An online promotional and news source for all Oklahoma writers, authors, artists, publishers, or creatives who work with Oklahoma related materials. We are especially supportive of independent authors and small presses. Send your information to : email@example.com.
Free book promotion at :
OK Writers (Oklahoma based authors, books, resources, or topics).
Author Junction (Non-geographical promotion via an entry about a book or published work or article)
Paranormal Librarian (For books, events, authors, and resources of the paranormal)
Child Sized Stories (Activities, book announcements, author signings, contests, etc. for children's resources)
Submit your book blurb (in an email or word processing program - not a .pdf as they cannot be loaded); A .jpg image of cover, author, or event; ALL ordering and contact information. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the years, I have seen a problem with many authors is an inability to briefly describe their work. Since the description is part of the selling package it is crucial to be able to quickly and clearly express why your book is something a person needs. As a result, book jackets reflect often long and rambling litanies of events in the story but lack a clear expression of focus, theme, or genre. If you are a writer you can learn to do a book blurb that will knock the socks off any reader!
How to Write a Blurb:
Use the space of an index card, describe your book in action verbs, tease or hook the potential reader (why should they bother with your work out of all the choices out there?), tell something briefly about the author (longer narrative of the author ONLY if it contributes to the sale-ability of your work (you're an expert in the field, you have other writing experiences, or unique personal background showing you would have something to say).
Think of the teaser for that movie you want to see, that news feature you would stay up to catch, etc. Craft your blurb in active 'sound bites'.
Other Venue Possibilities in Oklahoma:
Barnes & Noble has a program that encourages authors both mainline and indepently published to have an author's event to sell your book. Use the Store/Event Locator on the B & N website. To have your book considered by the B & N buyers submit a finished copy of your book along with marketing plans and what makes your book unique to: The Small Press Department Barnes & Noble 122 5th Ave., Ny, Ny., 10011 include phone # and e-mail. If you don't have an ISBN get one through the ISBN Agency at (877) 310-7333 or www.isbn.org