A Call to Arms

Howdy gang! This week, I ask for help--while spreading some love, of course. :)

First, as usual, the weekly New Adult Lit Twitter Chat Update:

The second weekly chat was even bigger and better than the first. We had more participants, more questions, more answers--just more awesome! Anyway, you can check out what all the fuss is about at the NA Lit Chat blog, and see a calendar of our upcoming chats.

This week, we're going NA In-Depth by taking a hard look at characters in NA, and will be specifically considering reader preferences and author technique. Hope you'll join us, regardless of your involvement/interest in NA. There's a ton of talk on craft, marketing, etc. that I think would be useful to any writer. Plus, it's just a dang good time.

I'll be joined this week by L.G. Kelso of the NA Alley Blog. She's a hoot (see also, hilarious), so you won't want to miss out.

Second, HOW'S ABOUT A LITTLE KEYSTONE TO FINISH OFF A HOT SUMMER?

Ain't it shiny?!
No, this isn't a plug for skunky beer, it's a shout out to one of my favorite author-blogger friends, Misty Provincher! She is celebrating the release of Keystone, book 2 of the Cornerstone series. It's a fun YA paranormal fantasy romp.

You can get your copy on Amazon or Smashwords today. Misty will be joining us here on the Open Vein in late September for an interview, so if you aren't familiar with her or her work, be sure to keep an eye out. Until then, be sure to check out Misty's blog for a full rundown of the launch festivities.

A CALL TO ARMS

Here's the deal, I've been yapping about this awesome-sexy-sweet-toocool4school-cover of mine, right? Right! Well, I'm about ready to set the sucker loose into the wild. Unfortunately, I'm a complete n00b when it comes to this book marketing stuff, so I need your help.

Basically, I want my beautiful cover to be seen by as many folks as possible when I finally take the wrapping off of it. What I'm asking of you all, specifically, is to help me share it with the world. Now, I'm not asking to take over your blogs or anything. Essentially, I'd just like to know who'd be willing to share a link, etc. when the cover goes live. You'll decide how much or how little you want to do.

Here's how it'll go down:

1) If you're willing to take part in what I'm calling, E.J. Wesley's Bloody Good Fun Cover Reveal Party, sign up using the Linky list below. (It says "YOU ARE NEXT... CLICK HERE TO ENTER at the very bottom of this post.) You'll enter your name (or blog name) and email (the email is strictly between us, btw), which I'll use for step 2.

2) When I close the sign up Friday, August 17, I'll compile a list of all the awesome people and send them a nice fat email. In that email, you'll find all the details needed to take part in the reveal. I'll give links, jpegs, blurbs--basically everything and anything you'd need to make this as painless as possible.

3) You do something with it at the appointed hour. (TBA, which is why...) You'll have the choice to do as much or as little as you want. I'll include info for a short blog announcement. I'll give you links to my blog if you just want to say, "Hey, this EJ guy is sharing his cover today!" on Twitter or something. Easy.

I recognize many of you have pretty rigid, and very full, blog schedules, so I'm not expecting anything more than a quick anything. Do to certain factors, I regretfully can't say 100% when this shindig is going live (probably the last week of August), but will be able to by the 17th. If you need to back out at that point, just say so. No hurt feelings on my end.

THAT'S IT! And, just to show my appreciation, I'm going to be giving away two $10 Amazon gift certificates to two random participants. Furthermore, I'll include info in the email about a special prize I'm going to give out on my blog the day of the reveal. It's pretty sweet, and your name will automatically be included in that drawing as well.

Ooh, and I almost forgot, if you can mention that I'm doing this somewhere amongst your tweet-blog-booking, I'd be a million percent grateful. I'll be sharing this as well throughout the week, so a simple re-Tweet, etc. would do wonders.

All of this is going to add up to an even bigger party, and bigger prizes, for the actual launch of my book. Which I'll of course be providing more details on in the near future. Hit me with questions, etc. in the comments if you have 'em, and as always, have a rocking week!

