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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2006, 11:07:08 AM »
Wow, all this build up for that?  Lame.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2006, 12:28:28 PM »
It's actually pretty cool, I think. He's essentially got two different things going: the first is an Internet game (similar to I Love Bees, but on a necessarily much smaller scale), and the second is a serialized novella written in blog format.  Both are designed to advertise his novel, and both are very new to his market. I think that if people get into it, it will be a huge boost to his next book once it comes out.

Question to Rob: I'm not sure if the two sites are, story-wise, supposed to be linked together yet. Do they "know" about each other at this point?
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2006, 12:30:08 PM »
This is a public discussion forum, y'know.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2006, 12:36:30 PM »
The two are not currently aware of each other.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2006, 01:11:03 PM »
Eh, I doubt it will get much of a boost from it.  People are getting really sick of viral marketing like this, there are so many things like this now that it's not unique or fun anymore but annoying and unoriginal.  Kudos to Mustard if it works, but I don't think the effort he'll put into it will pay off.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2006, 02:14:40 PM »
This is old hat to us because it's been used in gaming for years, but no one has ever done this to market a Mormon novel--the typical Covenant shopper has never in her life seen something like this. I really think it could work. Mustard, you should post that flyer Covenant made.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2006, 02:21:02 PM »
Supposedly, this will get tucked into every book that leaves Seagull Book.

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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2006, 02:48:29 PM »
Hm. So you're marketing the websites. Clever.

I just want more pictures on your fake blog.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2006, 03:08:53 PM »
There will be many, many more.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2006, 03:38:54 PM »
I'm even in one, but Stephanie's is better. Tage was, of course, a bigger star than any of us.

Mustard, how much do you want us to talk about this in "behind the scenes" terms? I don't know how many of your readers will wander over here and see it, but they might, but it's not like they think it's real anyway...so anyway. I think we're fine, but let me know.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2006, 03:43:29 PM »
As long as there are no spoilers, I'm fine.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2006, 03:44:07 PM »
Also, if people want to speculate, it'd be rad if you do so on the Unknown Patriot forum.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2006, 05:13:05 PM »
You know, Fell, that the blog is being written by fictional characters from the books, right? I think that *might* clue people to the fact that it's a game. Also, the flyer states it directly.
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2006, 08:26:27 PM »
So...are these blogs going to be mentioned in book 2? Like, "I just got done posting some more to my blog about what happened yesterday..."
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Re: Stephanie is rad to the MAX, baby!
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2006, 09:30:12 AM »
I arranged the dates of the book so that they correlate exactly with the blog, meaning that the book starts June 23rd, and the events on the blog match exactly (though from a different POV).  The blog ends July 1.
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