Promo Day Success Stories: Bet You Didn't Think MS Could Look This Good

Promo Day Success Stories: Bet You Didn't Think MS Could Look This Good

Every year during the Promo Day event, a group of publishers take part in pitch sessions. These publishers are on the look out for talented authors with the right manuscript. 

How the pitch sessions work:

1) Participating publishers post their submission guidelines to the event forums.
2) Registered Promo Day attendees can then send them their pitch.
3) The publishers send back a reply THE SAME DAY. That's right, no waiting weeks, months, or even years for a reply. They let you know during the event if they are interested or not.
4) If the publisher is interested they will then guide you through the next steps in the process.

Promo Day Success Stories

Today I wanted to share with you one of the pitch session success stories.

Author Lisa A. Baeringer pitched her idea to publisher Cedar Loft Publishing during the 2015 event. Her book Bet You Didn't Think MS Could Look This Good: Ramblings of a Medicated Mind was released October 2016 (purchase now at: 

Ms Baeringer had this to say "Promo Day is an excellent event to participate in. My manuscript was picked up by Cedar Loft Publishing during this event. It's full of wonderful advice and information concerning the publishing trade. Promo Day offered me the opportunity to get my writing career off the ground."

Promo Day Success Stories: Bet You Didn't Think MS Could Look This Good

About the book:

Lisa had a good life; married to her high school sweetheart, two handsome sons, and a nice home. Quite literally, in the blink of an eye, her whole world turned upside down. Sickness began to not only ravage her body, but also her world. In her own words, taken from her private journal, she takes you through what daily life is like when you have a seriously incurable, chronic illness. It gets even more complicated when the illness she was told she had turns out to be something else, something rare and possibly even fatal.

Cedar Loft Publishing CEO/Executive Editor, Jenny McKinney, said "Taking pitches for new books during Promo Day has been an amazing experience for Cedar Loft Publishing. We were able to sign a new author, Lisa Baeringer, and publish her book, Bet You Didn't Think MS Could Look This Good. Her book has the potential to become a best seller and we couldn't be happier."

Are you an author with a manuscript to pitch? Register now to attend the 2017 event. It's FREE!

Are you a Publisher and interested in taking pitches during the 2017 event on Saturday 6th May? Email for more information

Do you have your own Promo Day Success Story to tell? Email and let us know the details.


Date Announced for #PromoDay2017 Event

Date Announced for #PromoDay2017 Event

Mark Your Calendars!

Promo Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 6th May 2017. As always, it will be a whole day packed full of opportunities to promote, network, and learn.

The official hashtag for the event is #PromoDay2017

Date Announced for #PromoDay2017 Event

Got a suggestion for a webinar topic you'd like to see at the 2017 event? 

Got a suggestion for a new feature you'd like to see included in the event?

Was there something you particularly liked/didn't like about past events?

Leave a comment below and give your feedback so we can make 2017 the best event yet!


Welcome to #PromoDay2016!

#PromoDay2016 Saturday 14th May An all day event dedicated to promoting, networking, and learning.

The big day is finally here and the action is already underway. Things have already kicked off in the forums, and discussions are already taking place via social media using the hashtag #PromoDay2016.

Not registered yet? No problem! Registration will remain open all day long to give any late arrivals the chance to join in the fun. 

Don't forget to let people know you'll be taking part in Promo Day today. Shout it proudly by sharing this image on your website and social media channels:

#PromoDay2016 Saturday 14th May An all day event dedicated to promoting, networking, and learning.

or click to tweet:


Are you ready for #PromoDay2016? Only One Day To Go!

Are you ready for #PromoDay2016? Only One Day To Go!

Promo Day 2016 is just one day away! Tomorrow you'll be able to throw yourself into this information packed day of fun. 

As tomorrow is going to be action packed, here's a quick overview of what will be happening:

Free Webinars

11 free webinars will be available all day long. Learn about a variety of topics related to author branding, book marketing, and editing. The presenters will be dropping by the forums throughout the day to answer your questions.

