Friday, September 03, 2010

On December 1, Help Me Take on Amazon!

Happy Friday all and welcome to anyone dropping by from Karen's!

So...I need your help, blogging buddies (and apologies to any new bloggers dropping by here from Karen's party! Feel free to check out my September contest!).

On December 1, The Hating Game will be released as an e-book, ahead of its UK hard-copy launch in early 2011. I can't wait! I'm excited because anyone, anywhere in the world can buy a copy of the e-book version on Amazon. You don't even need to have a Kindle to read it -- you can download the Kindle software to your computer and read it that way. Plus, it will be very reasonably priced (likely well under a fiver in the US and the UK).

Here's where you come in. It's amazing how few copies it takes to rocket your sales rank on Amazon. Wouldn't it be incredible if people bought copies of The Hating Game ebook -- all on Dec 1 --- and brought it up the charts? If for one brief moment in time (or maybe more), The Hating Game was an Amazon Kindle bestseller?

So on December 1, I'm hoping you can all join me in a Blogsplash to help spread the word. If you sign up, all I ask is that on Dec 1 you post a short paragraph about what I'm trying to accomplish and The Hating Game blurb. I'll send you all the content so you just have to cut and paste! I am aiming to have one thousand bloggers take part (I know, I know -- but it might happen! I'm thinking big!) so anything you can do to spread the word would be FANTASTIC. Please leave a comment with your email or just email me at: talliroland@gmail.com to take part.

UPDATE: AS OF 13/09, I'M NOW UP TO 155 BLOGGERS! See the full list here.

And... of course if you could purchase a copy of the book on December 1, that would be fab as well. The closer together in time the sales are, the higher the book climbs in the ranking. I understand not everyone may be able to so no worries if not! There will be prizes for those who take part in the Blogsplash, there will be more prizes for those who buy, and there will be even more prizes for anyone who writes a review! I should clarify this is just for the ebook launch; the hard-copy launch will be coming in the New Year (you'll be sick of me, I'm sure).

Thank you all for reading this and for all the wonderful help and support you've given me so far! You rock!

112 comments:

  1. Talli, YOU Rock! I'd be more than happy to help out. Here's my email: anime_hyper@yahoo.com

    Here's hoping your sure-to-be awesome book hits the bestseller list!

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  2. What's a red twizzler? I noticed you brought some along to Karen's BBQ blog party. :)

    Would love to help out with your book. I've written it in my calendar. Please give us a reminder closer to the date as well!

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  3. Yay! Two people already! Thanks, Amanda and Lynda! 998 more to go. :)

    Lynda - Red Twizzlers are a red licorice popular in Canada and the US. You can't get them here in the UK, which is why I'm craving them!

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  4. I'd be honoured, Talli. My email is ellie@littlewanda.eclipse.co.uk

    Just remind me nearer the time!

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  5. Yay! Thank you Ellie!

    There will be plenty of reminders, don't worry. :) :)

    Thank you so much!

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  6. Excellent idea, here's my email rebecca.brown@mylittlenotepad.com

    Good luck!

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  7. Of course I'll do it!

    Just send me an email with a stuff and a reminder! :-)

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  8. Count me in! My email is onemorepageamanda@gmail.com

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  9. Great idea and happy to help, mail@blackbirdebooks.com.

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  10. Wow, I'm stunned by all the support already! Thank you so much, everyone! I have a massive warm fuzzy inside right now (and no, I haven't been drinking).

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  11. You can count me in, it sounds like a great idea.

    My email is emmakerry@live.co.uk

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  12. Of course Talli! I'll be waving pom-poms. :)

    My email is jayneferstATyahoo.com

    This is SO exciting. I am sure you'll get to 1000. Keep thinking big!

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  13. Wishing you luck and lots of it,
    you have my email address, no problem, send me your details.
    I suppose if I'm really forced, I'll buy one copy - course I will.
    Can you arrange sale of some signed ones, people may buy them for Christmas pressies ?

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  14. Great idea, Talli! Count me in. Will send you email x

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  15. Yup, count me in carol_burns@hotmail.co.uk

    C x

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  16. Sign me up, Talli :) ellen dot brickley at gmail dot com.

    If you have any plans to do signed copies, do let me know and I'll plug it!

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  17. Thank you everyone!

