Jun 25, 2013

Open Call for Promotion Help

Hi everyone. With about three and a half months to go before Silent Oath hits the shelves, it's time to start making concrete promotion plans. Like last year, I'm going to need some help, so I'm putting the call out now to make sure things are arranged in time.

There are three main areas I'm looking for volunteers to help with:

1: Early reviews - Once I have ARCs, I'll be sending them out to people in exchange for reviews posted on Amazon, Goodreads, your own blogs, etc. These reviews would need to be posted on or very soon after the release date of October 8th.

2: Street Team - This year I'm recruiting a street team; people to help spread the word about Silent Oath on social media, websites, forums, and around bookstores. There'll be a number of tasks given to volunteers as the release date draws near.

3: Blurbs - This one is for authors only, I'm afraid. Last year, several amazing authors, Janice Hardy, Whitney Boyd, Elisabeth Craig and Linda Poitevin, helped me out with blurbs for Locked Within. I'll be asking around for blurbs for Silent Oath  when I have my ARCs, particularly from those who were kind enough to help out before, but if any authors would like to get involved this time, let me know.

I'll be confirming people receiving ARCs and getting in touch with my street team in a few weeks, to give time for word to spread. Now, places will be limited, because I have to co-ordinate all of this myself and there are limits to my organisational skills, but I'll try my best to take on as many people as possible.

If you're interested in helping out, you can get in touch with me here, on Twitter or Facebook, or at pashortt@gmail.com.


  1. Paul, I would be more than happy to help out with your promotion in any of the three categories. I have a blog I enjoy posting reviews for, which also go to Amazon and Goodreads, I always enjoy helping others promote their work on social websites, and I'm an author (only one book and not relatively well known so far though). Just let me know what you need!

  2. I'd love to help you out, Paul! I'm good with early reviews for my own blog, Amazon, and Goodreads, and I can also help out with your Street Team.

  3. Be glad to host you on Over Coffee Paul when your book is released. I'll send you the guidelines etc in a separate email. I'm not doing a lot of reviews currently--I'm knee deep in helping an author's proposals and critiques. That may change but for now I'd be glad to help with promoting you on the blog.


  4. Thanks everyone! It's great to have such a strong response so early :-)

  5. You know I'm happy to help you out. Let me know what you need...early review on Amazon, blurb, whatever. :)