Coming May 28th… Launch & Release Day

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

It’s our last topic for May Marketing Month!

It’s the big day, release day, the day you’ve been working toward for months, even years and . . . What do you do?

There’s so much build up and planning for it. What kinds of plans do you make for a “Book Launch?” Do you have special things that you try to do or recommend doing ? Or is it more of a kick back and relax and let all the hard work you’ve put in do its job kind of thing?

Come share with us your experiences and your questions. See you Sunday at 4pm PST/ 7pm EST!

~Robin Lovett

Coming May 21st… ARCs and Reviews

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ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) and getting reviews is an integral part of promoting our books. The number at the bottom of our Amazon sale page is important, and working with review bloggers is a relationship full of etiquette. How do we get reviews? How do we encourage readers to share their opinions about our work? And then, once the reviews roll in, the good and the bad, how do we handle it?

Bring your strategies and your questions. There’s so much to learn from our fellow rom writers!

See you Sunday 4pm PST/ 7pm EST!

~Robin Lovett

Coming May 14th… Giveaways & Promo

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Promotion… Promoting our books… Helping the readers who will love our writing find it… For many, it’s is a huge source of anxiety, mostly because we have so many questions about it. And because there’s no one answer.

Blogs, social media, tours, articles, giveaways, swag, and the ever elusive – word of mouth! The list is endless and really, fitting it into one chat is crazy, but it means everyone will have something to contribute. Not one of us will do it the same and have the same results. That’s why we can’t wait to hear from you about which strategies work, which strategies scare you the most, and which ones you want to learn about.

We have a survey, because we want to know what marketing and promotional stuff you’ve tried – both the successful and the… well, things that didn’t work out the way you’d hoped. Click here to fill out our questionnaire. We’ll be posting results on the blog over the following weeks of . . .

May Marketing Month!

See you next week for promo and giveaways! Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett

Coming May 7th… Newsletters & Websites

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

It’s May Marketing Month!

The next four weeks we’ll be doing marketing topics. Starting with newsletters & websites, then onto giveaways & promo, advanced readers & reviews, book launch & release day.

Bring your experiences, the good and bad, to share your stories with us. Come with your questions too. (I have lots!) There’s no such thing as knowing too much about marketing, because just writing books isn’t enough. We have to sell them too!

See you Sunday at 4pm PST / 7pm EST!

~Robin Lovett

Coming April 30th… Humor

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

Make them laugh, make them cry! We’re supposed to do both, right? For most of us though, writing one comes easier than the other. Making readers do both is the hard part. So for those who suck at writing humor (me!), those of you who make readers LOL regularly, come with your tips so we can quiz you!

See you next Sunday at 7pm EST / 4pm PST!

~Robin Lovett

Coming April 23rd… Jealousy

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We love watching each other succeed. An achievement for one is good news for all. But it doesn’t mean we’re not tempted to compare ourselves to one another. And when someone else gets that contract we’ve been wanting or hits a bestseller list before we do… it can be really hard not to feel envious. Or dare we say… jealous.

Come chat with us about how you deal with jealousy when it arises and hear how others cope with it too. See you Sunday 4pm PST/ 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett

Coming April 16th… Origin Stories

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We all come from somewhere, and what happens in our past informs who we are and the decisions we make. Our characters are no different. Creating a rich character backstory is vital to any hero or heroine’s story of the future.

As a fun treat, your four #RWchat hosts will each be posting our “Writing Origin Stories” this week. We’ll be sharing how we got into publishing romance – how our experiences are informing our decisions now.

It’s a bit of a celebration for us, because last week, Alexis Daria announced her publishing deal with SMP Swerve which means…. *drum roll*….

All four of your #RWChat hosts – Kimberly Bell, C.L. Polk, Alexis Daria and me, Robin Lovett – are all officially agented writers with traditional publishing contracts! Huzzah! We want to share our stories (the good and the horrible) with you for how we’ve gotten to where we are.

Keep an eye out for our posts this week!

See you for our Origin Stories chat next week, Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett

 

Coming April 9th… Spring Goals

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

So, remember those New Years goals? How are they going? Do we even remember what they were?

Now’s the time to assess how the year is going so far. Are we on track for where we want to be? Are there things in the way of our goals? If so, are they things out of our control or within our control? How can we readjust our goals accordingly to keep us motivated and encouraged in the coming months?

Join us with your ideas and thoughts. Or come to lurk and learn. See you Sunday 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern.

~Robin Lovett

Coming April 2nd… Publishing Process

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

Getting a book written and revised is just the beginning. The path from there to publication is tumultuous. Whether it’s traditional or self-publishing, there are multiple rounds of edits to go through with an editor. Knowing and learning how to work with an editor is an intricate relationship to navigate. Since the days of writing one book per year are pretty much gone, there’s the problem of juggling a publishing schedule and managing more than one project at once. How do you do it?

Come share your expertise, learn from the experts, and ask us your questions, Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett

Coming Mar. 26th… Style & Voice

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Graphic by Alexis Daria

Word choices and sentence structures are the nuts and bolts of our writing. Our prose – the phrasing, the author voice – is what holds readers’ attention and attracts them to a particular author. But how do we work on this? Is author voice something we can control? How do we study the style of writing and improve our ability to communicate stories?

Come with your ideas and questions! Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett