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What's ahead on #RLFblog for 2021? New interviews and opportunities #books #authors2020 was a long year and I know you are glad to see it end. The Romance Lives Forever blog added three new interviews for 2021: MC (Motorcyle Club), Pockets & Purses, and Anthology/Boxed Sets. Download one that fits you or your characters.

Here’s where to get them. https://www.rlfblog.com/author-interviews/

For those interested in being on more blogs, check out the Book Promotion Directory (2021 Edition) by Deena Rae Schoenfeldt, which lists blogs by type, available post types, and more. RLF is one of the blogs listed. The book is available on Amazon and also wide.

Social Media on RLFblog

The blog uses the hashtag #RLFblog, and the hashtags most often associated with it are #Romance #RomanticSuspense #suspense #historical #contemporary #PNR #paranormalromance #paranormal and #SciFi. Readers here love those genres, but there are dozens more.

Twitter generates about 85% of the traffic to the RLF website, mostly because it is fed from Triberr — which did a great job. Because of my followers, the tribemates I associate with and their followers, RLF has a reach of over three 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. If you aren’t using Twitter, you’re not getting the full power of this blog’s reach. Please consider signing up, and while you’re there, I’d love it if you’d follow me. https://twitter.com/kayelleallen

Take Advantage of our Reach

Sign up for a book cover spot on the front page of RLF and take advantage of the traffic this blog generates. Did you know there are multiple authors who plan their appearances based on the dates of book releases? Why? Because RLFblog gets the word out about new books and helps authors get their name in front of readers. There’s a link on the upper left side of the blog that says Share your book cover with readers. Click that to reserve your spot.

Sign Up for the RLFblog

You can see all the signups available by visiting the signup page. The site will email you a confirmation, send a reminder, and even include links where you can download an interview for the site.

Interviews

RLF has over 20 different interviews you can download and fill out, or you can write an article. All the interviews have a space to feature your newsletter, and we use Yoast SEO to enable you to tell Google and other search engines how your want your post to be found. You’ll see the info near the top of each interview.

Be A Keeper

In 2021, you are invited to join me at Kayelle’s Keepers, a Facebook group for readers. I’m planning to host takeovers and I’d love to feature RLF authors as guests. Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kayelleskeepers and sign up if interested in a takeover here: https://forms.gle/NoJCt2YG6rjYmSqJA  There’s no obligation by signing up. Just a show of interest.

Thank you…

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.

— Kayelle Allen

Help celebrate the birthday of #RLFblog Webmistress and Author Dee Carver with a discount on services @pmnp #PMInc #AuthorsDee Carver, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. Happy birthday! I can’t to hear about your book, and what you’re offering to our readers.

Personalized Marketing

It’s hard to imagine at times that it has been 12 years since #PMInc opened and what an amazing ride it has been. We have seen many changes to online marketing, website design, SEO and changes via the Internet. However, somethings remain the same, such as proper keywords, alt and meta content, quality over quantity marketing, plus the rise and fall of some social networks. No matter how much the world changes around us, as the owner, I hope that we continue to provide the best client – company relationship possible. To help enhance our level of service and customer care, I was lucky enough to bring on a great manager, editor, digital artist and all-around amazing lady, Cindy (#PMInc’s Manager).

College

In the last 7 years, I decided I needed to expand my knowledge and fill in some of the self-taught gaps by obtaining a degree. I began with an Associate’s in IT, then Bachelor’s in IT with an Advanced Software Development Certificate, and this year I got my Master’s in Business with a Concentration in Marketing Certificate. Some of the topics I learned in school I already knew while other areas and terminology I had never heard of, overall, I feel that it was a good learning experience. I feel very blessed to have been able to attend college while running the company, being a mom and grandmother. Not everyone has that chance and I am thankful I did.

Writing

Finally, after a few years, both Fay’s Wish and La Roe’s Curse have been published after some intense rounds of editing, thanks to Cindy (#PMInc’s Manager). Fay’s Wish also recently was released in paperback. Also, I am actually writing some on the other books I put away over a decade ago.

Books

Fay’s Wish https://www.amazon.com/Fays-Wish-Dee-Carver-ebook/dp/B081QPMHW4/

La Roe’s Curse https://www.amazon.com/Roes-Dee-Carver-ebook/dp/B07Q3PYQK8/

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Services and Discount

#PMInc is celebrating 12 years of service and it’s also Dee’s birthday.

To celebrate, #PMInc is offering a 12% Discount on any new service until September 1st.

