Free Publicity for Christian Authors & Artists
BackgroundAt DeeperShopping we understand what it is like to be an Author or Artist with a great product. We know how frustrating it can be to have poured your heart and soul into your work, and then you find - no one knows about it! We know, because ten years ago we started as a publisher, and experienced the same frustrations. That is why we moved into retail - because we wanted to have an avenue to connect with readers and consumers. And we always wanted to share that with the artist community.
These days we sell millions of dollars a year in product - and we feel a responsibility to help artisans tell their story. How do people get led to the Lord? Through the power of the Gospel, and through the testimony of the Saints. We believe books, whether fiction or non fiction, have the ability to impact the world for the Glory of the Lord.
Christian Author Publicity OptionsWe have the following options available to authors. Please take time to read over the programs we offer. They are all totally free. No hidden costs. Its not a trick. We find that as a retailer, we dont know everything about every book. And this is our way of partnering with authors to make our customers aware of what is happening out there is the world of Christian Books!
- Inclusion in our "What's News on Fridays" Eblasts
Our What's News on Fridays Eblasts alert our customers to new deals and new products that are significant. We limit the number of items we promote to no more than 12. Each item gets an image, a link to the corresponding product page on our website, pricing information, and a description. Make the description awesome. No more than two paragraphs. To qualify you must ensure the following conditions are met:
- The book/cd/product is in stock in our website. If its not in stock, we cant promote it. No exceptions.
- The book/cd/product has an image and a description on our website.
- Lastly and most importantly, you must include a hyperlink from either your author/artisan website to your products on our website. After all, if we are going to do some free marketing for you, its only fair that you help build the relationship by ensuring that you link to your product pages on our site, and not on other retailers sites.
- Inclusion in our Author Biography Program
Find your book/cd/product on our website, and look for the section on the Author Biography. Then make sure you have setup a Biography on our site. You can include links to your own website, facebook etc. Our readers want to get to know our authors. They have choices when they buy products, and when there are multiple books that satisfy a customers need, they will then read the biographies of the authors to find out which author they resonate with the most.
- Competitions and Giveaways
We work with publishers, authors and artists to run great giveaways and competitions. If you want to run a contest, then we will be happy to participate. If you want us to do giveaways on facebook or twitter - we will be only too happy to assist. If you have some ideas, give us a call and we will see what we can do. Here are a few tips to help you when considering a competition or giveaway.
- We wont donate products to author or artist giveaways.
- We will handle the process of customers calling in or entering the competition.
- We will handle the shipping of any giveaways or prizes at our cost, provided you have preshipping your prizes to our distribution center.
If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 888.433.3788 between 10 am and 6pm est. We love authors and we will do our best to help you, provided it is inline with our mission to sell Christian Books & products!