Pitch Sessions

9 Publishers will be taking pitches during the Promo Day 2016 event and will reply to all pitches received by the end of the day. No waiting ages to find out if they're interested or not. Numerous genres accepted. 

Live Panel Discussions

There will be several LIVE video panel discussions during the event where industry experts will share tips, strategies, and tricks of the trade on a variety of topics. 

Live Social Media Events

There will be several live events on different social media platforms during the day so that attendees can put into practice things they learn in the webinars and panel discussions. The perfect opportunities to network with others from the industry and discuss topics related to book marketing, and author branding. 

There will also be shout of sessions where you can promote your books.

Don't forget to network

One of the great things about the Promo Day event is how easy it makes it for you to network with others in the industry... and not just other authors, and publishers. Promo Day is also attended by book bloggers, cover designers, editors, book reviewers, PR companies, avid readers, and more...

There will be plenty of opportunities to connect in the forums, but you can also network via your preferred social media channel. The official hashtag for the event is #PromoDay2016. Use it on your tweets and posts to connect further during the event.

LIVE Panel Discussion: Connecting With Readers at #‎PromoDay2016‬

LIVE Panel Discussion: Connecting With Readers at #‎PromoDay2016‬

LIVE Panel Discussion: Connecting with Readers

7am EDT/ 1pm CET Saturday 14th May 2016

Guests: Virginia Jennings and Stacey Keith

During this panel discussion we will discuss both online and offline ways authors can connect with readers. 

LIVE Panel Discussion: Connecting With Readers at #‎PromoDay2016‬

Virginia Jennings:

When V.L. Jennings isn't traveling to other worlds through her imagination, she calls Dillon, South Carolina her home. Her book, "The Alien Mind," is a science fiction novel published by PDMI Publishing, LLC and is also the recipient of the Readers Favorite Five Star Review Award. Her second title, "Visionary From The Stars" is expected to be re-released through PDMI as well, in 2016. V.L. Jennings has also illustrated a children's book for PDMI, titled "Wiggle Worm's Shape Adventures," written by Karen and Kathy Sills.

But what motivates Virginia to create, to illustrate, to prognosticate? Virginia is a speculator, the kind of person who always debates the "what if?" of where stories both true and fantastical are leading themselves to, which explains her love of post-apocalyptic fare such as "The Walking Dead." Through her writing, she enjoys trying to figure out what our human potential is, and where our innate desire for a better world could lead us.

Overall, Virginia is just about as real as a person can get. Yes, even authors love to sing along with their favorite local radio station while driving, and Virginia is no exception to this rule. She enjoys watching Doctor Who or Star Trek with her family over dinner, and also watching the latest sci-fi and action movies with her husband. On the weekends, you may even find Virginia and her family at the local comic book store, hunting down more comics to add to their collections.

V.L. Jennings spends her free time writing flash fiction on her blog and working towards her Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering. You can find out more about V.L. Jennings at

LIVE Panel Discussion: Connecting With Readers at #‎PromoDay2016‬

Stacey Keith:

Writing under various pseudonyms, Stacey Keith is a multi-award-winning author of Warner Books' popular self-help book, DRIVE YOUR WOMAN WILD IN BED. In her previous incarnation as a men's magazine model, she was the most photographed cover girl and centerfold of the mid 1990s, a notoriety she parlayed into B-movie roles, Feature Performances, and days off to perfect her writing. She has been seen on over twenty talk shows, including "Montel Williams", "Real Personal with Bob Berkowitz", "Geraldo Rivera", and "Joan Rivers".
Her fiction career has encompassed two Golden Heart finals, a Maggie, two Silver Quills, a Jasmine, a Heart of the Rockies, and over fifteen other first-place wins in Romance Writers of America contests. Her most recent work of erotic fiction, CARNAL SACRIFICE, written under the name Angelika Helsing, is available online or in paperback.
An avid writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short stories, Stacey has a predilection for the offbeat, the bizarre, and “anti-June Cleaver” heroines. She doesn’t own a television, but reads compulsively—and would, in fact, go stark raving bonkers without books, of which there are many. She now lives in Calcata, a small medieval village in Italy that sits atop a cliff overlooking the Treja Valley. An artists’ colony that even the locals refer to as paese di fricchettoni, or “village of freaks,” Calcata is home to eccentrics, painters, musicians, and writers of all nationalities in addition to some pretty adorable kitties.

