Posts Tagged ‘readers’

Do you love reading romance books featuring people of color?

Sunday, April 29th, 2018
Do
you love reading romance books featuring people of color? Join us on
the Reader Love Tour & Giveaway where
it’s all about YOU. 
Enter
daily giveaways for African American, Interracial, and Multicultural
Romance books by the participating authors on 
BlackLoveBooks.com and
several prizes including a six month KU subscription (or $60 Amazon
Gift Card).
Participating
Authors:
Amarie
Avant | Bella Fontaine | Chiquitad Dennie | Dana Pittman | Danyelle
Scroggins | DeiIra Smith-Collard | G.L. Tomas | J. Nichole | J.L.
Campbell | Ja’Nese Dixon | Janae Keyes | Kim Golden | ML Preston |
Monica L. Smith | Rachelle Ayala | Savannah J. Frierson | Sheena
Binkley | Suzette D. Harrison | Suzette Riddick | Taige Crenshaw |
Tasha L. Harrison
 
 
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LINK
http://www.blacklovebooks.com/giveaways/reader-love-tour/
 
 



 

 
 

Interview, Jo Grafford, author of Breaking Ties

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

I don’t remember being hit by lightening exactly, but I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember. By the fifth grade, I was writing short stories and poems and entering writing contests.

A great way to start. What makes you passionate about writing?

It’s my gift. It defines who I am. To be happy, I have to write. Like at addict needing a fix, I get all twitchy when too many hours pass without finding time to write.

Interesting… What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

After years of drafting partial manuscripts, it was nine months of self-imposed (more…)

How to interview and be interviewed

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Be a guest on someone else’s blog or have a guest on your blog. Especially when your book is coming out. You can swap interviews with other authors. Some blog have many followers but a small blog will give you exposure nonetheless, so don’t worry about it just do it.

  1. How to find authors. Go to Facebook or google authors and see what comes up. Go visit their sites and befriend them in Facebook. Why Facebook? you can see their friends and many authors have many authors friends and they would love to be interview and hopefully interview you too. Don’t hesitate to ask after their interview airs in your blog if they could interview you. (Especially when your book first comes out.)
  2. You don’t need to follow others before you ask them for an interview.
  3. If you chose to fallow them you will find them:
    1. Facebook, twitter, Linkedin, goodreads, shelfari, Pinterest, Yahoo, and on their blogs.
    2. Why follow them? Do unto others what you would like done to you. Help them and they will help you. But your main goal is to befriend readers if you are an author.
    3. Visit other peoples interview and copy some of other authors questions and then make them relevant to the topic that fits your blog.
  4. Keep a list of questions and answer them according to your expertise or what you want to promote. Then when someone tells you they have never done an interview, you can tell them that you have one handy and can send it to them. This also works for you. Answer the question yourself and you have an interview ready when someone wants to do yours and doesn’t know how.
  5. Many bloggers struggle to find things to put on their blogs and they would love to have material ready to post.
  6. Be professional and double edit your interview. No negative talk or bad language.
  7. Remember to go to the site where the interview is being hosted and make sure you leave a comment that says how thankful you are for being a guest.
  8. Also go back often, for the duration of the post, to answer any questions the readers have for you. (Some post change every other day others stay up a week.)
  9. Do not forget to add live links to all the places your book or whatever you want to promote is sold somewhere in the post. (Usually at the end)
  10. Make sure you tweet the interview and put it on Facebook with a live link, all that time  the post is up. If you save the link to your interview, no to your host blog, you can use it every so often after that week and send new would be fans to it.
  11. Be polite, be grateful, but funny. We all need a good laugh.

An Award! Why thank you

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Shaunna Gonzales, a great writer, has bestowed upon me what is called the “Liebster Blog Award.”

What is the Liebster Blog Award?

Legend has it that The Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany. Liebster means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is love. The award is meant to encourage readership of small, lovable blogs with fewer than 200 followers.

In accepting the Liebster Blog Award, the recipient (me) agrees to thank the person who gave them the award, link back to that person’s blog, and reveal five (5) snippets about themselves that readers may not know.

Award (more…)