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The Red Letter

Authors of the World Unite! | 7 August 2013

Dear Red Roomer,

 

“Innovation in the publishing industry is going to come from where it always comes from: entrepreneurs.”

-Kristen McLean, book futurist and founder of WriterCube

All authors are entrepreneurs and one strategy we use to help Red Room authors is to partner with other organizations that share our commitment to author empowerment. WriterCube is a huge book-marketing database containing more than 20,000 curated listings. Every brick-and-mortar bookstore in the United States, the bloggers you want talking about your book, and much more. There are tools to help you focus on the marketing efforts that are just right for your work. Say you’re an author in Tallahassee, and by using WriterCube, you find that Portland is where your type of book sells best—you can focus your efforts on the right influencers and venues.

Now Red Room authors and premium members can get free access to the WriterCube database. Email us to get a code for a free 30-day trial membership—that’s a $30 value, yours at no cost! You'll save time and money by targeting your marketing efforts better than ever before. Okay, enough about marketing, now, back to writing!

BLOG CHALLENGE: TELL US A FUN OR INTERESTING STORY ABOUT BUYING A BOOK
Maybe you don’t have a book to market. You’re too busy reading to write. Do you have a vivid memory of buying a book that was a story in and of itself? Maybe you came across a dog-eared childhood favorite at a library book sale, bought it, and the memories flooded back. Maybe you ordered a book you thought was about “bears” (the cute kind that eat salmon) and it turned out to be about “bears” (hirsute gay men who wear flannel, who may or may not be cute and eat salmon).
Blog and win books by authors who are experts on writing your book, getting it published, and doing the right kind of promotion»

WANT YOUR BOOK EXCERPT TO BE READ BY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AVID READERS AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY PROS?

New author Kate Beswick recently joined good company when she was featured in a sponsored edition of Red Room’s new newsletter, One Page. Maya Angelou, Salman Rushdie, Adam Johnson, and Maxine Hong Kingston have all been featured in One Page, which excerpts one engaging page of a Red Room author’s book and sends it to more than 60,000 of Red Room’s most active members. If you're an author looking to get your book the right kind of attention, on a tight budget, writing us at editors@redroom.com. If you’re a publisher interested in promoting several of your front-list authors, write to me at gina@redroom.com. Even sponsored editions of One Page must meet high editorial standards, so readers love it—I’ve posted some tips to help make your excerpt a real page-turner.

PREVIOUS BLOG CHALLENGE

Summer Reading List

 

One blogger wrote that living in the tropics could make you yearn for the chilly horror of H.P. Lovecraft. Luckily, reading books set in faraway places allows you to travel from the comfort of your window seat. This week, Red Roomers shared their picks for lounging with a good summer book.
Find your favorites and join the conversation»

Warmest Regards,

Gina Misiroglu

Executive Editor, Red Room
 

 
  When I write I pretend I'm telling a story to someone in the room and I don't want them to get up until I'm finished.”  
-James Patterson, on storytelling»

KENNETH HARTMAN
Congratulations!

This editor of a collection of prisoners’ essays won a 2013 Independent Book Award.
Buy Too Cruel, Not Unusual Enough»

MICHAEL TABOR
Welcome New Member

The Tennessee Medical Examiner’s Chief Forensic Odontologist has self-published his first crime thriller.
Meet Michael»

NEW RELEASE

A renowned translator loses her native language in a freak accident in Nina Schuyler’sThe Translator.

See more new releases and editors and authors picks »

BOOK GIVEAWAYS

Blog and win copies of Aliza Sherman’s up-to-the-minute guide, Social Media Engagement for Dummies.

See all of this week’s giveaways »

 

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