The moment Helena Stone and I were given a release date for our novella, Strangers In The Night, we panicked. What do we do now? How do we get the word out? I spoke to a blogger that I’m friends with and she suggested we either start contacting bloggers ourselves and learning how each one wants their info sent, or we go through a promotional company, such as IndiGo. Because time was short, she gently persuaded us to go the promoter route. Thankfully, we listened.
Looking back, I see how unprepared we were. I know William Cooper had to have been tearing his hair out by the time our tour was set up, but he never let it show. Not only did he get us on ten totally amazing blog stops, but he helped us come up with ideas for the posts, too. He told us what we could and what we couldn’t do. I have no idea how we would’ve ever managed this on our own.
I’m currently working with Lori Blantin on another tour for my upcoming release, Dragons, and, once again, she’s managed to get me some amazing stops and offered me some phenomenal suggestions. I highly recommend IndiGo if you’d rather spend your time writing than promoting your work.
Jaycee Edward, Author
Lori’s the best at promotion! She hosted several Facebook launch parties for me, and all I can say is WOW! She really puts her talents to work finding perfect songs to fit the book and coming up with interesting topics to discuss. You definitely can’t go wrong with Lori.
Carol Lynne, Author
Working with IndiGo mitigated the stress of releasing my first novel. They were professional, courteous, timely and thoughtful, and I will certainly work with them again in the future. I have no qualms whatsoever in recommending them to others, and do so frequently! Thank you, IndiGo; you’re a godsend!
Amelia Faulkner, Author
Lori Blantin ran several Facebook parties to promote my new releases. I have been struck by her attention to detail and efficient handling of the ‘backroom’ arrangements, while at the same time she never loses her sense of fun. Her parties are lively and engaging, but Lori can also be relied on to get the job done in terms of raising my author profile, establishing new contacts and networks, and connecting with my readers. Lori understands social media, and in particular she is clued up about creative ways of using these channels for marketing books. I’m happy to recommend her.
Ashe Barker, Author
FB parties are a whirlwind of activity and Lori did an amazing job keeping up with all the threads, stimulating new conversations and balancing the needs of all the What’s his Passion authors. I had a great night and gained a lot of new friends and readers as a result.”
LM Somerton, Author
Lori Blantin knows how to host a fantastic FaceBook party! She made it so easy to interact with others, and she was very entertaining. Her wit and organizational skills really made the entire event more fun than I’d hoped it’d be. Thank you, Lori!
Bailey Bradford, Author
William Cooper is the best cure for book-tour induced headaches. He’ll make sure that you get on all the best blogs to get your novel maximum exposure. I’ll definitely be using his services in the future.
Michael Kudo, Author
Lori was well-organized and eased me into my first Facebook chat
Sean Michael, Author
It was during the launch of my first full-length novel that I first met Lori. As part of the PR for the release, my publishers were throwing a fabulous Facebook party where other authors could participate and fans could get a glimpse into the world behind the book.
I’m not a social (media, or otherwise) butterfly. I find attention difficult and I’m not a hugely confident person. The idea of a Facebook party was daunting and I hadn’t the faintest idea what to expect.
Luckily for me, the party was being hosted by the wonderful Lori Blantin. She kept the party moving by sharing media clips, songs and pictures I had provided and also made the prize giveaways a lot of fun! There was never a quiet moment and I felt myself giddy with the response from the attendees and my nervousness disappeared until all I felt was excitement.
The party was in fabulous hands and I really do hope to work with Lori again in the future. She is truly a superstar.
Pamela L. Todd, Author
I knew I needed an assistant, but I didn’t have time to train someone in the basics of everything that an indie author needs. Just when I despaired of ever getting a few minutes to myself again, I was referred to William Cooper. He now manages many of the day-to-day things that stress me out, including contacting bloggers, updating links on my website and Facebook, doing research, and setting up paid promo for my books. He helped me get my sanity back, and now I can focus on writing and interacting with readers–the parts of my job that I enjoy. I recommend William without reservation!
Cleo P., Author
This is an incredible company. Lori is a dream to work with and made my book tours and facebook party totally stress free. I know I drove her nuts with my questions and panic attacks but she took everything in stride and still smiled at me (virtually) and “held my hand” when I needed it. Promotion is not easy. Promoting your work is incredibly hard. But Lori made it simple. She handled everything! I honestly thought I was going to have to do all this stuff, like be witty and fun. But I didn’t have to be because she was! Even with the facebook party she was the one who kept it all going with songs and pictures and prizes and game questions. She is amazing. I am not kidding. I was in awe. Such crazy talent and insight she makes everything seem easy when clearly it just can’t be. I will be back for more as soon as I write more books to promote. Thank you, Lori. Hugs!
Hurri Cosmo, Author