Happy Sunday, WG2E-Land!!!
Earlier this year, I shared with y’all that 2012 was going to be about Purple Cow Marketing in D. D. Scott-ville.
Today, I’m treatin’ y’all to a superfab fun peek into just how I’m doing that…
It starts with this Country Chart-Topping debut release from Country Music Rising Star Kip Moore:
What does Kip’s song “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” have to do with D. D. Scott?
Here’s the scoop…
Kip wrote this super-catchy tune with a family friend of mine Dan Couch.
Dan and I are from the same hometown, and our families are connected in a bunch of fun ways…for example, his brother and I graduated together, the house he grew up in used to belong to my Great Aunt, and his brother’s wife’s brother – the same one I graduated with – is married to our very own David Slegg’s sister! Got that?! I can remember listening to Dan sing a song he wrote just for his brother’s wedding during the reception. Yep, we’re all small town kids to the max!!!
Dan and Kip’s debut song “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” is about a truck just like my debut book – BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS – has my hero and heroine meet when she rear-ends the back of his pickup truck.
BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS is also set in a saloon I based on Nashville TN’s A-mazing Wildhorse Saloon.
The Wildhorse Saloon is famous for their bootscootin’ lessons and dance floor, their fried pickles (which I feature in my book) and their live entertainment featuring all the hottest Country Music Superstars.
In the mean time, I’m now a VIP Sponsor of Nashville’s wonderful Mystery Readers and Writers Conference – Killer Nashville – which is in late August each year in Music City.
Here’s where the Purple Cow Promotion comes in…
“What If”, I asked myself…
What If I got together with Dan (and possibly Kip too) and the three of us did a “Writers Round Table” event at The Wildhorse Saloon?!
In other words, how ’bout an Evening at the Mic with Dan and I (and Kip, if his schedule allows) to show how both song writers and story writers come up with their ideas and how they then turn those ideas into bestsellers?!
How fun of a genre mash-up and Purple Cow Idea is that?!
So…that’s what I’m doing!
I’m working with the Wildhorse Saloon to make this event happen on their stage Friday, August 24th during Killer Nashville!
I’m treating all 500 Attendees of Killer Nashville to the Event as my D. D. Scott-ville Bootscootin’ Bash!
And, it appears tickets will also be available to the public.
I’m finishing a deal with The Wildhorse in which I’ll have the second and third floors of The Wildhorse for a private party for all my Killer Nashville Peeps with fried pickles and bbq too!
While the bottom floor of the saloon will remain open to the public for ticket sales and cover charges.
This is the perfect example of how y’all can think totally outside the box. In other words, use the niche elements of your books – for me, bootscootin’, trucks, and Music City – to come up with totally unique, one-of-a-kind Purple Cow Promotions for your brand and your books.
It’s Your Turn, WG2E-Land: What are the niche elements in your Ebooks and let’s brainstorm together superfab fun ways to Purple Cow Style Promote them…
The Best of The WG2E Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck Wishes — D. D. Scott