Interested? Contact #PMInc and ask about the Aug Discount.

https://PersonalizedMarketing.info

Follow Dee:

About Dee Carver

Dee is a mother of 5 amazing children and Grand Mother of 3 Beautiful Little Girls. Dee enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good book and learning more about the career that has changed her life. Dee began working online in 2004, beginning her journey as an Author which is where her love of designing websites was born. Later as a reviewer and then freelance publicist, which showed her the value of quality service. Combining each of these roles she opened Personalized Marketing Inc in 2008.
Her first novel, La Roe’s was published in 2005 and nominated for the Golden Rose Awards the following year. Her second novel, Fay’s Wish was published in 2006. Her third Novel Chocolate Seduction of the Cursed Seduction Series is being rewritten for future considerations.
You can find several of her articles and blogs online.
Website: https://personalizedmarketing.info/
Author Blog https://authordeecarver.blogspot.com
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDeeCarver
https://www.facebook.com/Personalized.Marketing.Inc/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dee.pminc/
Twitter https://twitter.com/pmnp
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/deeowens/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJyzsWU3LmZVLwTg32BOIg/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dee-Carver/e/B081QQHHMM

 

RLFblog offers authors opportunities to share their books #RLFblog #authorsRLFblog grew in 2019. Thank you for a great year! The Romance Lives Forever blog grew, and new interviews were added. For the year, there were 365 new posts. We trialed Free Book Friday, which was not as popular as I’d have liked, but the Christmas Romance Saturdays in December were a huge success. Two hours after I mentioned it online, 90% of the slots had filled. I’ll definitely offer that again next year.

Social Media on RLFblog

The blog uses the hashtag #RLFblog, and the hashtags most often associated with it are #Romance #RomanticSuspense #suspense #historical #contemporary #PNR #paranormalromance #paranormal and #SciFi. Readers here love those genres, but there are dozens more.

Twitter generates about 85% of the traffic to the RLF website, mostly because it is fed from Triberr — which did a great job. Because of my followers, the tribemates I associate with and their followers, RLF has a reach of over three 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. If you aren’t using Twitter, you’re not getting the full power of this blog’s reach. Please consider signing up, and while you’re there, I’d love it if you’d follow me. https://twitter.com/kayelleallen

Take Advantage of our Reach

Sign up for a book cover spot on the front page of RLF and take advantage of the traffic this blog generates. Did you know there are multiple authors who plan their appearances based on the dates of book releases? Why? Because RLFblog gets the word out about new books and helps authors get their name in front of readers. There’s a link on the upper left side of the blog that says Share your book cover with readers. Click that to reserve your spot.

Sign Up for the RLFblog

RLFblog offers authors opportunities to share their books #RLFblog #authorsYou can see all the signups available by visiting SignUp Genius. This site will email you a confirmation, send a reminder, and even include links where you can download an interview for the site.

Interviews

RLF has 14 different interviews you can download and fill out, or you can write an article. All the interviews have a space to feature your newsletter, and we use Yoast SEO to enable you to tell Google and other search engines how your want your post to be found. You’ll see the info near the top of each interview.

New for 2020 – RLF Blog Author Roster

I’ll be adding a quarterly bonus for readers to download in 2020. Authors who care to be listed may add name, bio, and other book info to a simple form. Takes two minutes to fill out and will put your name in front of hundreds of readers. No cost involved. Limit once per author.
https://forms.gle/uv5ZQjNAjgbx33NJ8

Thank you…

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.

— Kayelle Allen

Happy MFRW Founding Day

MFRW is Marketing for Romance Writers, a peer-oriented mentoring group open to the entire literary community. Ask marketing-related questions, request help, advice, and opinions. You can ask for opportunities to join other authors in promotional efforts. You can learn the business aspects of writing. What’s it cost? Nada, zip, zilch, zero — just come join up and share.
Are you a member of MFRW? #MFRWauthor @MFRW_ORG #WritingCommunity
Marketing for Romance Writers promotes for its members on most social media. Get your book cover pinned on one of the MFRW Pinterest boards, and share your tweets on MFRW’s monthly Retweet Day. The hashtags #MFRWorg #MFRWauthor and #MFRWhooks help you promote.

If you have questions about marketing your books, join us. The MFRW motto is “seek, teach, share, learn, succeed.”

MFRW was founded in 2006 by Kayelle Allen, who heads the group to this day, guiding its direction and overseeing the numerous volunteer staff members that help it run. The group began with a dozen friends, and today boasts over 7000 members make up our Facebook group. Now that Yahoo Groups is shutting down, we have relocated to IO Groups and we’re checking out our new home, already busy and active.

We have a multiple award-winning magazine. We have over 400 followers on Goodreads and feature our members books there in the MFRW Book Place group. On Pinterest, we are followed by over 1500 people, have 55 genre related boards, and almost 1000 pins. Want your book cover pinned on our site? Even if you don’t have a Pinterest account, you can take advantage of our presence there. Join our IO group today and you’ll get information. Services and membership are free.

