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Tuesday 16 October 2018

☀ℚ Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Celebrations!

Thank you for joining us today for the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Celebrations!

Goddess Fish Promotions is one of the companies behind our book tours - they make it all happen! They organise tours and provide other essential services, such as editing, graphic design, and more.

They are wonderful to work with (as well as being great animal lovers) and we would always recommend them to any author wishing to promote their work, hence we are very proud to introduce them to you today.

Goddess Fish Promotions will be awarding lots of prizes to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour - full details below!  Please do take part: comment on our post and join in the poetry competition, and follow the tour where you will be able to read other fun titbits from Goddess Fish.

|| An Introduction from GFP ||  About GFP || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

An Introduction from Goddess Fish Promotions

Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Month Long Celebration!

Who is Goddess Fish Promotions? And what do we do? We're glad you asked!

We didn't want your visit here to be dry and boring, so we decided to have a poetry competition and put what we do into verse. Here are the initial entries:
Roses are Red.
Violets are Blue.
I'm awful at poetry.
We can edit your book
find things you didn't see
It will be fun to look
at the changes from me.
Yeah, for some reason, Judy won!

Even better, her poem is correct. We DO offer editing as one of our options.

Here are a couple of testimonials from clients:
I worked with Marianne on a complete edit and was very happy with the results. Her feedback was clear, easy to follow, and she probed on things I hadn’t thought of. She was also responsive whenever I had questions and helped me work through a few issues. Her feedback and guidance improved the quality of my manuscript, all at a very fair price. I’m working on my next book and plan to use their services again.

– J B Glazer, author, In Search of Mr. Anonymous*
Choosing the right editor for a project is incredibly important to an author. Let’s face it, we want the best for our books. When I was considering editors for my first indie-published book, Regenerate, I naturally thought of Goddess Fish Promotions–and I’m so glad I did.

Marianne Arkins and Judy Thomas are incredibly attentive and professional during the entire editing process. Their input was invaluable and the story is much stronger because they cared enough to help unsnarl plot points and find order in the chaos..

I can’t wait to work with them again. Truly, a top-notch editorial team!

– Sarita Leone, award-winning author of Regenerate

We also offer Virtual Book Tours, Graphic Design, Social Media Promotion and more. You can see more testimonials here.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a little (more information is below) and we'd like to do the same. We'd LOVE to see a little poem that tells us a bit about you in the comments.

We'll be awarding random book giveaways and $5 Amazon GCs to some of the best poetry we find. It might not be at every stop, but when something really makes us smile, we'll reward it!

Come on, be daring!

 And now, more about us...

About Goddess Fish Promotions

Goddess Fish Promotions was established October 14, 2008. Why?

Well, when Marianne became a published author and got her the first taste of trying to promote a book on a budget, there was only one other virtual book tour company in place at the time, and their fees were simply too high for a small press author.

After coordinating and running her own tour, she knew other authors could use the same service for a reasonable price. Thus, Goddess Fish Promotions was born.

Because both Judy and Marianne were authors and editors prior to running Goddess Fish Promotions, they approach the business with a unique point of view, and treat their clients how they would expect to be treated.

The people behind the fish

Judy Thomas

Judy Thomas has a college degree in English and she’s worked in retail, education, at her local library as well as an editor for a small press and for the now defunct ShadowKeep Ezine.

She’s also a published author so can see things from both sides of the fence. In 2013, she “retired” and now spends her days helping authors make their dream come true—as well as working as much as she can with her local theater group.

Let's find out a little bit more about Judy!
Have you ever found true love?
"I have ...and I had to kiss a lot of frogs along the way, but I wouldn’t change a thing. What we went through before we found each other, made us the people was are."
What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Do I have to grow up? I think adulting is very overrated sometimes."
What is your favorite bedtime drink?
"A glass of wine before bed, but I keep a glass of water on my bedside table for nighttime drinking"
Favorite food –
"pizza… followed closely by potatoes in all their incarnations"

Marianne Arkins  

Grammar freak and coffee lover, Marianne Arkins wrote her first novel at ten years old, built her first commercial website in 2000, and published for the first time in 2006.

She worked as a professional editor for just over a year, and knows what it’s like to write, edit and promote a book on a budget.

Let's find out a little bit more about Marianne!

Have you ever found true love?

