How Writers Can Use Google+ Hangouts with Jo Linsdell #PD13

Jo Linsdell is the brains behind Promo Day. Born in GillinghamKent (UK), Jo left England and moved to Rome, Italy in June 2001, where she now lives with her husband and their two sons. She is a best-selling author and illustrator, award-winning blogger and freelance writer. A recognised thought leader in the world of book marketing she is also the CEO of Writers and Authors.

Follow Jo on: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn YouTube Goodreads Amazon or visit her website

Video webinar: How Writers Can Use Google+ Hangouts

Google+ launched in June 2011 and became the fastest growing social network in history when it reached 25 million users in less than 30 days. 

Google+ has some great features that make it ideal for writers and it's gaining popularity at a rapid rate... and for some very good reasons. Facebook has recently caused some upset amongst its users with changes to the site and many are jumping ship and moving to Google+. Whilst I'm personally a fan of Facebook and have no intention of leaving the social media giant any time soon I'm also a BIG fan of Google+ (you can find me at +Jo Linsdell). The hangouts feature alone has me sold on it! Free online video conferencing that can be streamed live to YouTube AND it's packed with other features too. You can even share documents during your video chat! 

This webinar will take you through the step by step process of setting up a hangout and take a closer look at the features that are most useful to writers. I'll also be giving you a few ideas for how you can use hangouts to market your books and build your author brand.


Ripples In A Pond- Rising To The Top By Helping Others with Virginia Jennings #PD13


How to create your own video content and draw an international audience Linda Randall #PD13

Linda Randall is a daily writer, author and blogger on Wordpress and Youtube. She was published in 2010 in "The Power of the Platform - Speakers on Life - with Robin Jay, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Les Brown and several best-selling authors.  She lives in the Niagara Region, Ontario Canada with Harry and her cute poodle Daisy. 

She has two adult children that live elsewhere. All of them are avid YouTube film producers with topics ranging from (her) writing novels, filming nature, hiking, travel, tourism, and remote viewing stories. Harry does ghost stories and psychic investigations with her into missing person cases that personally come to their attention. Her son’s perform music videos.

As of March 2013, She's written twenty-two novels. Every year she writes more novels in April and November. She's started editing one of her manuscripts from the NaNoWriMo challenge and will be working on several manuscripts in 2013 that are classified as Young Adult Fantasy (Fairies and Giants) - Young Adult Science Fiction Fantasy (Aliens). She also writes Historical Romance, Chick Lit and Paranormal Mysteries. Her name is Linda Randall and most people know her on the internet as “the idea girl says…”

Video webinar: How to create your own video content and draw an international audience

This presentation talks about how to create keywords in your title, description and tags for YouTube videos so that Google see's you as an expert in several topics.

Linda will share how she directs traffic to her Wordpress blogs and gets millions of views every year.

She will give tips on how to be a successful blogger on Wordpress based on her own personal experiences and how to create your own video content and draw an international audience to your websites and YouTube Channels from over thirty-three countries.

Watch this video webinar for FREE at Promo Day on Saturday 25th May.


Author Applications with TC McKinney #PD13

TC McKinney is the Owner/Founder of PDMI Publishing.

Forum Workshop: Author Applications

This presentation will include social media advice, tips and how-to's that is fully customized around Authors and their needs to grow in this social world. This presentation will cover how to customize your branding as an author on Social Media sites from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads and more, including some brand new social media sites that have yet to be greatly discovered and has full on potential to grow.

Take part in this forum workshop for FREE at Promo Day on Saturday 25th May.


How to make your book sell with Greta King #PD13

Greta King is the author of four books. Her fifth, a new Christmas children's book will be released this fall. She is married with six children and five grandchildren. When she's not spending time with her family and friends, she's writing or promoting her books. She has done book readings at children's hospital and at several stores and libraries. Her books are now being sold in stores, For Greta, the best part of writing a book, whether it be a children's book or her fiction, which is a romantic western, is knowing that she has readers out there, that she has touched someone's life by writing a story that they love. Especially seeing a child's eyes light up when they hear the stories and see the pictures. It is a wonderful feeling.

