Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, was originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. The 99th anniversary of this annual celebration of books will take place April 30 – May 6, 2018. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect! Through the Children's Book Council (CBC), Story Monsters LLC has the opportunity to participate by donating 100 #CaughtReading Greenie Bags for use at official event locations. Along with some fun Story Monsters merchandise, each Greenie Bag also will include a co-op flyer that highlights great books for kids and teens. Want to feature your book as part of our co-op? Sign up today!
The deadline to participate in this co-op is Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
Story Monster is returning to the Payson Book Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The festival, brought to you by the Rim Country District of Arizona Professional Writers (APW) and Majestic Rim Retirement Living, is a family-friendly event where Arizona authors and publishers and readers come together. Include your book to sell and 100 flyers, coloring sheets, stickers, pencils, or bookmarks to give away as part of Story Monsters LLC's co-op book display and Greenie Bag giveaways. We can even do the printing of your flyers for you!
Take advantage of EARLY BIRD PRICING! Save $10 if you sign up on or before May 1, 2018.
Want to increase your book's visibility but you don't know where to start? For more than three decades, Linda F. Radke has helped authors generate ideas on how to effectively market and promote their books while on a budget. She can help you, too! You can choose a session that is 15-minutes, 25-minutes, 45-minutes, or 60-minutes in length. Sessions can be done via phone, skype, or in person.
A Goodreads Giveaway is a powerful marketing tool to generate buzz, raise awareness about your book, and help you get reviews. Story Monsters LLC will set up and manage your giveaway and encourage readers to spread the word about your book to build your Goodreads audience. Available for print, audio, and eBooks.
Get your message out to educators as quickly and efficiently as possible. Story Monsters LLC will focus on developing your message and increasing your book’s visibility to educators. Our Educators Email Campaign includes a professionally-designed Author Spotlight email that is sent to a targeted list of teachers and librarians. We will also promote you on the Story Monsters social media pages. Any leads that are generated will be forwarded to you for your follow up.
Promote your book to bloggers as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will focus on developing your message and generating buzz to increase your book’s visibility. Our Bloggers Email Campaign includes a professionally-designed Author Spotlight email that is sent to a targeted list of bloggers. We will also promote you on the Story Monsters social media pages.
Looking for quality reviews for your book? Get your book reviewed by educators, librarians and booksellers through our NetGalley Review Program! Story Monsters LLC will manage your title to be listed on NetGalley for three months and featured in one dedicated IBPA-branded mailing, targeted to NetGalley members. These “IBPA Round-Up” emails feature titles from IBPA members only and NetGalley’s open rate for these emails averages 30%-33%, which is above the industry standard. We will also promote your participation and post 5 reviews on the Story Monsters social media pages. You will also receive a summary of any reviews received that can be used on your website, in your press kit, or on your own social media pages.
A social media contest is a great way to give your book or eBook a boost by creating awareness, connecting with your audience, and building a network of followers. Every contest is tailored to each author's specific needs and goals. A Story Monsters LLC Social Media Contest runs for a period of two months and includes: planning and setting up the contest, promoting participation on social media, and purchasing a prize valued up to $100. Winner will be selected at random.
Our Monster-Sized Marketing Package is the ultimate collection of marketing and publicity efforts we offer and includes almost everything but the kitchen sink!
- One-Hour Brainstorming Session with Linda F. Radke
- Goodreads Giveaway
- Social Media Contest
- NetGalley Review Program
- One-Page News Release
- Email Campaign to Members of the Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Bloggers
- Email Campaign to Teachers and Librarians
The best part about this package is that Story Monsters LLC will manage the whole process for you. We will even follow up on any leads that are generated!