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Julius Thompson Speaking at 2011 Redan High Teen Read Week!


 Ghost of Atlanta: 2011 Readers Favorite National Fiction Award Gold Winner!

    This is a Blessing From God!
    Ghost of Atlanta won the 2011 Readers Favorite National Gold Medal Award for general fiction!
    I've waited for over fifteen years for a chance to see my novels recognized on a national level.
    I want to thank all my loyal readers and supporters for  your encouragement over the years.
    I've worked so hard and it's been frustrating and very difficult at times. I've been a Georgia Author of the Year Nominee in 2007 and 2011, but to be a Gold Winner in a national award contest is an incredible honor.
    I want to thank Debra Gaynor the head of Readers Favorite, Dennis DeRose my editor and Passionate Writer Publishing for this honor.

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Dr. Ellizabeth Nunez and Julius Thompson at 2011 AJC-Decatur Book Festival!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Purple Phantoms: Young Adult Novel!
    When my editor, Dennis DeRose, and I talked about my fourth novel Purple Phantoms, words came up thaqt sent shivers up my spine: Young Adult!
    Oh my God, how do I handle the marketing of a young adult novel?
    My three previous novels have been marketed to an adult audience: A Brownstone in Brooklyn, Philly Style and Philly Profile and the 2011 National Award Winning Ghost of Atlanta.
     Now, with Purple Phantoms scheduled for publication in 2012, I must develop a new marketing strategy. I must develop the marketing strategy now. I read in different blogs and websites that the young adult market cover ages 12-18. This group spans an age range which covers almost an entire decade.
     This is a complex genre as tghere are tremendous differences in the intellectual anmd emotional maturity of a fourth grader versus a college freshman. I know there are certain features which set young adult novels apart.
     My problem:
        1. How do you market to such a diverse group? I'm not afraid to ask for help an advice to reah the maximum number of young readers.
        2. Where  and how do you blog to this group?
        3. What kind of website do you develop fo the young adult audience.?
        4. How do you get  libraries involved in the marketing of young adult books?
        Help! Help! Help!
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