BEEN THERE? DONE THAT? DUDE, GET THE T-SHIRT TO PROVE IT!!
Here's a link to get your conversation-starting t-shirt about YOUR stories!
Cafe Press T-Shirts
Night Owl Reviews SPRING FLING Web Hunt, taking place from April 1 to May 15th.
Price: at least $30. ($15 per hunt fee to join plus a $15 or more per hunt prize is required)
Benefits: People flock to your website to find a keyword in their web hunt. (spttt...my special word for the Spring hunt is PLAY).
Here are my statcounter visitor page load hits for the end of March (right before the hunt started)
3/27 - 7 hits
3/28 - 6 hits
3/29 - 7 hits
3/30 - 10 hits
3/31 - 19 hits
Here are my statcounter visitor page load hits since April 1st (when the hunt started)
4/1 - 91 hits
4/2 - 37 hits
4/3 - 64 hits
4/4 - 66 hits
Still interested? Well, here's the link on How To Become a NOR Web Hunt Sponsor
If you have the opposite problem as I have (you don't need help getting people to your sites to enter your contests; you're actually so crazy full of people entering the contest that you need a better way to organize your giveaways) then I would consider:
Setting up a free easy-to-use Rafflecopter.
I love entering rafflecopters giveaways!
REVIEW SITE PAGES
Have you signed up for a free author account at The Romance Reviews website yet? On the site, there's a link in the upper right hand corner to get started. Once you're in, you can add all your books (if they're not already in their system). You can enter your stories into contest giveaways. If you put a TRR graphic on your site, linking back to them, then you can get a cover of your book on their site every month in their "Latest Headline" ads. You can participate in their seasonal and anniversary parties (note: parties cost money to join). And of course, you can submit your story for review there. Very cool...IMHO
Like TRR, you can also sign up for a free author page at Manic Readers as well! If your books are not already listed in their system, you can add them in. Manic Readers is linked up with, like, fifteen other review sites, so once you have an account with them, you can request a review to all these different places by filling out one form and uploading a PDF of your story. They also provide a "plus" member account, which cost money (like a $5/month fee) where you have your own page to manage your royalties, or you get special ad spots or featured review spots.
Okay, that's probably enough link-sharing for today (I've worn myself out). If you've heard of all these places, links, and ideas, then sorry to bother you. But if not, then...you're so very welcome!
What are some nifty helpful places or tips you know to help us authors get our books out there in front of people's eyes?