Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sushi for One marketing idea

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

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The Reliance (Legacy of the King’s Pirates book 2) by M.L. Tyndall
Scimitar’s Edge by Marvin Olasky
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You’re probably going to laugh at me…

So many of you know—and if you don’t know, then go read the blurb about it—that Sushi for One? is about Lex Sakai, who’s a volleyball player.

Well, my husband and I played volleyball for years. In fact, I’d still be playing if I hadn’t torn my ACL twice. (Yeah, I learned my lesson, finally.)

Captain Caffeine is still playing co-ed volleyball in the Nikkei Volleyball League (Lex’s league in the book!) and needed a new ball. Well, guess what he suggested we do?

Now is this marketing or what?! My Marketing Director will be proud.

Any ideas you guys can think of that I should do to market this book without being a used car salesman about it?


  1. LOL! I LOVE the volleyball marketing, Camy! That's great!

  2. I love the volleyball!

    And I think you should market your book in any way you can or any way you want to. I don't think you'll be coming across as a used car salesman because you're not pushing, your marketing, just letting the folks know that it's out there on the shelves. (Well, gonna be out there.)

  3. Very cute! I agree with Delia...market it however and wherever you want to. You could use other people's blogs...that is big now...even readers are advertising/marketing for authors now on their blogs (myself included). I don't think it comes across as a used car salesman at all...it is marketing.

  4. I got the idea from watching "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".

    NASCAR ain't got nothin' on us!!! :-)

  5. Huh. I guess those mindless-stupid-movies-that-I-can't-stand have some use after all.

  6. Too cool! Hey, how about making up t-shirts with some catchy phrase on it to make people ask you about it and then give them one of the bookmarks or something like that...or...what about setting up a table somewhere like in a mall or something and have some sushi samples with your bookmarks, chop sticks, post cards, posters or whatever you have all around you as advertisements, and maybe have a drawing for an autographed book or something?

  7. LOL! I love it!

    I can just see my hubby when I'm published. He'll probably go out and buy cowboy hats or something and hand them out with my books. LOL! Now that's an idea for me. Where's my pen and paper?

  8. Camy, what a great idea!

    My fledging marketing mind is spinning now since my series is about baseball players. I'd love to hear more about how you're marketing or how much you're marketing to women who love sports. We're a fast-growing market, for sure.

  9. I love the volleyball, too! That was a great idea!

  10. Foret the tee shirt. Give away one of those GORGEEEEOUS Asian outfits, like you wear--like the red, the black, or the blue ones I've seen pics of you in.

    I think it says 1. Female 2. Asian and 3. Stylish flair, which are elements of Asian Chick Lit, no?

    Of course, you'd have to find a place that makes it in a wide selection of sizes, so your FAT readers, like moi, could win, too. :D

    Or a delivery of a meal of sushi enough for ONE.