The replay of the panel discussion will be available all day long in the forums so if you can't tune in for the live chat you can still watch it and interact with the guests and other attendees.

Register now!

LIVE Panel Discussion About Virtual Book Tours at #PromoDay2016

LIVE Panel Discussion About Virtual Book Tours at #PromoDay2016

As well as the free webinars during the Promo Day event on Saturday 14th May, there will also be several live panel discussions throughout the day. 

Join book tours companies; Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours, iRead Book Tours, and World of Ink Network for a live panel discussion about virtual book tours starting at 9am EDT/3pm CET* 

These tour companies each have years of experience organising successful virtual book tours for authors, and have loads of tips to share about how you can get the most out of your virtual book tour. As each of them specialise in different genres and types of tours this panel discussion is one you don't want to miss! 

Virtual book tours are a fantastic way to help spread the word about your books and create a buzz online. They do need to be done right though in order to get results. In this panel discussion industry experts will share tricks of the trade so you can get the best results from this powerful marketing strategy.

LIVE Panel Discussion About Virtual Book Tours at #PromoDay2016

LIVE Panel Discussion About Virtual Book Tours at #PromoDay2016

LIVE Panel Discussion About Virtual Book Tours at #PromoDay2016

Register now!

*The event will be live streamed to the forums and replays of this live event will be available to watch in the forums later on during the day. 


How the #PromoDay2016 Webinars Work

Saturday is fast approaching and I'm sure you can't wait to dive into all the free webinars. In today's post we'll take a quick look at how the webinars work.

  • The first thing to do is register for the event. Do this by clicking Register Now. It's completely free, and quick and easy to do.
  • Log in to the forums using your username and password. 
  • Now scroll down to the Learn section and click on the webinar thread. Here you'll find a list of all the free webinars available during the event.
  • All the webinars will be available all day long so you can hop in and out throughout the day.
  • Should you have a question for the presenter, want to give feedback, or just let them know how much you appreciate the webinar you can click on the reply button on the bottom right of their post.
How the #PromoDay2016 Webinars Work

Also, don't forget to let others know about the awesome webinars you're watching by using the hashtag #PromoDay2016 and sending them to so they can register and join in the fun too. 

See you on Saturday!

Jo Linsdell To Present Webinar at #PromoDay2016

Jo Linsdell To Present Webinar at #PromoDay2016


Jo Linsdell is an award winning and internationally best selling author and illustrator. A recognized marketing expert, she is also the founder and organizer of the Promo Day event, and the Writers and Authors website (


There’s simply no better vehicle for promoting your ideas, your work, your author platform, and your books, than a blog. Blogs are at the heart of the social web, and  an author’s ability to make use of the social web can make marketing magic.

In this webinar you'll discover:
  • Why authors should blog
  • How to blog
  • What to blog (includes over 100 ideas of what to post!)
  • How to leverage your blog content for the best results
Follow Jo at:


Click "Register Now" for access to all the webinars, pitch sessions, live panel discussions and social media chats, promoting and networking opportunities, and more.

Full List of FREE Webinars at #PromoDay2016

A whole day of free webinars!

When you register for the Promo Day event you get access to the forums where the main action takes place. This includes access to all the free webinars.

11 webinars by industry experts on a variety of topics related to book marketing, author branding, and editing. All the webinars are available for the duration of the event to give you time to watch them all. That's right, a full 24 hours of free webinars!

