Sisters We Admire: Helping out, Even on the Stump

by marionroach on May 31, 2011

WHEN SISTERS HELP one another we all benefit. This was the feeling I had recently while cruising around, looking for some book promotion advice. I stumbled upon some, and came away with that unique and fabulous feeling I only get when I witness one woman helping out another, and have only to keep the good moving along to help some more. You know that feeling? I know you do.

Few things are more perplexing than how to pitch a book to bookstores. After all, they’ve heard it all before. So how to make that pitch unique, as well as successful? That’s the helping hand being lent here by Sarah Pinneo and her wonderful blog, Blurb is a Verb.  She’s merely trying to help out all of us who have books we love, and who want to get those books into the hands of others who will love them too. Good goal, sister.

So, Sarah: This huzzah is for you. Your recent blog post in which you interview Jenn Northington, the events manager at Word, one of the finest bookstores on the planet, made me smile from earring to earring. Generosity, simplicity, and good advice all rolled into one. Nice job, sister.

You are the newest in a very short list of sisters we admire. And enjoy the company. It’s a great group.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah Pinneo June 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

Wow! I am so touched. You have no idea. Because you have captured exactly the goal of Blurb Is A Verb– breaking down the very real barriers to seeing good books succeed.
Thank you very, very much.

marionroach June 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

Hi, Sarah. That blog is genius, and I think if you search this site you’ll find that I do not use that word often. You have found something writers truly need. So much of online is chatter; so little is helpful; even less is given freely from the heart. Your generosity is humbling. Thank you. And write on. We’re reading every word.

Susan McBeth June 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

Great advice. As an author events coordinator in SoCal, I say ditto to all those helpful hints. And if you are looking for outside the box ideas, that’s what my new business was founded on, so feel free to contact me if you want to brainstorm together. I’m happy to help fellow She Writers!

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