Saturday, February 20, 2010

From Nekkid Readings to Writer's Calendars to Bullhorns to . . . I'm skeered.

I hopped over to Gumbo Writer's Place and picked up the suggestions and am placing them here, as new ones come in, I'll post them as well. Time to start working on the ones I can work on *laughing* - dear gawd. For this reclusive writer, this is taking me way out of my comfort zone; however, a part of me is goading the other part of me on . . . and, I have to say, that since I did the Nekkid Reading, it's real hard to keep taking all this seriously! Now, I do have to say I take my work and my writing very seriously - it's my Life, my Blood, the Marrow of my Bones - but, all the other trappings of being a published author were pressing into me, pulling me down, and causing anxiety to cover the joy in all this: realizing a life's dream!

But . . . oh dear, what have I done? *laughing* If you are just stopping by,
THIS and THIS is what started this whole crazy arse thing! And for anyone who knows me well, they know how reclusive, and even shy, I can be. But, for the Hart Theater people, they also know how once I break out of that hard outer shell and let my fun daring side out - - well, . . . that's why I keep it under a shell *laughing*

All rightee then: this is the list of suggestions so far that I have to at least attempt to do, within reason of course, and et cetera.

I am going to get started on a Writer's Calendar . . . I need, let's see, ten more Brave Souls - I have Lives in Cave, who gave the suggestion, who said she'd be April (and too late to back out now LIC! ha! hahaha!) . . . and I will of course have to do one . . . so, folks, I need ten brave writers who want to be in the Writer's Calendar that I have no idea how to do but I'll do my best to make at least one *laugh* THEN HEY! Maybe we can auction it off! And the proceeds go to Libraries, or Haiti or something? What say you? For a good cause?


I deleted most everything in the comment but the suggestion it self since this is getting to be a longer, gulp, list . . .

Karen said...
How about donating a few to a pregnancy center or a club and try to get a bit of publicity? Whoo Hoo, number 2!


Suldog said...
Any way you could get a promotional tie-in with the manufacturers of 'Secret' deodorant for women? A discount on the book when you buy the deodorant, or vice-versa? Or maybe 'Pop Secret' microwaveable popcorn? Save your boxtops and get a wonderful book to read!

Titus said...
Every novel way of promoting the novel involves getting naked (should that be "butt-naked") in my pea-brain at the moment

Deb/RGRumblings said...
I’m still stuck on the idea that hearing passages of SG in Kat’s voice would be an excellent way to promote and sell the book. I’m guessing that a suggestion of doing a ton of radio interviews would be considered too much along “the beaten promotion path” to qualify for this contest. Sooo, I’m going to have to suggest that Kat pick up a bullhorn, a vehicle with a sunroof, and set out on a road tour. I can picture it now - Kat leaning out through the sunroof, wind in her hair, gripping SG in one hand and the bullhorn in the other, and reading passages from SG. The driver of the vehicle, (GMR?), steering with one hand, and selling copious copies of SG through the window…


Terri Tiffany said...
Have you thought about events in libraries where they bring in writers for a week to do conferences? (ours does) or maybe sign up to teach some writing course at a small conference?

Jessica said...

Maybe something to do with secrets? Or with Grace?

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...
as for the marketing thing...how about a blog contest where you write the nicest thing you ever did for someone (showing grace) IN PRIVATE (secrecy). secret grace. get it?

Carrie said...
Have people tweet the promo tweet for a chance to win a spot in the R&T newsletter, or an ARC if you have any, or a copy of the actual production book.

Create a blog badge/facebook badge that fans can use.



Teresa said...
Can you donate some copies of Secret Graces to a real place (like a resturant) you featured in Secret Graces? Would it be possible to visit and read a few paragraphs from a resturant or library featured in Secret Graces? Then you'll be giving them exposure too and they'll probably return the favor.

You could also give a brief press release that you'll be donating X copies of Secret Graces to whatever establishment you choose and why. Maybe between your efforts and the establishment you choose, you can squeeze a little TV time.




t i m said...
A promotional tour in Europe obviously, well the UK to precise.

You have a growing fanbase on these shores, plus I know the Queen... kinda :)



colbymarshall said...
heehee-- if Kat borrowed my nekkid kitteh and read nekkid, she could be kat reading nekkid with a nekkid cat!



Anonymous said...
ok, oh brave one, here's one for yer contest:
let's start national SG book clubs--one in every different fan location. book signings, discussions, guest speakers--all done in the nekkid!
take photos and send them in!
can see SG nekkid calendar market and all your fan applications. LOL being one of the original devotees, i guess i'm obligated to volunteer for mz. april. *snicker*.
write on,
livesincave


Carol at the Writer's Porch
Who knew that a New Orleans win in the Super Bowl would cause fans to go crazy and read nekid?? I think you should superimpose you and Drew Brees reading it together????


Brian said...
WOW...how do you top that one? Now all we need to do is find a blank billboard in the mountains of NC (preferably on a busy road)and a picture of Kat with nothing but her bear skin rug on.


There you have them, folks - so far. I will do my best to do those I can . . . the "rules" of the contest are that I have to be able to successfully do them, then the top three receive a copy of Secret Graces right off the press, with the Top One also receiving a gift basket. Of course, the words "within reason" and "I'm only human" and "You have to be kidding me" are important here *laughing* . . . now, I'm going to go throw up a little as I am, as I said, Waaay out of my reclusive comfort zone. *pant pant pant*


11 comments:

The Unbreakable Child said...

Some lil' tweetie bird tol' me some lil'cove mnt. snuggie was running around twitterverse butt-nekkid doing SG readings. Nah, nah, I said it couldn't be -- it couldn't be our shy Kat? Finally got to ya, huh? I'm one step behind you. Hehee. Lol, okay, I'm in for whatever you need me for. :mercy:
x0

Kathryn Magendie said...

*laughing* -- notice it all is STILL from the comfort and safety of my little log house - I've yet to leave it yet -- haw haw! ....oh dear...

Kathryn Magendie said...

So far folks: I have created a badge for my page to the left on the sidebar (cover of SG)-Carrie; I have read an excerpt while nekkid under a faux bear skin throw (Titus).

Now, I have taken Suldog's advice and contacted both Secret Deodorant for woman & PopSecret Popcorn ... I have one piece of proof, a number they gave me to show I'd contacted Secret Deod: The reference number for your question is '100220-001654'.

Jessie Carty said...

that last comment from Brian is cracking me up *snicker* bear skin rug perhaps bare skin is more apt :)

Barry said...

Heck, the chance to see that bill board would be worth the drive to NC!

Great suggestion Brian!

Karen said...

You are one brave lady!!! You do all these and you might well have a call from a talk show host. :P Good Luck!

Kathryn Magendie said...

And, from General Mills (Pop Secret)

Corporate.Response@genmills.com
Sent: Sat 2/20/10 11:55 AM


Thank you for contacting us.

Your message is being forwarded to a Consumer Services Representative who will review your inquiry and reply. Please be assured that we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

General Mills Consumer Services

Jessica said...

Sounds fun! You have to let us know if PopSecret gets back to you. *grin*

Titus said...

I have just got to say that I'm loving all this!

Char said...

Ya never know what might create a path to the best seller list. I think you'd look great on a billboard with your bearskin on. And you already have it on tape..
go for it!!

xoxo

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Wow, you've got your work cut out for you! Lots of great ways to promote SG here - have fun!

The billboard would be awesome :)