Giveaway: My favorite book marketing how-to guide

ETA: Read on for more about this very helpful book, but please note that this giveaway is over and comments have been closed.

My daughter’s scheduled outpatient surgery (getting a bunch of gum-chewing teeth taken care of because she tried to sock the dentist, even with laughing gas), was canceled due to snow. It’s certainly not a ton of snow by our standards, but for this part of the country, everything has to shut down. I hate snow, I really do, and my daughter told me, “If you hate snow, you hate Christmas.”

But, I really don’t. I’ve “Bah Humbug”ed more than once already, and I’ll do it again, but underneath this stress-ed out exterior, I really do love Christmas. And to prove it, I wanted to give away something I’ve found very useful this year.

Yep, I’m talking about We Are Not Alone: A Writer’s Guide to Social Media by Kristen Lamb. I talked about this book when I was reading it back in September, but I just got around to writing an Amazon review yesterday. Bad Susan.

I’d like to believe you all hang on my every word and that, when I mention a book, you all run right out and buy it. But hey, you don’t, and this one’s 8 bucks for the Kindle version! And we’re all starving artists, aren’t we? But thanks to the magic of Amazon’s Gift as a Gift button (how much does that rock?) (and my magical Amazon credit card), I can easily offer you this book that I found so helpful, encouraging, and entertaining.

Note that this is the Kindle edition, and is DRM’d, so you’ll have to read it on a Kindle-compatible device or on your computer.

It would be lovely if you’d use the sharing buttons below to mention this to your friends and get more people to check out Kristen’s book, but I’m keeping this simple and all that’s required is that you leave a comment, saying that you’d like to win the book (to distinguish you from the other people who have to comment to gush about how great Kristen is). Let’s have an end to entries at 9am Eastern on Friday, since I’ll have another 1-day giveaway for you on Thursday. That should jog my memory to, you know, pay up. Then I’ll choose one random winner from among the entries. (ETA: it looks like I’ll be doing that other giveaway tomorrow, FYI. Doesn’t affect anything for this one, though, except my ability to remember to hand out a prize.)

And if you already read this book, will you please drop by Amazon and leave a review? Just your 5-star rating (I assume) with the line “I found this book really helpful” or “Great introduction to social media for authors” or something like that. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, but ratings really help. In a world of corporate-branding For Dummies and Idiot’s Guide how-to books, let’s help out one of the little guys who deserves it.


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27 responses to “Giveaway: My favorite book marketing how-to guide

  1. Of course I would love to win this book. :0)

  2. Oh, yes, I’m agog to win this book. Would act as perfect complement to your own most helpful discourses on the subject of promotion/marketing. So do add me to the draw, please.

  3. m

    love to win this

  4. You are the sweetest, :D. Thanks for your help and I am really happy you found my book so helpful. The Amazon review brought tears to my eyes…literally. Thank you!

  5. I’ve been reading Kristen’s blog, and absolutely love it. I haven’t been able to afford WANA yet, being a starving artist and student, so of course, I’d love to have a chance to win the book as well!

  6. This starving writer would love to win this book. I need all the help I can get. 🙂

    Since I October, I’ve been learning tidbits here and there about self-publishing. It’d be wonderful to have a general reference book.

  7. I’d absolutely love to win it, but just in case I don’t, definitely wishlisting it 🙂

  8. I am also currently financially handicapped and would love to win this book! Been trying the social media thing – but anything that helps me to do that in a wiser way is helpful. Kristin is great! I’ve benefited from her blogs and enjoy her sense of humor as she nudges and prods and encourages us other writers on our path!

  9. Stacey Wallace Benefiel

    I’d love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway, Susan.

  10. A.J. Zaethe

    I would love to win this book and a reason. I am entering the writing world in abroad, but it turns out to be more than what I expected and this book would help me immensely.

  11. Jonathan Eli

    I’d appreciate this book and all the information I can gain from it on making my book a better seller. Thank Susan.

  12. I would like to be entered to win We Are Not Alone

    Thank You,

  13. I would love to win this book! I keep hearing such great things about it.

  14. Celia

    Thank you for blogging about this book Susan! I am starting to look for marketing guides since my first book will be coming out on the Kindle in a few months…and even though I’m pretty young I’m definitely behind the curve when it comes to social networking. Of course I’d like a chance to win it 🙂

  15. LJ

    I usually do hang on your every word, Susan, but I must have missed this one 🙂 In any event, I would be very happy to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

  16. Rob Jefferson

    I linked over here from Kristen’s blog and love yours as well. Good advice and a book give away? What more could a guy want? In case you didn’t figure that out, I would love the chance to win this book!


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  18. Hi, I’d like to be in with a chance to win!

    As a sidenote, I’ve just downloaded the Kindle sample of Hush Money, looking forward to reading that after work ^_^

  19. Scott Steele

    I would love to win this book. I finally wrote something for NaNoWriMo last month and now I’m hooked! I am writing another story (hopefully much better than the first) and I think I want to try to get it published once it’s done. Or at least share it with the rest of the world. I’m reading all sorts of novel marketing books and would love to see what current authors have to say. Thanks!

  20. I would also like to win this book. Join the crowd? I love Kristen’s blog. Thanks for the opportunity.

  21. David M Goodman Sr.

    I enjoy reading Kristen’s blog and am starting a new blog soon. She is currently teaching a series on blogging. I’ve got beyond the “Oh, maaaaaaan!”, and have started getting some posts ready. I would love to win her book. I posted my Papa Dave’s “Better to Receive” wish list on Amazon. Thank you for a the chance of winning her book. David M Goodman Sr.

  22. Yes, I’d love to win this book.

  23. Susan, Perhaps we should start a self-help group for snow-haters. Think of all the things that can be done while stuck inside during a storm: make a list of blog post ideas (on topic!), write up some of those posts so we’ll have a backlog when the Crappy Excuse Troll or the Procrastination Pixies decide to make an appearance, just to name a few. Look at a snow storm as a gift from The Dog Whisperer. No need to wrestle the pack of feral Chihuahua Minutes because snow storm = instant free time (aka writing time). That is assuming of course that our houses do not have to be perfectly clean before we can write. (This is also where the self-help group will come in handy.)

    And, yes, I definitely want a chance to win this book so I can fend off the supernatural creatures who are trying to steal my dreams. Plus, my blog needs help. Real help. Kristen and I slaughtered my Bright Idea Fairy and now we need to clean up the bloody mess. Bah Humbug.