Susan’s Promo Talk: A Thursday Thirteen


After the Lori Foster/Dianne Castell author-reader weekend, I’m on a high. I wanted to share cool promo stuff with you.

1. Let’s start with a guest blog appearance. I’m over at Bookish Mom Reviews, talking about how awesome it is when someone new to my world loves my little book.

2. My favorite promo item that came home with me? Post-it notes. All you authors out there, take note!

3. Given my absolute love of Amazon, it surprises even me that I’ve sold out.
You can now download this here meet and greet if you’ve got a Kindle.

4. I’ll be adding the Win a Book blog over there as soon as I get the time. All you Win a Book fans, watch for it!

5. I’ll be guest blogging at drey’s Library on the 19th. Mark your calendars.

6. drey and I have cooked up a few surprises for you.

7. If you’ve missed any earlier guest blog posts I’ve written, check out the links to all of them here.

8. I made promo postcards for the weekend, but am thinking that given my love of bookmarks — and sharing those bookmarks when I trade a book online — I need some of those, too.

9. What do you guys think? Do you like author bookmarks?

10. It struck me as funny that I’ve done more guest blog posts than I’ve done interviews. It goes to prove my theory that I’m essentially not very interesting, but I can say interesting things about my books until the cows come home.

11. There are no cows currently living at West of Mars.

12. That means for me to talk about my books until the cows come home… well, you’re smart. Think about it.

13. There’s more of this sort of fun to come. Be sure to pick up a copy of The Demo Tapes: Year 1 (especially as Year 2 will be debuting in September) so you don’t miss out!



  1. Alice Audrey

    June 10, 2009 9:16 pm

    Post it notes! Shoot, I went with pencils.

    Alice Audrey’s last blog post..13 Things from This Week

  2. Brillie

    June 10, 2009 9:22 pm

    unfortunately,,, I can’t use amazon kindle in my country 🙁 It’s only for US

    Brillie’s last blog post..My WordPress Fairy Tale Story

  3. Brillie

    June 10, 2009 9:23 pm

    why my comment doesn’t appear?

    Brillie’s last blog post..My WordPress Fairy Tale Story

  4. PopArtDiva

    June 10, 2009 9:59 pm

    Hehehe – there are no cows currently on the West Side of Mars. You crack me up.

    Thanks for stopping by my post on the selling of Chrysler: Bye Chrysler – Remembering Classic American Cars & Road Trips of the Past.

    My Thursday Thirteen is actually over at my Brat In The Hat today because I’m bein’ snarky: 13 Things that Tweak My Brat-itude on Twitter! Come on over and watch me blow off some steam, lol.

  5. Adelle Laudan

    June 10, 2009 10:18 pm

    You got something against cows? Equal rights, man. Peace out.
    I am going to Lori Fosters next year come Hell or HighWater.
    Would be awesome to meet some of my online buds.

    Happy T13!

    Adelle Laudan’s last blog post..

  6. chris

    June 10, 2009 10:37 pm

    happy thursday thirteen!

    chris’s last blog post..Friday Photo Flashback # 7

  7. Yvonne Y

    June 10, 2009 11:26 pm

    I do think you are interesting.

    I like cows btw. They’re cute.

    Yvonne Y’s last blog post..Driving

  8. AD

    June 11, 2009 12:27 am

    ahaa ahhhaaa lovely!

    AD’s last blog post..My Rights to Living a Life

  9. Shelley Munro

    June 11, 2009 3:29 am

    Yeah, the cows are innocents. Leave the cows alone.
    I have post-it notes 🙂

    Susan, I like bookmarks, and I use them too. I came home from conference with heaps of them.

    Shelley Munro’s last blog post..A Different Kind of Shapeshifter

  10. Carleen

    June 11, 2009 6:34 am

    As a reader who often has more than one book going at a time, bookmarks are essential!

    Happy Thursday to you. 🙂

    Carleen’s last blog post..Thursay Thirteen #6: Songs on My iPod

  11. Alessia

    June 11, 2009 6:51 am

    I’m not sure I could live without post-its. And I don’t even have a book to promote 😉

    Alessia’s last blog post..13 Reasons To Stay Single

  12. Brenda ND

    June 11, 2009 8:26 am

    I sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I like post it notes too. Happy TT!

    Brenda ND’s last blog post..13 Quotes That Celebrate Summer

  13. Julie@Momspective

    June 11, 2009 9:19 am

    I’ve never tried the Kindle but I’m super tempted to!

    Julie@Momspective’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen- 13 Of my Favorite Pictures of Ryan

  14. Julia Smith

    June 11, 2009 9:52 am

    ‘There are no cows currently living at West of Mars.’ – LOL, Susan! Woo hoo on the sold-out!!

    Julia Smith’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – 110 – 13 Things I’ll Enjoy Now That I’ve Got My Computer Back

  15. Kristi

    June 11, 2009 1:49 pm

    fun stuff! I love promo gifties! 🙂

    Kristi’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – All About Procrastination!

  16. Marie Burton

    June 11, 2009 3:19 pm

    I Love Bookmarks… for some reason the kiddos like the take them from me.. what is with that I have no idea, so I always need a new bookmark and use odd things to replace them with. Tissue for one.. and yes, postits… Ads, Coupons.. LOL
    But I really like the PRETTY ones with the Tassels! And I haven’t had one of those in YEARS!

    Marie Burton’s last blog post..Booking Through Thursday – My Niche

  17. Petula

    June 11, 2009 3:58 pm

    You have a lot of really cool things going on. That’s great! Congratulations.

  18. The Mother

    June 11, 2009 6:23 pm

    Not an Amazon fan, huh?

    I think I single-handedly keep them in business.

    And I know I wouldn’t know what to do with a bookmark. That’s what the corners of the pages are for, right?

    The Mother’s last blog post..Potty Training, Modern Style

  19. jeng

    June 11, 2009 8:44 pm

    I also have a love affair with bookmarks and post-its and my my post-its come in different sizes and colors. I think they’re one of the best inventions ; ) My T13 is here

    jeng’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – Weddings

  20. Thomma Lyn

    June 11, 2009 9:01 pm

    Post it notes — love ’em. Bookmarks — they’re cool, but I don’t use them. But I know lots of folks do. 🙂

    Thomma Lyn’s last blog post..Opening a Can of Snakes

  21. Carol

    June 12, 2009 3:14 pm

    I love bookmarks, post-its, pencils, basically supplies of prtty much any type.

    Carol’s last blog post..The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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