Video webinar: How to make your book sell

  • Easy ways for getting your book out there, and making sales. 
  • How to get your book on store shelves. 
  • How much time you should spend promoting your book
  • How to decide where is a good place to do a book reading

Watch this video webinar for FREE at Promo Day on Saturday 25th May.


How to get your book reviewed with Dana Lynn Smith #PD13

Dana Lynn Smith, The Savvy Book Marketer, draws on her 17 years of publishing experience and degree in marketing to help authors learn how to sell more books through her how-to guides, training programs, one-on-one coaching services, blog, and newsletter. Learn more at

Forum Workshop: How to get your book reviewed

  • Why reviews, testimonials and endorsements are so important
  • Common misconceptions about reviews
  • 7 ways to get your book reviewed

Take part in this forum workshop for FREE at Promo Day on Saturday 25th May.


Author Websites- How to with Michelle Elliot #PD13

Michelle Elliot is a stay-at-home mum, freelance writer and author of romantic fiction including "Until We Meet". Besides her love for creating books she has shifted between different genres, writing for various magazines, e-zines and other publications. In more recent years, she has co-written, ghost-written and edited several works but is currently focusing her career on writing fictional novels, based on romance and modern day life with lots of humour thrown in. 

Forum workshop: Author Websites- How to

Author Websites - What is the purpose of them, and why are they important?

Setting up an author website 

What does an author website need, to appeal to readers? 

Author websites and social networking, together.

Your author website and the involvement of others

How to make money from your website

and more!

Take part in this forum workshop for FREE at Promo Day on Saturday 25th May.


Move Your Audience with Sandy Lender #PD13

Sandy Lender is a fantasy author and magazine publisher with a four-year degree in English and 21-year career to make it all look legitimate. She gives seminars in person and online to help others with marketing, editing, writing and all things related to branding your product and message after hard-earned experience in the book and magazine publishing market places. From online book tours to blog carnivals to the ever-changing online social media landscape, she's got tips and advice to help CEOs with SEO.

Forum Workshop: Move Your Audience

With Facebook's use of everyone's information for its own gain, how does an author speak to fans (and friends of fans) across wider platforms without playing into the paranoia? There are ways to positively reinforce your audience, build your audience, prep them for new launches, and keep them from fleeing the platforms you've worked so hard to master. First, put them where you want them. If your 365 days of promotion have included nurturing groups that servers and services are starting to alienate, here's how to move those fans and friends to the stable place you want them. De-scatter. Make a plan. Let Sandy Lender show you how.

Take part in this forum workshop for FREE at Promo Day on Saturday 25th May.


Hooker with a Heart of Ink with Jessica McHugh #PD13

Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction that spans the genre from horror and alternate history to epic fantasy. A prolific writer and member of the Horror Writers Association, she hasdevoted herself to novels, short stories, poetry, and playwriting. Jessica has had twelve books published in four years, including the bestselling "Rabbits in the Garden," "The Sky: The World" and the gritty coming-of-age thriller, "PINS." More info on her speculations and publications can be found at

Video webinar: 
Hooker with a Heart of Ink- The art of selling and celebrating your personality

"Hooker with a Heart of Ink" will cover the art of selling and celebrating your personality as it pertains to book promotion and branding on social media.

Watch this video webinar for FREE at Promo Day on Saturday 25th May.


Making the Most Out of Book Events with A’ndrea J. Wilson #PD13

A’ndrea J. Wilson, Ph.D. is the author of both fiction and nonfiction books, including the novels, Wife 101 and Husband 101, and the devotional, My Business His Way: Wisdom & Inspiration for Entrepreneurs. She also writes thrillers under the pen name Janell. A'ndrea holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology; Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Doctorate in Global Leadership; Educational Leadership. In addition to writing, A'ndrea works as a college professor, as well as conducts workshops on a variety of personal and professional topics. Dr. Wilson is the Founder and President of Divine Garden Press, a publishing company that specializes in fiction and nonfiction books addressing marriage and family issues. A native of Rochester, New York, she currently resides in Georgia. Please visit her online at

Video webinar: Making the Most Out of Book Events

  • The importance of participating in book-related events
  • How to choose which book events to attend
  • How to connect with book event committees/organizations
  • Benefits of attending events as a featured guest, vendor, or attendee
  • Tips for selling books at events
  • Tips for networking at events
  • Tips for marketing your appearance at book events
Watch this video webinar for FREE at Promo Day on Saturday 25th May.


