Friday, March 30, 2012

On The Go With Children's Author Karen Cioffi

On the Go with Children's Author Karen Cioffi on her final stop of her week long blog tour. Welcome!

Children's Author Karen Cioffi Ventrice
Children's Author Karen Cioffi

Karen what do you find most important to grow your career as an author?

Author visits are an important strategy in book marketing. You won’t sell books if no one knows they’re available for sale. This is one marketing strategy I am remiss in. I haven’t done any speaking engagements or author signings. I did talk to my local library about speaking there, but events like that are only done at the main branches. Unfortunately, I never followed through.

I always think if I do all this when will I write. So What else are you looking into.
Speaking engagements is on my ‘to do’ list. Book signings, I’m undecided on. I’ve read that they’re not really worth the effort, but I will be looking into it further. What’s effective for on book marketer may not work for another and what doesn’t work for one may work for another. So, always test the waters before saying ‘no.’ One of my favorite sayings is: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

That's a great saying Karen. And I agree test the waters, try it all and then decide. But what have you found a good use of your time and enjoyable ?

I do however, do online writing and marketing workshops and webinars, and most recently became a Writing Children’s Fiction instructor for the Long Story Short Writing School.

How can our readers find you and what you are up to or buy your books?
Day's End Lullabye
Day's End Lullaby
To keep track of my writing and marketing events, you can visit
Are you available for Speaking Engagements or do you only do on line webinars?

If you are interested in booking me for a speaking engagement, I only do local visits. If you’d like to book me for an online workshop or webinar you can contact me at karencioffi [at] ymail [dot] com.


Karen Cioffi said...


Thank you so much for featuring me during my Day's End Lullaby book tour!

Donna M. McDine said...

Billie, thanks for hosting Karen today.

Karen, don't be so hard on yourself. With all the online teaching and marketing you do you are doing terrific!

All the best,

Karen Cioffi said...

Donna, LOL thanks for the check. I've always had a type A personality and enough is never enough.

Kathleen Moulton said...

Karen, I wonder if it's possible for some of us to help market your book in our local bookstores/libraries?

Thank-you Billie and Karen for the interview today!


Karen Cioffi said...

Kathleen, Absolutely. Anyone generous enough to want to help promote my children's books (2), can email me at karencioffi - AT - ymail - dot - com and I'll be happy to send some bookmarks and postcards.

Thanks so much for asking!