Thursday, October 18, 2018

Promotional Post ~ Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary (Interview + Giveaway)

Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary (Interview + Giveaway)


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

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 Red.
Violets are Blue.
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!

Even 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


Choosing 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.

Marianne 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 GCs 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:

About 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 Thomas

Judy 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 Arkins

Grammar 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 are four things you can’t live without?
Judy: Not counting family members, because that’s a given - 1. Coffee 2. Phone (for pictures and visits with kids, grandkids, and friends/family) 3. Books  4. Music in my life

Marianne:  Outside of my family, books, music, pets, and coffee.

What is your favorite television show?
Judy:  Too many to name.  I love America’s Got Talent, Masterchef (heck, just about any Gordon Ramsay show), I  loved Timeless but they took it off (it’s almost guaranteed, if I really like a show, it’s gone).  I have a long list of things I’m currently streaming- I’m hooked on British and Australian TV shows.

Marianne: I’ve been hooked on watching old series (like “Burn Notice” and “Numb3rs”), but I did LOVE “Timeless” (note, you should check it out on Hulu for sure, and then join the #SaveTimeless and #SaveRufus brigade immediately because we’re still hoping for a season three).

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Judy:  Elizabeth Bennet… the clothes, Mr. Darcy….what’s not to like?

Marianne: Lessa from “The Dragonriders of Pern”. She was awesome, plus she was with F’lar.  And RIDING A DRAGON.  Yeah.

Who is the last person you hugged?
Judy: My husband

Marianne: My kid.



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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  1. Thanks for hosting us! Readers, would you rather be able to talk with the animals or know all foreign languages?

  2. Thank you for the post. Happy 10th Anniversary! Well I think I'll like to know all foreign languages.

  3. I would love to know all foreign languages, that would be so amazing!

  4. Talk with animals.