Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Boomer Chick is in a Magazine!

You know, I never knew it paid to clean, but in this case, I think I think it was well worth it!

I was taking a break from my online work and decided I'd straighten up a bit. What I do is take a room and go from one corner to the next, and that's how I clean...strange, I know. So, my first corner involved the entertainment center. There were the usual bills, an OPENED tax form from Zumaya Publications (one of my publishers and can we say KILL THE BF?), but then that's about when I saw a magazine that I had not ordered so I presumed it to be junk mail.

The magazine was called "Book Dealers World - The Book Marketing Magazine for Independent Publishers & Mail Order Entrepreneurs." I didn't recognize the name at all, sorry to say...but then...something jumped out at me. It was an article I had syndicated over the net titled, "How to Self-Syndicate Articles to Create a Buzz for Your Book." Unreal. There it was in black and white--actually red--with my name right there on the freaking cover!

I went inside to check it out and there it was--a full page with my article and a complete bio with links to my websites (tres cool).

Now this is what I'm talking about. This is what I live for.

It may be small, but it's there, in black and white--errr...red--for all the world to see.

You can't even imagine the high I'm on right now. It's not Cosmo, no, but it's a print publication!

It's funny because just before this, I was listening to a podcast by Suzanne Falter-Barns (http://selfhelpsalon.typepad.com/get_known_now_podcast/) about getting magazine gigs. Man, you guys need to listen to these podcasts...only takes a few minutes of your time, but that woman is the bomb. And it really did put that spark to start sending off to magazines again. Here I have books with topical subjects and I'm dissing my time away doing things that...well...in other words, I could use my time better.

In Suzanne's podcast at Get Known Now Unplugged, btw, she tells you how to go about getting into magazines, and guys, this is free information! Wonderful, wonderful podcast.

Well, it's back to my cleaning, but this time, I'll pay a little more attention to junk mail!

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4 comments:

  1. Way to go, Dorothy! Of course it's a thrill!!!

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  2. PS - Great podcast - thanks for the link. So timely, too, because I'm working on a pitch for an editor who's been friendly to me in the past. Maybe this time I can nail it. :)

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  3. Congratulations, Dorothy! Hope this sells a lot of books for you!

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