Articles tagged "giveaway"

Remarkable Find: A MOO Way to Market Your Book

How do self-published authors get the word out about their work? The same way other professionals get the word out about their businesses – through networking. This is why MOO recommends business cards for authors. In fact, MOO is so confident that your author cards will boost your book sales that they’re giving you your first pack FREE.

MOO allows people to design their own business cards, MiniCards, postcards, stickers and more. How is MOO different? They invented Printfinity, which allows you to have a different image on every single card in a pack. It’s a great way for you to show off your work. Here are some creative ways for authors to use MOO cards to market their work:

 “You can quote me on that.”

As an author, you are selling your ability to write. So, give people a taste of what they’re going to get. Reel them in! Pull choice quotes out of your work and use them on your cards – it’s bound to be a conversation starter.

News and reviews

If you’ve been reviewed (and obviously, only if it’s positive!), why not incorporate the design of your card to include a few of the best lines? The world of professional writing is competitive, so letting people know straight away the good things others have said about your work will help you stand out.

Collectables

Consider making your cards collectors’ items by featuring a different excerpt on each. This works particularly well for poets. When the poems are too long to print on a small card, consider using a QR code to link directly to the poem online.

This is also a great technique for cookbook authors, who can feature different recipes on each card with links to recommendations for what appetizers and drinks to pair with each dish.

Judge my book by its cover

As an author, you obviously value words. But the truth is, in a short period of time – the amount of time, say, that it takes to glance at a business card – most people respond very well to strong images. So if you’ve got a great book cover, why not use it as the front of your cards? Alternatively, you could use classic literary covers throughout the ages or design something that represents your reading taste.

Ready to start making your MOO card now? MOO is offering Lulu customers 100 free MiniCards (excluding shipping). Hurry – this offer is limited to the first 500 customers, one per customer.

Mother's Day Twitter Giveaway!

We love books. And we love moms. So what better way to combine our two loves than with a Mother’s Day themed book giveaway?
Today through Thursday, we’re giving away one book a day to a lucky Twitter follower who gives the best answer to our tweeted question about Mom. The daily winner will be announced at 8pm EST each day and will be chosen from the tweeted answers of that particular day.
We’re also giving away a Grand Prize on Friday (5/7/10) — a year’s supply of books (that’s 12 free books!). The winner for the Grand Prize will be chosen RANDOMLY from all the tweeted answers of the entire week. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at 8pm EST on Friday.
To take part in our book giveaway, here’s what you need to do:
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/Luludotcom
Answer each daily question about your Mom
Use the hashtag #LuluMom in your answer
RT our question to your followers for some hilarious twitter dialogue
Remember, there’s no limit on daily tweets. Your chances of winning the Grand Prize increase with each tweeted answer so tweet as much as you can! Be funny and clever – it increases your chances of winning the daily prize and helps us understand why your Mom thinks you are so special.
See? Following us on Twitter really does have its perks!

Mom

We love books. And we love moms. So what better way to combine our two loves than with a Mother’s Day themed book giveaway?

Today through Thursday, we’re giving away one book a day (up to $20 value) to a lucky Twitter follower who gives the best answer to our tweeted question about Mom. The daily winner will be announced at 8pm EST each evening and will be chosen from the tweeted answers of that particular day.

We’re also giving away a Grand Prize on Friday (5/7/10) — a year’s supply of books (that’s 12 free books – a value of $240!). The winner for the Grand Prize will be chosen RANDOMLY from all the tweeted answers of the entire week and will be announced at 8pm EST on Friday.

To take part in our book giveaway, here’s what you need to do:

  • Answer each daily question about your Mom
  • Use the hashtag #LuluMom in your answer
  • RT our question to your followers for some hilarious twitter dialogue

Remember, there’s no limit on daily tweets. Your chances of winning the Grand Prize increase with each tweeted answer so tweet as much as you can! Be funny and clever – it increases your chances of winning the daily prize and helps us understand why your Mom thinks you are so special.

See? Following us on Twitter really does have its perks!