I thought I’d do a sort of double blog post. One that would promote the free Valentine e-book promotion I am doing with my poetry partner Magdalena Ball and serve as a template for a media release for my fellow authors.
The release below serves as a sample of the kind of promotion that you might use even if you write in a so-called hard-to-promote genre. And as an example of how cross promotion can help double your publicity power. And, of course, Maggie Ball and I also hope you’ll consider taking advantage of our offer. So here is the basic media release for you.
Valentine’s Day may be the holiday best made for poetry. A rose, a poem and thou. Trouble is, many that we find on the inside covers of commercial greeting cards may be just a little too-too for many of us. Multi award-winning poets Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball to the rescue with Cherished Pulse, a chapbook of poetry just right for tucking into an envelope or sending off as an e-mail attachment to loved ones.
And right now, Cherished Pulse is available free with the KDP Select free e-book feature. All you do is go to http://bit.ly/Vs07hV on Jan 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15th and click.
It takes only the click of a mouse!
And there is plenty of time for you to schedule delivery before February 14th.
It's a mini gift and greeting card in one!
And it’s available for about any way you prefer to read your e-books (scroll for more on how to do that!)
Cherished Pulse includes many of the science-inspired poems Magdalena is famous for as well as Carolyn’s nostalgic poetry. Chapbooks in the Celebration Series have won many awards including MWSA’s highest honor of gold and several from USA Book News.
It’s you who had me dreaming
lilacs, breathing April’s sweetest
Magdalena Ball runs the highly respected CompulsiveReader.com review site. She is the author of the poetry book Repulsion Thrust, which was published to unanimous five-star reviews. Her novel Sleep Before Evening was a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Her new novel, Black Cow, is set in Australia. And she is a Red Room author!
Carolyn Howard-Johnson's poetry appears frequently in review journals. She is listed in Poets & Writers and her chapbook of poetry, Tracings (http://budurl.com/CarolynsTracings), was given the Award of Excellence by the Military Writers Society of America. One of her poems recently won the Franklin Christoph Poetry Prize. She is also an award-winning novelist and short story writer and instructor for UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
PS: Free Kindle books are available for about any format or reader you prefer. PC, iPhone, Android, Mac, etc. Just download the appropriate free app. The one for PCs is at
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