Nancy Gee, Debut Author & Power Marketer

I first met Nancy Gee when I worked for the Mom’s Choice Awards as their Director of Honoree Marketing. The essence of my job was to assist and guide MCA award winners with marketing their award-winning products. Nancy was an Honoree who would write in with questions. She’d ask about specific promotional opportunities, class content, or a specific social media platform. What struck me about her questions was that I could see she “got it.” “It” being the idea that selling books is a business, and authors need to be marketers. Part of her approach stems from owning and operating her own company for more than 30 years. Like many authors, Nancy Gee writes what she knows. Nancy’s picture book The Secret … Read more

Thursday Blurb: Countdown to BookExpo America and Book Blogger Convention

For reasons that have nothing to do with the Reading Tub or blogging, it has taken until this week for me to get my mind wrapped around BookExpo America (not that you ever really get your mind fully wrapped around it!). That’s not to say I’m not super excited about going to BEA and the Book Blogger Convention, I am. I can’t wait to reconnect with friends in the Kidlitosphere, the book blogging community, and of course the city where I spent the “honeymoon years” of my marriage. I am enjoying the posts on the Book Blogger Convention blog, but I can’t tell you what ARCs people are clamoring for (though I get hints in the #BEA11/#BookExpo stream I keep … Read more