Door To Lost Pages Imaginary Books Contest
This contest was designed to promote Claude Lalumière’s novella The Door To Lost Pages. The novella featured a bookshop called Lost Pages which stocks books never seen anywhere before: bizarre bestiaries in arcane languages; histories of forgotten lands; dictionaries of dead; maps to lands that may never have been; antediluvian mythologies; and accounts of wars unknown to recorded history.
Participants were asked to submit the titles and synopsis of their imaginary book that would be found at Lost Pages. Two grand prizes were awarded: one for Author’s Choice and one for Reader’s Choice which was voted on by ChiZine Publications fans.
View full contest details HERE.
View the winning submissions HERE.
Share The Love Of Books
For Valentine’s Day ChiZine Publications created the “Share the Love Of Books” promotion. The promotion allowed fans to send personalized eCards and a free eBook to their friends. The goal of the promotion was to broaden the ChiZine Publications fan base and online presence. This was promoted through the ChiZine Publications mailing list, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
Over 50 personalized emails were sent to friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers.
View the full promotion details HERE.
Embrace The Odd
At the beginning of January 2012 I took over management of the ChiZine Publications Facebook and Twitter accounts. The goal was to increase ChiZine Publications’ online presence and create a sense of community between the company, its fans, and its authors.
Since January 2012, I have increased Facebook fans by 9.6% gaining over 230 fans and increased Twitter followers by 25.7% gaining over 320 followers in four months. In addition to this, I have instituted a series of regular posts to increase interactions including “Caption This” and “Behind The Scenes at CZP” which has been particularly useful for building the online community.
Click HERE to view the ChiZine Publications Facebook Page.
Click HERE to view the ChiZine Publications Twitter account.