Here at Dancing Moon Press we’ve compiled several WEBSITES OF INTEREST for past, current and potential Dancing Moon Press clients. Since most of our business comes from Oregon, the list begins with region-specific info. We will be posting additional publishing, marketing and publicity ideas on a regular basis.
Oregon Literary Coalition.
Post an announcement whenever you have a book reading or other event scheduled. Notice goes out to an enormous number of subscribers throughout the state. If you are not already a member of the Literary Coalition, you will need to join–membership is free. email@example.com
The statewide network for Oregon authors: Promote books, connect with local reader and writer groups, identify local publishers and libraries, keep informed of statewide literary opportunities and events. Contact: Katie Anderson, Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301; firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-378-2528. Oregon authors may apply for a username and password to create/update their own page: http://www.oregonauthors.org/contact/index.php?cType=author.
Pacific NW Booksellers Association
Offers publicity services for members, including trade fairs. Also has its own annual awards for books. http://pnba.org/authors.htm.
Book Club Café
Join a panel of authors available to talk with book clubs (via telephone, Skype, or in person.) They may request a copy of your book for review, but contact them first: Brenda Ambrose, email@example.com. Address to send books: 3255 NW Colver Court, Bend, OR 97701. www.bookclubcafe.com.
Oregonian Poetry Column
Address work to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Poetry, The Oregonian, 1320 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201. Include SASE if you want a response.
Oregonian Book Reviews and literary events calendar
This calendar is focused in Sunday’s “O!” section. The “Readings” page of Friday’s Arts &Entertainment section features a column on an upcoming reading or event. Also check out “Baker’s Hot Sheet” of recommended readings and events. The “Bookmarks” column, in Monday’s “How We Live” section, includes highlights of the Bookmark’s blog that runs daily on OregonLive.com. http://www.oregonlive.com/books. Other book coverage is found in the “How We Live” section throughout the week. Send press releases. Notices must be received at least 14 days before publication. Send to Literary Calendar, The Oregonian, 1320 S.W. Broadway or email@example.com.
Oregon Poetic Voices: http://www.oregonpoeticvoices.org/poets/
Digital archive of poetry readings Contact: Melissa Dalton, Poetry Fellow, Lewis & Clark College, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers On Writing
http://www.writersonwriting.com is the archive for the weekly radio broadcast of the same name. Hosted by Theresa Wisner on KCUP (1230 am) at 8:00 am Pacific time every Wednesday morning, it’s a thirty minute (about 20-25 minutes once the commercials are removed) broadcast discussing writing with published poets, publishers, teachers, and prose writers. Listen in as we talk with authors about their craft. Ask a question of your own for one of the upcoming guests.
Goodreads Authors Program
A completely free feature designed to help authors reach their target audience passionate readers. A place for new and established authors to promote their books. www.goodreads.com/author/program
A book club networking site connecting authors and book clubs for half-hour phone visits. Listings run for one-month on the home page then are added to the author phone chat database for a full year. http://www.readerscircle.org/
Writer’s Voice Radio Interviews
A national radio show and podcast featuring author interviews, readings, and reviews. http://www.writersvoice.net
An online monthly literary magazine that features the work of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, visual artists, and photographers. TW includes long reviews and personal essays, pieces that are often hard to place in print. They are looking for submissions. www.talkingwriting.com