ADVERTISE With Us!

Or, advertise with me, I guess.

This is a great value: FINALLY, a way to finally get the results you want from people you know, and get your book in front of actual READERS and not just pay to be on a email list that goes into a spam folder – like so many other paid media sites!

As much as we all hate ads, we author types need help getting people to know about our stuff.

I keep getting requests from folks about letting me advertise their books on my site, so I’m going to help you out.

This blog is on track to get over 55,000 views in 2017, and received over 31,450 in 2016. Certain posts, like the announcement of the July Word Weaver winner, get over 500 views in one day.

blog views

That’s a LOT of potential eyeballs on YOUR book. 

 

There are 3 types of ads I’ll consider right now:

1. Sideline Ad

sideline ad example
example of a sideline ad

This is an ad that will be located in the column to the right or left of the blog posts (an example would be at right, where S is for Story appears next to the blog post), and they will run for a month each. These ads will typically be your book cover and a link to the place where folks can buy it, but could also be a link to your blog or something.

  • Sideline ads are currently $100.00 (USD) per calendar month. These ads are not as effective as the other types, but they will be seen on the side of EVERY post ALL MONTH – so that’s a lot of overall exposure. You have to decide: a big splash or appear all month for every post, like during the writing contests. Click HERE to order a sideline ad.

Payment should be via PayPal in U. S. Dollars (USD). If you are interested in advertising with us, contact me HERE and let’s get you set up.

 

2. In-Post Ad

in post ad
example of an in-post ad

This ad will be inserted into a blog post that I write. I do this for my books. It’s a straight-out postcard-style commercial for your book (I hope), product (meh), or service (writing-related = good), writing contest (yay!) or whatever, and I alone have sole authority to decide yes or no (at random and completely on a whim) as to whether your ad will be accepted. These will be a one-time appearance per blog post I write, will appear roughly around 1/4 of the way or halfway through the post, but they will be there selling for you forever.  Many of my posts are seen by people during the week they run but also for many weeks after when people search for a topic on the interwebs. (My post on how to write text conversations in a story has been seen over 16,000 times.) THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO REACH READERS in a blog post setup. And.. uh, I guess that’s about it. Click HERE to order an In-Line ad.

  • In-post ads are $100.00 (USD) for a one-time appearance but your ad stays with the blog post as long as the blog post is on the side. That’s almost forever. These are the least offensive ads to my eye, and I will accept one per post on a VERY limited basis.

Payment should be via PayPal in U. S. Dollars (USD). If you are interested in advertising with us, contact me HERE and let’s get you set up.

 

3. Guest Blog Post

This is touchy. On a limited basis I will let you write a guest blog post discussing your book, product, or service, but I will be extremely strict on what will be allowed. I also will continue to ask and accept guest blog posts from my followers and fellow author friends at no charge. You’ve seen me do it. I want to help new writers and bloggers become known to my readers at no charge, but if a paid post has value to me and others, I will consider it. If I turn this blog into a billboard, it loses all value to everyone, so that’s not gonna happen.

  • A guest blog post you pay for will have to be in some way related to writing or the writing, publishing, etc., process.

  • It will have to be generally instructive or helpful to me and my readers, not just a shill for your stuff.

For example, one author friend of mine loves Scrivener, and I let him do a guest blog post on why he likes it so much. This was an unpaid post for the education of my readership on a topic he and I thought they’d find helpful. Had he been a Scrivener sales rep, this would have been a fine example of what would be allowed from an advertising vendor. Click HERE to see that.

  • Guest blog posts are $100.00 (USD). I reserve the right to approve or deny content, images, etc. Not a lot of these will be approved. Click HERE to request a paid guest blog post ad.

Payment should be via PayPal in U. S. Dollars (USD). If you are interested in advertising with us, contact me HERE and let’s get you set up.

 

We author types need help getting people to know about our BOOKS. 

There are too many sites that will happily take your money, promise a lot – and deliver nothing. THAT’S ONE REASON I DON’T PUBLICLY TELL PEOPLE WHAT PAID SITES I USE. They don’t work for everyone and sometimes they don’t even work for me.

This can help.

RATES (effective October 1, 2017):

  • Sideline ads are currently $100.00 (USD) per calendar month. These ads are not as effective as the other types, but they will be seen on the side of EVERY post ALL MONTH – so that’s a lot of overall exposure. You have to decide: a big splash or appear all month for every post, like during the writing contests.
  • In-post ads are $100.00 (USD) for a one-time appearance but your ad stays with the blog post as long as the blog post is on the side. That’s almost forever. These are the least offensive ads to my eye, and I will accept one per post on a VERY limited basis.
  • Guest blog posts are $100.00 (USD). I reserve the right to approve or deny content, images, etc. Not a lot of these will be approved.  

Payment should be via PayPal in U. S. Dollars (USD). If you are interested in advertising with us, contact me HERE and let’s get you set up.

Start getting the sale and reviews you need for you book!

Advertise with us! Contact me HERE today!

P.S.: What kind of material will I accept? 
I read all kinds of stuff. I’ve been a critique partner for a New York Times Bestselling author who wrote erotica – and it was damned good story because it was filled with suspense and good characters, not cheap sex. I’ve read and edited children’s stories and family humor books. I’ll consider anything, but if the cover is nudity, it’s probably not gonna be shown. I’m not gonna offend the readership I’ve worked hard to build just for a cheap porn novel, but I’ve learned that quality writing can be found in very strange places. It’s gonna be totally my call as to what I accept, and if my readers react badly, it’s coming down and your money refunded. The end. I have good judgment – and so do they.