Full List of FREE Webinars at #PromoDay2016

Register now and join in the fun!

Full List Of Publishers Taking Pitches During #PromoDay2016

Find a home for your manuscript during the Promo Day 2016 event on Saturday 14th May!

The following publishers will be taking pitches through out the day and will let you know the same day if they are interested or not. No waiting weeks, or even months!

Full List Of Publishers Taking Pitches During #PromoDay2016

Between them, these publishers are looking for a variety of genres. Could your manuscript be what they are searching for? Send them your pitch and find out!

By registering for Promo Day 2016 you get complete access to the forums where the main event takes place, including access to the pitch sessions, webinars, and more.

Register now and join in the fun!


Wizards Keep Publishing will be taking pitches during ‪#‎PromoDay2016‬

Wizards Keep Publishing will be taking pitches during ‪#‎PromoDay2016‬ @WKPublishing

Wizards Keep Publishing will be taking pitches during ‪#‎PromoDay2016‬ on Saturday 14th May. 

Wizards Keep Publishing is a speculative fiction imprint acquired by Allegiant Publishing Group in December of 2015. Currently interested in fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal novels, Wizards Keep was relaunched on April 1 of this year and is looking to grow into a major speculative fiction brand.

Register now!

Snow Leopard Publishing will be taking pitches during ‪#‎PromoDay2016‬

Snow Leopard Publishing will be taking pitches during ‪#‎PromoDay2016‬ @snowleopardpub

Snow Leopard Publishing will be taking pitches during ‪#‎PromoDay2016‬ on Saturday 14th May. 
Snow Leopard Publishing is the flagship imprint of Allegiant Publishing Group and is interested in all genres excepting erotica for traditional publication. Please note that Snow Leopard’s unique Pick Your Own Contract will allow you to get the publishing deal you need without a literary agent if you are accepted.

Register now!

Cedar Loft Publishing Company Profile

Today's post is brought to you by #PromoDay2016 sponsor Cedar Loft Publishing.

Cedar Loft Publishing Company Profile #PromoDay2016

We aren’t the biggest, just the best at making dreams come true!

Our Mission

Your book is your creation, a part of you, so we strive:
  • to treat your creation with the love and respect it deserves,
  • to be an author’s publishing company first and foremost,
  • to work with authors until their manuscript is polished to perfection and then published,
  • to help authors reach their dream of being a published author,
  • to be there for you every step of the way,
  • and much, much more!

Our Company

Nestled in the beautiful mountains of eastern West Virginia sits a cedar log cabin surrounded by mountain laurel, cedar trees, and Mother Nature. Within this cabin is a loft that Cedar Loft Publishing calls home. This loft is where our home office is located. Our are team members are either volunteers or freelancers located in various parts of the United States and are in constant contact with the home office via technology.

Cedar Loft Publishing, formerly Cedar Loft Productions, is a division of J & P Enterprises, LLC and has been in business since 2013, publishing books and making writer’s dreams come true.

Cedar Loft Publishing is a traditional publishing company designed for its authors and we will make every effort to put the author’s interests first. When we partner with an author, that author can rest assured their manuscript will get the personalized attention it deserves and every effort will be made to assure a quality book results.

Our founder and CEO/Executive Editor, Jenny McKinney says, “Everyone who has the desire to be a published author should have the opportunity to publish quality work!”

Cedar Loft Publishing Company Profile #PromoDay2016

We do just that! All our books are professionally edited and receive a professional cover design and formatting assuring our authors of a quality finished book they can be proud to sign. We also work one-on-one to help the author market their finished book. While we expect books to be professionally edited prior to submission, we will offer our authors a discount on our professional editing services.

Submissions are always open and we welcome all genres. We recently started publishing children’s books under our brand, Lil Butterfly books.

At this time, we only publish work written in English by authors located in the United States of America.

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