Saturday, 23 March 2013

On-line Book Fair - Contemporary Novelists'



Here is your chance to showcase your latest novel within this 4 day on-line book fair April 19 - 22. 

This is a Book Fair for authors and readers who love contemporary romances, chick-lit, romantic suspense novels, family sagas or lovely tales of village/town life with a touch of romance. Even if you've penned a short story and had it published within a collection/anthology, feel free to promote your own/shared work.  

 Think market stall and make your blog "page display" eye-catching. You want people to visit your blog so make the effort and visit other listed blogs. 

Join in the fun, and remember, you have four days to browse the fair and one second to make someone else stop and read your blog. 

Post latest book Cover.
Post a Back Cover blurb
Post an excerpt: 600 -700 words approx: more if it needs to make sense.

To advertise this event Please copy/paste badge to your blog: see side-panel and link back to this page: thanks

But first, sign up below:  don't forget to list your url in the linky column.

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40 comments:

Marian said...

Sounds great!

My book, "Whatever Happened To Lucy?" is on sale here:

http://www.amazon.com/Whatever-Happened-Lucy-Marian-Griffin/dp/1475197179/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

It's about how a troubled girl's life was changed unexpected and from a surprising source. It's about how another young woman's determination to do the right thing changed the lives of all of those around her. It's about following the heart's guidance always. Come and read!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Marian,

Welcome aboard. You needn't worry too much about the Book Fair until April 19 - 22. ;)

christinaow said...

hi. i would like to sign up. is it alright if i put the badge on my website instead?

Paula Martin said...

Great idea, Francine - I'll advertise it wherever I can!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Christine,

Badge wherever! Thank you, and please enjoy the fun on April !9 - 22

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Paula,

Thank you so much for your help, it's much appreciated. I hope this will help bloggers that are not so well known as well as revitalise interest, perhaps, in blogging!

Kiru Taye said...

Great idea, Francine. Will share badge when I get to my laptop.

Jo Lambert, Writer said...

Many thanks for this Francine

Melanie said...

I just signed up. It sounds like great fun. I noticed that my name has a red 'x' beside it. Not sure what that means.

Gilli Allan said...

This looks exciting. I may have a problem with adding the badge to my blog. In the past I've added by copying and pasting a block of code. If it doesn't work, maybe you can talk me through it? gx

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Kiru, great to have you on board! ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're welcome, Jo. It'll be fun! :)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Melanie. The red x means you can delete yourself at any time, if you wished to do so. ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Gilli, you should be able to just copy/paste. If not, let me know... ;)

Anne Gallagher said...

I just realized this was for contemporary authors. Oops. But, I have an alter ego so I'll sign up with that name instead. And the 22 is my birthday so ...

Francine Howarth: UK said...

I recognised that alter ego! Welcome aboard... ;)

Nancy Jardine said...

Hello Francine! Thanks for the opportunity. I got your link via Paula. I'll be using my 'features' blog for it- and look forward to the fair!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Nancy, you're welcome and it's good to meet you via Paula. ;)

Debbie Christiana said...

Hi Francine, I signed up but my question is my romantic suspense, Solstice, won't be available until May 4th. Is that okay to promote? I have a paranormal romance that has been out for a while, I could use that one instead. Although both are posted on my blog header.

Thanks for your help :) This is a great idea.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Debbie,

Yes, that's fine for a May 4th release date. It's all about promo, and what could be better than a preview of an upcoming novel! ;)

Debbie Christiana said...

Great, thanks - that's what I was thinking too :) I'll get the badge up on my blog tomorrow after work. Have a good night.

Victoria Howard said...

Hello Francine,

Thanks for this opportunity. I'm look forwarding to taking part.

Victoria

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Victoria, good to have you aboard. ;)

Michelle Betham said...

Just signed up. :) Thanks so much for this, Francine. Really looking forward to getting involved. Should be good!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Michelle, you're welcome! ;)

Eileen Schuh: said...

Hi, Francine. Although my novels would be considered 'contemporary' there's not much romance in them--more psychological thrillers/crime fiction. Is romance a requisite for joining the fair? Although the name of the fair is Contemporary Novelists', the explanation appears to indicate romance is what you're looking for.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Eileen, The Traz passes muster! ;) Contemporary it is, and crime suspense/thrillers fit the bill just as much as family sagas... ;)

gumby6158 said...

I will participate. Thanks!
greggumkowski.wordpress.com

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Greg,

Welcome aboard! ;)

Mary Middleton - Romance writer said...

I've added my link above and will not put a blog together. What a good idea it is, how come I haven't seen it before now? :D

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Mary. ;)

Serena Fairfax said...

I signed up when you put it in the FB page!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Serena. ;)

J.L. Campbell said...

Gearing up for this, Francine. Wonderful idea!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Good to see you here, J.L. ;)

Melanie said...

Not sure if I've committed a faux pas or not but decided to use the opening of WIP rather than my time-slip that's already published. This other piece is far more "contemporary" than A Shadow in the Past.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Your call, Melanie! A WIP can incite interest and people often keep a look-out for its publication day. ;)

Melanie said...

I'm hoping it will work that way Francine. Just wondered since everyone else was entering already published material.

Liv said...

Thanks for organizing, Francine! I just found this page, and realized I know some of the peeps already signed up. This should be fun!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Liv,

Welcome aboard!