Book Marketing Contest: Win a Free Copy of My New Book!

by Nancy Humphreys on September 14, 2011

Are you ready to market your book? Or, have you or your publisher marketed it, and you know you could do better? This contest is for you!

I am excited to announce the Super Book Marketing Contest! My book, Marketing Your Book to Libraries: An Insider’s Guide for Authors, is one of 14 great prizes, worth over $500, to be given away for this contest.

On Saturday, September 17th, one winner will take all 14 prizes in the Super Book Marketing Package, with two other winners taking 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

There’s no fee. All you need to do to enter is retweet the contest announcement.

Then click the Twitter “Follow” button of its creator, Barb Techel, multi-award winning children’s book author. Clicking Barb’s Follow button will enable her to notify you on Saturday, September 17th if you are one of the prize winners!

Ready to enter right now? Scroll down to the end of this post for the Twitter announcement! Then check on Saturday, September 17, 2011 to see if you’re a winner. If you are, you’ll be notified by the contest creator, Barb Techel, via a Twitter message.


Check out these prizes offered by some of the best book marketing experts in the industry:

Dana Lynn Smith (@bookmarketer)

E-Book: How To Sell More Books on Amazon


Shelley Hitz (@self-Publish)

E-Book: A Step-by-Step Guide to Guest Blogging


Yvonne Perry (@writersinthesky)

E-Book: Book Marketing in the Digital Age, Online Promotion Made Easy


Mary Shafer (@wordforge)

-One hour FREE marketing consultation for author/publisher on anything except sales and distribution

-One FREE copy of Tips Booklet: THRIVE IN YOUR CAREER: 70 Tips From A Collection of Small Business Experts

-One FREE copy of Publishing Ain’t For Sissies CD, 2nd Edition

-One FREE Copy of 29-page presentation PDF: “What Is A Publisher? (And Should I Be One?)


Phyllis Zimbler Miller (@ZimblerMiller)

3-Part Video Series: Three part How-to Social Media Series


C. Hope Clark (@hopeclark), editor of

TOTAL FundsforWriters subscription- a biweekly newsletter providing 75 paying markets, contests, grants, publishers and jobs that pay $350 or 20 cents/word and up


Francine Silverman

E-Book: Winner will have choice of one E-book to help you book yourself on Talk Radio Shows


Sandra Beckwith (@sandrabeckwith)

One hour recording: How to Build Buzz for Your Book


Carolyn Howard Johnson @frugalbookpromo

Book: The Frugal Editor


Nancy K. Humphreys @authormaps

Step-by-step guide to getting your book into thousands of libraries,
149 page instant-download PDF with live links to key resources.


Barbara Techel @barbaratechel

E-Book: Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances

Letter of Agreement template for school, library and organization bookings and book order form template

One hour consultation on doing author appearances or self publishing


2nd and 3rd Prize winners will each receive:

Copy of Barbara Techel’s New Book: Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances, plus Letter of Agreement template for school, library and organization bookings and book order form template

How To Enter:

Entering is free. Just use your Twitter account to complete both steps below:

(1) Retweet the following message exactly as it’s entered below. Her program will look for this exact phrase to capture your entry, so please do not alter/add to it in any way:

RT@barbaratechel Win a $500 book marketing prize package from top marketing experts in the business
Copy and paste the above message (tweet) and sent it in your Twitter account.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create a new one for free at:

(2) Follow Barb on Twitter, if you have not done so already. Visit her Twitter profile at and click the “Follow Me” button under her picture.

That’s it! Once you complete both steps, you will be entered in the contest for the Super Book Marketing Prize Package Contest. Remember, the contest runs through Friday, September 16th, 2011. Good luck!

*Contest is void where prohibited and open to US and Canada residents only.

Marketing Your Book to Libraries Marketing Your Books to Libraries: An Insider's Guide for Authors by former librarian Nancy K. Humphreys includes: 
  • How to tell what kind of library to target
  • Types of librarians and books they order
  • Strategies to get past the "gatekeepers" who influence librarians
  • Right ways to approach librarians most likely to order your book

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