Monday, February 18, 2013

Promoting Your Book

UNRAVEL ME, the second book in the SHATTER ME trilogy, came out a couple of weeks ago. I haven't read it yet, so no spoilers please. Not if you want to live. Just saying.

I recently came across some promotional videos from author Tahereh Mafi that I LOVE. It makes me want to do something cool and original to promote my books. You know, when I like, have a book to promote and stuff.
















Anything unique you have done or want to do to promote your book so I can steal admire your idea? And if you've read SHATTER ME, tell me...are you Team Adam or Team Warner?

10 comments:

T. Drecker said...

These left me... speechless. Huh.
Yep, I've been dreaming up all sorts of promo ideas: yummy ones (handing out a food at my readings found in the book), musical ones (more than Tahereh Maif's one sentence song ;)), and super big ones which will probably never really happen. Dreaming is fun!

Kathryn Purdie said...

I LOVED these! So dang funny. She's hilarious. Hmmm...promotional ideas. You keep busy stealing them, and then I'll steal them from you! ;-)

Kyra Lennon said...

I had much the same reaction as T. Drecker LOL! Didn't really make me want to buy her books, they just made me say... huh. :D

However, I do appreciate her thinking outside the box, and the pomegranate video made me laugh!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I just wouldn't want to be IN my own book trailer!

Carrie Butler said...

Oh my gosh. I love her sense of humor!

Leigh Covington said...

It's out? It's OUT!!! Oh my gosh! Going to amazon - like NOW!!!

Bonnee Crawford said...

These promotional videos make me want to read her books... Well, they're effective! :D

I want to do something to promote my writing in my hometown or wherever I happen to be living at the time... I'm not sure what though. Probably walk around with a T-Shirt with the book cover stenciled on to it. Actually, that's a neat idea! Why didn't I think of that? Oh... that's right; I don't have a book to promote yet either :(

You're not alone!!!

jaybird said...

Ugh, I am so not creative in that way. Wow. And I didn't read Unravel Me yet, but will put it on my TBR list.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

One of the things I want to do is limited edition trading cards. One of the more traditional things is create a promotional road crew.

David P. King said...

Oh, sweet! I didn't realize that was book 2. I may very well have to spread the word about this. :)