To celebrate Cyber Monday, Writer Marketing Services is offering a whopping 20% off blog tours! You don’t have to take the tour right away, you can “bank” it and book it when you have a new release to promote. You just have to fill in the form on Cyber Monday and have paid the balance by the 4th December to qualify for the discount.
This is just a quick note that from the 2nd November, prices for some services will increase, to keep in line with inflation and the industry standard. The details are as follows:
Release blitzes to increase from £20 to £25 (£30 if reviews are also requested)
Cover reveals to increase from £20 to £25
Blog tour packages will have an extra £10 added. For example, one week tour, which was £20, will be £30, and so on
Any services booked and paid for before then (even if they’re not actioned before the 2nd November) will still be available at the previous prices. So if you have some new releases coming up that you would like to promote, now’s a good time to get these packages booked in order to save yourself some money.
Wow – doesn’t time fly? A cliché, but so true. This month signals four years of Writer Marketing Services!
To celebrate, I’m offering a 20% discount on any blog tour* purchased this month. That is, paid for. You don’t have to take the tour this month, you don’t even have to book it yet, if you don’t have a release in the pipeline, or you’re waiting on release dates for something. Just purchase and pay for your chosen length of blog tour by the 28th February, and if you don’t want to book it right away, I’ll bank it for you and you can take it whenever you like.
Interested? Then head here and check out the packages, FAQs, etc, then fill in the sign up form when you’re ready. I’m expecting a lot of takers on this special offer, so please give me a few days to contact you after you’ve filled in the form. If you don’t hear from me by the end of February, don’t panic, the time up details come through to me with timestamps, so I’ll know that you signed up in time, even if I don’t manage to contact you in time. Chances are I will, but it just depends how many people are up for bagging a bargain!
*Please note, a maximum of two blog tours per customer can be purchased using this special offer.
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been asked to teach a short course at Swanwick Writers’ School in August. The course is entitled PR and Marketing for Writers – Making Technology Work For You.
Here’s the information for the two hour course:
This informative course is designed to help you get the most out of technology in order to promote your books as quickly and effectively as possible—giving you more time to dedicate to the most important part… writing more books!
Topics that will be covered include:
Social media—posting to multiple accounts, scheduling in advance, using Triberr
Blogging—scheduling in advance, promoting via social media, making it easy for others to share your posts
Google Analytics—finding out where your website traffic comes from in order to concentrate your efforts in the best place
There will also be time allotted for a Q&A session where Lucy will do her best to answer your burning questions.
This particular course is on the 12th August, though the writers’ school runs all week and has a schedule jam-packed with fantastic sessions, workshops and tutorials.
I’m delighted to announce that I will be speaking at this year’s Smut by the Sea event, which takes place on the 14th June in Scarborough, England.
I’ll be giving a talk on promotion and marketing from 1pm – 1.50pm. Come along to receive hints, tips and advice on how to handle the dark art of selling your books once you’ve written.
There’s lots more going on, too, including talks and workshops on inspiration, writing better erotica and an erotic reading and poetry slam. There will also be a bookstall, a craft stall and an erotic tombola.
Wow – I can’t believe it. Can’t believe that I’ve been self-employed for three years, running Writer Marketing Services. I’ve loved every minute, so I thought it was fitting to have a bit of a celebration, and a toast to many more years of doing PR, marketing, blog tours, release blitzes, websites and much more for writers and small businesses.
So, here goes… a giveaway! Yes, that’s right – the chance to get something for FREE!
Just fill in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win your choice of either a FREE release blitz or one week blog tour. And don’t forget to tell all your friends.
I’m very pleased to announce that I recently launched two more new websites.
Cass Peterson is a new erotica and erotic romance writer who wanted a website to help promote her existing publications and to compliment her future ones. Her publications include Smut Alfresco and Smut by the Sea Volume 2, published by House of Erotica. See the portfolio and details here.
Celia J Anderson is a debut romance writer, who won her first contract from Piatkus Entice as part of the Festival of Romance. Sweet Proposal will be available from 1st August 2013, and Celia wanted her website up and running in time for that, as well as available as a platform for reviews, news, and anything else she wants to blog about. See the portfolio and details here.
I’m also scheduling blog tours into July and August, so if you’re interested in booking one, please let me know ASAP.
Writer Marketing had its second birthday on the 1st February – I can hardly believe it! Two years as a self-employed writer, publicist and web designer – it’s gone so fast. It’s also been fantastic, and I’m looking forward to many more years doing this.
The latest project (as well as several blog tours and ongoing publicity for regular authors and publishers) I completed was a website for award-winning erotic romance writer, Avril Ashton. She wanted to move her existing blog and website into WordPress, and we worked together over the course of two or three weeks to make this happen. The full details are in my portfolio, and I’m looking forward to working on more websites – I have several in the pipeline.
Many thanks to everyone that’s supported through the last two years – it’s very much appreciated!