Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aloha to Historical Authors (part 3) - Getting Ready for the RT Booklovers Convention

The Historical Market Today — How to Stand Out and Stay Sane

Unlike history itself, the market for historical romances is constantly changing. With all a modern author has on her plate: blog stops, Twitter, Facebook, copyedits, page proofs — and don’t forget writing the book! — she needs a shortcut to catching readers’ attention. Join these panelists to discover tips and tricks to stand out from the crowd.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

What advice would you offer these authors on "catching your attention"?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, March 28, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday on my book blog, SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. a cover that's not the same as other authors'; no grammatical errors in the blurb or excerpt

  2. If a contest is possible - I've found more new authors that way.Blogs and FB have also been helpful - if I find I just enjoy the author, I usually enjoy her writing too!

  3. Contest m , blog,

  4. Too many characters turn me off the story, a great cover always catches my eye. Lots of promoting on facebook help.

  5. Excitement and something unique

  6. I really don't know what to suggest.

  7. An outstanding cover and unique characters.
    Contests are great but, there are only a few winners.
    I enjoy when an author shares their WIP and connects with their readers. The contact can be weekly through Facebook or a blog or newsletter.

  8. An attractive cover that indicates the type of story.
    An accurate, but short, description of the story.
    A blog tour - that's how I find out about a lot of new releases.

  9. Interacting with readers on fb and twitter catches my attention. But also book covers.