Some of you are probably still on holiday, but the Blood-Red Pencil editors have been busy planning the 2012 schedule.
We'll continue with our individual posts the first part of the month, like Kathryn Craft's popular Busted! series. Then we'll have special guests the third week, and the last week of each month add a different new theme. This year, we'll post those topics in advance right here on the blog. If you have a contribution you'd like to make around our topic-of-the-month, please shoot us an email.
Have you won an award for one or more of your titles? How did you go about earning it? How do you use it to promote your book? Do you find it increases sales? These are some questions we'll tackle. We'll also look at various genres and their corresponding awards, and we'll have one guest who works for a publisher actively pursuing awards as part of their marketing plan. If this is a promotion concept you haven't considered, please be sure to visit us again. You might glean some new ideas to help you sell books.
Do tell us which industry award you truly covet. Please leave a comment and don't be shy!
~~~~~Dani Greer is founding member of the Blood-Red Pencil and contributes the Hearing Voices column to this blog. This month, she'll talk about unique swear words.