Thank you for contributing to the latest book in the Six-Word series, The Best Advice in Six Words. We’d like to build as much buzz as possible, both before and after November 3 when the book becomes available in stores and online.
If you haven’t already, register at sixwordmemoirs.com — all you need to sign up is your email or a social media account. Details below on how to receive your contributor’s copy of the book!
You can help spread the word!
1. Go social
Follow Six-Word Memoirs on social media — post your own Six-Word Advice and encourage your friends to share their own (and buy the book, of course).
• Facebook: @sixwordmemoirs
• Twitter: @sixwords
• Instagram: @sixwordselfie (take a shot of yourself holding up your Six-Word Advice or the book itself)
Sample Posts to Make it Easy:
Please include image of book jacket (download it here):
“A perfect book for holiday gifts” — #bestadvicein6words available for pre-order http://smarturl.it/bn-sixwords
“Take my advice: buy this book” —#bestadvicein6words is in stores and ready to ship! http://smarturl.it/bn-sixwords
“A book to own and gift” —#bestadvicein6words is in stores and ready to ship! http://smarturl.it/bn-sixwords
My #sixwordadvice is published in the latest @sixwords book—get your copy now! http://smarturl.it/amazon-sixwords
2. Share the News with your Contacts:
Have an big email list that is waiting to hear from you? Let them know about The Best Advice in Six Words: where to buy it (see below).
3. Alert the Media!
Being published is a big deal — especially alongside legendary contributors including Madeleine Albright, Julianne Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Gilbert, Maria Shriver, Mario Batali, and many more! Let your local radio station (NPR stations are especially big fans of our books), newspaper, website or blog know about your achievement.
4. Organize a Book Reading
We’re be having a few “official readings” in Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco, and Los Angeles — check out the book tour schedule—but there’s no reason why you can’t organize your own Six-Word Advice reading. Contact your local bookstore or coffeeshop or organize one in your home, or anywhere where people enjoy getting together. Check out what Six-Word Memoirist Beth Carter organized at her local book store.
5. Give the Gift of Six Words
All contributors are eligible for a free copy of The Best Advice in Six Words. Buy more and stock up now for the holidays! Spark conversation around the Thanksgiving table and share Advice as stocking stuffers, Secret Santas, sixth night of Hanukkah gifts, or Kwanzaa celebrations. Advice is an affordable, compact gift that travels well — a thoughtful “thank you” or host gift that will be remembered and enjoyed long after the consumables are gone. Looking for a winter graduation present or a unique keepsake for new parents? We’ve got you covered. Our Best Advice: gift this book!
6. Where to find The Best Advice in Six Words:
• Amazon: http://smarturl.it/amazon-sixwords
• B&N: http://smarturl.it/bn-sixwords
• Indiebound: http://smarturl.it/indiebound-sixwords
• Books-a-Million: http://smarturl.it/bam-sixwords
• iBooks: http://smarturl.it/ibk-sixwords
7. More useful stuff
• Download the cover of the book.
• Download the press release.
If you haven’t received our mailing address request form to receive your complimentary copy (sent via MailChimp), please drop us a note so we can get your address to St. Martin’s Press. With 1,000 memoirs, we are unable to confirm which submissions are included in the book, but soon you can peruse the pages and find out for yourself.
Thanks for sharing this exciting news. Let us know how we can help you spread the word about the book you helped make!