Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sourcebooks Casablanca PR Quiz + Giveaway!



by Danielle Jackson

As Leah mentioned last week, conference season is upon us. This weekend, I’m heading to the University of Wisconsin/Madison Writers’ Institute to give a couple of workshops, speak on a panel and give 1-on-1 consultations—should be a great time!

After that, in May I’ll be at the RT Booklovers Convention, then in June I think I’ll be making an appearance at ALA and in July I’ll be at the RWA National Conference.

At all of these conferences, one of the questions I get asked the most often is “What do you do?” So, I created a little quiz that gives some insight into what my fellow romance publicist, Beth, and I do every day.

I’ll post the answers to the quiz on Monday, April 15. Whoever has the most correct answers will win a prize pack of the March and April Sourcebooks Casablanca romance novels. The next two runners-up will receive a copy of The India Fan by Victoria Holt (part of our Casablanca Classic line). 
 




1. Which trade publication does NOT receive romance review copies?
a. Publishers Weekly
b. Library Journal
c. Kirkus Reviews
d. Booklist
e. BookPage

2. True or False?
We only have review copies available on NetGalley.  

3. How many booksellers/librarians/book club leaders are on our Romance “Big Mouth” ARC mailing?
a. 570
b. 97
c. 148
d. 203
e. 361

4. What does the “RT” in RT Book Reviews stand for?
a. Rolling Thunder
b. Romantic Times
c. Racy Trollop
d. Re-Tweet
e. Really Terrific

5. What are virtual tours?
a. Guest blogs and interviews with our authors all over the romance blogosphere
b. Reviews from book bloggers, meticulously assigned a specific day for total domination of our books on multiple blogs
c. Contests and giveaways
d. An obnoxious amount of tweets
e. All of the above

6. Both of your romance publicists are getting MARRIED in Fall 2013! How many weeks apart are their weddings?
a. They are on the same day! Awkward…
b. 10 weeks
c. 4 weeks
d. 6 weeks
e. 2 weeks

7. Between the two of them, how many titles are Danielle and Beth publicizing this Fall 2013?
a. 102
b. All of them – the rest of PR is taking a break
c. 49
d. 82
e. 150


  
Giveaway details: please leave an email address where you can be contacted. Open to US and Canada only. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 15—I’ll leave a comment with the winners’ names and I’ll also send an email directly to the winners. Authors—this one is open to you as well. Good luck, everyone!



ETA: THE ANSWERS!!!
1. Which trade publication does NOT receive romance review copies?
Answer:
c. Kirkus Reviews—they do not review romance in the magazine, but have recently added some online coverage of romance, with blogs posts from Sarah of Smart Bitches Trashy Books and Sara of Fresh Fiction.

2. True or False?
We only have review copies available on NetGalley. 
Answer: FALSE!
We have review copies available in print and on NetGalley.

3. How many booksellers/librarians/book club leaders are on our Romance “Big Mouth” ARC mailing?
Answer:
d. 203—these are 203 of very dedicated romance lovers, who are advocates of this genre, and hand sell, talk and recommend books all the time!

4. What does the “RT” in RT Book Reviews stand for?
Answer:
b. Romantic Times
RT Book Reviews is, of course, the leading national publication for romance fiction and industry news.

5. What are virtual tours?
Answer:
e. All of the above! For the most part I set up the tours, but the reviews that post during the pub month, the contests and giveaways that go along with the posts, and all those Tweets and even Facebook shares all contribute to Virtual Tours for authors. Virtual Tours have become a great way for authors to reach new readers, as well as interact with devoted fans.

6. Both of your romance publicists are getting MARRIED in Fall 2013! How many weeks apart are their weddings?
Answer:
d. Our weddings are 6 weeks apart! It is the year of PR weddings!

7. Between the two of them, how many titles are Danielle and Beth publicizing this Fall 2013?    
Answer:
d. 82–but that doesn’t include novellas!
 

21 comments:

  1. Oh, I remember reading The India Fan as a kid. Loved Victoria Holt.

    I know I don't know half of all you do for us, Danielle, but I'll take a stab at your quiz.
    1. E BookPage
    2. False
    3. E 361
    4. B Romantic Times
    5. A. I'm always grateful for the way you take care of the details of my blog tours!
    6. E. I'm hoping its not the same day!
    7. E. 150

    If I win, the prize package will be offered as a prize to my Street Team~Mia's Muses. With the possible exception of The India Fan...;-)

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  2. Fun quiz, Danielle. Can't wait to see you at RWA--and to learn more about the double Fall wedding!

