I am going to send out my first mailer in the next month or so, but before I do that I need to create a mailing list.
Back in January during the regional SCBWI conference, speakers emphasized the need to do your homework and be accurate when sending post cards or a package. Include the name of the AD or editor receiving the mailer and personalize the letters.
I wanted to pose a question to my readers that actively market themselves. How do you find current information for publishers? Is there a magic quick way of doing this? Or is this as painful and tedious as I think it might be… finding publishers and going on their web sites to find a number to call. Then calling and asking who’s the AD and the editor. Is this how everyone does it? How do you do it? How do you compile the info and do you use a specific software to store all the data?
I would love to know!!!!
I also want to let you know how much I appreciate every bit of info you can provide. Thanks for sharing!
On a separate note, I wanted to thank Monica and Andrea for this award. I am so honored. They are so talented! Their work was most recently published on the cover of 'Night of the Crabs'. Please check it out when you can.