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Jo Linsdell- PROMO DAY! interview


What is PROMO DAY all about?
PROMO DAY! is an all day, online, international, promotional event for people in the writing industry. Blatant publicity is not only allowed but encouraged. There will be two chatrooms open all day (one for promo and chatting about books and one for writers to discuss the industry). There will also be a free downloads page packed full of files containing useful information about various topics related to writing, a samples page for posting examples of your writing e.g. a first chapter of your book which can then be discussed and reviewed during the event, a page full of links to useful sites for writers, a section dedicated to promo video’s/ book trailers, and more…

How did you come up with such an innovative idea to connect people throughout the writing industry?
I do a lot of my networking online. I’m a member of several writers groups and take part in the annual Muse Online Writers Conference. This experience combined with my ‘cheap ways’ lead me to thinking of ways I could use the internet to promote my books for free. As I have a good support network of other writers online through my various groups I thought it would be nice to help them too.

Is this event only for published authors?
No, it’s open to everyone. Published, self-published, new writers, publishers, editors, journalists, avid readers… everyone is welcome to join in the fun!

What are some of the exciting things people can expect to take away from PROMO DAY?
For one, it’s an opportunity for writers to promote their work and network with others in the industry. It’s also a possibility to get to know authors better and find out about new releases. With all the files for free download it’s a great way to learn more about the industry too.

Do you think we’ll see more PROMO DAYS in the future?
Definitely. I was originally planning on hosting the event every 3 months but with baby on the way I’m having to rethink my original plans a little. I'm thinking about making it an annual event now. Check http://jolinsdell.tripod.com/promoday/ for updates and information about the event.

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