Good afternoon everyone! Sorry to be so late on the first post but November snuck up on me so fast I couldn’t believe it started today. Thanks for being patient with me.
Let’s go over the lineup for The Book’s Blurb Blog. First, don’t forget to check out the submissions criteria. Everyone MUST adhere to what is on the page or chance getting their submission returned. I need to make it easy for both you and me. I too am a writer, so the easier this blog is to work with the better it will be.
Now you may have noticed that today is what’s called Thursday’s Tidbits. Yeah, I know that the title of the tab is without the apostrophe but something in Blogger won’t let you have those special characters, so you’ll have to trust me on this one. Every Thursday, either myself or guest will be giving you tidbits on blurbs and other promotional opportunities available to you. Some of the items listed will be 100% free to authors while others may have a small fee. What I define as a small fee is anything under $25.
Let’s start with The Book’s Blurb Blog. The blurb portion of the blog will always be free. We have limited spaces for cover art and banners. The banners can be static or animated. If they are animated, please make sure that your buy link if you’re selling your book or your website link are already embedded in the file. No, I don’t know how to make it work, which is why it needs to come to me already there. We can make links work on covers and static banners, so no problem there. For covers, it is $5 per month or $12 for 3 months. For banners, it is $3 per month, or $7.50 for three. The reason covers are more is because they are on the front page. At this time, we’re not sure exactly how many spots will be available. We are keeping 7-10 days of the blog up at a time but this too will depend upon size and look. Since this is a new blog, we’re just not sure how big the front page will get at this time. If you want to reserve a book cover spot and or a banner spot, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with what you want to purchase in the subject line. We will get back to you with instructions within 1-2 days.
For those of you who are concerned with the marketing of your work, a group you need to join is Marketing for Romance Writers. Now, don’t let the name fool you as they teach you how to market any type of book. Recently they’ve had FREE classes on how to construct a logline and how to write a blurb. They are always holding free seminars and other classes regarding social media and how to make it work for you. When I started with them a few years ago, they were a small group that has blossumed into 1500+ strong. They are worth checking out. Here’s the website http://marketingforromancewriters.org/about.htm and they also have a Facebook page as well as other resources for writers. Go check them out...I think you’ll be glad you did.
That’s all for today! Our blurb posts will start on Saturday and I’ll be back tomorrow with some words of wisdom on how to construct a blurb. Have a great day everyone!