One of the peaks is hosting a giveaway. They began as a way to promote "A Stop in the Park" and have evolved into a monthly (for now) marketing event that I sincerely enjoy. The prize may be a basket of comfort (a book, hot chocolate, cookies, and a candle), but prefer to select four books based on a theme—often accompanied by a dozen cookies from Bake For You. It's so much fun picking out the books, posting them on my Facebook page, getting "likes" as a way to enter. I also get a kick out of reading the comments people leave. When the winner is announced, there's genuine excitement and gratitude. The biggest joy however, is thanking those who have supported me on my writer's journey. My only regret is: everyone can't win.
The cost involved is minimal and I like being a consumer for the struggling publishing industry. It's important to support books, bookstores, and authors, or they will go away. It really is a win-win. I spread the word about "A Stop in the Park", always smile when I see a new "like" on my Facebook page, offer a contest that people get excited about, support books and a local baking business, nurture my innate joy of giving, and thank my customers and friends.
So.....what's my latest giveaway?
St. Patrick's Day Giveaway!
The winner will receive four books having something to do with Ireland:
Irish Travel: Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler by Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins
Irish Mystery: False Mermaid by Erin Hart
Irish Thriller: Faithful Place by Tana French
Irish Green Cover: A Stop in the Park by Peggy Strack (had to think of some way to get my book in this giveaway :-)
One Dozen Shamrock Shortbread Cookies from Bake For You
Just go to my Facebook page, click "like" on the giveaway post and you're entered. I do mail, so you can live anywhere.