Wednesday, December 19, 2007

THURSDAY THIRTEEN#13 . . . 13 REASONS TO BUY MY BOOK . . . AFTER THE DANCE . . .

Yeah, I know. Shameless self-promotion, right? Well, at least I'm doing it over here in my own little spot and not junking up your in-box with it (smile). So humor me, all right? Officially, the book (After The Dance) doesn't make its debut in bookstores until April of 2008, which gives you plenty of time to at least give it some thought. So anyway, if you were going to buy my book, which one of following just might work for you?

1) If you pre-order now from Amazon, you'll get a really great discount. (Cheap is good, right? Okay, except when it comes to husbands, dates, boob-jobs and cars.)

2) You're in need of a new doorstop. (Can you say "multi-purpose?")

3) You feel sorry for me. (Hey, it worked for Sanjaya of American Idol fame.)

4) You enjoy my Thursday 13's. (Same kind of humor, slightly different format.)

5) You want to be among the first to trash it. (Okay, Mom if this works for you, what can I say?*smile*)

6) You typically enjoy romantic comedies. (Yes, wedged between the snarkiness and the over the top humor, there's actually an honest-to-goodness love story.)

7) You'll do anything to get me to shut up talking about it. (Hey, if you buy two or more, you won't hear another dang peep outta me.)

8) You routinely support new authors. (Okay, I've been around for a while, but this is my first book.)

9) You're curious to see how or if I pulled it off. (I am talking about the book . . . it's not even that kind of party.)

10) You're in the mood for a fun read. (No, it ain't all that deep.)

11) You're in need of an inexpensive gift. (Really, at $15.oo, it's practically a steal.)

12) You're a fan of music from the old school. (Old school, rules y'all! And there's plenty of it in my book.)

13) You want to be counted among the first to give it a thumbs up. (All joking aside, I am hoping that at least a few folks will enjoy my first full-length literary offering.)

Thanks for the indulgence. In today's competitive marketplace, a girl has to hawk her wares every chance she gets. At least that's what the publishing folks keep telling me (smile).

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23 comments:

pjazzypar said...

Cheap is good! lol. I would buy it for reasons # 1, 4, 6, 10 and 13. I didn't know I could pre-order. I will be doing so today. Happy TT.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

These are all good reasons. Have a great TT. :)

ellen b. said...

Wow good for you! I hope your book sells well. And your TT is very entertaining...

Greatfullivin said...

Great reasons..fun list. I will check it out.Have a great holiday!

Lori said...

How about it makes a great Christmas gift?? lol...Happy TT. I will have to check it out.

Country Dawn said...

Gotta have linkage!! :)

My TT is about family christmas traditions!

Sandy Carlson said...

Good luck with your endeavor!

pussreboots said...

Good luck with your book. Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by.

Shesawriter said...

Congrats on the book! I hope you sell a gazillion copies. :-)

Happy TT!

My Thursday Thirteen #5

Open Grove Claudia said...

Hurray for shameless self promotion! That's the way it works! I'm certain it is a wonderful book!

Happy TT.

My TT: 13 ways my life sucks is up!

Joyismygoal said...

How fun,have a safe Merry Christmas

SJ Reidhead said...

How about I buy yours, you buy mine?

The Pink Flamingo
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

*Rae* said...

Great list I am sure you book will be a hot seller I may have to pick up a copy for my mom she is a book aholic Happy TT & Happy Holidays

infinitygoods said...

Congratulations on the book, Lori!
Happy Thursday and a Merry Christmas!

Robin said...

Lots of good reasons, I hope it's a smash!

Toni said...

Shameless! (: Good luck and here's to much success with your book....

fullbodytransplant said...

Another reason: Because you wrote a great Thursday Thirteen!

Emanuel Carpenter said...

Just ordered mine today for 3 reasons:

1. The Cleveland/Memphis connection.

2. The Air Force connection.

3. Enjoying your blog and looking forward to reading your debut.

Sassy Lucy said...

I hope you sell many copies, and I will keep it in mind to preorder via Amazon....not able to shop much at the moment. Also going to add you to my Writing Blog...I am as yet unpublished but love to connect and plan to spend 2008 putting more focus on my writing.
My T13 is up, if you care to visit.

m.o.M. said...

Will John Cusack be in the movie version?

Good luck!

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Holly said...

I am all for shameless self-promotion - so you go girl! (and may you sell very many books)

Happy TT-13, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!

Smiles,

Holly
http://theabundanceplace.com

Malcolm: said...

These are all excellent reasons. I read the excerpt of one of your previous works, so I am looking forward to "After the Dance".

Michelle Davis Petelinz said...

Great reasons, all!

Happy TT!