    Sadly I haven't quite figured out how to do signed copies for eBooks (that's one of their downfalls!) but for the hard-copy launch of the book I will be doing that for sure!

    This is just for the ebook version -- but I thought it would be a great way to get all my international blogging buddies involved since there's no distribution issues with ebooks and anyone can buy a copy! Plus they're cheaper! :)

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  18. Brilliant idea!

    kitcourteney @ hotmail.co.uk

    ...As long as you nail a reminder to my forehead (I'm in the middle of trying to sell my house so things are a bit hectic now and for a few months!)

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  19. Great idea, Talli. keris.stainton@googlemail.com

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  20. What a great idea.

    I'd like to help if I can (but might be incapacitated due to surgery - will have to see)

    Here's my e-mail and if I'm up to it, I will.

    debbieawhite@btinternet.com

    Whatever, best of luck with it.
    x

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  21. Remind me Talli! Wow what fun.

    glynissmy@gmail.com

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  22. I'll put something on Scribble City Central if you remind me nearer the time, Talli. Email is lucy@lucycoats.com What a good idea!

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  23. Hi,

    There's another way to boost sales on Amazon!

    You purchase "named" book (a friend's) you then purchase a bestselling author book in same genre!!!!

    What happens then, is "your book" book gets listed alongside bestselling author book as: people who bought this book also purchased *The Hating Game*.

    St*r billing for the price of second book! Cool, or what?

    best
    F

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  24. I'm in, baby.

    Gemma@gemmaburgess.com

    x

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  25. I'm in for sure! Remind me closer to the time and I'll prep the post in advance :)I'll use whatever photo you chose for the *snerk* photo that week and use that as a lead in to a short post about your eBook campagin too.

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  26. Great idea Talli. Count me in.
    madaboutromanceATgmail.com

    Jude x

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  27. Whoop! 31 and counting! Have tried to respond to everyone individually - think I've got to everyone. :) :) Thank you THANK YOU!

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  28. I've emailed you, but will love to take part in the Blogsplash. x

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  29. Love this. Count me in. I'll email you too. Want to ask you a question.

    salarsen71@gmail.com

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  30. Count me in Talli!
    niamhmboyceateircomdotnet

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  31. I'm in! My email is in my blogger account. Can you send me a reminder shortly before the day?

    Karen's blog BBQ idea is so cool but of course I already know you, so I need to go meet some new people!

    Today's guest blogger is Emilia Plater!

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  32. I'm in - elizajo03@gmail.com

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  33. December is a long time from now; make sure to prod us a couple times to remind us!

    brad(period)jaeger(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. YAY! Yes, I like saying that. I am now up to 45! Thank you!

    Oh - and I wish I could take credit for the idea but I've borrowed it from another UK author Fiona Robyn who a did a blog splash back in March (I think?) for her novel. I thought it was a great idea and I filed it away!

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  35. You know I'll be there and buy your book when it comes out!

    CD

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  36. OH, my email:
    clarissadraper@gmail.com

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  37. Blogsplash!!!! (Did you just invent that word?!?!?!).LOL!

    anyway my email is:domingojenn@aol.com.

    GOOD LUCK!!

    Happy Friday to you!!!

    Take care
    x

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  38. You know I'll help you, Talli! That would be cool. Don't know what I would do if mine hit the top ten for even an hour.

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  39. Talli-ho! I'd be happy to take part! I'll send you an email.

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  40. Sign me up Talli. I can't wait to read your book. My email is ormondann@gmail.com

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  41. I checked my calendar and I have Dec. 1 open so now I've got it marked for you. Count me in. Best of luck.

    Mason
    mcbookshelf@gmail.com

    Thoughts in Progress

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  42. YAY! Count me in!!! lauramstine (at) gmail (dot) com!

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  43. Talli, your book is already on my Amazon wishlist. Of course I will buy it on 12/01. I know you'll remind us, and then I'll put up something on my blog. Maybe I'll interview you. I hope your sales are enormous. xo

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  44. Sure, I'd love to help out. I'm hoping to have my sequel out about that time too.

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  45. I'm in! my e-mail is: j.leigh.bailey@gmail.com

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  46. Count me in, Talli. I've put it on my calendar.
    mermaidhelATgmailDOTcom

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  47. I've already totally expressed my intention to be a screaming fangirl at your book launch, but for the record, yes, of course I will blog, tweet and generally talk about the ebook on the 1st of December! I'll probably review it later that week too, once I've finished reading it :-)

    Weeeeeeee!

