I don’t know about you, but when I read a great book, I tell my friends about it. The same goes for a movie, a restaurant, a vacation destination. I want to share the things I enjoy and appreciate. Sometimes, I tell my friends, “I just met an incredible person. You have to meet her. I’ll introduce you.”
I met Jillian Dodd when I was invited to join a large group of writers for a special project, and it didn’t take me long to realize that she likes to help other people, especially in the area of self-publishing.
Ninety-nine authors were part of a December 21st promotion to sell 99 e-books for 99 cents each. In no time at all, Jillian’s step-by-step instructions and guidance produced a marketing plan, blog posts and Tweets, a web site, fabulous prizes for the Giveaway and ways in which we could reach out to the reading public. Authors contacted book bloggers and hundreds signed up to advertise the promotion on their blogs. Organizing ninety-nine excited authors couldn’t have been easy, but Jillian did it.
During the December 21st sale, ten of us made the top 100 in the Kindle store. The majority of us sold hundreds of books and saw our rankings soar. Many were in the top five of their specific category genres. We occupied eighteen of the first 21 slots on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list. We were excited, and readers loved getting a deal on quality e-books and the chance to win fabulous prizes.
Jillian stayed up with virtually no sleep for forty-eight hours to make sure the whole thing went smoothly. And it did. Like clockwork.
Jillian Dodd likes to help people, and she selflessly puts everything she has into the job.
Sometimes a quiet, private thank you doesn’t seem enough. Sometimes, you want to bellow your appreciation in public. We authors wanted to show our appreciation, but what was the best way? Author Charles Sheehan-Miles came up with the idea of a coordinated “thank you,” from authors and bloggers on the same day. A surprise for Jillian, because everyone loves surprises. A public thank you to a wonderful lady.
So here it is, Jillian:
You made it happen.
You’re a terrific lady.
You go girl!
Rah Rah Rah!
I’m glad I met Jillian Dodd. You can meet her too. She’s the author of the young adult Keatyn Chronicles. Book one, Stalk Me, published in August 2012, has 139 reviews with an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Book two, Kiss Me, published November 2012, already has 157 reviews with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Also by Jillian Dodd, That Boy, with 141 reviews with an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and the sequel That Wedding, 64 reviews, 4.7 out of 5 stars.
I invite you to meet Jillian Dodd on her website.
You can also find Jillian on her Facebook page.
And on Goodreads.