"Sure. I’ve been married for more than twenty years!"
What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Black Widow (Natasha Romanov) from “The Avengers”... seriously. Every single time I watch any of the movies, I literally say, “I want to be her when I grow up.” She’s snarky and smart and caring and she kicks butt!! She’s my hero. Seriously… check this out, it’s one of my favorite scenes with her:"

What is your favorite bedtime drink?
"Lately, it’s been kombucha. I don’t like to drink a lot before bed, though, because I don’t want to have to visit the potty during the night."
Favorite food –
"pizza … it’s good for any meal!"

Giveaway and Tour Stops

For Everyone

Enter to win: one $50 Amazon/BN GC, two $25 Amazon/BN GCs, and two $10 Amazon/BN GCs – a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway For Authors 
  • two $10 GC for any Goddess Fish Promotions service,
  • Winner’s choice of either a free blurb blitz (2 wk) or book blast (5 day), 
  • 50% off any tour (excludes Review tour or Full Service Tour), 
  • four free 25 page complete book edit, 
  • two Winner’s choice of teaser or social media cover graphic design.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary's tour at:

Oct 1: T's Stuff
Oct 1: Let me tell you a story
Oct 1: White Sky Project
Oct 2: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
Oct 2: Harlie's Books
Oct 2: Independent Authors
Oct 2: Bookish Reviews
Oct 3: Romance Novel Giveaways
Oct 3: Romance that's 'Out Of This World'
Oct 3: underneath the covers
Oct 3: Tory Richards
Oct 4: Kimmi Love
Oct 4: Notes From a Romantic's Heart
Oct 4: Books,Dreams,Life
Oct 5: Author Deborah A Bailey
Oct 5: Rainy Day Reviews
Oct 5: Christine Young
Oct 5: Books Direct
Oct 8: Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Oct 8: The Tired Buyer
Oct 8: The Layaway Dragon
Oct 8: Lampshade Reader
Oct 9: Nickie's Views and Interviews
Oct 9: Bookaholic
Oct 9: Writing is my Oxygen
Oct 9: Travel The Ages
Oct 10: Mythical Books
Oct 10: Sascha Darlington's Microcosm Explored
Oct 10: Wake Up Your Wild Side
Oct 10: Kit 'N Kabookle
Oct 11: Beyond Romance
Oct 11: The Bibliovert
Oct 11: Dena Garson-Real... Hot... Romance
Oct 11: Harlie Williams, Writer
Oct 12: The Book Connection
Oct 12: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
Oct 12: Nana Prah's Blog
Oct 12: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
Oct 15: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
Oct 15: Danita Minnis
Oct 15: So Many Books
Oct 15: Reviews by Crystal
Oct 16: The Reading Addict
Oct 16: BooksChatter
Oct 16: Casey's Corner
Oct 16: Locks, Hooks and Books
Oct 17: Just Books
Oct 17: The Avid Reader
Oct 17: Linda Nightingale ... Musings
Oct 17: A Hippie's Bookshelf
Oct 18: Jane Reads
Oct 18: Bayou Book Junkie
Oct 18: Sybrina's Book Blog
Oct 18: Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
Oct 19: fundinmental
Oct 19: All the Ups and Downs
Oct 19: Blog of Author Jacey Holbrand
Oct 22: Lisa Book Blog
Oct 22: One World Singles Blog
Oct 22: Mixed Book Bag
Oct 22: Books in the Hall
Oct 23: Fabulous and Brunette
Oct 23: Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer
Oct 23: It's Raining Books
Oct 24: Erotica For All
Oct 24: Laura's Interests
Oct 24: Book Bite Reviews
Oct 24: Welcome to My World of Dreams
Oct 25: Where Landsquid Fear to Tread
Oct 25: Hearts and Scribbles
Oct 25: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
Oct 25: Straight From the Library
Oct 26: Bookstanista
Oct 26: Sharing Links and Wisdom
Oct 26: Jazzy Book Reviews
Oct 26: Readeropolis
Oct 29: Dawn's Reading Nook
Oct 29: Regan Black
Oct 29: Books,Dreams,Life
Oct 29: Long and Short Reviews
Oct 30: Andi's Book Reviews
Oct 30: Edgar's Books
Oct 30: Iron Canuck
Oct 30: Deal Sharing Aunt
Oct 31: Bri's Book Nook
Oct 31: bookish bibliophile
Oct 31: books are love
October 31: Two Ends of the Pen


Victoria Alexander said...

Really great post!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today. We appreciate you!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks, Victoria!