I’ve always loved to read and still enjoy it even if I don’t spend nearly as much time curled up with a good book as in years past. That’s about to change (at least to some extent), thanks to a new online group I’m part of.
It’s called CROWN Fiction Marketing, and it was established as a way to help spread the word about some great Christian fiction. All the ads and marketing plans in the world help get an author’s name out there, but research shows that old fashioned word of mouth still sells the most books. That’s why CROWN exists — to help Christian authors reach new people with their books.
So the Christian focus makes CROWN different, but so do the actual books. CROWN’s purpose is to promote God-honoring fiction set in the 1800s. Most of the authors who are part of CROWN write stories that take place in America, but some write about Regency Europe. The group includes some well-known authors and some pre-published novelists like me. One of the things I’m enjoying most is the opportunity to get to know these ladies through sharing ideas and celebrating together when new books are released.
The first book I’ll be promoting through CROWN is Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell. The Love Finds You books are named after real towns in the U.S. with interesting names and colorful histories – they’re a lot of fun. I just got a copy of Bridal Veil so will post a review once I’ve read it.
In the meantime, visit Miralee’s blog for your chance to win a book from the Love Finds You series. Just go to www.miraleesdesk.blogspot.com and leave a comment. You can ask a question of any of the 6 authors who are participating, and get a chance to win one of nine books from the series. Good luck, and happy reading!