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  • Washington Loves Readers Luncheon October 25, 2014
    As you know (or not), I chaired the first ever Washington Loves Reader’s luncheon on October 11, 2014 along with author, Kimberly Kincaid. It basically meant I got to pick the lunch menu and assign seats. {Rubs hands mad with power} 40 authors showed up to wine and dine the readers, and well, when you getRead more...
  • Ladies of the 80s September 20, 2014
    The book takes place in 1980. I’m a total 80′s child, but I was young in the 80′s and only vaguely remember Reagan’s election. John Lennon’s shooting, I remember not at all. It was really fun doing the research for this book, because there were certain mindsets and mores I had to stick to. ForRead more...
  • Guest- Tina Donahue August 22, 2014
    I’m so thrilled to have one of my co-authors of the Brought to His Knees anthology here today. Tina Donahue has another release called Carnal Takeover! (Love the title) During the day, she’s in charge—at night, he’ll take command of her body, their desires…   Dominance and discipline. Alexandra hungers for both from Daniel, theRead more...

5 Reasons to participate in an anthology/Box set

I’ve said it before, this summer is the summer of the box set. Some authors hit some big best seller lists and loads of authors are jumping on the bandwagon hoping to replicate their success. I’m one of them. In fact, I was asked to participate in no less than 3 sets in one week in March. I’m so glad I chose to go with the group I did. Here’s why:

1. You get the network effect. There are 11 authors in my set. If each of us has an average of 200 reader fans, that amplifies my reach times 11.

2. Publishing calendar: Authors can often be stuck with a slow schedule waiting on traditional publishers to do their editing and marketing thing. By participating in an anthology, I will have a book release this summer. Amazon likes prolific authors.

Brought to his knees_flat3. Cost: When I put a book out, I have to pay for editors, cover art, and formatting. With this anthology, I still paid but the costs were seriously lowered.

4. Education: I have my set ways of writing a book, publishing it and marketing it. Participating in an anthology allowed me behind the scenes of 11 authors marketing strategies and process. I learned about newsletters from Tina Donahue, Flash giveaways from Danica Avet, Facebook from AM Griffin, reader relationships from Cynthia D’Alba and so much more from Jennifer Kacey, Felice Fox, Sadye Grace, Amy Ruttan, Sabrina York, and Anya Richards.

5. Connection with my readers. I know I have reader fans, and I’m so happy to connect them with authors they might never have tried before without the option of a 99 cent anthology.

For authors: Have you or would you want to participate in a box set/anthology?

For readers: Do you like all these new sets? Do you feel as if you’re getting a good deal? Have you discovered any great new-to-you authors?

There are 8 responses to “5 Reasons to participate in an anthology/Box set”

  1. This is the first box-set that I’ve been in and I can honestly say I’d do it again for all the reasons that you mentioned above. It’s a great learning experience and helps to broaden my readership. Thanks for being a part of this!

  2. I love box-sets! As a reader, I love shorter stories! Also, I’ve discovered a ton of great authors in anthologies.

    Congrats on the release of Brought to His Knees!

  3. Great post, Lynne! This set rocks! :)

  4. It’s been a blast! Glad you picked us rather than the other sets :)

  5. :) Lynne! This has been a blast! So fun working with you!

  6. This has been incredible. I’ve learned SOOOOOO much!!!

  7. Thank you all for stopping by

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