Monday, November 12, 2012

In the News Today...


Although today is my regular day to post, I’m gonna hold off on anything major until Friday,
when three of my favorite guys,
I Miss You Blogfest.


The bloggers we really miss…
and the ones we would really miss!

Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have blogger buddies you are grateful they are still around and would miss if they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and spotlight them!

On November 16, list one to three bloggers you really miss and one to three bloggers you would miss if they stopped blogging. Then go leave a comment on those blogs.

Our blogger friends are special – time to let them know! 

So drop by and sign up if you haven’t already.

Also in the news...


Blogging buddies Stephen Tremp, Mary Pax, C. M. Brown, and Christine Rains have put together a new group called Writers4Writers.  This group is all about promoting authors and their books.  Here’s their mission:

• Help writers bring awareness of their book(s) to tens of thousands of new people
• Help writers reach Amazon Top 100 in at least one category (suspense, free, whatever)
• Increase sales of their book(s) after the promo is over
• Drive new traffic to their blog and increase following
• Create verbal and viral buzz.

Every month, one to three spotlighted authors will choose a social media avenue such as Twitter or Facebook (or both).  On the selected day, the authors will post pre-written Tweets on their blogs.  At your convenience, simply copy and paste Tweets into Twitter. Or go to #W4WS on Twitter and Retweet other Tweets. 

And for Facebook, the authors will also post an image of their book along with a short blurb and a link to Kindle on their blog. Visitors simply click the Facebook page then share the link with their FB friends and Writers Groups.

That’s an incredibly large new audiences the author could not reach on their own.  Imagine, a hundred bloggers over a few days Tweeting and sharing links for new books and reaching potentially tens of thousands of new people!

As an author with a new release, this is super exciting.  But what’s even more thrilling is that I am their first featured author!  Can you imagine how delighted I was to be asked to kick-off such an amazing new project?  

If you’re interested, go to the hosts’ websites and signup using the Linky Tools.  And if you're on Facebook, click here to like their page.  I’d love to have your help in not only promoting my new novel, but many others, as well.  And when the time comes, you may be asked to be a featured author, too. 

Talk about paying it forward!

And last, but not least, one of my five blog tour runner-up winners of an ebook copy of The Mistaken asked that I award it to someone who actually owns an e-reader.  So, on behalf of Gary Pennick at Klahanie, the winner chosen by Random.org is #33...


Rachel, if you’re interested, please email me at acadia1997@msn.com.  I’ll also email you directly.         

Interested in the I Miss You Blogfest?
Wanna join Writers4Writers and help promote other authors?
Have any other news to share?



21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for mentioning our blogfest!! Friday will be awesome.
And the Writers4writers couldn't have chosen a better author to feature first.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm not participating in the blogfest, but am looking forward to seeing who others miss.

Julie Luek said...

I love the concept of Writers4Writers and can't wait to check it out. Congrats on being the featured author-- well-deserved. What a great way to kick off their launch and your book!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on being the featured author.

JeffO said...

Congrats on being featured. I'll have to see how this Writers4Writers works in practice; it's an interesting concept.

Lisa Regan said...

Congrats on being featured! I'd love to participate in the blogfest but SSP has scheduled my book trailer release for that day, so . . . but I'm sure I'll be reading some great posts!

L.G.Smith said...

Love the Writers for Writers idea. And great that they featured you and your novel!! Enjoyed it.

Matthew MacNish said...

Thanks, Nancy! You're the best.

Rachel Morgan said...

Thank you, Nancy (and Gary)! Looking forward to reading it :-)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

These are both such great opportunities. I'm stressing out because I want to mention Grandpa, but I can't remember his blog links. I'm keep searching.

I'm going to try for the W4W. I'm not completely clear on how it works, but I'm definitely going to find out.

Al Penwasser said...

One to three I really like? Oh, golly, that's a tough one. There are really a lot more than that. But, I think I'll give it some "ponder" time.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats on being chosen the featured author Nancy! How exciting is right!

What a great new group. I will certainly drop by their blogs and facebook. They are a wonderful group of writers. I've known them since I began blogging two years ago.

Thanks for the other info too. I'll see you on Friday!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I signed up for the blogfest!

M Pax said...

I'm ready for the blogfest, and I' think I'm ready for W4WS. LOL We'll find out.

Lynda R Young said...

congrats on being featured in such a great group!!

Chuck said...

Congrats on your selection! Just tell me you are writing another book!!!

Melissa said...

Writers4Writers sounds great!
Congrats on being chosen. :)

*goes to set up another Hootsuite stream*

Stephen Tremp said...

Hey, we have a new logo thanks to the amazing Carrie Butler! Its on our Facebook page and my blog. I'm replacing all the old logos with Carrie's new one. Very cool!

cleemckenzie said...

Tks so much for the clear directions on #w4ws It's such a great idea. Good luck as 1st out of the gate!

Ciara said...

Sounds like a fantastic group! I love the paying it forward concept.

Tara Tyler said...

some of my friends i missed have recently come back, but i am calling out to others, happy for this fest!

and the w4w is going to be terrific!