Friday, September 4, 2009

Sneak Peek Candidates Wanted!

Job opening: From the Query to the Call Ebook Reviewers to participate in an email campaign.

1. Must read English.
2. Must have a blog where you will post your review of From the Query to the Call no later than Friday, September 11.
3. Must be willing to personally email 10 aspiring authors about From the Query to the Call no later than Monday, September 14.

Positions available: 25

That’s right! I need YOU! I’m willing to provide From the Query to the Call at a severely discounted price ($5) to 25 people who are willing to help me reach authors I don’t know. If you think this is something you can do, apply to elana (at)

What you’ll do:
1. Receive From the Query to the Call for $5.
2. Read the ebook.
3. Give a review on your blog no later than Friday, September 11. Provide links to the Facebook fan page and Query to Call website.
4. Email 10 aspiring authors about the ebook no later than Monday, September 14. (This is an email outreach effort. Tell them about the book. The fan page on Facebook. The website. Why they should buy it.)

I don’t think this will take very long for anyone who applies. And you’ll be getting the ebook for 67% off! I happen to think that’s worth a lot.

What you’ll get from me:
1. Free publicity. I’ll put your name here on my blog as a Sneak Peek Reviewer, with a link to your review. I have almost 200 followers and twice that many subscribers. That’s 600 people who see my feed every day.

2. Undying gratitude.

Again, this is an EMAIL campaign. And the 10 authors you email must be people I don’t know. Now, how will you know this? Trust me, I think you’ll know. For example, Michelle McLean wouldn’t be able to email Christine Fonseca or Windy Aphayrath or Amanda Bonilla or Suzanne Palmeiri. She knows I know those people. You know? You know if you have writers you communicate with that I don’t. And if you don’t know that, ask me, okay? Okay. I’m willing to practically give away my product, but only if the product is going to get to people I normally can’t reach by myself.

Apply to elana (at) Applications will be taken until the positions are filled.

Have a great weekend!


L.T. Elliot said...

This is awesome. I will email you to ask you some questions, if you don't mind. ;)

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I could post announcements on the BroadUniverse and OWW mailing lists. Between the two groups, that would reach about a thousand people. Could I do that instead of e-mailing ten other writers? ;)

Also, how long is the book? I need to know if I can manage to read it before next Friday.

If I like the answers, then I'll apply. ;)

Abby Annis said...

I'd love to participate, but I don't think I know ten writers that you don't know. So sad. :)

I'll still give you a plug on my blog after I buy it. Congrats on the release!

Windy said...

So in. :D

Ryan S. Kinsgrove said...

I'm going to agree with Abby, I don't think that I know ten writers that you don't know. Most of my writing community is made up of people on blogger, and you know a lot more of them than I do. But, I still plan on buying and reading the book. And, reviewing it on my blog of course.

Robin M said...

Raising hand. I know a few aspiring authors in the homeschool community who would benefit. Will email you.

Sherrie Petersen said...

What a brilliant way to market your book! I'll email you...

Tabitha Bird said...

Great idea. Good luck :) Hope the marketing goes well. If I knew ten writers I would participate.

Rebecca L Sutton said...

I would LOVE to help but I think our paths cross when it comes to aspiring writers, but if you want my help I'll do it in a heart beat!
Just say the word. I can't wait to read it!!!

Jessica Nelson said...

Oooh, I hope you get tons of apps! I don't think I can help right now because I'm feeling crazy trying to get ready for a conference, but if you do this again in a few months, I'd love to help out!

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh, man!! I so want to do this but I'm editing my manuscript, critiquing 3 others, and reading 2 books on the side. Bleh. Guess I'll have to shell out the $25. But it will be worth it! Good luck, Elana.

Danyelle L. said...

Can I interview you, Elana? *fangirl squee* As part of plugging your book, of course. ;)

Jenn Adams said...

Okay, I'd like to know how we're supposed to know /any/ aspiring authors you don't know, since you know all of them! LOL.

I do know a couple, but most of the rest belong to the same email groups you belong to. So, I'm not sure I could be any help. I don't know if all of them actually read the posts from those boards, though, and I'd be able to email several of them personally? If that works for you, I'd definitely be willing to follow your rules.

I'll be buying your book either way, though, partly because I <3 you, but mostly because I need SERIOUS help. :-P

Bethany Wiggins said...

Just tell me what day you want it posted in mine and Suzy's blog. I can't wait to buy it!

Unknown said...

I'm in the same position as Abby. And those writers I do know who don't follow you, Elana, either have had the call, or have been stuck between requests for partials and fulls and the subsequent rejections. We know what we're doing to get that far, we just not getting the calls.

Anna C. Morrison said...

Hm...don't think I can post a review that quickly, I'm sorry. But it is tempting, and yes, I do know authors you may not. I'll think about it. It's the timeframe that perhaps might not work for me, but the desire to assist is there.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

OK, my blog entry is up!

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