Random Acts of Publicity – GALAXY GAMES

I love this concept. I love the idea of surprising someone with publicity they didn’t ask for and didn’t expect. Last week, I really wanted to participate. Here it is today.

Greg Fishbone was the co-director and then the director for the New England SCBWI conference. Basically, that job is a LOT of work. I’ve heard the year you’re director you basically put your writing on hold especially as the conference draws near.

How could I not want to promote Greg’s book which is being released soon! He’s got the blog tour, cool website and his book is sure to appeal to middle graders, especially boys.

I’d like to introduce you to GALAXY GAMES –The Challengers!

Author website

Book website

Book trailer

Book excerpt

Amazon page

Check it out!

Did you participate in Random Acts of Publicity? Did you find any new books?

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28 Responses to Random Acts of Publicity – GALAXY GAMES

  1. Heather Sunseri September 12, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    What a great idea – Random Acts of Publicity! The beauty of blogosphere!!

  2. Sheri Larsen September 12, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    I didn’t. I missed it. 🙁 Greg’s book is awesome! Great that you highlighted it.

  3. Donna K. Weaver September 12, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    I have but not in an official way associated with any particular group. I’ll have to check this book out.

  4. Pat Newcombe September 12, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Such a great idea! Hope it catches on and spreads like wildfire…

  5. Jen Daiker September 12, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    This book looks so cute! I love all who participated in this little series. I wanted to, but the busy schedule I create for myself often gets in the way… so my posts are always done weeks ahead of time. However several fabulous people showed me some books I’d otherwise have missed!

    • Laura September 12, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      I believe Greg’s book comes out very soon and lots of writers you’ll recognize are on the blog tour so you’ll be seeing more of this book! 🙂

  6. Creepy Query Girl September 12, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    I featured Tawna’s book last week and was so psyched to see how much attention it got- she and her agent were really happy with it, so it really does make a difference, no matter how small we think we are. Every bit of publicity is precious to a new author. This looks fantastic Laura! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Stina Lindenblatt September 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    I didn’t participate. I thought about it on Friday, but then I forgot when I wrote my posts for this week. Okay, I couldn’t pick a single book (or a couple). There are so many that deserve a shout out.

    Awesome reason for your choice, Laura!

  8. Lynn September 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    I didn’t participate but just returning from a summer break and getting caught up. That looks like a great read. And good pick for publicity. I know I would have difficulty picking just one book to publicize–there are so many good ones coming out soon.

  9. Lisa Green September 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    Ha! Never heard of it, but think it’s a great concept!

  10. Karen Lange September 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    This is a great idea! I will have to check it out. Thanks for the info!

  11. Karen Strong September 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    I love it when I see writers supporting other writers. This sounds like a book my little boy cousins would devour.

  12. Susan Sipal September 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    I must be living under a rock, Laura, because I’ve not heard of Random Acts of Publicity. But I LOVE it. Thanks for always knowing what’s going on and keeping the rest of us informed.

    And Galaxy Games sounds very cool. It’s wonderful of authors, like Greg, to give so much of their time to help us all.

  13. Jenny Lundquist September 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I’m always amazed at how much time the SCBWI coordnators give to everyone, usually at the expense of their own work. Great book to spotlight!

    • Laura September 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

      There are so many great books to pick from. But if you go to Fiction Notes and find Darcy’s original post, it’s about bringing some publicity to the authors who are not as well known, or who’s books could use some word of mouth. For me, Greg was the perfect choice, even if I haven’t had a chance to read the book.

  14. Jennifer Hoffine September 12, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Neat idea! And the book sounds fun!

  15. Lydia K September 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    I didn’t do it, but what a great idea!

  16. Jennifer Shirk September 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    I didn’t know about it, but wow, what a nice idea! His book looks really cute!

  17. Leigh Moore September 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    I didn’t know about this, but how super cool! You guys are so awesome. As for this book, yay! Another MG boy book. Keep those boys reading~ :o) <3

  18. Susan Kaye Quinn September 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Ah, I can’t wait for this – also I’m having Greg guest post on his blog tour. Yay! 🙂

  19. Jackee September 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    RAOP is such a good idea! And Greg’s book sounds like the just the quirky kind of book my daughter would like. Thanks for the rec!

    Have a lovely Monday. :o)

  20. Theresa Milstein September 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    How nice of you to give Greg a shout out. I’m going to be one of the spots on his tour. My daughter loved his first book, so I hope he does well with this series.

  21. Jemi Fraser September 13, 2011 at 2:35 am #

    Sounds like a great book for my classroom! thanks for the tip 🙂

    My computer was attacked this week (ninja alien malware thingies) so I didn’t participate.

  22. Matthew MacNish September 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Wow! That looks like a really fun read. Also, the whole concept of Random Acts of Publicity is just brilliant!

    Thanks for sharing, Laura.

  23. Greg R. Fishbone September 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Wow, I’m speechless! Thanks so much for this random act! The whole kidlit community is just made of awesome. 😀

  24. Paul Greci September 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    That does look like a fun book!! I didn’t officially participate in Random Acts of Publicity but two or three times a year I feature an author and their work on my blog unsolicited from them. Usually it’s b/c of a book I read that really moved me.

  25. Gail Shepherd September 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    oooh, I just got Galaxy Games on my kindle for review. I’m really looking forward to it.

  26. Heather Kelly September 15, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Laura–I was reading this post when my seven-year-old was looking over my shoulder, and he is now obsessed. Consider your random act a successful one. 🙂

    And, that trailer is awesome–completely sucked me (and my son) into that world!!

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