Make a Blog Splash with Talli Roland’s THE HATING GAME

1 Dec

I’m always interested in learning about new and exciting ways writers can use social media to promote and sell their books, it being free, wide-ranging and lots and lots of fun. When I heard about the lovely Talli Roland’s “blog splash” I thought to myself, What a fabulous idea! and immediately signed up to participate.

Talli’s debut novel The Hating Game is released today as an e-book; its paperback edition won’t hit the shelves until March. Nearly 500 bloggers have offered to blog about The Hating Game’s e-book release sometime today, in the hope that spreading the word will lead to sales, and push Talli’s book into the Kindle bestseller list in the first twenty-four hours of its release. I know from experience that even a small number of sales in a short period of time can help your Amazon sales rank enormously, and the better your rank, the more visible your book on the site. Sales lead to more sales, and every single one helps!

About The Hating Game:

“When man-eater Mattie Johns agrees to star on a dating game show to save her ailing recruitment business, she’s confident she’ll sail through to the end without letting down the perma-guard she’s perfected from years of her love ‘em and leave ‘em dating strategy. After all, what can go wrong with dating a few losers and hanging out long enough to pick up a juicy £2000,000 prize? Plenty, Mattie discovers, when it’s revealed that the contestants are four of her very unhappy exes. Can Mattie confront her past to get the prize money she so desperately needs, or will her exes finally wreak their long-awaited revenge? And what about the ambitious TV producer whose career depends on stopping her from making it to the end?”

About Talli Roland:

Talli Roland has three loves in her life: rom coms, cupcakes and chocolate. Born and raised in Canada, Talli now lives in London, where she savours the great cultural life (cupcakes and chocolate). Despite training as a journalist, Talli soon found she preferred making up her own stories — complete with happy endings. Follow Talli on Twitter or visit her website.

Click here for The Hating Game on the Amazon.com Kindle site and here for the Amazon.co.uk Kindle site. If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry – you can download a free Kindle app that will enable you to read Kindle books on your Mac, iPhone, PC and more. It’s priced at just $2.99. A bargain!

If you prefer your books to have once met trees, The Hating Game will soon be out in paperback. I’ll be reviewing it on here soon.

3 Responses to “Make a Blog Splash with Talli Roland’s THE HATING GAME”

  1. Talli Roland December 1, 2010 at 15:58 #

    Thank you so much for taking part and helping to spread the word! :)

    • catherineryanhoward December 1, 2010 at 16:01 #

      No problem – hope it helps! (Although I just saw it at #25 in the Paid Kindle chart on the UK site so it must be working!!)
      :-)

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