Today I will be talking a bit about my new business venture Soaring Eagle Publicity. Today is it’s grand opening! As of late I have been working on that among other things.
For authors and writers I will be offering promo packages, extensive platform construction services that will include tutorials, extensive marketing services. The platform services go WAY beyond the coaching that I am offering here. The Service page for this site will be changing! With the platform services I will also provide prewritten tutorials so the platform can be built, grow, maintained and used. That’s the whole point of a platform. It’s one thing to know you need a platform and maybe build it, but it’s something else to maintain and use it for the long haul.
For the first two months of operation I will be offering ALL promo packages for FREE! Offer ends Sept 12 2013! ALL authors are welcome! Traditional, hybrid, or indie it doesn’t matter!
Writers also have free listings they can use to list their free, limited time offers, and bargains. Participants in promos will be added to the Amazon Outpost. Platinum and Gold promos will be included in the widget on the homepage. This comprehensive store is Copper’s Book Outpost. Also authors can use coupon codes or no code for these–not everyone has the ability to directly change their price. Whether the author, their publisher, code or no code, offers the freebie or discount no problem. Nobody is excluded. That’s the whole idea isn’t it?
So who is Copper you ask? He is the bald eagle mascot and my partner in crime–hoping to lend a talon to the cause while I lend a hand. I don’t have a pet bald eagle since I think that’s illegal :(, but I do get to see them and the ospreys when I visit the lake close to my house. It’s a common thing in my fantasy world–now back to what I was saying… It just wouldn’t be “Soaring Eagle” Publicity without him!
Extensive publicity services will include submission to book bloggers and reviewers. I will be doing it in a more personal manner to the bloggers. No mass, impersonal emails and I will make sure the blogger is interested in genres like yours for their review or coverage. These are lessons learned being an author and working with bloggers and reviewers and a lot of research! I will be offering Blog Tour Publicity. This is publicity for anyone’s blog tour in addition to what the author, publicist (if applicable), host blogger, and the tour company is doing. Everyone wins. So, SEP is not another blog tour company. We have plenty of those already. We now just need someone to ‘help everybody out’. That is something I haven’t seen yet…
Promo posts and extensive publicity services are backed by social media support.
What’s in it for Bloggers and Readers?
Bloggers and readers can find out who’s on tour, who has a freebie or a bargain and guest authors have the option to give away free books! For “Bloggers Wanted” features and press releases, bloggers can contact SEP or the author directly for review copies if they are interested. Bloggers pick and choose what they are interested in. SEP doesn’t treat your like a review machine and I will not “hit up on you” so to speak–I will treat you like people. There is no obligation for reviews–bloggers can feature any way they like. Any coverage is better than none. Bloggers if you find you don’t like a book and don’t want to give a bad review and wish to swap out for a feature or interview, no problem! I personally know that this is a favor just because you love authors and books, and it means much to you!
Bloggers and readers can follow on social media or subscribe to the Eagle Eye Chronicles (blog subscription) to find out what’s new–eventually there may be a newsletter component, but that’s a WIP right now. It’s all about the readers and helping them find their next great read. How can they decide if they don’t know about it?!
So, authors go fill up the outpost shelves with your bargains, deals, and freebies or snag you a free promo while they are being offered.
Readers and bloggers feel free to browse the Book Outpost and sign up for the Eagle Eye Chronicles so you can find out about giveaways, tours, and “Who’s On” for the day!
Everyone–feel free to grab badges (from the sidebar and about page–3 styles) and follow on twitter, facebook, etc. Everything is there on the site!
Thanks everyone in advance!