I’ve Got a Brand New Email List and You Should Join

Beverly Bambury/ July 1, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

I tried to move my old email list but it wouldn’t import for some reason, so I made a brand-spankin’ new list. This list is for you whether you just want announcements from Beverly Bambury Publicity or whether you’re interested in receiving info on the books and authors I am working on, in case you might like a review copy. Click to join the new list and stay up to date on what I’ve got available to read and review! I expect this to be infrequent, no more than 2-3 emails per month. Since I am not going to segment by genre yet, you’ll get a mix of things (SFF, horror, crime, mystery, etc.). This way you’ll see everything I am working on and

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The One Thing You Need to Know About Social Media

Beverly Bambury/ July 7, 2017/ Facebook, Instagram, Public Relations, Self-Promotion, Social Media, Social Skills, Twitter, Useful Stuff/ 0 comments

I have said this before: “Social media is social.” Despite how often this is said by me and other social media types, people continue to miss the point of networking via social media. In case you missed it, the point is that it’s social. What does “social media is social” mean exactly? To be social is to interact, to listen as well as talk, to get to know others as they get to know you. I know the dance of socializing doesn’t come naturally to everyone. The beauty of online interaction is that if you really kind of hate people you can mask your natural distaste for human interaction. If you are a bit shy, it’s easy to put your best foot forward and

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Still Kicking

Beverly Bambury/ May 2, 2017/ Announcements, Conventions/ 0 comments

If you look at the date of my previous blog post, you can see that I am not a blogger to emulate in your own blogging practice. I have things brewing, though, so I have hope that I may have a few things published now and again. So! I am glad to announce that I am doing social media work and editing (among other things) for Bramptonist, a fantastic local news site. I have regular, continuing work with Hex Publishers and Not So Super Comics. I have many other individual clients as well, such as Maria Alexander (who just won a second Stoker award!) and Hank Early, with a debut Southern crime novel coming out in November. Also, I will be at Ad Astra in Toronto

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Gerald M. Weinberg Book Giveaway, Week 3!

Beverly Bambury/ January 18, 2016/ Announcements, Giveaways/ 1 comments

The month of Jerry Weinberg marches on! We are waiting for the winner of Week 2 to confirm with us, but in the meantime, let’s forge ahead with Week 3! Gerald M. Weinberg, or Jerry as he is often called, is a longtime and well-respected computer scientist and fiction author. Some of his books are perennial bestsellers and he still wins awards for his contributions to his field. Not only are testing, quality, and consulting topics about which Jerry writes, but he also creates smart, interesting genre fiction, too. Here’s how the contest works: Use the form below to choose any or all of the four ways to enter. But first, make sure you’re cool with Jerry getting your email address for an occasional

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Week 2 of the Gerald M. Weinberg Book Giveaway

Beverly Bambury/ January 11, 2016/ Announcements, Giveaways/ 1 comments

The winner of week one was Jeff B, who chose Introduction to General Systems Thinking. He’s got a personalized, autographed copy on the way. Thanks, Jeff! So on to another week! Gerald M. Weinberg, or Jerry as he is often called, is a longtime and well-respected computer scientist and fiction author. Some of his books are perennial bestsellers and he still wins awards for his contributions to his field. Not only are testing, quality, and consulting topics about which Jerry writes, but he also creates smart, interesting genre fiction, too. Here’s how the contest works: Use the form below to choose any or all of the four ways to enter. But first, make sure you’re cool with Jerry getting your email address for an occasional email.

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Announcing an A-Z and DIY Book Publicity Course — with Me!

Beverly Bambury/ January 8, 2016/ Announcements, Book Marketing, BookMarketingWithoutBS, Comic Marketing, DIY, Marketing, Self-Promotion, self-publishing, Service Highlight, Workshops/ 4 comments

Announcement (Note: as of 15 January, the early interest form is closed. I expect to launch the course this week. If you are still interested in being part of the early interest group, however, email me and I’ll handle it.) Hello again, friendly readers! I am pleased to announce that this winter I am launching a course on Udemy. It will be on DIY book publicity, which I often talk about, but it’s going to be a total package, an A-Z course on what I do for my clients, how I do it–and how you can do it, too. If you are interested in knowing when it launches, enter your info here. The people who tell me they are interested using this form will get first

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Winter Fun for Computer Science and Fiction Readers Alike: Gerald M. Weinberg Giveaway

Beverly Bambury/ January 4, 2016/ Announcements, Giveaways/ 5 comments

Here’s a different kind of contest. Gerald M. Weinberg, or Jerry as he is often called, is a longtime and well-respected computer scientist and fiction author. Some of his books are perennial bestsellers and he still wins awards for his contributions to his field. Not only are testing, quality, and consulting topics about which Jerry writes, but he also creates smart, interesting genre fiction, too. So here’s how the contest works: Use the form below to choose any or all of the four ways to enter. But first, make sure you’re cool with Jerry getting your email address for an occasional email. (He will NEVER sell your info. Not in a million years.) If you win, you can choose one book from this list

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Fall Workshops: First Lead-Up Exercise for Twitter

Beverly Bambury/ July 9, 2015/ Announcements, author services, authors, Book Marketing, DIY, Facebook, Marketing, Self-Promotion, Social Media, Social Skills, Twitter, Useful Stuff, Workshops/ 0 comments

Hello again, everyone! I have two social media for authors workshops coming in September, one in Pickering and one in Brampton. In preparation I have exercises participants can work on over the summer. They will then bring the results with them to the workshop on the day they attend. Since I am doing this in conjunction with BeNovel Marketing Services, the exercise is hosted on its site. Go take a look, and if you are in or have friends in the GTA, please share this with writers you think may be interested. Early-bird pricing has a few weeks to go and you won’t want to miss out on the hefty discount for getting in on it early! Register here (scroll down, the registration is right

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Ad Astra Schedule and Other Updates

Beverly Bambury/ April 10, 2015/ Announcements, Conventions/ 0 comments

Since it’s been a while, here are a few updates! I spoke last week at the Waterloo-Wellington branch of the Canadian Authors Association (CAA). We talked about handling your own blog tour from planning to execution, and we talked briefly about social media skills. It was my first official non-convention speaking engagement, so it was pretty exciting. There were about ten people, so it was small, but everyone had excellent questions and it was a pleasure to know that I was helping some people get promotion activities off on the right foot. The week before, I was on Daytime with Susan Cook-Scheerer on the local Rogers station in Kitchener to promote the event along with author, client, and president of the CAA branch Vanessa Ricci-Thode. Unfortunately I

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nEvermore, a New Kind of Anthology. Edgar Allan Poe Time!

Beverly Bambury/ October 2, 2014/ Announcements, Calls for Submission, Writing Markets/ 2 comments

One other post today. This time it’s all about an Indigogo campaign for an Edgar Allan Poe-themed anthology called nEvermore that celebrates both mystery and horror: the two things Poe did so well. Please click the raven below and take a look. It’s edited by the esteemed Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles, and it will be published by well-respected Canadian publisher, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. I am working with them to get the word out about the campaign, so I would (and we all would) be deeply grateful if you contributed and helped us spread the word. And hey! Writers! It will also mean calls for submission for you writers, so there may be something in it for you down the road! So

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