Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Guest Blog by Romance Author Lizzy Stevens

In keeping with all things related to writing every Tuesday, today I'm honored to have Amazon and Fictionwise bestseller Solstice Romance author Lizzy Stevens stop and offer up a few ideas to promote your book(s). She is currently touring the blog world in support of her latest romance novel Blackbeard's Treasure.

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for having me here today. Today I'm going to blog about all of the free stuff you can do to promote your books. I hope at least one of these ideas helps somebody out.

How To Promote Your Book For Free!!!

1} Set up a website. You can do this completely free at www.webs.com or www.weebly.com and if you want it to be a true dot com, you can got to www.godaddy.com or www.names.com, and I'm sure there are others and pay for your domain name for the year. It will cost less than $12 and then you can go back to the free site and use your own domain. You have no fees at all and you have a new website.

2} Facebook: Set up a Facebook page and friend eveyrone and tell everyone about your page. Use your page to promote your book. Don't just open the page but actually go there and post on it daily.

3} Twitter: Follow people and ask them to follow you. Tweet and retweet other people's tweets. Join in on the fun.

4} My Space: Same thing here. Friend people and ask them to friend you.

5} Manic Readers has free pages.

6} Linkedin is another great social networking site.

7} Start a blog. There are a few different free ones. You can try Blogger or WordPress, both for free.

8} Join Yahoo groups. Be sure to follow their posting rules.

9} Good Reads: Is abother really good place to promote your book.

10} Get reviews for your book. The more revies and good ratings, the better. You can take that review and then tell all the above places. Out of every good review you can get several promo opps out of it.

Blackbead's Treasure

Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard, was killed November 22, 1718. Two months before, he purposely ran his ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, aground at what is now called Beaufort Inlet.

He emptied the ship of all treasures into his other shop, The Tender, and fled to where nobody knows. Two months later, when he reappeared, he was killed in battle, and his body was tossed into the ocean. To this day, nobody knows where the treasure went.

For years, people have searched high and low for his treasure. It has been said that Blackbeard said nobody but he and the devil knew where it was located. Cassie Andrews returns to Branson Missouri to clean out her grandfather's house, who recently passed away. While emptying the attice she comes across an old diary belonging to a woman who claims to have been married to Edward Teach. Cassie soon realizes that she holds the key to the famous Blackbeard's Treasure.

Casssie turns to her friend Levi for help in finding the treasure. In her zeal to uncover the clues to Blackbeard's Treasure, Cassie lands herself in the hospital.

Attraction explodes off the page as Levi nurses Cassie back to health and together they experience the adventure of a lifetime to uncover their true feelings for one another and Blackbeard's Treasure.


  1. I've found that Goodreads is a pretty good site for readers and writers. great post.

  2. Charles: I've seen that particular widget from time to time on other blogs. Might be something worth checking out for a change.

  3. Very cool. And sounds like an interesting book, too.

  4. Google Plus...dont' forget that one

  5. R: It does sound like a interesting book, doesn't it? It'll probably make it to my new "to read" list in the near future.

    Bearman: Good suggestion. Google Plue is fast becoming the solid #2 go-to place for social networking.

  6. Great post. Many helpful ideas. Thanks.

  7. David: You're more than welcome.


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