Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary
For Everyone: One $50 Amazon/BN GC, two $25 Amazon/BN GCs, Two $10 Amazon/BN GCs
a Rafflecopter giveaway
For Authors: 2 $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), 4 free 25 page complete book edit, 2 Winner’s choice of teaser or social media cover graphic design.
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:
What are you ashamed of?
Judy: Mostly that I didn’t take better care of myself when I was younger, especially in regards to healthy eating and exercising. I’m paying for it now, but I’m finally on the right track!
Marianne: That’s tough … I’m not easily ashamed. Maybe that I allowed some people to make or sway some decisions when I was younger that weren’t necessarily in my best interest (in retrospect). But honestly, that’s also just life and I’m not particularly ashamed of that either.
What’s the loveliest thing you have ever seen?
Judy: At one time I would have said it was gazing at my first born’s face. But then I saw my first born gazing into her first born’s face…and my heart melted.
Marianne: My husband holding our brand new baby daughter… with tears in his eyes. Thankfully someone snapped a picture of it, or I’d have missed it. I was in labor 37 hours and ended up with a C-section. By the time she was born, I was nearly unconscious from exhaustion.
Who is your favorite author, and what are you currently reading?
Judy: I don’t really have one favorite author, but I do have a lot of go to authors that I grab as soon as they have a new book. Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon, Dean Koontz, J.D. Robb. I have several different books going at any one time. Right at bedtime I’m currently listening to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, in the car I’m listening to Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.
Marianne: It might be a cliche, but Nora Roberts is my only “auto buy” and about 85% of her books are on my keeper shelf as “comfort reads”. I loved Jennifer Crusie, but she’s not really publishing anymore. I also have a soft spot for Tessa Dare (funny, funny historical romance), but I also read fantasy, young adult and mystery/suspense and have dozens of authors I really like.
Do you laugh at your own jokes?
Judy: Of course. I’m a very funny person.
Marianne: Ditto what Judy said. I also usually add a few leg slaps and a guffaw.
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 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.
Grammar freak and coffee lover, Marianne 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.