Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary

Welcome to
the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Month-Long Celebration!

Giveaways Galore, too!

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
Violets are
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!
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
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.
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 gift cards 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:
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 ThomasJudy 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.
Marianne ArkinsGrammar 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.

What got you interested
in promoting books?
Marianne: I’d recently been published and wanted to run
a virtual tour for my book, but at the time there was only one company who ran
them and they were hundreds of dollars which I couldn’t afford. So I organized
my own. And it was an absurd amount of work. So … I suggested to Judy that we
should start running tours for a reasonable price, something small press
authors could afford. As far as I am aware, we are the second ever virtual book
tour company 🙂
Do your write, if so
what genre?
Judy: When I get time– I love to write! I’ve tried my
hand at several different genres, but Marianne said my voice really comes
through on fantasy. That’s nice to know, because it’s one of my very favorite
genres to read.
Marianne: I am a published author, and write in various
romance genres (so far I’m published in contemporary and historical romance,
thought I’m working on a romantic suspense and a fantasy romance as well,
currently, with ideas on both paranormal romance and a young adult).
Do you ever feel like
walking away?
Judy: Only at 4 AM in the morning when the alarm goes
off.. LOL. Seriously, I enjoy the work and love the freedom that comes with it.
I’m not a morning person by nature, though, so that 4 AM alarm is not my
favorite sound in the day.
Marianne: Every day! LOL… okay not exactly, but like any
job, it has it’s good and bad points. Mostly, I absolutely love what I do, but
now and then something happens that makes me question why I do this. The upside
is that for every negative, there are dozens of positives (mostly the authors
and hosts we work with).
What’s your craziest
Judy: I asked my husband, because I couldn’t think of
any… he said I have a crazy cat, but not an crazy habits. So, there it is, from
an unbiased POV.
Marianne: This is really hard…. Oh, one thing I do is,
when I’m really, really tired, I start typing simple words backwards. Without
thinking about it. So “the” would be “eht” or “cat” would come out “tac”. I
have a weird brain (just ask Judy).

Thanks, Marianne! Thanks, Judy!

Readers, there are some great giveaways – in addition to the poetry — check them out below. Feel free to visit the other tour stops this month and enter to win, there, too!

For Everyone: One $50 Amazon/BN GC, two $25 Amazon/BN GCs, Two $10 Amazon/BN GCs

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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

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8 thoughts on “Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary

  1. James Robert says:

    LOVE this blog, it is outstanding and I found so many terrific books through them.Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more!

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