One of the great things about being active on Facebook is that you get to connect with some fantastic people with whom you have much in common who really want to help others. One of those people is Joanna D’Angelo who founded the LOVE ROMANCE NOVELS group – for romance and women’s fiction in 2008. The group has been very successful (one of, if not the largest Romance Fiction group on Facebook) and each week Joanna has posted a revolving book feature with a synopsis of the book and a picture of its cover for its author (who is usually a member of the group) to help promote the book. There have also been some great giveaways as well!
Due to the recent changes to groups on Facebook, and the subsequent rollover into the new format, Joanna decided to launch a LOVE ROMANCE NOVELS Facebook PAGE – and hopes that the almost 3,000 member group (and many new book lovers too) will join her there.
Joanna has also launched THE REVOLVING BOOK website at which will feature romance novels, but will also include mysteries, thrillers, and paranormal romance too.
If you’re interested in a Revolving Book feature for your novel, here’s what Cdn$25 (payable via PayPal) will buy you:
- a posting for a week on the LOVE ROMANCE NOVELS group wall – along with a message that goes out to all the members (3,000+)
- a posting on THE REVOLVING BOOK website
- postings on Joanna’s own Twitter and Facebook pages where she has more than 3,000 friends/followers
Joanna has had great feedback from authors who tell her that their sales have gone up and/or traffic on their website has increased as a direct result of the Revolving Book posting.
Here’s what author Morgan Karpiel had to say:
“Joanna provides an incredible resource for romance authors. After my first novella, THE INVENTOR, appeared in the REVOLVING BOOK feature, my sales on Amazon skyrocketed by 50% and made it to 55th place on the top 100 in Romance Anthology! It has since earned the 46th slot. I am very happy with the results of promotion with Romance Novels.”
Joanna will also sell ad space on her blog, The Pop Culture Divas. Your ad would be posted in a prominent position – either upper left or right for 4 weeks for a cost of Cdn$50.
If you are an interested author, this is the info that Joanna will need from you:
- PUBLISHER (WITH URL LINK OF THE PAGE THAT FEATURES YOUR BOOK)
- RELEASE DATE
- WHERE WE CAN BUY YOUR BOOK – DIRECT URL LINKS
- TEASER – SMALL EXCERPT FROM YOUR BOOK – FOR A SNEAK PEEK THAT JOANNA CAN SEND OUT IN HER MESSAGE TO THE MEMBERS (SOMETHING REALLY ATTENTION GRABBING!)
- UP TO 5 REVIEW SNIPPETS (WITH URL LINKS IF YOU HAVE THEM)
- WEB LINK TO EXCERPT
- WEB LINK TO VIDEO TRAILER (IF YOU HAVE ONE)
- AUTHOR BIO
- OTHER RELEVANT WEB LINKS: INCLUDING YOUR FACEBOOK/TWITTER/OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
- ANY CONTEST INFO FOR A CURRENT CONTEST YOU ARE RUNNING OR UPCOMING BLOG TOUR DATES OR UPCOMING BOOK SIGNING DATES
- BIG JPEG OF THE COVER
- PLEASE INCLUDE ALL THE INFO IN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL THAT YOU SEND HER – PLEASE E-MAIL ALL THE INFO TO email@example.com and ATTACH THE JPEG
Joanna will work out a posting date with you and is currently booking from March 2012 onwards so contact her now!