It takes a village…or just some really cool people…


It takes a village! LOL!



No, I don’t need you to raise my kids. 🙂 Just maybe raise a little awareness of a certain book…


You can help a debut author breathe a little easier and spread the word! The best way for an unknown book to become known is by word of mouth. So share the news with your friends, family, that chatty chick at work… Facebook it, Tweet it, blog it, put a review on Amazon or Barnes and Noble… and know you have my undying gratitude. I’ll even send you chocolate. 🙂 And if you want me to do a video chat on your blog telling your followers I’ll give you chocolate, to nail that down… I’m on it!


~~~~~~JOIN ME!~~~~~~


On that note, I’m starting something new. I’m on a mission to try to make THE REASON IS YOU hit the bestseller list. My agent and editor tell me that people just need to find out about my books, that’s the biggest obstacle with a new author.


So I’m putting out a call for helpers.


A “street team” of sorts. I know some other authors who have established this, and it’s amazing. People around the country that would be interested in helping put REASON in front of new readers. I’m getting some chapter booklets made up that will have teasers from both books, and anyone who would like to join my team can get a stack of these and bookmarks and postcards with purchase links–to throw in your bag and hand out to your coworkers, your book club members, your bunko group, your church social, people at the gym, people at your daycare, even your local bookstores and libraries! Wherever there are readers. I can’t be everywhere, but I’d like my book to be. LOL!


You can also Facebook and Tweet about it, whatever you are comfortable with, and give me feedback on what’s stirring interest. In return, you’ll get the secret handshake and decoder ring to know things before anyone else… :-). Seriously, once this team is formed, I will give you a heads up on releases before they are made public, and will draw one name to win a signed finished book of BEFORE AND EVER SINCE. And my busy little productive team members will be mentioned in the acknowledgments. OH, and did I mention? Y’all can come up with a name. I’ll set up a yahoo loop just for you and so you can all communicate, and come up with the name for our promo team. What do you think?


So far I have two really cool people signed up. Who’s next?





About Sharla Lovelace

Writer of romantic women's fiction. Wife, mom, and wonderwoman...without the boobs. National Bestselling Author of THE REASON IS YOU, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, and the e-novella JUST ONE DAY. Lover of anything red.

Posted on May 7, 2012, in Sharla Lovelace and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hey bud! I’d love to help you. I’ll be glad to FB and tweet! I’m not what you call..Social in the meeting with other human-being sense. But I’d be happy to forward some stuff to my mom. she’ has the ubiquitous Bunco group and is the Secretary of her DAR chapter. Plus I can put the word out at work. We have 9,000 employees that work here on campus. Anything to help, I’m glad to do! 🙂

    • Woot!!! Thank you Janet! And thanks to your mom!! I’m setting up a separate yahoo loop called StreetPeeps so that I can easily contact you as a group to let y’all know stuff and before I mail out anything. So when you see that invite from Yahoo, you’ll know what it is. 🙂 I can add your mom as well if you like, or if you’d rather be the in-between girl, that’s ok too! LOL!!! Thank you so much!

  2. Sharla, I have been enlisted to help another author, a fellow blogger who I love and respect. I think this is the best way to get the word out. Once I finish reading your book, I’d love to join in the fun and help spread the word. I’ll contact you off the loop and give you some of my ideas. But first: there are so many ways we can learn to support our fellow writers and for me that begins with reading, talking about what I read and then doing what I can to get the word out to others who love to read as much as I do. Second: the lesson I have learned from some of our RWA members, like Laura Drake, is that we need to give our support and our time to each other in every way we can.

    BTW … love the idea of a street team 🙂 As a street kid from Brooklyn this is right down my “alley.”

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