Thank you for a great 2015! The Romance Lives Forever blog grew, and some wonderful features were added. For the year, there were 351 posts.
The link between the blog and Paper.li helped get out the word about blog posts. The paper is an online daily ezine, and this one posts to Twitter. The blog uses the hashtag #RLFblog, and you can click on Twubs to check its reach.
Triberr did a great job of sharing the news as well. Because of my followers, the tribemates I associate with, and their followers, RLF has a reach of over 3.5 million. The program works because it brings new readers, and reminds current ones of new material. It provides an average of 45 - 50 mentions on Twitter every day, and since each post has the guest author's Twitter handle in the title, that means the guest gets mentioned too.
Networked Blogs helped by posting automatically to Facebook. The blog goes to several pages, and is often shared. Did you know the blog has its own Facebook page? Come over and like the page, and then share the day's post, especially if you're one of the guests.
Click below to download one of our optional interviews. These are in rtf format, readable by any word processor. All are updated for 2016, and include a book cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. The purpose for these posts is to make readers aware of your book, and to help you make sales. You'll find full instructions inside each document.
A book release includes a brief questionnaire about the reason for writing the book, favorite genres, etc., and then segues into an introduction for the story.
Cover Love is the easiest post. It includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and author social media. It's also used as fill ins for unscheduled days. Feel free to send in your previous books to be used as space permits. Please use a new form for each book, and rename the form for the book.
This special form of advertising is available for a fee. Similar to a "Cover Love" feature, it also includes more info about the author and comes with extra perks such as a featured spot on the blog. Contact me for more info. Only two (2) are available per month.
An interview your character answers for him/herself. You pick 5-10 questions from an extensive list, and then provide book purchasing info at the end.
How will your hero measure up under the stresses in this interview? Is your hero an alpha male? You might enjoy seeing how he reacts to these.
Not just a female version of Stressing the Hero, this interview focuses on the female aspect. How well will your heroine handle herself?
You may write an article if you prefer. I suggest downloading the Cover Love interview so you know what other material to send.
Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever
Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $5 per month, with a 20% discount for one quarter and up to one year. Covers can be changed monthly.
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Request a date by clicking the Request a Date tab. Fill in the info, pick two dates, and I'll do my best to get you one of them.
RLF GemsThis popular feature happens on the first of each month. I post a listing of the top bloggers,
and send the top five a graphic to post on their websites or blogs. It's almost always the most visited page of the month, although I don't count it when listing which posts are the most popular. I want the credit to go to my wonderful guests. The top blogger each month gets a month of free ad space on the blog. The top blogger for the year gets a full year of ad space. The winner for December, and for 2015 will be announced Jan 1, 2016.
The blog has grown and changed in response to your requests, and I hope you've found it helpful. If there is something you'd like me to add or change, please let me know. Thank you for your support. It's been a pleasure getting to know you, and I hope to see you back soon.