Blog book giveaway:
My Monday book giveaway is A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND by Kristin Billerbeck.
My Thursday book giveaway is LIFE INTERRUPTED by Tricia Goyer.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on each of those blog posts. On Monday, I'll draw the winner for A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND and post the title for another book I'm giving away. Stay tuned.
Continued from Marketing Information Form, part one:
More stuff they want to know about my book:
Other covers: What styles, fonts, colors? This is one area I didn’t really think about, but I listed the few covers that I thought conveyed the sort of atmosphere I wanted for my book:
WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Kristin Billerbeck. The cartoon design is fresh, cute, clean.
SASSY CINDERELLA AND THE VALIANT VIGILANTE by Sharon Dunn. This book, more than the other Ruby Taylor books, conveyed Ruby’s character—her vibrant red hair, bohemian dress, sassy post-modern attitude.
THE TROUBLE WITH LACY BROWN by Debra Clopton. This book doesn’t have people in it—just Lacy’s signature pink car. It’s drawn in a way that communicates the funny, fresh atmosphere of the story.
People, scenes, objects, places: Which would be great for the cover? Well, for me, duh the heroine and hero. I picked a few cute, funny scenes that would describe the wacky humor of the book, a few objects—like a volleyball and Lex’s beat-up Honda Civic—and a few places that might be unique and distinctive.
Characters: What do they look like, body type, clothing, personality. All you writers out there—if you have a picture of your characters, you’re one step ahead of the game, because your marketing department will probably want that pic. Also pictures of any unusual items or places in your book.
Book information: They need a blurb (just like a pitch), a short summary like back cover copy, a 2-page synopsis (yes, the dreaded S-word), and the first chapter. And here you thought all that yucky S and P words went away after you sold!
Now, I’m not positive, but I think this is in addition to the other stuff I needed to get to them, like the one-page synopsis, and my bio.
So for you pre-pubbed writers, stuff like this might be good for you to think about after you finish that novel. Wouldn’t you want to have all this ready to go when you get the Call, rather than scrambling to get this done in the two weeks before your deadline?