We Wish You a Merry Christmas–Booklover Christmas Carols Part Two

Carolers from Istock.jpgIn my last blog I shared my silly Christmas carols for the unpublished author, the romance author and the frustrated editor.  But how could I end without carols for booksigning authors and publicists? 

Just a word here.  I actually love my blog and my Facebook page, or I wouldn’t do either.  But since authors are being asked to do more and more of their own publicity, that’s what “Deck the Web” is about. 

So, if you can stand a few more?  Here they are, the never before published (because who would want them?) and most recent of my Christmas carols for booklovers collection.  And a happy booklover Christmas to everyone. 


Poster Paper-the booksigning carol (tune Silver Bells)  

Poster Paper

Can it Save Her?

From a fate worse than death?

As the author prepares for a signing

Get the date right

Get the bait right

Is there anything left?

Short of bribery, blackmail or whining?



Sign Away

Make them pay

It’s promo time at the bookstore

Spell names right

Smile all night

Soon it will be closing time.


Neighbors coming

Bookstore humming

Now here’s Sister and Dad

Buying novels of romance and danger

Stock is flying

No denying

Still the author is sad

Because not one book sold to a stranger


Deck the Web-the publicist’s carol

(tune Deck the Halls-insert fa la las on your own)


Deck the web with tidings jolly

Blog about your neighbor’s collie

Tweet about your sister’s coma

Anything to get some promo


Simple websites are so easy

Ninety pages, light and breezy

Feature pets and cakes and weather

Books are fine, but gossip’s better


Facebook, MySpace are delightful

Every post should be insightful

Update morning, noon and evening

Write your books while fans are sleeping

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