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)
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?
Make them pay
It’s promo time at the bookstore
Spell names right
Smile all night
Soon it will be closing time.
Now here’s Sister and Dad
Buying novels of romance and danger
Stock is flying
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