Elaine Viets and the art of book marketing

[There’s supposed to be a nice cheery book cover here, but those of you who read my last post won’t be surprised that Blogger won’t let me post it. Sigh. But you can see it and some other nice stuff at http://www.elaineviets.com ]

Back in December, some of you may remember a essay by Elaine Viets on the Lipstick Chronicles blog, concerning the Male Romance novel. Witty and with substance, Elaine gently inserted the skewer into the attitude that boy books are gritty, cutting edge, and worthy of review, where girl romances are, well, not.

Elaine has a new book out. Unfortunately, Elaine also has a brain recovering from a stroke, which means she won’t be touring, which means the promotion set up by her publisher has its legs kicked out from under it.

So some of us agreed to step up and say Hey, and support this great lady of crime fiction. And turn readers on to a fun book, as well.

Please go out and buy a copy of:

Murder with Reservations: A Dead-End Job Mystery
By Elaine Viets
NAL Hardcover. $21.95
ISBN: 0-451-22111-7
On sale now.

More information about the book can be found at http://www.elaineviets.com

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  1. Kerry (WDI) on May 3, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for mentioning this, Laurie. Elaine has been blogging regularly at The Lipstick Chronicles and the gang over there are trying to help her out with her new book. In particular, Mystery Lovers Bookstore (http://www.mysterylovers.com/)is stepping up with a special offer. If you buy two copies of Elaine’s latest, they will mail the second one free to the library of your choice. They’re also keeping a list of donations to share with Elaine.

    It’s wonderful to see how the internet allows communities to form and people to help one another . . .

  2. corgimom on May 3, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    You authors are so great and supportive of one another! We lawyers could learn a thing or two from you. I’ll post the info to date on my two blogs to get the word out just a bit further.
    (Hi Kerry!)

  3. Roxanne on May 4, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    It is wonderful how supportive you authors are of one another. One would expect the opposite.

    BTW: I finally remembered my question, if it is not too late for this month–

    How is it going with your wildlife situation(s)? Anymore too-big cat sitings?

    Happy May! It’s a beautiful morning outside!

  4. Christy on May 5, 2007 at 4:26 am

    I read your blog yesterday and went out and bought “Just Murdered” today, because I read the excerpt on her website– thank you for introducing me to another fabulous author!


  5. Anonymous on May 7, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Check out Booked for Breakfast today! Of course, everone who is reading this has already read today’s selection . . .


  6. Anonymous on May 9, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Great ideas here. But YOICKs! the Booked for Breakfast blurb says that Laurie’s latest book is Folly. Not to my knowledge! but be extra nice to the Suzanne lady posting, as May 7 is the anniversary of her mom’s death. (I suspect the publicity tag line at the bottom dates from ?)–Meredith T.

  7. ace on July 26, 2011 at 7:05 am

    wish all professions could be so supportive!

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