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kayelle_allen
May 16th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Each author needs a promotional resource list which provides the name and link of places to share info about books. Granted, a mystery author might have different sites from a writer of westerns, although some sites will be common to both. To help you build your list, here are a few I use.

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http://twitter.com/kayelleallen/editors This is a list of editors whom I follow on Twitter.
http://promo-reminder.blogspot.com (http://promo-reminder.blogspot.com/) A listing of places that want author goodies (conventions, book fairs, etc.), and lists of contests for authors.
http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/calendar.php?c=1 Coffee Time Romance's calendar of events. Authors can add their own contests, chats, and events
http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/index.php Forum where authors can have a free forum page, teach and attend webinars, take part in monthly programs, and interact with readers. Completely moderated and well run.
http://en.gravatar.com/ Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?
http://bit.ly/ and http://tinyurl.com/ Bitly and Tinyurl both change very long tags (such as purchase links) into smaller ones that don't break in email or on groups/forums. Both can create customized links.
http://www.morguefile.com/archive/ Need a royalty-free, no cost picture for a video or ad? This is an excellent source with good, clear photos.
http://blog.publishedandprofitable.com (http://blog.publishedandprofitable.com/) A step-by-step guide to planning, writing, promoting, and profiting from a book
http://www.beneaththecover.com/ A unique insiderís view of the inner workings of how books start from a concept and end up in your hands.
http://tinyurl.com/26oxv2s Article on how to get your Facebook page to show up in the Facebook News Feed (found on Beneath the Cover).
http://theromancestudio.com (http://theromancestudio.com/) Review site which also provides specialized pages, blogs, and active Yahoo groups for various heat levels. Low cost "featured author" status, which provides superior opportunities to blog, hold contests, take part in giveaways, release parties, and holiday-themed events. Inside scoop on special sales for members, with highly reduced prices (i.e., 2 [or 3] for price of 1 specials)
http://romancejunkies.com (http://romancejunkies.com/) Review site with active Yahoo group, "featured author" status, holiday-themed events, and other contests. Ongoing giveaway program for author promo goodies (you send them buttons, pens, postcards, bookmarks, etc. and they ensure they go out to readers)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romancelivesforever/ Yahoo group which allows authors to promote books, contests, blog info, hold chats, and interface with readers.
http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/ Blog featuring multiple guest authors each month, offers spots for blog tours, book releases, and gives special consideration for holiday-themed books during their season of importance. Often booked three to six months in advance, so ask early. Postings are automatically generated on Facebook.
http://networkedblogs.com (http://networkedblogs.com/) Joining this lets your blog postings show automatically on your Facebook page, and the pages of all those who belong to NetWorkedBlogs. Great visibility with no work.
http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/2011/01/using-reviews-for-marketing.html A good blog article on using reviews and how to store them. Great reading.

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Your homework: share five sites you find helpful when promoting your work. I'll compile all sites shared and post them in a pdf file at the end of this workshop.

karensromance
May 16th, 2011, 08:30 PM
I hope this is helpful. Frankly, I've gotten several ideas from you already including Coffee Time Romance of which now I'm a staffer (moderator). Thank you Kayelle. I think I've gained more knowledge from you than I have anywhere.

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kayelle_allen
May 17th, 2011, 02:20 AM
I hope this is helpful. Frankly, I've gotten several ideas from you already including Coffee Time Romance of which now I'm a staffer (moderator). Thank you Kayelle. I think I've gained more knowledge from you than I have anywhere.

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Go Karen! I see a couple of new sites here, which I'll check out for myself. Thanks for sharing them.

Cher Green
May 17th, 2011, 06:42 AM
Kayelle, Thank you so much for hosting this Seminar. It couldn't have come at a better time. My first novella is due for release at the end of June. It's time to stick my nose into the marketing scene.

Thanks for such a great list. Can't wait to get started jumping through it.

Thanks,
Cher Green

Patricia Bates
May 19th, 2011, 12:18 PM
www.linkedin.com (http://www.linkedin.com)
www.authorsden.com (http://www.authorsden.com)
www.bookbuzzer.com (http://www.bookbuzzer.com)
www.theromancereview.com (http://www.theromancereview.com)
www.redroom.com (http://www.redroom.com)
www.writersandreadersofdistinctfiction.com (http://www.writersandreadersofdistinctfiction.com)
www.romancedivas.com (http://www.romancedivas.com)
www.publisherscornerezine.com (http://www.publisherscornerezine.com)
www.romancealley/suzannahsafi.com (http://www.romancealley/suzannahsafi.com)

kayelle_allen
May 23rd, 2011, 11:29 PM
www.linkedin.com (http://www.linkedin.com)
www.authorsden.com (http://www.authorsden.com)
www.bookbuzzer.com (http://www.bookbuzzer.com)
www.theromancereview.com (http://www.theromancereview.com)
www.redroom.com (http://www.redroom.com)
www.writersandreadersofdistinctfiction.com (http://www.writersandreadersofdistinctfiction.com)
www.romancedivas.com (http://www.romancedivas.com)
www.publisherscornerezine.com (http://www.publisherscornerezine.com)
www.romancealley/suzannahsafi.com (http://www.romancealley/suzannahsafi.com)

Cheerleader
Good job! Some new ones to me. However, I got errors on these links - are they missing letters or anything?
www.writersandreadersofdistinctfiction.com (http://www.writersandreadersofdistinctfiction.com/)
www.romancealley/suzannahsafi.com (http://www.romancealley/suzannahsafi.com)
www.publisherscornerezine.com (http://www.publisherscornerezine.com/)

Patricia Bates
May 23rd, 2011, 11:54 PM
Cheerleader
Good job! Some new ones to me. However, I got errors on these links - are they missing letters or anything?
www.writersandreadersofdistinctfiction.com (http://www.writersandreadersofdistinctfiction.com/)
www.romancealley/suzannahsafi.com (http://www.romancealley/suzannahsafi.com)
www.publisherscornerezine.com (http://www.publisherscornerezine.com/)


Kay here's the correct links: http://romancewriterandreader.ning.com/
http://thepublisherscorner.wordpress.com (there's a spot here at CTR for this one as well - just opened for authors to give feedback on what they want to see in a publication for authors about the publishing industry.
http://www.romancealley.suzannahsafi.com/

kayelle_allen
May 24th, 2011, 02:05 AM
Kay here's the correct links: http://romancewriterandreader.ning.com/
http://thepublisherscorner.wordpress.com (there's a spot here at CTR for this one as well - just opened for authors to give feedback on what they want to see in a publication for authors about the publishing industry.
http://www.romancealley.suzannahsafi.com/

Thank you Patricia. I'll check these out.