For Authors, Artists, Interpreters and Inspirational Individuals
Because of our passion for books and creative pursuits of different kinds, we enjoy spending time and energy helping fellow wordsmiths and artists. We have embraced Social Media in its many splendid forms and enjoyed being part of an exciting network of creative people all over the Globe. We are thrilled to offer a number of FREE and practical services to promote authors, musicians, and fascinating, inspirational professionals, no matter what you do or where you are!
1) My Bookshelves
Note For Authors
On our page of Bookshelves, we shall feature Indie authors and their books. Every month, we shall highlight a book, in our BOOK OF THE MONTH, with links to sites where the book(s) are for sale, special offers or promotions the author may have, links to the websites and social media platforms where the author wishes to connect with readers. If it happens to be a book which we have read and enjoyed, our review will be published. All featured books will be displayed on My Bookshelf.
For the full details of how to get your books featured, please scroll down to the end of this page for SUBMISSION guidelines. Do take a look at My Bookshelves for example.
Note For Readers
This site has always been focussed on readers and authors alike, visitors are invited to browse through my virtual bookshelves and if you find any of the books of interest to you, please go to relevant sites to obtain them. You’re welcome to come back and share your reviews for the books which have been highlighted.
2) Dialogues and Interviews
Junying has conducted in-depth interviews with authors of different genres, artists and other professionals. This dialogue will continue, inviting many more fascinating individuals to share their insights and life experiences with us. If you lead an interesting life; you do a wonderful job which few people know anything about, or you have written a masterpiece; or you entertain people with your musical and artistic talents, we would love to speak with you. Follow Junying on Twitter or drop her a line in one of the many ways you can reach her via the Social Media.
While you’re here, take a look at our popular Interviews.
3) Blog Tours
We are open to host blog tours. If you have a new book to release, or if you want to promote a book which has already been published, either in paperback, or electronically; perhaps you have a CD, a film or whatever you have created, we would be delighted to showcase your work. We would post your bio, book covers, book trailers, a synopsis or a review of of your book, or links to YouTube channel etc. You can host a contest on our site and offer readers freebies or discounts to entice them. We will help you to reach out.
4) Book Reviews
Because we are authors, bloggers and most of all, avid readers, we have published a number of book reviews on our site. We want to share with the public the kind of books that interest and enchant us, stories that inform and inspire us, especially great literature that has taken us on an enjoyable ride and we feel enriched at the end of that journey. If we have read a book which we think is too good to miss, we would post a blog as well as sharing our reviews on Amazon and GoodReads. We have found this to be a very effective way to support authors, artists and their wonderful products.
Genres We Particularly Enjoy Reading and Reviewing
- Contemporary/Literary/General Fiction
- Crime Fiction/Mystery/Political Thrillers
- Quality Romance/Chick-lit
- Scandinavian Crime Fiction
- Short Stories & Good Poetry
- World Literature
However, we are NOT accepting unsolicited submissions.
I am part of an Indie author network Wonderful Read of the Month, an supportive group dedicated to helping authors within the network. Eri Nelson, a talented Indie author who has created and managed this network, is now hosting video book tours through her site. Please contact Eri for further details.
6) Submission Guidelines
For BOOK OF THE MONTH, Please include:
- Book cover
- A synopsis or short description of the book, no more than 30 words
- Author’s Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads links
- Amazon, B &N, and Smashwords links
- The book’s release date, genre, and number of pages
On this blog, and Junying’s Author Page on Facebook as well as GoodReads, G+ and LinkedIn, we shall promote your book throughout the month and beyond. Naturally the featured author is expected to do the same.
We reserve the right not to feature your submissions or to remove your entry at a later stage. However, if your book is being highlighted, you would be notified.
All enquires and submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org; Thank you!
If there are any other services you think that we can provide you, as an author, an artist, a reader, or just a casual visitor to our site, please leave your comments below. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our site/services, and we shall take on board any constructive suggestions you may wish to make.
Thank you for visiting this page, and come back soon for regular updates