Tuesday, February 28, 2012

First Annual Marketing Summer Camp July 14-15, 2012

Marketing Summer Camp 2012. 
Marketing for Romance Writers Yahoo Group was founded in 2006 by Kayelle Allen, with the express purpose of sharing promotional how-to ideas and learning marketing skills with other authors. It started with about a dozen people, and now numbers well over a thousand. In the same spirit of sharing, the group has decided to hold a free online conference to make more information available. If you are an author, you are invited to take part, published, unpublished, in print, or ebook.

This year's theme is our group motto: Seek. Teach. Share. Learn. Succeed.


We chose July 14-15 so as not to conflict with other conferences during the summer. The specific times for panels and workshops has not yet been determined, but will be announced here when established. A website for the group has been purchased and will go live soon. Links will be provided.

Goodie bags will be provided for all guests, and will include handouts, promo idea sheets, coupons, discounts, and other items. We have received commitment from Romance Junkies and The Romance Studio for giveaways. More will be announced. If your company would like to donate downloadable or online-obtainable prizes please contact us by clicking

Topics for which we need speakers:
Handling Multiple Submissions

Promo Ideas
Promo Giveaways
Using Facebook Effectively
Twitter Tips and Tricks
Managing Social Media with Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, and Other Apps

How to Manage a Triberr Tribe

If you would like to volunteer as a speaker click here.

SPEAKERS (more to be added)

Marcia James: Niche Marketing

Dawne Prochilo: Where to Find Readers
Rolyn Anderson: QR Codes
Mary Caelsto (Jupiter Gardens): BookWorm Bags (Promos for conferences)
Rolyn Anderson: QR Codes
Dawne Prochilo: Where to Find Readers
Alison Knight: Blogging 101
Kayelle Allen: Preparing for Interviews


Finding Your Audience: Dawne Prochilo

Marketing to Specific Genres: Marcia James, Mary Caelsto (Jupiter Gardens)
Blogging: Allison Knight, Susan Palmquist
Helping Your Publisher Promo Your Books:* Mary Caelsto (Jupiter Gardens)
*Please contact your publisher and ask if they would like to take part in this panel discussion.


Group Promotions Director Karen Cote' will coordinate volunteers and promotions.
The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #mfrwSummerCamp.

The following people have already volunteered. We need twenty (20) people or more. A sign up sheet will be available shortly. You will have prepared messages to choose from, as well as your own creativity and desire to share what you're learning.

Delaney Diamond

Dawne Prochilo
Cassandra Carr
Chris Redding
Juliette Springs

To help with promotion click here.

To join Marketing for Romance Writers and be part of a Yahoo Group that makes a difference in the publishing industry, click here.