I’m glad it’s Friday, even if it is Friday the 13th. Actually, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the sky is a vibrant blue. It’s a perfect spring morning.
I usually do a bit of work on the weekends but this weekend should be 90% fun. The kids are away all day Saturday so hubs and I get to play. Of course, I have no idea what we’ll be doing yet. It depends on the weather. Ideally, we’d go climb a mountain or something but I think it’s supposed to snow.
At any rate, I gathered some fun links and interesting tidbits this week.
The first is that Adams Media has launched a Romance line called Crimson Romance and they’re accepting submissions. Rumor has it that they plan on releasing more than 200 books this year so check them out. “Our new romance eBook line is open to romance submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and spicy (sexy) romance.”
You can also catch an interview with the editor of Crimson Romance at WOW – http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/2012/04/spring-brings-romanceand-new-romance.html
Marketing Advice for Romance Writers
As you have probably learned, selling books is 50% writing skill and 50% marketing. Yep, marketing really is that important. I’m sure you’ve purchased a book that was marketed well only to go home and think, “I can write better than this.” Probably true, but can you market better than they did?
With a bit of advice and information, marketing isn’t too difficult. It takes a plan and legwork but it can be fun too. Rachelle Gardner over at Books & Such dispenses her wisdom in an easy to understand and thoughtful manner. Check out her latest post on writing in multiple genres – http://www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/can-i-write-in-multiple-genres/
Finally, I found Shelley Munro’s at Samhain very interesting. She talks about writing romance with pets and children in the story line. http://www.samhainpublishing.com/2012/04/children-and-pets-in-romances/
Enjoy your Friday and your weekend!