Thursday, March 20, 2014

Calling All Authors


Today’s post is from Donna L. Martin of Knoxville (, and she has an offer for you!  If you would like to participate, please send her an email to the address provided below. She needs your items soon, so don’t delay.

It's time to start getting ready for Donna L. Martin’s annual FREE AUTHOR PROMOTION booth at her city's Children's Festival of Reading.


You say you don't know what she’s talking about?

Well, this festival is only the biggest book event in the southeast with over 15,000 people attending every year and she’s a part of it! The Children's Festival of Reading happens in her city every May, and you can read more about  here... 

Three years ago she decided to help give back to this wonderful writing community by offering a FREE PROMOTION event to any author...traditional, self, indie, digital...who wanted to send her autographed books and swag items (bookmarks, T-shirts, hats, posters, etc.) to be included in her FREE giveaways. Last year her event became an international one when authors from as far away as England and Australia wanted to be included.

Two years ago she received 350 autographed items to give away. Last year she had 1000 autographed items to give away. She can't wait to see what happens THIS year! She knows there are many of you who have books coming out this year. There are others who already have numerous published books. Who in their right mind would pass up the chance for FREE PROMOTIONS of their books?


Her booth sits in the middle of all that traffic you see above where THOUSANDS of potential readers can learn about your books. She also puts out flyers, sends articles to the local papers, creates posters, posts on all her platforms, and generally lets the world know about your wonderful books. Participating authors will also get the chance to be spotlighted on her blog's weekly BOOK NOOK REVIEWS where her readers from over 20 countries will learn about your work!

Any author interested in donating an autographed item or finding out more about the Children's Festival of Reading, promoting Children's Literacy and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, can drop her a line at donasdays (at) gmail (dot) com or leave her a comment, and she’ll get in touch.

People have thanked her over the years for hosting this FREE PROMOTION event but it is she who needs to thank YOU for all the wonderful stories you tell. YOU are the true heroes who help children every day to realize MAGIC still lives within the pages of a good book...


  1. What a wonderful event! Makes me wish I wrote children's stories!

    1. Hi Cheryl!

      Thanks for checking out my post. I just wanted to clarify that I promote ALL genres of books...not just children' my booth. As long as they are "family-friendly" I show them off at my booth because just as many adult stop by to register for the freebies as do the kids! ;~)

      If I can help with anything else, please let me know.

      Take care,

      Donna L Martin

  2. Thank you again, Penny, for helping me get the word out about my FREE AUTHOR PROMOTION. It's a great way for people to learn about all the wonderful authors out there...

    Take care,