Today I’m going to talk about an author who has taken me under her wing and mentored me beyond my wildest imagination – Katie Davis.
If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you already know how much Katie does in service of authors, illustrators, librarians and teachers in her FREE podcast – Brain Burps About Books. With more than 100 episodes, Katie is the best in the industry at “spreading the gospel” of kidlit. Now she’s even making ebooks out of the transcriptions from the podcast for visual learners like myself.
You also probably know that Katie is a social media and marketing maven. She shares her vast knowledge in her ebook – How to Promote Your Children’s Book (soon to be published in audio book form) – the definitive source on book marketing. She also has video tutorials about using social media and making a Picture Book Dummy.
Why, you may ask, does a master of marketing like Katie need publicity? Two reasons:
- With as much as she does to assist and promote other authors, I think she deserves to put the megaphone down for a moment and let someone else pick it up on her behalf.
- In the midst of sharing all of her marketing, promotion and other expertise, I think people sometimes forget she is an author/illustrator. Therefore, she’s written books. GREAT books!
Also, what could be a better book for the beginning of the school year than KINDERGARTEN ROCKS? For the preschool set you could pick up the perennially popular WHO HOPS? or WHO HOOTS? If you need activities to go along with them, Eric VanRaepenbusch over at the Happy Birthday Author blog played a very fun hopping game with his kiddos.
Back to marketing and promotion for just a minute, because Katie is running a great deal right now on the soon-to-be published audio book version of How to Promote Your Children’s Book. If you preorder, you not only get a great discount on the audio book, but you’re entered into a weekly drawing to win Katie’s Golden Ticket plus bonus prizes!!
Do you own any of Katie’s books or products? Feel free to sing their praises in the comments, as that’s what RAP is all about!
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