NaBoMarMo: National Book Marketing Month Challenge

National Marketing My Book in November Month Challenge: Official Spokesdog

National Book Marketing Month Challenge Official Spokesdog

I can’t believe it. We’re practically halfway through November and I didn’t think to give myself a book-related challenge. How did that happen? I’m so good at self-flagellation and self-inflicted pain.

Last Year’s Challenge: Writing

Here’s what I posted last year.

Somehow, November has come to be designated the month of writing challenges.

Write Part of My Memoir in November (WPOMMIN), also known as Why I Am Not Writing My Memoir More Quickly Month (WIANoWriMyMeMoQuickMo or NoMeMoQuikMo) is my response to Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN), also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month(NaNonFiWriMo). WNFIN is itself a response to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

WPOMMIN eventually morphed into WriPaMyMeNo but, while I joked about the name of the challenge, I took its mandate seriously. I created a logo.

Write Part of My Memoir

I blogged every day. And I wrote part of my memoir in November.

The book is finished now. Yay, me! Which leads to…

This Year’s Challenge: Book Marketing

This year that little election thing clouded my thinking; I only posted a couple of times, without any particular structure. But, hell, it’s not too late. There’s still time in November.

And — because this is my blog and I can do what I want to — I’m going to do some retrospectives.

Day 1

Here is the first thing I did to market my book in November. I guest posted on the Travel Write Earn blog, a post called Horrible Editors (Recall and Regret). 

Yes, I am that horrible editor; the post features an excerpt from Getting Naked for Money about straddling both sides of the editorial desk. Travel Write Earn is a terrific blog and my post had a great title and a great picture but it didn’t get much love — only two comments. The first one was strange. The second one was snarky.

Maybe it was the image?

Maybe half the population didn’t like image? I loved it.

Hey peeps. Would you mind going over there and commenting? That way, if I ask someone else to guest post, they will see that my posts get a lot of comments, and that not all of them are weird.

Thank you.

Coming tomorrow: Day 2 — My book launch.

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Edie Jarolim is a writer and editor living in Tucson, Arizona. Sign up on this blog to get updates about her humorous tell-all/memoir, GETTING NAKED FOR MONEY: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All.

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