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October 09, 2008


Lisa Hendrix

Greg -- Thanks for the make-over. Despite your admitted lack of familiarity with the romance genre, you managed to hit some good notes. I didn't have the budget for Author Buzz this time, but I am working with a publicist to set up a virtual book tour (blog tour) and do some website optimization and keyword linking that I hope will move my site up in the searches for "paranormal historical romance." I do intend to study your other recommendations, though, to figure out what I can put in place both for IMMORTAL WARRIOR and for IMMORTAL OUTLAW, which comes out June 2009. Author Buzz is definitely at the top of my wish list. Again, thanks a bunch.

Pump Up Your Book Promotion

Hi Greg, great advice to give to Lisa. She just sent me over here to read as I happen to be the one who is sending her on a virtual book tour which is going to help Lisa in the respects of helping her gain higher status in the search engines for her "buzz" words and you've nailed it - paranormal historical romance. Before the tour even starts or not much further into it, she will come out predominantly on the first page of google, if not first, for her key "buzz" words. It's a system I happen to find out about quite by accident, and I can do it in 24 hours if need be. To pay someone to get you there is ridiculous...when if you knew the pattern to use, it could happen overnight and you wouldn't have to pay a thing. I call it The Power of Multitudes and a virtual book tour is perfect for this. I would like to touch on the buzz words on one's website. This is great and helps, but websites are static and those buzz words will go down the totem pole as more people update with those same buzz words. Blogs are better as they are updated more frequently. But there is a better system than that and that is what we incorporate into our virtual book tours. Sorry to run the mouth, but I love this stuff and Lisa is quite excited to see if this stuff works. I won't let her down.

Angie Fox

Great advice, Gregory. It's so interesting to get your take on things.

I'd like to enter the contest too. I have an offbeat book about a preschool teacher forced to run off with a gang of geriatric, Harley-riding biker witches. It's another paranormal, but with a slightly different bent, and a different setting - the modern day south.

The first book, THE ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER was released in August and the second book, THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR DEMON SLAYERS, will be coming out in May '09. So I'd be interested in building on the first book, while doing advance marketing on the second. My website is


Jessa Slade

My book, SEDUCED BY SHADOWS, is also a paranormal romance, though more toward the urban fantasy end. It doesn't come out until October next year, but I'm starting my marketing now. Considering the way the world is going, I suppose my apocalyptic themes are a good start to my promotion effort :)

I'm amazed that the publishing industry doesn't seem to have a better grasp on how to reach out to its audience. When I talk to people in the retail biz, they have a solid sense of who their people are and how to reach them. So I'm interested to read more ideas focused on books.

Please enter me in the contest too:

Ms. Melvin

How do I know what to charge for an ad (full and half) in a booklet with the following information:
1. 300,000 viewers

2. Cost to print:
a. 50,000 = $12,000
b. 100,000 = $18,000
c. 150,000 = $21,000
d. 200,000 = $24,000

3. Booklet:
a. full page ad: 3.3375 wide x 8.5 high, plus .125' bleed all around.

b. half page ad: 3.375' wide x
4.125' high , plus .125' bleed all around.

back of booklet price ____?
inside front price _____?
inside back price ______?
middle ad price ________?

4. About 150 small ad spaces
2.875 wide x 1.125 high approx.

5. Ad good for a year

Hope this makes sense!

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