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  3. I can't wait to see you and the whole SB crew at RWA! Victoria was one of my favorite authors. I'm glad y'all are bringing her books back to us again.
    I'm always bragging about the publicity team at SB but this quiz let me know pretty quick that y'all do a heck of a lot more than I could ever imagine.
    1. E Bookpage
    2. False
    3. B
    4. B
    5. A (Thank you for setting all of these up for us)
    6. B (Congratulations to you both!)
    7. A (But I bet it feels like 10 million)
    ONLY three months until RWA!!! YAY!

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  4. Great contest. Thank you.

    Here are my guesses:
    1. E Bookpage
    2. False
    3. C - 148
    4. B - Romantic Times
    5. A - Guest Blogs and Interviews
    6. C - 4 wks
    7. A - 102

    patoct@yahoo.com

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  5. Well here goes lol.

    E
    False
    D
    B
    A
    C
    E

    Looking forward to hearing the real answers!

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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  6. What a fun contest!
    Here are my guesses:
    1. E
    2. False
    3. D
    4. B
    5. A
    6. D
    7. D
    Thanks!
    Laura
    BookcaseLaura (at) gmail.com

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  7. Great contest.
    gmapeony@yahoo.com

    1. E - Bookpage
    2. False
    3.- D - 203
    4. B - Romantic Times
    5. A - Guest blogs & interviews
    6. D - 6 weeks
    7. D - 82

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  8. These are some very interesting questions! Here goes...

    1. e. BookPage
    2. False
    3. d. 203
    4. b. Romantic Times
    5. A
    6. c. 4 weeks
    7. d. 82

    Can't wait to see what the answers are :)

    Na S.
    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. 1. Book Page
    2. F
    3. A
    4. B
    5. E
    6. E (My sister is getting married in November!)
    7. D

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  10. 1. e
    2. False
    3. d
    4. b
    5. a
    6. c
    7. c

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  11. 1 E
    2 False
    3 C
    4 B
    5 E
    6 D (Congrats.)
    7 D
    Interesting quiz. Thanks.
    mochfly(at)swbell(dot)net

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  12. 1. E. BookPage
    2. False
    3. D. 203
    4. B. Romantic Times
    5. A.
    6. E. 2 weeks
    7. D. 82

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  13. e
    false
    e
    b
    e
    b
    e

    atbrenn@verizon.net

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  14. Great contest.
    lrmegtom@gmail.com

    1. E
    2. False
    3. B
    4. B.
    5. E.
    6. E.
    7. C.
    Lynn R.

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  15. great contest!
    mickey3214@aol.com
    1. E
    2. false
    3. B
    4. B
    5. A
    6. E
    7. C

    Mickey MacD

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  16. No clue about most of these but I will guess (0:

    Thanks for the contest!

    1. e. BookPage

    2. False

    3. a. 570


    4. b. Romantic Times


    5. a. Guest blogs and interviews with our authors all over the romance blogosphere


    6. d. 6 weeks
    (congrats!)

    7. d. 82

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  17. a.
    False.
    a.
    b.
    e.
    a.
    e.

    Whew! There's my guesses :-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  18. 1. e
    2. False
    3. d
    4. b
    5. a
    6. e
    7. a

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Fun quiz.

    1. E
    2. False
    3. D 203
    4. B Romantic Times
    5. A
    6. D 6
    7. D 82

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  20. Good Morning! Here are the answers:

    1. c. Kirkus Reviews

    2. FALSE

    3. d. 203

    4. b. Romantic Times

    5. e. All of the above

    6. d. Our weddings are 6 weeks apart

    7. d. 82–but that doesn’t include novellas

    We had 4 people with 5 correct answers. I'll send you all an email at the same time, and the first TWO people to reply will receive prize packs of March and April casa titles, and the next two will receive a copy of The India Fan.

    Thanks to everyone who took the quiz. Enjoy the rest of the week!

    Danielle

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  21. sent info. thanks.
    gmapeony@yahoo.com

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