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:

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

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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

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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…

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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.

Different but Complementary

Marianne and Judy have worked together for over 11 years. We met while taking a class together at Writers Village University, and we have found that while we have very distinct working styles (and personal styles), we complement each other well (we also occasionally compliment each other, but that’s a subject for another post).

Marianne is very much a go-getter … she is the idea person in the group.  Judy likes to say that Marianne is a Type A+++ personality.  On the other hand, Judy is so laid back she’s Type Z.  Marianne spurs Judy on to get things done in a timely manner, and Judy pulls Marianne back from the edge when she’s so stressed she wants to cry.

They are also different in personality.  Marianne is very much a tell-it-like-it-is-and-let-the-chips-fall-where-they-might kinda gal (tempered by years in customer service), while Judy was raised in the South and is the epitome of a southerner… just be careful if she blesses someone’s heart.

They have different reading tastes. Marianne has to have a HEA (and has been known to read the last chapter first as a way of insuring it).  Judy’s tastes run a bit darker, though she enjoys the HEA as well.  They are examples of how reading tastes are subjective:  one of Judy’s favorite series is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, while Marianne couldn’t get through the first book (for hers it’s a wallbanger).

Marianne is an early riser at the best of times, a hardcore morning person – she loves the quiet of the house before anyone else is up. Judy has to be pulled kicking and screaming from her bed when the alarm goes off – not literally, but it’s not her favorite time of the day!

Judy is very extroverted. She loves to be around people, the more the better, and she really loves children.  She is energized by crowds and loves them.  Marianne is an introvert.  People exhaust her.  Crowds are debilitating.  Alone time is required for recharging or she isn’t responsible for her attitude.

One way they are alike, however, is they share a determination to help authors make their mark in the world and to do it in a way that won’t break those author’s banks. They both know what it’s like to pour themselves into a story and want to get that story out to the public.

More About the Goddesses 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.

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Two … Count ‘Em … Two Big Giveaways!

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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Follow the Month-Long Tour

October 1: T’s Stuff
October 1: Let me tell you a story
October 1: White Sky Project
October 2: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
October 2: Harlie’s Books
October 2: Independent Authors
October 2: Bookish Reviews
October 3: Romance Novel Giveaways
October 3: Romance that’s ‘Out Of This World’
October 3: underneath the covers
October 3: Tory Richards
October 4: Kimmi Love
October 4: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
October 4: Books,Dreams,Life
October 5: Author Deborah A Bailey
October 5: Rainy Day Reviews
October 5: Christine Young
October 5: Books Direct

October 8: Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
October 8: The Tired Buyer
October 8: The Layaway Dragon
October 8: Lampshade Reader

October 9: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
October 9: Bookaholic
October 9: Writing is my Oxygen
October 9: Travel The Ages
October 10: Mythical Books
October 10: Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored
October 10: Wake Up Your Wild Side
October 10: Kit ‘N Kabookle
October 11: Beyond Romance
October 11: The Bibliovert
October 11: Dena Garson-Real… Hot… Romance
October 11: Harlie Williams, Writer
October 12: The Book Connection
October 12: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
October 12: Nana Prah’s Blog
October 12: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’

October 15: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
October 15: Danita Minnis
October 15: So Many Books
October 15: Reviews by Crystal
October 16: The Reading Addict
October 16: BooksChatter
October 16: Casey’s Corner
October 16: Locks, Hooks and Books
October 17: Just Books
October 17: The Avid Reader
October 17: Linda Nightingale … Musings
October 17: A Hippie’s Bookshelf
October 18: Jane Reads
October 18: Bayou Book Junkie
October 18: Sybrina’s Book Blog
October 18: Vickie’s Kitchen and Garden
October 19: fundinmental
October 19: All the Ups and Downs
October 19: Blog of Author Jacey Holbrand

October 22: Lisa Book Blog
October 22: One World Singles Blog
October 22: Mixed Book Bag
October 22: Books in the Hall
October 23: Fabulous and Brunette
October 23: Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer
October 23: Emily Carrington
October 23: It’s Raining Books
October 24: Erotica For All
October 24: Laura’s Interests
October 24: Book Bite Reviews
October 24: Welcome to My World of Dreams
October 25: Where Landsquid Fear to Tread
October 25: Hearts and Scribbles
October 25: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
October 25: Straight From the Library
October 26: Bookstanista
October 26: Sharing Links and Wisdom
October 26: Jazzy Book Reviews
October 26: Readeropolis

October 29: Dawn’s Reading Nook
October 29: Regan Black
October 29: Books,Dreams,Life
October 29: Long and Short Reviews
October 30: Andi’s Book Reviews
October 30: Edgar’s Books
October 30: Iron Canuck
October 30: Deal Sharing Aunt
October 31: Bri’s Book Nook
October 31: bookish bibliophile
October 31: books are love
October 31: Two Ends of the Pen

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It has been my pleasure hosting this stop on the tour for my absolute favorite tour company hostesses. I couldn’t ask for a better company to work with … both for hosting and for my own book tours.

Please feel free to go back over the past couple of weeks and meet the other authors who have taken advantage of Goddess Fish Promotions’ services. And, remember to come back tomorrow for even more!


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  1. Victoria says:

    Congrats Ladies!

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