Monday, April 6, 2009
Hi, LaShaunda. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm thrilled to be a part of SORMAG's blog tour. Can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
Elaine, thank you so much for having me and SORMAG here to meet your readers. My name is LaShaunda Hoffman. In the real world I’m a navy veteran who works for the government. I’m happily married with three wonderful children. In my fantasy life, I’m the editor of SORMAG – Shades of Romance Magazine an online magazine. http://sormag.blogspot.com
Let’s talk for a minute about SORMAG. Can you tell the folks what SORMAG is all about?
SORMAG is an online magazine for readers and writers of multi-cultural literature. We feature some of the best writers of multi-cultural literature. We have articles and columns about the craft and business of writing. We also feature reviews and book promotion.
What kind of things do you post on the blog?
We moved to the blog concept in 2005. We wanted to be more interactive. We feature authors on Mondays and Fridays. Tuesdays we feature our columnists. Wednesday and Thursday feature book promotions, contests, reviews and articles. We welcome comments from the readers.
Can you Tell us about your teleseminar series. The topics I’ve seen sound wonderful.
The teleseminars are workshops we host over the phone. We have some of the best writers teaching classes on different subject. Our last workshop was taught by Victoria Chrstopher Murray. She had an excellent class on editing your manuscript into a best seller. She showed the attendees how she edited her books. It was very interactive and those who attended where able to ask questions and learn more about the writing business.
We are always welcome suggestions for telesminars and are looking for workshop presenters. Send your ideas to – firstname.lastname@example.org For the latest schedule, check the blog under teleseminars.
Are you an author too, LaShaunda?
I was published in anthology, How I Met My Sweetheart. It was my tribute to my own hero. I write Christian fiction and hope one day to be published.
You offer some great promotions for authors. Could you tell us a bit about that? Which promotion is most popular?
We have two promotions that are very popular, E-blasts to our 3000 members. The most popular right now is the WIN THIS BOOK promotion. It gives the readers a chance to win a copy of the book.
Our newsletter Much Ado About Reading is our next popular promotion. We feature books in the newsletter. It includes a picture of the book and a blurb about it.
SORMAG has romance in its name; however, the books don’t have to be romance or multi-cultural books, to be featured in the newsletters or e-blasts. We welcome all books; however we no longer feature erotica.
We offer promotional packages for every budget. http://sormag.com/advertise.htm
This sounds great, LaShaunda. Does SORMAG pay writers for articles they submit to the magazine?
Yes SORMAG is a paying market; unfortunately at this time we are not accepting articles until June.
Could you give us links to the magazine and blog?
You can find the magazine at – http://sormag.blogspot.com
The site for the magazine is at – http://sormag.com
Is there anything else you'd like to share with the readers?
I would like to invite your readers to attend our sixth online conference. It will be: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009 – registration will open May 1st.
Tentative schedule :
Elaine, thank you again for inviting me to your blog. I appreciate you letting me introduce SORMAG to your readers. If they have any questions feel free to leave them in the comment section. I will stop by throughout the day to answer questions.
I invite your readers to become a member of our community. I’d also like to offer them a special report, FIVE TIPS TO BUILDING AN ONLINE PRESENCE.
Send an email to email@example.com with special report in the subject and I’ll send you a copy.
SORMAG - Shades Of Romance Magazine - http://sormag.blogspot.com
An online magazine for readers and writers of multi-cultural literature.
Author/Book Promotion/Book Reviews/Literary News
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Promoting books and their authors for nine years.
SORMAG BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY
A SORMAG GOODY bag will be sent to one lucky blog winner who leaves a comment on this blog. (10 winners)
If you join SORMAG’s Community this month, you have a chance to win the following:
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Amazon.com (2 winners)
Much Ado About Reading PROMO AD (value 70.00) (2 winners)
Visit the following blogs for a chance to win.
April 6 - Elaine Cantrell - http://www.elainepcantrell.blogspot.com
10 Tips For A Perfect Online Interview
April 7 - Dara Girard – http://www.daragirard.com/blog/
10 Tips For Promoting OnTwitter
April 8 - Chelle Hicks - http://chellehicks.blogspot.com
Tip For Writers Who Are Promoting Online
April 9 - Ty Moody –http://WrittenVoicesBlog.com/
10 Tips For Promoting On A Blog
April 10 - Wanza Leftwich - http://thegospelwriter.blogspot.com/
5 Reasons Why You Should Attend An Online Conference
April 13 - APOOO –http://www.apooobooks.com
Meet LaShaunda Hoffman
April 14 - Vanessa Richardson - http://thecertainones.blogspot.com/
10 Tips For Promoting Online
April 15 - Patricia Woodside - http://readinnwritin.blogspot.com
10 Tips For Promoting With A Podcast
April 16 - Bettye Griffin –http:// www.chew-the-fat-with-Bettye.blogspot.com
5 Low Cost Ways To Promote With An Online Magazine
April 17- Andrea Jackson - http://www.pbdiva.wordpress.com
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SORMAG - Shades Of Romance Magazine is new and improved. We invite you to consider promoting your books on our new sites. We have rates for every budget – http://sormag.com/advertise.htm