Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Author Opportunities Offered at a Special FRUGAL Discount

I know. I know. One more organization.

But here's the thing. If we authors join organizations and then get involved, they can do wonders for our careers. I highly recommend the National Association of Baby Boomer Women at many levels (they take such good care of their members!), but it is also an amazing vehicle for networking, especially if an author has a book that might appeal to the Boomer demographic. There are so many authors who are members that they have a special forum for them. So won't you check them out with this special FRUGAL offer for my visitors and subscribers from the "Boomer-in-Chief:"

If you are a baby boomer aged (born between 1946-1964) woman author whose work – fiction or non-fiction – targets or assists the burgeoning Baby Boomer Audience, here is a wonderful self-marketing opportunity which will benefit you every day.

Join the National Association of Baby Boomer Women. While there are dozens of great reasons for any baby boomer-aged women to belong, membership is a no-brainer for you if you are an author, as well.

Here’s Why You Need to Join the NABBW:

As an NABBW member who is also an author, you are eligible to receive the following:

A review in our monthly newsletter, where it will be seen by our 7,000+ subscribers of any book you author and send to us.
• The same book review posted to our NABBW site, which you can link to on or use in any other way you desire
• The option for us to do a teleseminar together in which we can explore your topic of choice in an interview, and offer some sort of benefit to those listening on the call. Not to mention that all of our teleseminars are recorded, transcribed and archived, so NABBW members can listen to them at their convenience. (Note: a teleseminar is not something that we can guarantee all members will receive, but we select the experts for our monthly topics from among our members.)
• The opportunity to submit an article a month to be published on our site (See below for more details.)
• COMING SOON: Member blogs.
• COMING SOON: An integrated member directory, which will allow you to list your areas of expertise and interest, as well as contact information. Beneficial, especially if you also offer a service, like coaching.
• Both sites are top-ranked with Google with regard to the keyword phrase “baby boomer women,” and Google actually considers the NABBW site to be the authority site on that phrase. Which means we get a lot of traffic – all people who are your ideal audience.

AND occasional writing contests!

NOTE: Should you be interested in submitting articles or personal stories to share with your fellow NABBW members:

Look on the homepages of both sites for the guidelines on submitting articles (NABBW) or stories (Boomer Women Speak). You’ll find the rules posted under Member Articles on and under OUR VOICES, for the site.

Here are a few additional pointers for submitting articles to the NABBW:
• NABBW Members can submit one instructional or "how-to" article per month.
• All articles must be in context and should not be stories or essays; however there is a category for humor.
• Once the article is approved, NABBW staff post it and send you a link to share your post with your audiences.
Finally, be sure to visit the Boomer Women Speak forums. There you’ll find loads of people to chat with on a variety of topics (hundreds of them), doubtless there are discussions of interest to you.

And here’s the biggest reason why you should join NABBW now. I have made arrangements with Anne Holmes, NABBW’s “Boomer in Chief” to get you a special “Starving Author” discount.

That’s right. Normally, membership is an all-out bargain at just $75/year. But if you join in the next 7 days – by June 17th – you can join for just $50, which is a full 33% off the normal rate of $75.

But don’t wait! I was only able to convince Anne to make this special offer for the next seven days.

Go check out the site. Don’t be put off by the fact that the site looks a bit dated. A new site is in the works. Meanwhile, Google considers the NABBW site an authority site for the keyword “baby boomer women,” and it gets a TON of traffic. Isn’t that just what you need to help you market your book?

Here’s the special link to join NABBW for just $50 for the year, which is 1/3 off the normal rate of $75.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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