Promo Day: How it works

This virtual event takes place completely online, with video presentations and interactive forum workshops that you can join in throughout the day on Saturday 25th May. You'll also have the chance to network with presenters and other attendees and be able to take advantage of the opportunities to promote your products and services.

Registration for Promo Day is completely free and open to everyone. All you need to do is sign up at

Video Webinars

Watch the video webinars presented by industry experts. Guest speakers provide insights and real-world examples of strategies that have worked.

Forum workshops
Throughout the day you'll be able to read the written presentations and participate in discussions with the presenters and other attendees. Many workshops will have opt-in tasks where you can put into practice the tips and advice given during the presentations and get live feedback.

Get social
The event is packed with opportunities to network. You'll be able to connect with other attendees in the forums during the event and through the social media channels. The site will be equipped with social chat boxes for easy networking via social media sites like Twitter and Facebook during the event. Participate in dynamic, ongoing discussions about the topics covered in the presentations. Ask questions. Post comments. Meet and network with thousands of attendees from all around world... all with no need to leave the site. 


Can’t attend the sessions live on Saturday 25th May? You'll have the chance to grab all the PD13 presentations for just €25 (that's about US$32/ £21) after the event.

Promo Day is a one day event. I realise that it's hard to take a whole day off to go to a conference. Even when the event is fully online. That's why we've bundled all the Promo Day presentations into a convenient replay package

As the amount of information shared in the presentations is a lot to take in just one day, you'll be able to purchase replays of all this years presentations for a limited time following the event. Yep these guys and girls have serious amounts of actionable ideas and information to share with you with tactics and strategies to help you further your writing career and improve your book marketing efforts. 

With this package, you get LIFETIME ACCESS to all the presentations.

That way you can watch/read them when you want, as many times as you want, and at your own pace. These replays packages will be available for a limited time only. Make sure you sign up for the Promo Day newsletter at so you don't miss out on this fantastic offer.

Get extra visibility

Promo day is attended by thousands of people from around the globe making it the perfect international stage for promoting your products and services. Take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities available to make sure you stand out.

Stay up to date
Make sure you sign up for the Promo Day Newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest news and information regarding the event.


Promote Your Book at PD13

Promo Day is a whole day dedicated to promoting, networking and learning and full of opportunities for you to put your books in front of a large international audience. 

You can have your books placed in the on site bookstore for just €5,00 per book (That's US$ 6,51 or £4,26). For more details visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page at

The frugal pricing is set so that everyone has the chance to take advantage of this opportunity. Promo Day was designed to offer a platform where all writing industry members can come together and promote, network, and learn. It therefore only seems right that the sponsorship opportunities be at an affordable level for everyone across the board.

Your book be listed in the on site bookstore with your cover art, book blurb, purchasing link and author bio. It will also be promoted via the Promo Day social media channels, on the blog and in the newsletter. This is a HUGE amount of visibility for a super small price. 

Take advantage of this fantastic offer today and sign up via the Sponsorship Opportunities page at


Some of the fantastic presenters who will be at PD13

I'd like to introduce you to just some of the fantastic presenters who will be at PD13. On Saturday 25th May you'll have to chance to learn from these experts on various topics related to book marketing and author branding. An opportunity you DON'T WANT TO MISS!

It's completely free to attend the event and you don't even need to leave the comfort of your own home. There will be plenty of opportunities to network with presenters and other attendees during the event too.

A few of this years presenters:

Jo Linsdell

Dana Lynn Smith

A'ndrea Wilson

Greta King

Jessica McHugh

Michelle Elliot

Linda Randall
Sandy Lender


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