Round Robin Blog Fest November 2020
Welcome back for another fun Round Robin Blog Fest!!
This month, we have a topic I can totally get into. We are talking about: Review or recommend a book, a short story, or an online article, or a post on someone’s blog. Considering my entire blog has been overtaken by books, authors, and other fun things, I thought I'd chat about why and how I do what I do!
In September 2019, I decided to use my blog for good. I began to host authors who wanted another way to promote their books. I started off with hosting 1 author every Sunday and called my blog Escape with a Writer Sunday. My plan was to ask them a few interview questions, feature a book or two and share it all to social media. I have to admit, I was afraid I'd be begging for authors and it wouldn't last long. WRONG!
My first author interview post was September 29, 2019. By the end of 2020, I will have hosted 80 authors and each have promoted 2-3 books per post. Not bad at all! In fact as of the end of September 2020, I had to expand to Wednesdays and Sundays and change the name to Escape With a Writer.
By the end of October, I had authors booked three days a week: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. I also have several booked for 2021 to promote their new releases.
I've also set up a Facebook page to promote the blog at https://www.facebook.com/escapewithawriter where authors can contact me to be a part of the fun.
Outreach: While I don't have a huge outreach on my own, it takes a village! Word of mouth and authors sharing the link to groups they are involved with helps all of us to grow. The more we all promote ourselves and each other, the better off we all are!
Cost: I'm doing this for FREE. Why? Because I can. Once it becomes something that takes over my life, I will have to charge people for my time. I'm really not doing it for the money though. I do it for the love of books, writing, and helping other authors just as others have helped me in the past.
How do you book your interview to promote you and your books? Reach out to me on the Facebook page or via my website. I'm always happy to accommodate for book launch dates if I can.