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Countdown to Halloween – Which Themed Books Do You Enjoy..?

October 1, 2014
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Every year I create a Halloween themed coloring competition for my children’s picture book, Rumble’s First Scare. I love handing out the coloring sheets to delighted children as they give Rumble a hug or pat on his head. This year the winner’s will have a choice of a unique T-shirt or hat along with a copy of the book.

WOTS Sept 2014

Rumble

The story centers around a young monster who is taken to his first scare on Halloween… http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/retail/books/rumbles-first-scare

I will either present the winner’s with their prize on 25th October at Words in the Park –   http://words.sclibrary.ab.ca    or mail them. It is always a pleasure receiving the entries and knowing the children will enjoy Rumble’s story, whether just for Halloween or anytime.

What books do you love to read for Halloween?

Have you written a Halloween themed book?

Here is one list of books – why not add yours?

Favorite Books For Halloween!

On the Cusp of Fall – A Halloween Coloring Competition for Children…

August 29, 2014
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Rumble is at it again, wanting his followers to color a picture of his pets for some extra special prizes! This year you can choose from a T-shirt or a unique Rumble hat to go with your signed copy of Rumble’s First Scare. Download the attached picture, colour it in and mail to Dream Write Publishing /Mandy Eve-Barnett C/O P.O. Box 57083 RPO Eastgate, Sherwood Park AB T8A 5L7.  The competition is open to everyone so grab your crayons and begin. If you are available to collect your prize and meet Rumble – come along to Words in the Park.

WITP Oct

Book Sale and Fair, Saturday, October 25th at 12.00 – 4.00 pm In the Agora at the Strathcona County Library, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB

 

Rumble

Rumble hat

Rumble tshirt frontRumble tshirt back

 

RUMBLE LOVES HIS YUCKY PETS 2014 (1)

Find Rumble’s book at  http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/retail/books/rumbles-first-scare

 

Promotional Items for Book Marketing – My Latest Rumble Promo and Ideas for Ockleberries Promo too…

August 5, 2014
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Every year I run a coloring competition for my children’s picture book, Rumble’s First Scare. After choosing the picture for the competition, I have to decide on what the prize will be that accompanies a free copy of the book. In past year’s I have given hand-made Rumble puppets, a Rumble bag filled with squishy toy ‘pets’ just like Rumble’s own and this year I have T-shirts as well as hand-made hats. Both of these last items can be offered for sale at any time of course, but I like to meet the winners of the coloring competition, when possible, so have the prizes available at the annual Words in the Park event in Sherwood Park, Alberta. http://words.sclibrary.ab.ca/

I was excited to find a crafter, who volunteered her services to make these marvelous Rumble hats (see below) and production is under way. If you can’t wait until October, send me a PM and I can reserve you one. They are fantastic unique gifts for Halloween too.

RumbleRumble hat

This year’s T-shirts are unique as well – the front says ‘I love Rumble and his bag of pets’ and the back says ‘Grab your Rumble at http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca

Rumble tshirt frontRumble tshirt back

 

I have ideas for my new children’s chapter book, Ockleberries to the Rescue, as well, which will be launched in October. As the story follows two magical woodland sprites, I want to fashion T-shirt designs but also some sort of toy, for younger children. I already have a couple of animal figurine and glitter filled light-up globes (which you might be able to make

out here – one is a rabbit and the other a squirrel) IMG_0233

What promotional items have you used for your books?

How successful have your promotional items been for you? 

I found this link, which is helpful:

http://writersrelief.com/blog/2014/05/make-promotional-items-stand-out-boost-sales/

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