Category: book events

FREE in October: Fall Into Romance Blog Hop

FREE in October: Fall Into Romance Blog Hop

October is shaping up to be a busy month with online events for romance readers, not to mention free give-aways I’ve noticed all over the place this weekend. And one of the events in October is the Fall Into Romance Blog Hop, where I’ll be posting about how my two favorite characters met and fell in love, and where I’ll also be participating in the free give-away.

This will all take place on October 26, 27, and 28. Others are encouraged to join and participate if they are so inclined. I’ll announce the prize (or prizes) I’m giving away very soon in an update.

You can read more here for details. There’s also an advertising program I decided to participate in, too. It is, to date, the most inexpensive advertising I have ever done.

Authors, Publishers, Reviewers want to be a paid sponsor of the Hop? There are advertising opportunities on the Personalized Marketing’s Blogspot. Sidebar Ad Images will be scaled down to 180 width x 300 height. Advertising is also available below the post for larger banners and displays.

I know I posted I wouldn’t do another blog hop for a while because it takes so much time. But this looked like fun, I look at these things like other people look at their hobbies, and I genuinely enjoy doing them. I also like the contact I make with new readers all the time. That kind of connection is really what I love most, and what I cherish most about being an author in the Internet age.

And, I think this is important about ALL blog hops and online events. For those like me who can’t just pick up and saunter off to every convention and event in the romance world, or book world, it gives us an alternative to connect. These online events like the Fall Into Romance Blog Hop are the next best thing to being there. And, most of the people who read romance e-books love these events because they can participate and it doesn’t cost them anything. Not a dime.

Isn’t that what it’s all about nowadays with e-books and technology? We all have mortgages, student loans, car payments, family obligations that come first, etc…and most of us just don’t have the luxury to pick up and run off to a convention in a foreign city, especially a city we normally wouldn’t ever travel to in the first place. These conventions and events are not inexpensive when you factor in all costs.

So now’s the chance to be part of what I believe is the future of book events for most authors publishers and readers. In many ways, it’s the beginning of the pioneer age of marketing and promotion and the end of the old conventions as we knew them. And best of all, this Fall Into Romance event is not just for the elite. Everyone can participate, and everyone can have a little fun, too. And I know many of you know exactly what I’m talking about.