April 30, 2008

Yahoo Groups — List for Each Day of the Week

Posted in Promotional Links and Contacts at 7:50 pm by laurie979

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been scrambling 🙂 Don’t everyone ask what’s new at once now! 🙂

Someone emailed me asking for a list of what they could do to promote their book, as they are new to promoting on the internet.

I thought I would post the list of Yahoo Groups that accept promos on differing days of the week. Some of you who have been published with Black Velvet Seductions for awhile have received the list before. Others who are more recently published have not received the list before, so it will be new to you.

It’s a handy list to have as it gives you something quick and easy that you can do to promote your book every day of every week.

As a bit of an interesting side-note. A few weeks ago I changed the sign up forms for several of the freebies we have on the Black Velvet Seductions site…including our newsletter…our freebies list and our birthday club so that the form now asks how the subscriber learned about Black Velvet Seductions. There are a lot of people who say that they heard about us through a Yahoo Group.

If you’re wondering why we care why people signing up to receive freebies learned about us, the answer is simple. Because, when they sign up to receive our newsletters, or our freebies packages, or something on their birthday they are giving us permission to contact them, and when we contact them after they have given us permission we get more of their time and their attention…and this results in them paying attention longer and remembering more of our marketing message, which results in more sales.

Here is the list of Yahoo Groups where you can promote your book on specific days.

Sundays

Paranormal_RomanceBookGroup
You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Paranormal_RomanceBookGroup/

On Sunday you may post excerpts and promo for your paranormal pieces.

Romance Junkies

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RomanceJunkiesReaders/

This is a very large list with 1700+ members. You may post excerpts and promos on Sunday. Please make sure your posts are PG-13. Your book doesn’t have to be PG-13.

Mondays

Love Romance Café
You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveRomancesCafe/

You can post promos and/or excerpts, news, etc. on Mondays.

Romance Excerpts Only

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romanceexcerptsonly/

You can post excerpts of Paranormal/Fantasy Romance on Mondays. Your post MUST include an excerpt. You must include a rating in your subject line.

Love Romances Book Club

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveRomancesBookClub/

You may send in (ONE) promo on Monday ONLY.

Tuesdays

Chatting With Joyfully Reviewed
You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chatting_with_Joyfully_Reviewed/

You may post promos on Tuesday. DO NOT include reviews from review sites other than Joyfully Reviewed.

Romance Excerpts Only

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romanceexcerptsonly/

You may post excerpts of Romantic Suspense books on Tuesdays.

Wednesdays

Romance Excerpts Only

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romanceexcerptsonly/

You may post excerpts of contemporary romance (no paranormal, no romantic suspesnse) on Wednesdays.

Promo Only

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PromoOnly/

You may promote your books, chats, reviews, etc. However, you must do it in the specified format outlined below.

Posts MUST be designated as to their content. USE the following list in the SUBJECT line of your post.

AUTHORS NEW RELEASE – AUTHOR’S NAME – BOOK TITLE – Use this to promote your new book. Be sure to give a release date, publishers website and/or a DIRECT link to the buy page. Don’t give a link to your publishers home page and make the readers search for it. Most will get frustrated and move on without buying. Take a moment and link DIRECTLY to your buy page. A cover and blurb are expected in your promotion but keep Excerpts short and sweet.

Ex: AUTHOR’S NEW RELEASE – MORGAN HAWKE – NIGHT TRAIN

AUTHOR CONTEST – AUTHOR’S NAME – Use this for your own, Author related contests. Make sure to give as MUCH details as possible and a link to your website. You may also want to think about giving direct links to your contest page.

Ex: AUTHOR’S CONTEST – LADY BLADE

AUTHORS NEW REVIEW – AUTHOR’S NAME – BOOK TITLE – Use this to promote a new review for your book. Make sure to include all the standard information and give proper credit to the reviewer/review site. Make sure to include a link to the FULL review, so readers, publishers and/or other Authors, can read the entire thing at their leisure. Also make sure to include a direct link to your books BUY page. Not the Publishers site. As I said above, most will get frustrated if they have to search for it and move on without buying your work.