Volunteer Staff

Alice Orr, Barbara Donlon Bradley, Emerald, Jessica Cale, Kayelle Allen, Libby McKinmer, Lisa Lowe, Lyncee Shillard, Michelle Davis, Mona Karel, Nicole Morgan, Paloma Beck, Reet Singh, Rochelle Weber

Online

IO group (where you can get help) https://groups.io/g/marketingforromancewriters
Twitter https://twitter.com/MFRW_ORG
Kayelle Allen on Twitter https://twitter.com/kayelleallen
Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mfrworg
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/161092-the-mfrw-book-place
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/mfrworg/

Read Books. Meet Authors. Romance Lives Forever #RLFblog #BooksIf you’re a reader, you read whether you plan to or not. The ketchup bottle. Cereal boxes. Signs along the freeway. The capacity allowance in an elevator. If it’s written, you read it. I do too. That’s one reason I started this blog. I like to read books more than I do cereal boxes. I plain love having new things to read! And I love getting to know the authors.

Read Books

In 2019, I hope to make Romance Lives Forever an even more satisfying place to discover books and meet authors. If you want to read books (and not be stuck with ketchup bottles) one good way to find them is to subscribe to this blog. How? Easy! Enter your name and email in that box on the left and click Subscribe. You’ll get an email every time a new post comes out. The entire post will be available and you won’t have to go anywhere but your inbox to read it. Best part? Your email is not used for any other purpose. Ever.

Look for a new interview or two for authors, plus at least one for characters. I’m planning some new features in the spring, and the website will undergo a few changes around then as well. It’s my goal to improve whenever possible.

I’ll be offering different ways to find stories by changing the way the menu works on the site, updating the look and finding new ways to offer free stories whenever possible. Many authors have newsletters (I do!) and would love a chance to find new readers. Many readers are searching for new authors. I want to make RLF the place where they come together.

I’m also very interested in helping the community of authors and the communities where we live. This year, we began Fiction Furbaby posts that allow authors to share their outreach for animal-oriented service organizations. In those posts, we do a shout out to Rob’s Rescues, a local site begun by a nine-year-old boy who is now fourteen and still going strong. I’d like to do more feel good events like that.

We will again host a veteran author salute in November, have a cancer awareness series for authors to share their trials and triumphs in October, and we’ll do Christmas Romance Saturday in December, and offer free books every Friday. Those events were all wildly successful this year. Feel free to drop a suggestion in the comments. I’d love to know your ideas.

Thank you for coming along this year and being one of the supporters for Romance Lives Forever. Let’s read books together in 2019!

What is MFRW?

MFRW is Marketing for Romance Writers, a peer-oriented mentoring group open to the entire literary community. Ask marketing-related questions, request help, advice, and opinions. You can ask for opportunities to join other authors in promotional efforts. You can learn the business aspects of writing. What’s it cost? Nada, zip, zilch, zero — just come join up and share.

Marketing for Romance Writers promotes for its members on most social media. Get your book cover pinned on one of the MFRW Pinterest boards, and share your tweets on MFRW’s monthly Retweet Day. The hashtags #MFRWorg #MFRWauthor and #MFRWhooks help you promote.

If you have questions about marketing your books, join us. The MFRW motto is “seek, teach, share, learn, succeed.”

MFRW was founded in 2006 by Kayelle Allen, who heads the group to this day, guiding its direction and overseeing the numerous volunteer staff members that help it run. The group began with a dozen friends, and today boasts over 2400 members, and over 7000 members make up our Facebook group. We have a multiple award-winning magazine. We have over 400 followers on Goodreads and feature our members books there in the MFRW Book Place group. On Pinterest, we are followed by over 1500 people, have 55 genre related boards, and almost 1000 pins. Want your book cover pinned on our site? Even if you don’t have a Pinterest account, you can take advantage of our presence there. Join our Yahoo group today and you’ll get information. Services and membership are free.

MFRW Volunteer Staff

Alice Orr, Barbara Donlon Bradley, Carmen Stefanescu, Emerald, Jessica Cale, Kayelle Allen, Libby McKinmer, Lisa Lowe, Lyncee Shillard, Michelle Davis, Mona Karel, Nicole Morgan, Paloma Beck, Reet Singh, Rochelle Weber, Tina Gayle

MFRW Online

Yahoo group (where you can get help) https://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarketingForRomanceWriters/
Twitter https://twitter.com/MFRW_ORG
Kayelle Allen on Twitter https://twitter.com/kayelleallen
Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/161092-the-mfrw-book-place
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/mfrworg/

 
 
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