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  48. Oh, and erm, I kind of forgot to add my email address. It's sangumandannawrites@gmail.com!

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  49. I'm now up to 57 thanks to everyone here and on Twitter. You all rule. I'm going to celebrate tonight - having such a great grouo of people behind me! :)

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  50. Of course I'll help you out. My email is on my blog (www.kittiehoward.blogspot.com)

    But, hey, don't let us forget!! (Didn't know I could download Kindle...you might wanna post this again for folks like me who come on board...assuming I just go to the Kindle site and follow directions??)

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  51. Im in Talli! email: kiarasoares at gmail dot com

    Wohoooo!

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  52. Sounds like fun! Count me in! :) My email is: catenabi@gmail.com

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  53. I'm in. I will DM you my email address on Twitter x

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  54. anything to help a fellow writer/caffeine addict :)

    email is ZoolinvaleAtgmail.com

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  55. Think BIG, Talli! In for the blogsplash. lp.lynnjdesigns@gmail.com

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  56. I saw your tweet about this. Count me in, I'd love to help. :-)

    brizitka2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. ooo count me in, i'm all for helping people be famous!
    icecreambird@btinternet.com
    when i blog next i'll put a link to your post if i can get round the technical bits haha :)

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  58. Hi Talli .. count me in - you've got my email ..

    Brilliant news and it will be so interesting to make sure it works .. and see you hit the top levels ..

    Good for you .. enjoy the weekend .. and I'm sure 1,000 will come trotting along .. Hilary

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  59. I'm in! jemifraser@gmail.com

    Do you know if it will be available for Kindle in Canada - even though I have an Amazon.com address I can't download some of their titles. Don't know why. It's all way to technical for me :)

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  60. I'd love to help out, too. My email is susanfieldswriter(at)gmail(dot)com.

    How exciting - Dec. 1 is right around the corner!

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  62. Great idea on the blogsplash! Let us know how it works! You're right that something like that could move you up in the ranks at amazon, and that makes all the difference. Congrats on the upcoming release. Joining from the BBQ!

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  63. I'll help out if you like! I admire your guts, so to speak! I'm not leaving my email here because that's just an invitation to spammers, but I will contact you on your email address. Good luck! Kay :O)

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  65. Great idea and would love to help spread the news on Dec 1st.

    Email is info@jayfaulkner.com and blog is at www.jayfaulkner.com/blog

    Jay

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  66. Talli,
    You bet I'll be buying a copy of your book on December 1st. I'm really looking forward to reading it. I'll also try to review it ASAP.
    Email: lisamaliga@gmail.com

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  67. yah baby - I'm in! my email is

    mobudgeATnsDOTsympaticoDOTca
    Jan Morrison

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  68. This is really smart. Of course, I'll be glad to post.
    sleuthwood (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  69. Sounds like a plan, my friend. I have one of those e-books, myself. It is everywhere else, but Amazon. That was supposed to occur by the end of the summer, so hopefully you and I will be there at the same time. In any event, here is my e-mail: rapture22@hotmail.com
    Good luck,
    -James

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  70. What a fab idea, Talli! Count me in.

    Though, like most people probably, I'll need a reminder nearer the time. ;-)

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  71. Oops. Jane @ saltpublishing dot com

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  72. Thank you so MUCH everyone! I'm now up to 85 bloggers who've joined in just one day! Whoop!

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  73. Count me in. My email is on my blog. Oh and I'm another who will definitely need an email near the time :)

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  74. Count me in!
    Notation to post and purchase is in my planner. The email is on the blog.

    Must say-- brilliant idea! :D


    Mary

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  75. It's a date, my friend! Off to mail you now - I remember the 'Thaw' blogsplash too - great success... x

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  76. Hi Talli, So nice to meet you! Congrats on your book, it sounds fab! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for following!

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  77. Hey Talli! I've seen you around the blogosphere but I'm glad we connected via the BBQ. Congrats on the book and if I can get over my aversion to e-readers, you can count me in.

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  78. Sure thang, Talli! I'm in! :o) You know my email, right?

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  79. Way to go, Talli. Think Big and don't give up.

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  80. Oooh you'll have to remind me because I'll have forgotten by December but I'm in, no problem !

