This blog is only for the log line, also called an elevator pitch or tagline, of your book. You know, the one that sells your book for you. One of the most famous log lines in history is: In space, no one can hear you scream. Now tell me you don't know what movie that's from and I'll tell you, you've been living under a rock for the last thirty years or so.
A great log line will make your book memorable. Please share yours with us!
Each month, we will have a contest for a $20 Amazon gift card. The contest starts the first day of the month 12:00 am and ends at 11:59 pm the last day of the month. To be entered into the monthly contest, readers need to leave a comment for the daily log lines. Each comment is equal to an entry into the current monthly contest. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win but please, please, PLEASE leave your email address so we can contact you should you win. Prizes not claimed within 72 hours are forfeit. The Log Line Blog management reserves the right to not award the prize should entries fall below fifteen entrants for the month or if the majority of the comments appear to have no relation to the blog entry of the day. Address all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your participation!
We encourage your submission to this blog! Specific instructions for submitting are listed on page 2.
Trust me, they are easy and simple. There's no hidden rules...just submit like instructed...and you'll get a spot in our calendar.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce
Today as we were preparing to do the posting for the next few days, we came up against an unexpected problem. See, the author, K.R. Bailey, had published with or been published by Bookstrand, we’re not sure which it is, and the buy link no longer worked. Therefore, we could not post this fabulous author today. It is our hope that we can have her back on Sunday, February 26th.
Now, this isn’t necessarily the author’s fault at all. We hear there is an issue between PayPal and Bookstrand. Personally, we feel it should have remained their issue alone but the trickle-down effect was in full force. While we don’t know the particulars and being authors ourselves, we tend to side with other authors.
Therefore, if you are a self-published author through Bookstrand, you must provide us with a buy link from another source prior to your scheduled post. As crappy as this is, it isn’t fair to our readers if they like your book but have no way to purchase it at all. We know we are one of your promotion outlets and feel horrible about this.
If you have already had a blog post with us and Bookstrand was your publisher or were self-published through them, you need to give us a new purchase link to your book. See...nothing ever goes away on the internet...someone, somewhere will find that link to the old post and look you up, wanting to purchase your book. Readers get frustrated when they can’t get what they want. And with all the great books out there, who can blame them?
Authors, we are not trying to punish you in any way. We know we have an obligation to BOTH you and the readers. This was a very, very hard decision to make. We aren’t banning you and we aren’t going to take down any old posts. That’s not what we do BUT we’d like to correct what we can in the back posts. If you have any upcoming posts and have already submitted, please, please send us the updated information as soon as possible.
We always try to schedule a week in advance on Wednesday. Obviously, that didn’t happen with our internet issues this week but we make every effort to make sure that every author has their full 24 hours on our blog. We tweet about them and soon will have a Facebook page as well to help promote authors to readers.
We hope that this issue with Bookstrand is resolved soon. Good luck to all the authors who are having to deal with this at present. If we can help in any way, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
Thanks again for being such a great group of authors and readers. We appreciate each and every one of you!
We are so sorry this is late. Our internet has been down off and on, mostly off, for the past couple of days. This makes it very, very hard to finish up with all the prizes.
Here’s the complete list of all the winners from our participation in the Naughty After Dark Blog Hop by day, including the grand prize winner. First, we’d like to thank everyone who participated in this hop. It was our first experience and you’ve made it fabulous. We hope that you tell all your friends and have found some great new authors as well.
Hopefully, you all had a chance to visit a lot of other blogs during the week. There were some great ones, great books and authors as well.
And finally, to all of you, thanks for stopping by! We are truly blessed to have such wonderful readers and followers like you. We can’t do any of this without your support.
Now, our list of winners:
2-15 None (given away on last day)
2-16 Bev Pettersen
2-22Debby & Tamsyn
Grand Prize Winner: Shannon Leigh
The daily winners each get a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or ARe. The Grand Prize Winner gets a $25 gift certificate to Amazon or ARe. Please make sure that you gave us your email. If you didn’t, please email us at email@example.com with the day you won. With our internet issues, we’ll give everyone until February 26th to contact us if we haven’t emailed you regarding your choice. All prizes not claimed by midnight February 26th will be forfeited.
Now that the blog hop is over, please don’t be a stranger. We’d love to have you back. We give a monthly giveaway of a $20 gift certificate.
Again, thank you very, very much for joining us for our first blog hop. It won’t be our last!
If you are a winner, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to claim your prize and verify your email address. Each prize is drawn randomly from the total number of comments received. Prizes not claimed within 72 hours are forfeit. You must comment to enter. Please refer to our instructions listed in the left sidebar for more information. Thanks!
Participants are part of the My Sexy Saturday author group. Only if you've done the weekly blog hop is this promotional opportunity open to you. Please go check us out at www.mysexysaturday.blogspot.com. We hope to see you here, there and our other host blogs.