~EJW~



35 comments:

  1. Be glad to help! When is the reveal day though? I'll be out of town for a few days after August 16.
    Most post is set and overflowing for tomorrow - all right if I mention this Friday? Is that too late?

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  2. E.J.:

    I wish I understood all this linky dinky stuff. Wished I would've thought of this.

    Anyway, glad to help. If you can send your info to me ASAP, I'd appreciate it. The Salon is unpredictable.

    Hugs,
    Shelly

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    1. Thanks Shelly! Sent you a note, too. Also, there are no secrets on this blog. If I know how to do it, I'm more than happy to share. Especially when it comes to my talented long-time author friends, like you. :)

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  3. Of COURSE I'll help out--I'll give it my absolute best marketing-guru shot, haha. Plus, I'm dying to see that cover myself :) I'll tweet, blog, retweet, reblog, post it on Facebook, whatever it takes. Yay!

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  4. I got you covered, dude! This is super exciting and I would love to help you out. I signed up.

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  5. Would love to help you out! This is very exciting, my pink panther is jumping up and down :)

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  6. Oh, I'm happy to sign up and help out! Can't wait to see the cover. I'm excited for you!

    How can I refuse the Dropkick Murphy's Cadence to Arms? Totally awesome. :)

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  7. Ooh so much to comment on. I'd be thrilled to help reveal your cover - sounds like fun! And I love Misty's cover. And I'll try to join in again tonight on the NA Chat. It seems very odd to me that no one has ever considered that age group before.

    Anyway, good luck with the super sexy too cool for school cover! Can't wait to see it!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! Really appreciate it, and chat with you tonight. :)

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  8. Always ready/willing/able to help. Wanna do a guest post on my blog when the time comes?

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  9. Hey, E.J.

    Count me in buddy. I loved to help out. Congrats on the new book/cover. I hope to be where you are at soon. My editing an querying is never-ending.

    Keep me posted.

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  10. Hopped over from Alex's blog. I'm a big fan of supporting fellow writers so I'd enjoy participating in your cover reveal. Count me in :-)

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  11. I'm all signed up to spread the word. I'm looking forward to it. If you have a second on August 21st, I'm doing a release day blitz. You can find the link here. http://www.ciaraknight.com/2012/08/06/monday-madness-2/
    If not, no worries. Enjoy, I'll see you on the 17th for sure!

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    1. I'm definitely in, Ciara and all signed up to help. :) Was thrilled to see you are releasing your book. :)

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  12. Damn! You are so much better at this than I am!

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    1. Don't know about better, MP... I kind of feel like the kid that can't swim but decided he wanted to dive in the pool to impress a girl. Seemed a brave and exciting thing to do at first, but then... oh poop. :)

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  13. Congratulations! I could share some FB and Google+ links if you like :-)

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  14. Count me in! So excited for YOU~ I think I'll FB n' blog about you ;D

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  15. Glad to help. Let me know the date so I can pencil you in. :)

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  16. PS - My high school had a Scottish theme. The Highlander was our mascot. We actually had bagpipe players in the band, and this was what they played at football games. Sans electric guitars, of course. ;) Takes me back...

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    1. OK, Melissa, you officially went to the coolest high school of all time.

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  17. All right! Happy to help and excited to see the cover. Pretend in your head that my picture has googly eyes right now. :)

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  18. I'd be happy to spread the word about your cover reveal! Sooooo exciting!!

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  19. All signed up to help out. :) I wish you huge successes.

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    1. Thanks a million, Melissa! Really grateful for the help, and talk to you soon. :)

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  20. Congrats to Misty, and I'm happy to help out with the cover reveal!

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    1. Thanks so much Cherie! Let me know if/how I can return the favor. :)

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  21. Can't wait to see the cover and I am so looking forward to helping out! So excited for you!!!

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  22. I'm glad things are good and it sounds like they'll be even greater soon. I love Misty's blog and read parts of Cornerstone on her blog. It's awesome and I'm sure Keystone is too.
    Sorry I missed how to do this but I'll be happy to promote.

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