Recently I got a message on my Facebook Fan page from Lisa Watson who works with RT Book Reviews about doing author interviews on my Blog Talk Radio podcast show. I wasn’t too sure about doing it since I haven’t been doing any author interviews on my podcast except for that one author interview with Susan H. Crowley in July of 2013. But I decided that this was an opportunity that I shouldn’t pass up since I really need to get back to what I use to love doing which is reading book that I would post reviews about and interviewing romance authors of all genres about the books that they write. So I think from now on I will try to get myself back into the rhythm of writing book reviews on the blog but like I said it has been a long while since I’ve done it so bear with me please. I’ve also been updating my websites with new information but as you know maintaining a website takes a lot of time and mine hasn’t been updated since I started it in 2010. I’ve done a few maintenance updates with the information that I have since changed but I’m using some of my free time from work to get it all done.
Phoebe Jordan’s website is very well done. It is professional and pleasing to the eyes. If her site is any example of how good her stories will be, then she has a bright future as an author!
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“I started the site just as a fun way to promote my book and network with other authors, but the response has been overwhelming,” says Brody, who after only six short weeks has seen weekly visitor growth rates in the 300 percent range. “We have already filled up the rest of 2008 with an outstanding list of participating authors and have started a wait list for 2009.”
The initial draw to the site is clearly the giveaways, but the hook that keeps visitors coming back is the content. Not only can readers enter to win a free autographed book, but Brody also hosts a weekly author interview podcast to promote the featured author. “I love connecting with fellow authors every week. Not only does it help me with my writing, but it gives readers a unique insight into the creative process behind some of their favorite titles.”
This week (October 26th) FBF is hosting a special Halloween Edition, featuring one of the reigning queens of vampire novels, P.C. Cast whose House of Night series has been on the NYT Bestseller list for 25 weeks straight and has more than one million copies in print. Website visitors can listen to an exclusive interview with P.C. and enter to win a free signed copy of her latest release, UNTAMED (St. Martin’s, 2008)
“The response to UNTAMED has been so great, I decided to launch a spin-off of the main site specifically targeting teen readers,” says Brody, who is also working on a Romance Edition, scheduled to launch in early 2009.
The new site,Free Book Friday Teens, will launch November 1, 2008.
The concept is simple. Each week, a new author is featured with an exclusive author interview podcast and a drawing to win free signed copies of his/her book. Website visitors are asked to sign up to be eligible and winners are chosen at random and posted on the site every Friday morning. Hence the name, “Free Book Friday!”