Monday, August 8, 2016

~~~ ALTERnative #marketingstrategy 1 ~~~

ORGANIZE A DEMONSTRATION!

Not to make light of true protests calling for attention to real problems - but a fun gathering in front of a bookstore or library - with their permission. Though it's a free country, we don't want negativity associated with our books, so make sure everyone knows it's a positive event to promote reading and a book release or signing. Come up with a cute chant to go with it. And provide some refreshment. I bet Half-Price Books would be thrilled for the publicity and it might even bring some news people! Doesn't it sound fun?

Here are a few slogans I came up with for my books to show you what I mean...




Now, if I could just rally some friendly protestors to help me!


By the way, THE THING THAT TURNED ME Anthology purchase links are just about ready. Poor Randi Lee, she's had one setback after another! But we all understand.


And I'm recruiting helpers for the Cover Reveal and Release of CRADLE ROCK - Here's the FORM if you're interested. THANK YOU! (Here's a cover teaser...)





What do you think of the Demonstration idea?
Come back next week for another unconventional marketing strategy!
Have a fantastic week!


14 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A demonstration - clever idea!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's a brilliant idea, especially if you can drive traffic into the store to buy your book.

The Silver Fox said...

If I saw demonstrators in front of a bookstore or library, I'd assume it was a protest. :)

Emily R. King said...

Cute signs! Love this idea!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

That's a clever idea. I love Julie Kagawa's website because it is sectioned off with images to click where you are taken to each of her book series. I read Talon but I got curious enough to buy two books from another series.

Patricia Lynne said...

I'm all signed up to help. =)

Heather R. Holden said...

Cute marketing idea! I don't think I'd ever be brave enough to do something like that myself, though, haha.

Also, love that cover teaser for Cradle Rock! It looks epic already. Just signed up to help out with its reveal/release! :)

Juneta Key said...

Neat idea. Very clever.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Annalisa Crawford said...

Cool idea. And very unique :-)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love hearing about some unique promotion ideas.

LD Masterson said...

I love this idea. But these days you've have to worry about counter-demonstrators lining up across the street. Down with Goblins? Pro-POP travel? Androids matter? *grin*

Emilyann Girdner said...

Could be cool, let us know how it goes. Also, love the Cradle Rock teaser. :)

Cathrina Constantine said...

Of Course I'd love to help with your new release!!!!!

Have a good weekend!!

Julie Flanders said...

Love the signs! What a cute idea.
I think I already signed up to help with your release but if not you know I'm on board. Just let me know if I'm not on the list.