by Diana 

Now that the release of my book in the counting-down-by-the hours phase (yes, I am. Shut up) I’m going to hijack this blog today to give a special shoutout. As most of the readers of this site are aware, in this day and time (and economy!) it’s usually up to the author to do the majority of the promotion for his/her book. We’re told to have a website, start a blog, get a Facebook page, get on Goodreads, start Twittering…  all of which are okay, but seldom do much to actually drive people to your website or generate interest in your book.

However, there’s a certain subsection of the internet that (IMO) has done amazing things for the book world, and made it possible for authors to reach thousands of potential readers.

Therefore, I’d like to give a big shoutout to blogger-reviewers–the ones who make the majority of online promotion possible. These are people who don’t get paid for writing reviews or conducting interviews or hosting online events. At best they get advance copies, and are instead driven by a pure love of books. Seriously, I’m completely impressed, and I can easily say that if not for these people, I doubt that more than a few dozen people would know about Mark of the Demon.

So, big thanks to all of you book lovers who take the time to pimp our books!

3 Responses to “Shoutout!”

  1. 1 mom
    June 20, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    What about mothers? I’m sure I’ve “mentioned” it to one or two people–including a couple of librarians and a bookstore manager (who ordered some copies).

  2. June 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    You’ll get a post of your own. 🙂

  3. July 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I pimped your book today … slightly. More to come.

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