    Cheryl
    x

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/

    (email is on there)

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  81. I'd be happy to help!

    bakeranaya@gmail.com

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  82. stopped over from the blog party ha ha on Dec 1st I dont have to come up with something to write on my blog, Thank you and good idea
    joannastjames@gmail.com

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  83. Definitely in on helping you spread the word (so long as you remind me-my memory is crap), and any time through your release that you think getting around a little will help, I extend you an open invite to guest blog--whenever works on your schedule.

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  84. Hi Talli,

    thanks for stopping by my blog - super to *meet* you properly!

    Blog Splash sounds great - have dropped you an email :)

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  85. Francine's idea is interesting, too...

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  86. Talli sweets, i agree you rock and will be bringing down the Amazon house, eagerly awaiting your book launch and all the best wishes doll. Was sick and just catching up now bit by bit. Let me know any help you may need xo

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  87. I'm happy to help out in any way possible. I'll be your personal pimp with pleasure. (check that alliteration, yo.)

    That said, I'm a BIG supporter of real life, tangible, printed BOOKS...so I'd REALLY love to pimp that version...and I'll pre-order your bound printed book with gusto.

    Supporting my friends, fellow writers, especially debut authors, is a great pleasure. Count me in.

    Love,
    Lola

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  88. Pssst...where do you keep your stash of red twizzlers?

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  89. Lola - thank you, thank you! E-book, print - thanks! :)

    DJ - I'm hiding the Twizzlers, but I'll give you ONE. And I think that's generous!

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  90. Hi! Stopping in from Karen's.

    Wow, congratulations! That's awesome! Is there somewhere where we can read what your book is about? I'd love to be in on it! I'm always looking for new authors to read.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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  91. Came from the BBQ.Great to meet you. Love the blog!

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  92. Talli...I'll promote...I'll buy...I'll read...I'll review...I just need a reminder as we get closer...

    I know you have my email... but just to keep it here with this group..
    skmayh at q dot com

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  93. Talli, I'd be happy to mention your book on my blog on the 1st. I'm looking forward to reading it too! :-)

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  94. Count me in chez123@msn.com

    Best of luck with it and I shall of course be buying my copy (hoping to get a kindle anyways.)

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  95. What a fab idea - I'm well up for it. I'll drop you an email with my address (!!)

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  96. I wish you every success with your venture.

    All the best, Boonie

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  97. Count me in! (I thought I left a comment before, but didn't find it just now. If this is a double comment on my part, sorry!! It's been one of those weekends :P)

    My email is heftynicki(at)writing(dot)com.

    So happy for your writing success!

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  98. Hi Talli, of course I'm in! Sorry I thought I'd posted. Just drop me a reminder close to Dec. Cheers! And have a fab trip home x

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  99. I've heard this too. I talked with a publicist (not mine -- I won't have one until January) and they said that you don't even need that many sales to get on the NYT list. She said it's just the face of getting the sales all at the same time.

    So I'm in!

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  100. Talli, it took ages to get to the bottom of the comments box. Awesome popular girl! I've been hearing about this on so many blogs I visit, so you're doing a great promo.

    Of course I'm there. I'll help make Amazon crash on Dec 1. I'll be up and buying while you guys sleep.

    So, Talli, send me the guff on:

    den.covey@gmail.com

    and I'll do the rest. I'll even mention it on my blog from time to time. Go Talli Go!

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  101. Oh, forgot to say, Francine's advice sounds as good as your red twizzler!

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  102. Hi Talli!

    Sorry to have been out of touch! Congrats on the publication of your book!!!

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  103. I'd love to help you -

    katmagendie@

    gmail.com

    I hope you will send a reminder - I get so busy, I fear I'll forget...

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  104. Count me in. What a great idea! I might have to use it for my book!

    my email karlykirkpatrick@gmail.com

    Best of luck!

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  105. Count me in...just sent my email address over on your form! Love this idea!

    wardkristi (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Best of luck...I have total faith you can pull this off! ;-)

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  106. I'm in. I will gladly post for you on Dec. 1 and I'll post about your splash as well.

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  107. I will gladly post your blurb on Dec. 1 and I'll try to promote your splash as well.

    sophieblaine at yahoo dot com

    sophieblaine.blogspot.com

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  108. Woo-hoo! You must be super-excited! I'm on board! Here's my email:

    jc@jc-martin.com

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