One of my favorite features at the Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Books website is HaBO. Short for “Help a Bitch Out,” it allows readers to help others track down the name of a book when they remember a few details but have forgotten the title.
I’m feeling profoundly inspired by that spirit of teamwork and camaraderie.
Or maybe I’m just feeling overwhelmed and a little lazy.
Either way, you guys have proven similarly helpful over the 17 months I’ve been blogging, and I’m hoping you might be willing to lend a helping hand with a few things.
I’ll even make it worth your while.
There’s a bunch of stuff on my to-do list that I haven’t had time to research. My hope is that some of you have the answers off the top of your head. Give me whatever you’ve got – a web link or an idea or even just a good-natured “best of luck, bitch.”
I’ll choose one commenter to win a signed copy of Making Waves, and I’ll announce the winner on Monday. Fair enough?
OK, then. Do you know anything about…
Cute ones, maybe even something that would allow me to add the Making Waves cover. Oh, and they have to be cheap. See, Wednesday’s promotion (which is still going) means I’ll end up mailing a whole bunch of bookmarks to strangers. As much as I adore strangers, I don’t always like giving them my home address, which is what would happen if I slapped my regular return address labels on the envelopes. I went out the other day and got a nifty P.O. box, which makes me feel a little like a spy. Now I need some new return address labels. Fast. Cheap. Cute. Did I mention cheap? I welcome any suggestions you might have.
You know those fancy little stickers you see on the cover of books that say “signed by author” or “signed edition” or whatever the hell they say? I want some. Anyone have a good resource?
I keep hearing about Amazon tags, and I think I managed to add a bunch of them to the listings for Making Waves the other day. I’m actually not certain, since I had a big glass of wine in hand at the time. It’s possible I just downloaded porn. Anyone know anything about Amazon tags?
I finally got around to creating a Goodreads profile the other day. That’s good. I don’t know what the hell to do with it. That’s bad. I actually don't understand anything at all about Goodreads. Any tips would be much appreciated.
When I joined last fall, my plan was to put up a personal page, make lots of friends, and eventually transition to a fan page when I felt like I’d done something worthy of "liking." I haven’t done the fan page, and I’m not sure I want yet another thing to maintain. Thoughts?
Those are the main tasks weighing heavily on my to-do list right now, but feel free to advise me on pretty much anything. With Making Waves already landing on bookshelves and in mailboxes, life’s going to be pretty hectic for me for the next few weeks. I might just need you to tell me how to get dressed in the morning.