How to Promote Your Book

I am always looking for a good excuse to read and in helping you promote your book, we would both be in a winning situation.  Whether you are an author, publisher, publicist, or spouse I would love to hear from you about the book as long as it is classified Young Adult, Teen, or would appeal to the teenage audience.  My target audience are the teenagers and the focus of this blog is to promote literature to them after all!

There are many ways to go about receiving a review from me.  The first thing you can do is send me a copy of your book for review.  I update the site as soon as I finish the book with the review and also post the reviews on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com so that a variety of readers find out about the book.  If you do not want the review posted until the publication date, let me know and I will hold the review until then.

I would also love to have author interviews to post on the site.  I would be able to do the interviews via email or phone and look forward to working with YA authors, publishers, and even spouses in this endeavor.  A copy of the book does not have to be supplied prior to the interview, even though it would be niceJ! I

Guest bloggers are also welcome to post with us! As a person who knows way too much about way too little, I love to hear what authors, publishers and even spouses have to say about their normal lives outside of writing as well as their writing. If you are interested, the blogs can be between 200 and 1000ish words and can be about anything you would like it to be about.  This is a wonderful way for you to show us a side that we may not normally see as an author!

And last but certainly not least, who doesn’t love free stuff? I have found that whether it be in my classroom or in “real life,” the best way to excite anyone about a book is to offer free stuff!! If you are interested in offering books for contests or other items (posters, postcards, bookmarks, t-shirts, whatever) please consider me!! I plan on having monthly contests in a variety of fun formats so any items would be gladly appreciated. I will also be using some of them in my classroom and school throughout the school year as extra motivators for my students!!

If you have any other questions, concerns, or special inquiries, please email Jennie Smith at randomchalktalk@gmail.com. I will get back to you as soon as I can!

I can’t wait to hear from you and to show the world what great YA Literature is out there!!

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