OK. It is a bit harder, but certainly not impossible. Today I'm doing some marketing of my own and at the same time, showing you one way to market even poetry using a contest. Of course, that I'm including the media release for the winners of that contest is a bonus. Use it as a template for your releases. Or adapt the ideas in it to your own marketing campaign--whatever that campaign is. You can also use the guidelines for media releases (truly step-by-step) and for marketing campaigns that you'll find in The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't.
OK. Enough chit chat. Here it is:
Carolyn Howard-Johnson e-mail: HoJoNews@aol.com
Magdalena Ball e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
Carolyn Howard-Johnson's poetry appears frequently in review journals. She is listed in Poets & Writers and her chapbook of poetry, Tracings, was published by Finishing Line Press ( www.budurl.com/CarolynsTracings) and was given the Award of Excellence by the Military Writers Society of America. One of her poems recently won the Franklin Christoph Poetry Prize. She is also an award-winning novelist and short story writer and instructor for UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
For more information on any of the chapbooks in this poetry series, contact either of the authors or visit media rooms at www.howtodoitfrugally.com or www.magdalenaball.com. To learn more about artist Jacqui Schmall and to see her selections of her work, go to http://jacquie-pleasecallmelater.blogspot.com/2011/06/paintings-by-jacquie.html.
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog: