So you’ve decided to do a book tour! Great! Or maybe you’re just looking for some places to pop in now and then and promote. Here’s a list of Yahoo! Groups where you can promote your books, and the promo rules that go with those groups. As always, if you have a loop to contribute, drop a note in the Ho Bag and I will be happy to add it here!
All About Murder – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
AORAAG (Authors of Romance and All Genres) – Promotions will be done on Wednesday only… One [self promotion] is allowed per member… One [publisher promotion] is allowed per publisher, any member of a publisher may post this promotion… The announcement of being awarded a contract or receiving a great review may be posted at anytime. (full rules)
Brenda Williamson Romance Party – No blatant promo will be allowed on this group. Excerpts are okay only if you plan on replying to responses. What will be allowed: Anything that makes you a participant on this group, like telling anecdotes about your life, comments on other posts, etc.
CataNetwork-Authors – We welcome SALE news, GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, cries for help, writing contest conference announcements and submission requests.
CataNetwork-Readers – Only CataNetwork Affiliate authors are allowed to promote on this loop.
CataNetwork-Writers – No drive by promo. Participate in the list. Get to know us. Help us out. Don’t drop by just to promote yourself, your service, your website, or book.
CJ England Says… Follow Your Dreams – Let us know about upcoming releases, post excerpts, show us reviews, and tell us about contests.
Coffee Time Romance – Please feel free to promo yourself on every Monday ONLY.
Coffee Time Romance – Exotic Group – Promos are on Mondays ONLY please.
Criminal Minds – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
Destiny B Chatting – Promos allowed from authors except on designated author days.
E-book Review and Announce – Announcements of new books without reviews are permitted from authors.
Enchanter’s Loop – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
Erotica For All – Everyone is welcome to submit reviews and opinions. Any comments are welcome!
Erotic Excerpts – Do you have an erotic book to shout about? How about one coming soon? Then, this is the place to shine, letting the readers know all about your erotic book(s). You may also post contests, news and anything pertaining to your erotic book(s).
Fallen Angel Review Chatters – Promos can be posted on Mondays.
Hearts Afire – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
Hearts Afire Readers of Romance – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
I_Love_eBooks – Advertisements for your eBooks are certainly welcome, but if you wish to use an excerpt from your book, please keep it brief — a paragraph, no more, please!
Literary Nymphs – This group is for Chats only! NO PROMOS ALLOWED unless approved by management!
Love Bites Romance Readers – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
Love Romances Book Club – Mondays are Promo Days so get your promo ready, one post per member please. Promos are NOT allowed any other day.
Love Romances eBook Cafe – Promo day is Mondays only… This means 1 promo per author/publisher. When posting promotions, please start the subject line with “PROMO.” This way our members who do not wish to read them all can skip them. No promos from review sites other than Love Romances and More are allowed on promo day!
Mayhem, Chaos & Romance – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
Novelspotters – Promotional posts are only allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please clearly label your posts with the prefix “PROMO:” and limit yourself to one promo post per person per day. Thanks.
Paranormal Romance Book Group – If you’re a publisher or author, please post excerpts, or blurbs, and share about your work and any reviews, but ONLY on Sundays!
pda-ebook – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
Publishing and Promoting – Feel free to post tips, innovative promotions, new marketing avenues and, by all means, share your successes to inspire others. Please do not post excerpt texts, instead post a URL where your excerpt can be found.
Rites of Romance Reviews Chatters – No promoting unless it is approved and scheduled. Feel free to get in touch with Stella about scheduling a day to promote!
Romance Bistro – Mondays: Promotion on Tap.
Romance Excerpts Only – You may post 2 excerpts per day. All posts need to be labeled as follows: book title, author, genre, rating.
Romance Junkies Readers – Authors, Publishers and Promoters: Please read the Promotion Rules in our Welcome Folder in the File section of this group. You must be on SPECIAL NOTICE, DIGEST or INDIVIDUAL EMAIL if you intend to promote. DO NOT flood this group with weekly or daily promo – read the rules.
Romance Novel Events – Authors and publishers are encouraged to join and send in their chats, contests, freebies, signings, readings, and conventions, and any changes to those events.
Rose Marie Wolf’s Discussion Group – The first Tuesday of each month is “Authors Day”, a day entirely for authors to promote their books and talk about their upcoming releases. Feel free to promote your books, contests, newsletters, etc. All genres are welcome. Promos can be posted at any time, from authors of all genres, but are limited to one per week per author.
Sweeter Romantic Notions – One promo post per day.
The Romance Cafe – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
The Romance Reader’s Connection – While we encourage book talk, we do not allow SPAM or promotional ads.
The Romance Studio – All posts to this group must be for a general audience only. All explicit or mature content posts will be deleted – that included content and cover art. Promotion of books or businesses are allowed as long as they are marked ADV (advertisement) or PROMO (promotion) and so long as they are pertaining to the romance genre.
The Wild Rose Press – This is a Wild Rose Press reader group for the promotion of The Wild Rose Press and its authors only. Please do not post promotions or excerpts from other publishers.
TRS BLUE – Promo posts are allowed as long as they are marked promo in the subject line.
World Romance Readers – Only contracted works can be excerpted.
World Romance Writers – [I didn’t see any promo rules. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.]
XtraOrdinaryRomance – Join us for Sexy Saturdays! Everyone is invited to promote their books.
And to make it easier… here’s a calendar of when you can post to which loops:
Coffee Time Romance
Coffee Time Romance – Exotic Group
Fallen Angel Review Chatters
Love Romances Book Club
Love Romances eBook Cafe
Rose Marie Wolf’s Discussion Group (first Tuesday of each month only)
AORAAG (Authors of Romance and All Genres)
Paranormal Romance Book Group
Romantic Suspense Fiction
All About Murder
Brenda Williamson Romance Party
CJ England Says… Follow Your Dreams
Destiny B Chatting (except on scheduled author days- check calendar)
E-book Review and Announce
Erotica For All
Hearts Afire Readers of Romance
Love Bites Romance Readers
Mayhem, Chaos & Romance
Publishing and Promoting
Rites of Romance Reviews Chatters (pre-approved only)
Romance Excerpts Only
Romance Junkies Readers
Romance Novel Events
Sweeter Romantic Notions
The Romance Cafe
The Romance Reader’s Connection
The Romance Studio
The Wild Rose Press
World Romance Readers
World Romance Writers