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You are cordially invited to guest blog with Marcie and Laura

Unless you’re like my friend Tim whose birthday is May 2nd, you probably don’t have that date marked on your calendar. I’m hoping to change that for you, though, because May 2, 2012 will be the first anniversary of our little blog, Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven. We thank all of our regular readers, whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or just discovered us last week! We’ve learned a lot over these 11 months and hope you continue to find our content interesting and useful.

Over this time, our subscribers have slowly been picking up and people seem to be commenting with some regularity. Interestingly, however, no one has invited us to blog for them and, more importantly, none of you has said, “Hey, I’d like to submit a guest post for you!” OK  let me make the confession now that we dropped the ball with the one person we met through the Arizona Book Publishers Association who offered to guest blog for us. You have my word that I will follow up with her this week to see if she’s still willing. But now we’d like to hear from you!

So, I am taking this opportunity to cordially invite YOU to write a guest post for our blog. Why you? Why not you? What would you write about? Well, there’s no end to the topics from which you might choose, but here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Describe how you first came up with the idea for your book.
  • Tell us how long you’ve been writing.
  • Describe your relationship with your editor.
  • Describe the marketing technique that’s worked best for you.
  • Describe a marketing struggle (chances are, another reader has faced the same challenge).
  • Tell us about other blogs you read for ideas, inspiration, instruction, or direction.
  • Tell us how your own blogging is going.
  • Describe how you’re using social media to market your book.
  • If you haven’t written your book yet, tell us what you envision for it.
  • Tell us a funny story about your writing process/marketing efforts.
  • Chronicle a day in the life of you, Author Extraordinaire.

You get the idea. The only caveat is that it must be ORIGINAL content. If you have an idea for an image, let me know. Otherwise, we’ll do our own graphics magic on it.

To submit your guest blog, send us an e-mail at GuestBlog@writemarketdesign.com. Tell us who you are, the name of your current book (if you have one), your e-mail address, and give us a link to your website or blog. Please submit the text of the post as a Word doc or text file. That’s all there is to it.

We’ve had a “Guest Posts” category for months now, but since there are no posts in that category, you can’t see it on the list (along the right-hand side of the blog). Wouldn’t you love to be the first?!

And hey, if you ever want us to guest blog for you, of course we would be happy to reciprocate!

LASTLY … we’re planning some special giveaways to celebrate our one-year anniversary, so please be sure you DO put it on your calendar and come back often between now and then.

Looking forward to your guest posts!

Laura

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