Ex: AUTHOR’S NEW REVIEW – MADISON FOXE – THE INNOCENT

AUTHOR REVIEWS – AUTHOR’S NAME – BOOK TITLE – Use this to list all your current reviews. You don’t need to post these everyday, but once a week, once every other week, is enough to remind, inform the readers that you do have a back list they may wish to check out. Be sure to include DIRECT links to your Buy Pages in the email. Again, if readers are interested and have to search for it, they will give up and move on. It’s perfectly acceptable to put your publishers site up as well, but if you’re speaking about a single book, make sure the Buy link is in there somewhere.

Ex: AUTHOR REVIEWS – SHIRLEY MARTIN – NIGHT SECRETS

AUTHOR CHAT – AUTHOR’S NAME – SITE WHERE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE – This should be posted on THE DAY OF THE CHAT ONLY. You should post it twice during that day. Once in the morning and once closer to chat time. That way you catch both “crowds” and give them a friendly reminder to come meet you.

Ex: AUTHOR CHAT – RAE MONET – THE ROMANCE STUDIO

AUTHOR DAY – AUTHORS NAME – LIST WHERE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE – This should be posted no MORE than Three days prior to the event. You can post it more during that time frame, but use your common sense. Twice a day for the three days prior too is more than enough to catch all the readers. Make sure you include a DIRECT LINK to whatever list you are hosting on. Also include all the relevant information such a prizes, what books you’ll be discussing and any other fun tidbit you might wish to include.

Ex: AUTHOR DAY – VIVI ANNA – ENCHANTERS LOOP

AVAILABLE NOW – AUTHOR’S NAME – BOOK TITLE Use this when you want to promote your current works. Make sure that ALL the information is in your email as well. Blurb, a DIRECT link to your buy page, a link to your Publishers website and your own website. This shouldn’t be posted more than every other day. Choose your time carefully. If you want to post in the morning, fine, but don’t post it again the next day in the evening. Wait a FULL day before posting it again. We anticipate having people constantly joining all the time, so every other day is MORE than sufficient to catch the newest readers, publishers and your fellow Authors as they join.

Ex: AVAILABLE NOW – LADY BLADE – IN THE ARMS OF A LOST LOVE

AVAILABLE NOW WITH EXCERPT – AUTHOR’S NAME – BOOK TITLE – THIS MUST BE FOLLOWED BY A CONTENT WARNING/RATING! IE: ADULT CONTENT, PG-13, RATED R and so on. Please be as SPECIFIC as possible but don’t go overboard. Also make sure you include DIRECT links to the product/website and/or Publisher. Be courteous in these postings. Once a week, twice during the day and evening is more than enough to catch all the readers.

Ex: AVAILABLE NOW WITH EXCERPT – EMY NASO – GREENE FIELDS OF SUMMER – CONTENT: RATED R

COMING SOON EXCERPT – AUTHORS NAME – BOOK TITLE – AGAIN THIS MUST BE FOLLOWED WITH A CONTENT WARNING/RATING! IE: ADULT CONTENT, PG-13, RATED R and so on. Be as SPECIFIC as possible to give your readers the option to read or delete and include DIRECT links to your website if they want more information. Be courteous in your postings of coming soon work. Don’t post something that’s not even close to being available. Authors, yes, I know we get excited about our work, but it’s not fair to tease the public for months and months while you’re waiting on edits from your publishers. If you have something that’s with your publisher but is a few months from release, then please, post a COMING SOON EXCERPT once a month. As the release date nears, weekly posts are acceptable. The week OF your release, you may post this DAILY to remind the readership it is only days away.

Ex: COMING SOON EXCERPT – MORGAN HAWKE – UNTITLED – CONTENT RATING: R

Thursdays

Romance Excerpts Only

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romanceexcerptsonly/

You may post historical and inspirational excerpts on Thursdays.

Fridays

Cata Romance Readers

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CataNetwork-Readers/

You may post promos and excerpts on Fridays.

Saturdays

Romance Excerpts Only

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romanceexcerptsonly/

Post EXCERPTS of any sub-genre on Saturday.

Fallen Angel Review Chatters

You must be a member of the group to post. Join at the link below.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FallenAngelReviewChatters/

You may post excerpts and promos on Saturdays

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1 Comment »

  1. janice mccabe said,

    Hey I love it!!!


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