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Clone My Brain (Part 2): Q&A from SCBWI Austin

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in Consults, E-Books, Giveaway, Marketing Advice, School Visits, Website Design | 1 comment

Clone My Brain (Part 2): Q&A from SCBWI Austin

If you are just joining us…Curious City is answering submitted children’s book self-promotion / marketing questions by the ever-so-clever creators from the Austin SCBWI Conference on February 18. 2012.  The conversation began in Part 1 (but you can start anywhere you desire.)   This online Q&A stands as the only current affordable way to clone my (Kirsten Cappy’s) brain per conference requests.   Teaching an Old Book…New Marketing Tricks Q: If you have had a hardcover out for awhile (and there seems to be little hope of a paperback), would you spend time...

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Sirenz Song

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Character Blog, Giveaway, Librarian Outreach, Marketing Advice, Website Design | 2 comments

In Greek myth, the Sirens were said to be impossible to resist.  I found the Sirenz creators to be equally tempting.   How is this for a first client meeting?  Pop to the front of the line of Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty show at the Met with a snap of author Natalie Zaman’s manicured hand and then off to Alice’s Tea Cup to nibble scones with Zaman and classy co-author Charlotte Bennardo.  We all had “The Nibble” (and were stuffed for a week).   Charlotte and Natalie write in the alternate voices of Shar and Meg, two modern teen girls whose...

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20 Libraries Get 10 Turkeys!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Giveaway | Comments Off on 20 Libraries Get 10 Turkeys!

Are there 10 Turkeys in the Road?  Yes, there are 2o of them!  What??   Let me clarify.  20 free copies of the new picture book 10 Turkeys in the Road (and clown noses) have hit the road and are headed to the winning libraries below thanks to Marshall Cavendish and author Brenda Sturgis.     Didn’t Win a Free Book? No worries!  There are free story hour and classroom activities for 10 Turkeys in the Road on Brenda’s website!   And the Winners Are… • Zeb Vance Elementary School, Kittrell, NC • South Main Street School, Pleasantville NJ • Milton Library, Rye, NY...

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Librarian Giveaway of 10 TURKEYS IN THE ROAD

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Giveaway | Comments Off on Librarian Giveaway of 10 TURKEYS IN THE ROAD

My Dear Librarians,   It is November and time to talk turkey.   Marshall Cavendish and author Brenda Sturgis are giving away 20 copies of their new picture book, 10 Turkeys in the Road as well as clown noses!  Clown noses and turkeys??   You have to see the hilarious book to imagine this combo.   “The turkey tableaux are deliriously silly…Slonim’s bright acrylics amp the loopiness of Sturgis’ verses. A cute combo sure to bring many smiles. —Kirkus Reviews   GIVEAWAY Simply email your MAILING ADDRESS to giveaway@curiouscity.net to be...

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Librarian Lobsters!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Character Blog, Giveaway, Website Design | Comments Off on Librarian Lobsters!

No…this is not some genetic mutation to bring you protein-rich book curators…   Author Craig Moodie (former fisherman, now author) is giving away 4 live lobsters to be delivered on New Year’s Eve.  Or rather his character is giving away lobsters.  Let me explain…   Moodie has decided to continue the storyline of Into the Trap (Roaring Brook) in a (quite funny, quite content rich) blog written by the teen lobsterman character, Eddie Atwell (aka Lobster Boy).  For kids that love action adventures, the book and blog are a sweet match.   “…an...

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Recycle the Dead

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Giveaway, Launch Party, Marketing Item | Comments Off on Recycle the Dead

Recycle the Dead

Events are tricky.  How to make the event experiential enough that readers  want to share the event and book with friends and how to give them something to easily share with those friends. With the launch party for Mercy: The Last New England Vampire we nailed it on both fronts by recycling the dead.     We invited back the lovely and haunting Emily who played (the dead) Mercy in the book trailer to stand beside a reproduction of her gravestone.   We then we dared readers from the mist and fog covered cemetery launch party to step beside Mercy for a rather grave photo.   See...

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