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Lorenzo Costa
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Permies Book Promotions - Information for Authors and Publishers

We schedule Promotions for any book that we feel will appeal to our users. We do not do Promotions on topics unrelated to permaculture or sustainable living. We prefer to do promotions on new books, that is, published within the last six months. If the book is of particular interest, we may make an exception to this guideline.
Checkout our Past book and dvd promotions

Permies Provides

A promotion on the biggest permaculture forum on the web. We get about 33,000 visits per day.

An email announcement at the start to permies Daily-ish email list, which is currently going out to over 31,000 Permies users.

An announcement on permies Facebook page that reaches 14,000 people.

Staff involvement to assist the Author.

Selection and announcement of the winners and collection of the winners mailing address.

Publisher Expectations

Coordinate the scheduling of Promotions between Permies staff and Authors. Note that we request two weeks notice in advance of the promo to set things up.

Anounce the promotion on social media pages, websites and email lists sharing the link to the promotion.

To send out four books, one to each address (anywhere in the world) of four winners that we have selected for the promotion.

If enough time is available before a promotion, scheduling a book review (or manuscript if the book isn't published yet) with Permies staff is advisable. Reviews can be scheduled by emailing Book Review Coordinator. - books AT richsoil DOT com

The reviews will be published on our Book review grid, that grows constantly and has more than 150 titles already on it.

Author Setup Steps

Set up your user Profile in the Forums area; fill in as much information as possible.

Add a signature to the Authors profile that will promote your book.

Author Expectations

The week before the promotion: create an account, write one post, work with our staff to make sure that your account has a good signature and reflects your author status. Spend about an hour familiarizing yourself with our culture.

During the promotion: spend about an hour a day (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) commenting on threads in the designated forum. You are welcome to start new threads if you like.

The general scenario breaks down to:

The Author expresses an interest in doing a promotion for a given date.

If Permies is interested in promoting the book, the Publisher and Permies staff schedule it.

The Author creates his/her profile.

Permies staff add a signature to the author's profile which reflects author status.

The Author spends time familiarizing themselves with the Forums.

Permies staff send out announcements of the promotion.

Publishers and Authors send out announcement of the promotion.

From Tuesday to Thursday, the Author answers questions in the chosen forum, promoting the book.

On Saturday, Permies staff select the winners and notifies the Publisher.

The Publisher mails a copy of the book to each winner.
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