Friday, March 13, 2009

Blog Chain Blatherskite


This blog chain was started by Heather (http://hldyer.wordpress.com/ ). Elana was before me (http://elanajohnson.blogspot.com/ ) and then Leah will follow (http://leahclifford.livejournal.com/ ).

Here’s the question:

What plans do YOU have to market your novel? How will you make sure the public finds your work?

As I read all of the informative posts before me, I was amazed at the creativity of my fellow blog chain gang. Everything from perfume, necklace and bracelet giveaways to guest blogging, radio interviews, book trailers and even an original soundtrack were mentioned or shared in this chain. Talk about creativity!

Well, I think that’s all good, and it certainly will take a ton of hard work and dedication. That’s why I can’t believe no one has mentioned my own personal marketing goal.

One word:

OPRAH!

You are pretty much guaranteed a spot on the best seller list if she so much as whispers the name of your book, so that’s my plan A.

Now, if I fail to get Oprah’s attention (I did say “if”), then plan B involves Kelly Rippa and her Trashy Beach Reads segment.

There you have it, my marketing plan. I’ll start working on that plan C as soon as I finish taking notes on this particular blog chain.

So how about you, know anybody that works at Harpo?

11 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

OPRAH....I LOVE IT. You're smeone after my own heart!!!

Skeeter said...

Kelli Ripa? Really? Include pictures, coz she's hot!

Sandra said...

If you get your book on Oprah, make sure to plug our books too, please!

Kat Harris said...

I don't know anyone who works at Harpo, but I once interviewed someone who one a new car when Oprah gave one to everyone in her audience.

celticqueen said...

No kidding!! Oprah endorsing your book really is guaranteed success! I think my brother once tried to get one of my children's books on Oprah...didn't work though *grumble grumble grumble*

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

*smacks head* Now why didn't I think of that? :)

bloggingexperiments said...

Hahaha! Terri, great idea...Oprah. Must go add that to my marketing plan! :)

Mary Duncan said...

My sister—who's my biggest fan—emailed Oprah every week to plug my book when it first came out.

Sadly, I still haven't heard a thing. But it would be the coup of the century to land that account!

The only thing you can do is be persistent. ;o)

Archetype said...

all I know is that if you make it onto Oprah, we're all going to be begging you to introduce us! :-D

ElanaJ said...

Okay, I'm throwing out my marketing plan and adopting yours. LOL!

H. L. Dyer said...

Oprah. *snort*