Sunday, July 30, 2006

authors doing self-promotion

So my friend Susan (who has an awesome blog: WestofMars) is letting me borrow JA Konrath's first two Jack Daniels books, Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, so I can take part in the Great Jack Daniels Blog Experiment. The books are on their way so expect to see some reviews here as soon as I find the time because I definitely want to get a signed copy of the new book! (ETA: so I'm a big doofus and the contest is over... don't mind me...)

If you've never heard of Konrath before, you should definitely check him and his work out (here are some links to
his website and his blog). He seems to be a self-promotion genius.

Another self-promotion pioneer is M.J. Rose. She's running a "
Summer Buzz Promotion" for her latest book, The Venus Fix (the 3rd in the Butterfield Institute series, which includes The Halo Effect and The Delilah Complex). I haven't read any of these books yet, but they sound good.

Anyway, because I am a sucker for a contest (even though I rarely win anything) and I love to see an author taking things into their own hands (and donating to charity while she's at it!), I'm going to try to help generate some buzz for her this summer...
If you want to know more about The Venus Fix, pop over to
VidLit to see a trailer. If you want to know more about Rose and her books, pop over to her website.

I should also point out that it was Susan who told me about both these contests in the first place... I'm looking forward to the time when I'll be shamelessly plugging her own books. ;)


  1. Well, you're pretty darn shameless now; why wait for the actual book? *grin*

    Better check Konrath's website, though. I'm not sure if the contest is still running since Rusty Nail's been released.

  2. You're right. The contest ended on 4 July. No worries though... it's not like I had time to review the books before then anyway... LOL

  3. I don't think I'd read either of them by that point, myself... I know I read the second one (I'm having trouble telling them apart. Not good, Joe!) in the hospital while The Tour Manager was in recovery, and that was just last week. (already? I'm in a time warp)