If we were having coffee today it would be all about the contest. “What contest?” The weekly Cover Wars contest. I don’t know why, but I chose not to proselytize here last week when the contest was starting. I don’t know why. I guess I thought I had a lot of followers from here already and I posted about it outside of weekendcoffeeshare, but I just didn’t feel right about talking “vote for me” here. Ah, but the week is over and my cover won!
One of the perks of winning: A CURSE THAT BITES DEEP is the book of the week!
A little background: This competition is hosted by a book marketing site called Author Shout. They offer a lot of author and book services and when you purchase marketing from them, they promote the heck out of your book on social media. Every week, they have a free “Cover Wars” competition … they put up a batch (usually 10-15) cover photos and people vote for their favorite.
Sure, I think my novel A Curse That Bites Deep has an awesome cover, but I also know, this is WAR. I enlisted the aid of my FaceBook friends and tweeted and posted on several mailing list groups I belong to. The key to this contest is repeat votes … people can vote once every 24 hours. I was able to gently pester my friends enough every day for seven days to get the win. I’m always amazed at covers that get less than seven votes. I mean, even if I was totally not going to win, I’d make sure I got at least seven votes, right?
So please excuse me for tooting my own horn a little this morning. After all, it IS an awesome cover for an awesome book.
Thomas Fenske is a writer living in North Carolina. More information on his books can be found at http://thefensk.com