After STAINED GLASS SUMMER and WEAVING MAGIC published and the first months of book launch promotion died down a bit, I began spending some time every Monday working on marketing for the books. What does this look like? I spend the first couple hours on Monday morning looking for upcoming blog hop sign-ups, opportunities to promote my sweet, contemporary romances on various yahoo discussion groups and scroll through various blogs linked to Facebook pages. This is also the time when I am looking for upcoming conferences to present, grants to apply for, and possible submission opportunities for some of my other stories.
Here are some recent marking opportunities for writers.
Middle Grade and Young Adult Holiday Blog Hop–Sign-ups are now open for this Holiday Blog hop for middle grade and young adult writers. The blog hop runs from December 1-15 and all you have to do is blog about a special holiday memory and offer a giveaway of a book, gift certificate, etc. Sign up here.
Magic Monday Tips from 30 Day Books: This is an easy one. All you do is sign up, and on Monday, an email with a tip for how to market your book shows up in your email. The latest was about creating an anniversary or birthday for your book to help give it some visibility. You can sign up for Magic Monday tips here.
Love Romances Cafe Facebook Page: If you write romance (any genre), Love Romances Cafe Facebook group is a good one to know about. They have opportunities for promotion such as posting your cover art on Wednesdays and sharing your free reads on Thursdays. You can go here to become a part of this Facebook group.
Finally, if you want to learn more about hybrid publishing and if it’s for you, check out this free chat at Savvy Authors this week on November 13. Hybrid publishing is when an author is using all the variety ways to publish–traditional, small indie presses and self publishing. The chat is hosted by romance author, Cynthia Eden, who writes paranormal and historical suspense.
If you have found any great opportunities for marketing, let us know in the comments!