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  • Creating a Promotion Target List

    Looking for new places to send promotion information on your latest release? An outlet to publicize placement in a contest? Here is a list of spots you might not have considered for your publicity kit, advance reading copies, press releases or other promotional materials.

    1. Hometown newspaper (often a weekly), and regional newspaper (a bigger daily paper).
    2. Book review section of your regional newspaper
    3. High school newspaper, college newspaper
    4. Church news bulletin
    5. Corporate bulletin, company newsletter or bulletin board at your workplace.
    6. Local radio stations that host interviews or have a book discussion program.
    7. Local television stations. Some stations host early morning talk shows with a local slant.
    8. Newspapers, radio and television in any regions with which you have close ties. Did you live or work in Jackson, Mississippi for several years? Pitch your news there too.
    9. Local RWA chapter newsletter and newsletters for other chapters to which you belong.
    10. Present a workshop or do a book signing with regional RWA chapters
    11. Booksellers with whom you have cultivated good relationships
    12. Local library
    13. Romance review sites
    14. Bookstores
    15. Send postcards to friends. Friends are great at spreading the word!
    16. Readers groups
    17. Web site for your publishing house or line
    18. Web mistress for your RWA chapter
    19. RWA chapters that sponsored a contest you won
    20. RWR First Sale column, if applicable.

    About Joanne Rock

    Joanne Rock

    Joanne Rock began writing down her stories once she became a stay-at-home mom, deceiving herself she'd have time to write.

    Now, 30 books and three kids later, she lives with her husband and sons in the Adirondacks, and takes pride in penning stories in which the heroines don't necessarily need to live in Malibu and drive convertibles in order to find true love and happiness. Joanne's sexy contemporary romances and medieval historicals have been printed in 23 countries and translated into 19 different languages.

    She is a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner and three-time RITA finalist, and her work has been recognized with a Blue Boa, a Beacon, and a Romantic Times' W.I.S.H. Award.

    You can visit Joanne at www.JoanneRock.com