whomever wants to participate, topics to help survivors learn about subjects like PTSD, the abuse cycle, forgiveness, and more. Our group grows weekly and I’m amazed by the courage and love of this chat.
Taking it further, Bobbi and I connected with survivor Athena Moberg to create the #NoMoreShame Project, and our first anthology volume, Discovering True, released last week! This volume focuses on stories and poetry by survivors about surviving and we encourage you to purchase a copy for the strong survivors in your life — 10% of the proceeds goes to survivor charities. Please visit the site also — chock full of resources, FAQs, and amazing articles pulled together by Bobbi and Athena. They’ve worked so incredibly hard on this site — I hope you will visit soon.
Author Social Media Boot Camp
As the owner of BadRedhead Media, I consult one-on-one with all kinds of authors and small businesses, and I realize that many people cannot afford my normal $150/hour rate, so I created group sessions, aka, boot camp (four group sessions for $400) to appeal to every budget.
With the holidays getting close, time is of the essence. Is your book marketing ready for the holidaze? Let’s do this thingy. While I can’t offer the course totally free of charge (damn rent), I’m offering a one-hour social media crash course for a ridiculously cheap price: $57 for a one-hour crash course on Thursday, December 11, 6pm PST. When you leave, you will be ready to sell books! Book here now. Tell a friend!
This is how I give back. How about you? Please share below.
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Broken Pieces is still going strong, #1 on Amazon’s Women’s (paid) Poetry list. Pick up a copy today, one for a friend. Broken Places will be out by Christmas from Booktrope.
Author Social Media Boot Camp! Take a look: group sessions for authors on a budget. Now you too can get affordable, effective help FAST! Follow @ASMBootCamp on Twitter and sign up today here! (It’s not to late to sign up for the November sessions, currently 20% off!)
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