Avon Romance Invites Readers to “Share Your Book” Online
The introduction of “Share Your Book” was created at the request of Avon’s keen editorial team. Avon is constantly on the search for fresh voices: several years ago, they discovered vibrant new authors, including New York Times bestseller Tessa Dare, in a publisher-sponsored, author-supported fan fiction contest. More recently, Avon paired with NaNoWriMo to support aspiring romance authors during National Novel Writing Month (and in the next few months, acquisitions from that partnership will be announced and scheduled for publication later this year). The editorial team also focuses on national bestseller lists, looking for self-published authors who would be a great fit for one of America’s leading romance publishers.
Avon’s digital product team also rolled out a cadre of site enhancements to support this new forum, as well as the interactive blog featured on the AvonRomance.com homepage. Users can enjoy better commenting functionality, the ability to “love” a post, and a more efficient contributor dashboard, which allows users to tag posts on their own blogs so that they feed into AvonRomance.com blog queue. Contributors can also submit blog posts directly on the site.
AvonRomance.com website is committed to growing a warm and welcoming virtual “home,” where romance authors, readers, reviews and bloggers all freely interact with one another online. Related content on the site also includes: advance reads and access to special samplers; expert recommendations by the “Avon Addicts,” a special group of romance super-readers; streaming events; and monthly contests, giveaways and sweeps.
More information about how to join the Avon Romance community can be found at AvonRomance.com.
Source: Press Release