“Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.”
–Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher and communications theorist
RED ROOM CLASSIFIEDS
We’ve launched the most useful, literary classifieds section ever. Nowhere else will you find categories like “help functioning” and “a desperate attempt to get contact information for a particular writer, agent, editor, fleeting stranger, or lost love” and “feedback or assistance with an adventurous or bad idea.” Also, of course, you can find writers colonies, research help, new agents, book doctors and the like. Here’s an ad we loved:
From selling signed copies of rare books to promoting a writers conference, you’ll find that posting in Red Room Classifieds is a cost-effective, targeted place to connect with other professionals, or to buy or sell anything in the publishing ecosystem.
As you write up your shopping list, don’t forget that you can buy books directly from Red Room’s Authors Bookstore. A significant portion of the proceeds goes directly to your favorite authors. The Authors Bookstore, the only online bookstore built by authors for authors, also donates 5% of each sale to the independent bookstore or library of the buyer’s choice.
WRITING CHALLENGE: COMPOSE A CLASSFIED AD OF YOUR OWN!
We hope you’ll post an ad in Red Room Classifieds (remember, it’s only $5.00 for two weeks). To get in the mood, this week post a free “ad” on your blog. You may have something concrete you’re looking to get, give, or sell—or maybe your “ad” will be about something more whimsical or abstract. Looking to buy a wardrobe that includes a portal to Narnia? Whatever it is, we’re hoping you’ll prove McLuhan right and that you’ll write the cleverest ad you can think of. Red Room CEO Ivory Madison wrote this one for fun and also because she really does want to get rid of her antiquated TV.
We asked our bloggers about what they were looking forward to reading this year, and heard about a retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in post-World-War-II Tuscany, an anthology of writers on writing, and more.
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