So far, I've had TWO people send me cross-marketing contest entries. TWO. I'm starting to feel like I'm at one of those awkward, unfabulous book signings and nobody is showing up.
In the hopes of inspiring others to be inspired, I have included two additional pictures of my own to the legitimate submissions posted below. Can I do that? I guess I can because it's my contest. bwah! No worries, though...I won't cheat and declare myself the winner of the Sea Monkeys. UNLESS, of course, they can be trained to fetch coffee. In that case, the gloves are off!
This first picture comes from the lovely and talented picture book author, Boni Ashburn. (HUSH, LITTLE DRAGON).
Let me guess. Flame-broiled?
This next weigh-funny pic comes from editor, Carol Hinz at Millbrook Press, and author Brian P. Cleary (ON THE SCALE, A WEIGHTY TALE).
Bok choy, bananas, and books! Oh, my! The world would be a much better place if books were included in the 5 A Day Campaign, no?
Me, plugging two favorites...(IN A BLUE ROOM by Jim Averbeck and A VISITOR FOR BEAR by Bonnie Becker)
Good news! With a little help from Benjamin Moore, you, too can have your own blue room!
Cross-marketing campaigns wouldn't just benefit the book industry. Think of how many more life jackets stores would sell if a copy of BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA were tucked neatly into the straps.
So, here's the deal. Send me your own cross-marketing book campaign pictures:
I will post them periodically throughout the month of September. One lucky winner will win their very own frolicsome colony of Sea Monkeys! Haven't you always wanted a monkey? "So eager to please, they can even be trained!"
Hmmm...I wonder if they can be trained to write a novel...???