March 1, 2013

RLF Gems: Blog Stats for Feb 2013 #RLFblog

RLF Gems

In February, Romance Lives Forever introduced two new features. Cover Love is a short intro to a book and includes only a blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. We use it if one of our scheduled authors is unable to appear, and no other material is on hand. If you would like to submit your book for this feature, see the FAQ page for more information. The other was a full week dedicated to one publisher. There will be four this year, including Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September. For February, it was the Boroughs Publishing Group, “Where Story Matters.”

There were 7 posts by Boroughs, 17 author interviews, 3 book releases, and 1 article for 28 posts in a 28 day month.

There were unusual ties this month. Jerrie Alexander and Keta Diablo shared a spot because their posts went up the same day. Boroughs took first, third, and fourth place, and three people had even numbers of hits for fifth. Here are the top posts (judging by page hits).

1. Boroughs Publishing
2. Jerrie Alexander / Keta Diablo
3. Boroughs Publishing
4. Boroughs Publishing
5. Vicki Batman
5. Allie Ritch
5. Donna Cummings

Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via Triberr to over 549k potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever ezine, and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also created the Booklover's Guide to Romance Lives Forever with links to guest authors' books and social media. It is 110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You can also grab our button to promote your visit.

My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:
Ashlynne Laynne, Brita Addams, Chris Karlsen, Helena Harker, Janet Elizabeth Jones, Jennifer France, Kara Leigh Miller, Lorrie Struiff, Lynda Kaye Frazier, Paloma Beck, Raine Delight, Serena Zane, Tara Fox Hall, Vicki Batman, Victoria Blisse

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  1. From everyone at Boroughs Publishing Group: Thank you, Kayelle for a wonderful spotlight.

    1. Thank you back. :) You set the bar high for this feature. Will be fun to see what others do.

  2. It's always a pleasure being on your blog.

    1. You do a fine job whenever you're here, Jackie. :) Thank you.

  3. Thanks so much for showcasing us on your wonderful blog, Kayelle. We are indeed fortunate to be featured on such a professional and sophisticated site. It really shows us off to our best advantage!

    1. Thank you Susan. Looking forward to having you back later this month.

  4. Kayelle--
    All the authors of the New Years Eve Club series send a big thank you for spotlighting our books. Love the site and the exposure! It was great to see our wonderful Kim Killion covers show off so well.

  5. Kayelle, I love being a guest on your blog. Your help and support mean more than I can say. Besides, we always have a blast! And sharing the #2 slot with Keta Diablo is pretty awesome!

  6. yes thanks again for the spotlight on the New Years Eve Series - Diana Saenger - Romance: Deadline up soon

  7. Thanks again for having me at Romance Lives Forever, Kayelle! :)


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