Children's author/illustrator Katie Davis is a great model for being innovative.
"I was trying to promote my own books but after awhile, it gets pretty boring to only be talking about yourself. I started promoting other people's books, which ended up being more rewarding - though it's still selfish since it makes me feel good to do it!"
Katie has a regular gig on her local ABC affiliate's "Good Morning, Connecticut" where she recommends great books for kids.
She started a newsletter with author interviews that goes out to thousands of subscribers.
She produces an amazing series of podcasts (internet radio shows) called "Brain Burps About Books," which are all about kid lit!
And now, Katie is launching an iphone application to let people subscribe to her podcasts and seamlessly listen to them on their iphones! The App costs $1.99 - but you have a chance to win it here for free!
Katie's Brain Burps About Books Podcasts cover great content - like this week's
"How To Promote Your Book In New And Innovative Ways"
You can listen to it by clicking here:
on her podcasts, she does interviews with authors like:
Newbery medalists Rebecca Stead and Linda Sue Park;
author/illustrator Peter Reynolds (The Dot, Judy Moody illustrator);
graphic novelists Jenni Holm (BabyMouse) and Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady);
writer Jane Yolen and illustrator Mark Teague, (the How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? team)
and Edgar-Award-winner Nancy Werlin...
Oh, and did I mention she's even interviewed ME for one of her shows?
Katie even has the incredible author, School Library Journal Blogger, Reviewer, and New York Public Children's Librarian Betsy Bird giving an exclusive regular book review on the podcast!
So here's the contest, for your chance to win a Free iphone app for Katie Davis' Brain Burps:
Leave a comment with what you would like Katie to cover in a future podcast. Wanna more about school visits? Wanna have her interview a specific author? Have a question for an editor you'd like Katie to get the answer to?
The winner will be randomly drawn from those leaving comments next Wednesday (August 25th) at 8pm Pacific Time - so click on down to comments, and put in your 2 cents - you may win a great return on your investment!
And, just as important, let Katie inspire YOU to be innovative in how you approach your passion, your career, and your blogging. I know she inspires me!
Good Luck, and Remember to Keep it Zen,