Thursday, April 2, 2015

Best Bets

For 2015 I'm ALL ABOUT THAT PLACE - I'll be highlighting special BLOG Friends' places (I look forward to meeting new ones, and forgive me if I leave any out - please mention others in the comments!)

AND

I'll be giving Advice about BOOK events!


So here you go - I give each of these BLOGS my BLESSING - they're my BOLD BRAVE BLOGGING BUDDIES!

BRINDA BERRY - Begging for paranormal romance? Breech the pages of Brinda's many novels! And she's Been there as a Blog friend, too. She Brings it!


BETH ELLYN SUMMER - A total sweetheart working her way through the murky writing waters. If her writing is anything like her Bubbly personality, she'll Be published in no time!


A BEER FOR THE SHOWER - What better way to show you how Beyond hilarious these two guys are than to give you a sample of their work. They made a special A to Z comic with little 'ol ME in it! Woot! Check it out.







A BEER FOR THE SHOWER
I never knew I had such an evil streak, but most authors do - that's how BAD guys are BORN!

And now for my B Book Event Tips:

BUS-TA MOVE - Don't wait to sign up for a book event. They fill up fast and early. Get on the BUS!

BE BOLD - At any given event, visitors will come and go. If you don't greet them, they will pass on by. They may pass you by even if you do greet them, but they definitely will if you don't.

BRAND! - You are selling something, you are selling you! And the only way to sell the brand that is you is to give out stuff with your name/picture on it! BOOKMARKS are essential! and a BANNER is eye-catching! People may walk away from your table, but they will take a bookmark if you but offer it. And I can't tell you how many people have complimented me on my banners. They aren't as expensive as you think. Totally worth the investment.

BOO-YAH!

19 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

That's a great cartoon, and the second time today that I've seen A Beer for the Shower mentioned on a blog.

I did a signing at my local bookshop/cafe - I ended up having a great conversations with all the people waiting for their lunch! Captive audience :-)

Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I featured Beth and Brandon and Bryan today as well! Great minds...

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

"Being Bold" is good advice not only for book events but also for life. Something I need to work on.... :)

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Love the cartoon! And yes to bookmarks and banners!

Yvonne

Christine Rains said...

Hehehe! Fantastic cartoon. No one suspects the letter Q. Great advice. Being bold is one thing I'm not good at. I'm so shy!

Sarah Foster said...

Love the cartoon! Too funny :)

Anne Marie Schlueter said...

Hahahaha great post!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I've gotten so many great ideas for posts and banners from other writers at signing events. Those beer for the shower guys are funny.

Chrys Fey said...

All great choices. Beth made it onto to lists today. She deserves it. Go, Beth! :D

cleemckenzie said...

Great B advice! And I think it's great to give fellow bloggers a nod on the A to Z! Congrats on doing this for 5 years. I'm only at year four.

Carrie-Anne said...

I know I need to get a new banner, or at least do something to fix mine. I discovered it's cut off on the right on mobile devices, but I can't figure out how to resize it so the text isn't too small while also avoiding being chopped off. The banner on my secondary blog luckily doesn't have that problem.

Fifi Islaih said...

Thank you for the great B advice!!

Patricia Lynne said...

Great picks. Thanks for sharing. =)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - love the cartoon - very clever .. and yes A Beer for the Shower has been around today. The book event - go grab that bus ...

Interesting to know about the Banners .. thanks for that - cheers Hilary

Donna McDine said...

Love the cartoon and the blogging book profiles! Terrific book event tips. Book marks are imperative with your contact info! Let's get moving on the networking bus!

WM Anderson said...

GASP... Five years in a row!!!
Oh my, I'm but a beginner blogging baby
Wendy at Wendy of The Rock

Rhonda Albom said...

Love your banners, they are fun and effective. Great B.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Ooh, bookmarks, that's a good idea. We need to get cracking on that. We've got a pretty killer full size banner that always travels with us, though. So it's good to be half prepared.

And hey, thanks for featuring us again!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Excellent choices!

Love those Beer guys!

Heather