Haven’t done this in a while:
Sometimes I think photographers see more of the world than we ordinary people do.
It’s Sunday and I’m stuck to the screen (as predicted, that Facebook page works like a whirlpool – once in Facebook, it’s hard to struggle free of the current, swim to the side and with last efforts, heave oneself out of the water again – and evade all the tentacles that try to suck one back in!). Outside, sun and a bit of wind; in here, square eyes and kids playing computer games.
I have updated most the book pages so that one can retweet; the “sharethis” block of buttons allows each birdie to tweet only once. That’s counter-productive as Twitter is an ongoing stream and repetition works. Please note that tweets are not counted into the shares; specifically because people can retweet. It’s easy to hit that “tweet” button 50 times – but it also mostly defeats the purpose. To retweet once or twice means you have a bigger chance of being seen. Retweeting 50 times to an audience of 30 may just be flogging a dead horse…
I have not yet updated the pages of books not part of the contest, because updating takes time and there’s too much to do to attend to all these little loose ends.
A Goodreads widget has been added to the Facebook page – unfortunately only links to my own Goodreads profile, I don’t know how to make this broader. Still, 5 of the books are on that profile by now.
Note to the authors who have books in the contest: It is a good idea to promote. 😉 Cross-promoting is also quite legal and doesn’t slant the contest but instead reaches a wider audience.
Here is a bit of code to stick into your sidebar for a widget underneath the image of your book:
Apologies: It’s an image of a bit of code. You’ll have to copy the lettering manually; the blog editing engine warps the “a href” with the “<” sign if I put it in as text.
Holy macro, I’m an idiot today! Took me 5 or 6 tries to get the correct code into that png!
I would love to design a “widget” for people to click on that promotes a book with one click to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, posts it on one’s blog, writes a Goodreads review, designs an ad campaign, and … man to have a little engine like that would be cool!
… but I’m going to have a Sunday now. Cheerio…