Thursday, June 16, 2011

Contests: A Great Way to Get Free "Publicity"

Online contests are a great way to get free publicity.  Of course, it's only free if you choose a contest with no entry fee.  They are out there.  These contests can be for anything - book trailer videos, book covers, etc.  These are not usually for the actual book/story itself (most book contests do have entry fees FYI - since reading and judging is involved).

Many of these contests have lenghty waiting periods - because they're free - but get yourself in the queue and eventually you'll get there.  All you have to do is upload a copy or provide a link to your work and fill out an online form.  Easy!  Then your book cover/trailer/whatever will be exposed to the followers of the site, plus as you send the request to your "lists" to vote for your material, that will serve as a valid excuse to contact them and will remind them your book is out there.  Ask them to ask a friend to vote as well, and the next thing you know, new people will be familiar with your book.  Remember, your competitors will be doing the same thing - providing even more exposure to your work.  So even if you don't win, you still win. 

Meanwhile - The Kiss of Night book cover is up for a Sassy Brit award! Please go to their site, and on the right, please check the box next to #5 – The Kiss of Night, then click on the Vote button just below the 10 entries. THANK YOU!!!

It’s super easy and you don’t have to log in or become a member or anything like that. It just takes 2 clicks and you’re done!

If you’d like to see the book covers up for the award, you can watch the Sassy Brit’s video here:

If you want to skip the video and just see the cover for The Kiss of Night, that can be viewed here: or below.

Thank you for your support!!

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