Sunday, May 24, 2009

Five Ways for Writers To Be Fantastically Green

Today VH Melville has offered to be my guest blogger while I am launching A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions, (http://www.amazon.com/Retailers-Guide-Frugal-Store-Promotions/dp/1441467246/?tag=widgetsamazon-20) in New York at Javits Center. Melville is a writer who lives green. I think you'll get an idea or two from her.

Five Ways for Writers To Be Fantastically Green

By VH Melville, the author of the soon to be released Ecotastic, the Fabulously
Free Green Guide
and Death Toys for Quasar


1. If you run a blog to promote your writing think about going to http://eco-safe.com/ and using their button/widget. You install it on your blog and Website so that people can make pdf copies instead of printing and creating paper waste destined for landfills.

2. Buy packets of seeds and give them as your door prizes.

3. Grow a story garden. Think about the concept of sponsoring a unit at a school. The possibilities are endless including providing plaques that identify the donors of trees and vegetables. That plaque can include your logo and/or book title. of course!

4. Eat less meat. You don't have to become vegan just three to four meet free dinners a week can help the earth and save you money to spend on promoting your writing.

5. Twitter about how you are supporting green causes in your office. Slip in a note about your title, too.


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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 two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is 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. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". 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 blog.

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