PUBLISHING PROMO WITH
DEADLINE FOR YOUR STORY
Pure Textuality PR is launching a contemporary romance anthology series on February 12, 2019 called SEDUCTIVE. The same day each anthology volume goes live, the respective anthology will also go live in paperback or all of the individual stories in the anthology will also go live as paperbacks (depending on the final page count).
Author Registration is $90 and that includes the cost of the anthology, your individual paperback full wrap cover (if we go that route), ebook formatting, and paperback formatting. It also includes the organization and execution of the release day marketing.
Books included in the boxed set must be original stories (never before published) and may be tied into an existing series for cross promotion.
The genre is contemporary romance, all sub-genres, and dark contemporary romance, all sub-genres.
The minimum word count requirement is 20,000 words (novella length).
Erotic romance is okay but not required. The anthology series will include a disclaimer both in the blurb and on the page right before the start of the first story. However, we will not be choosing erotic categories during publishing.
ANTHOLOGY SHELF LIFE
The anthology will published by Pure Textuality PR and will remain published to Kindle Direct Publishing and enrolled in the KDP Select program indefinitely. However, the anthology may be unpublished in three foreseeable instances:
- By Executive Decision – Pure Textuality PR reserves the right to remove the anthology from publication at any time. An example of something that might cause us to make this decision would be lack of sales. Should the anthology reach a point where it’s earning so little that it’s not worth keeping it up for sale, Pure Textuality PR reserves the right to remove the anthology from publication.
- By Force – Per the Kindle Direct Publishing Agreement, Amazon reserves the right to remove any content from their website for any reason without notice.
- By Group Majority Request Placed Forth By The Participating Authors – If there is ever a point where six or more of the participating authors all agree they no longer want their story in the anthology, the anthology will be unpublished from Amazon.
Should the anthology be removed from publication, the rights to all stories involved would instantly revert back to their respective authors the moment it is no longer listed for sale on Amazon.
In the event of any unforeseen complications which could impact the anthology negatively, Pure Textuality PR will approach the group of participating authors, disclose the situation in question, and put the publication status to a vote. Group majority wins, no exceptions, and no arguments.
Pure Textuality PR keeps no portion of the proceeds. Our compensation for our work organizing, publication, and marketing the anthology is covered in the registration fee.
Royalties paid out are set forth by Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Agreement. See the KDP Select terms regarding compensation for pages read. For the time period that our book is $0.99 (see the Marketing Plan), we will earn 35% of the list price for each sale. For the remaining time, when we are priced at $2.99, we will earn 70% of the list price for each sale. All terms and conditions spelled out in the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Agreement are the terms we will follow for the anthology.
Royalties will be paid via PayPal fund transfers within 10 days of receipt in the Pure Textuality PR account from Amazon. On the first of each month, a screenshot of the previous month’s earnings will be sent to the participating authors for their records. Each author will receive an even split of the royalties paid on the anthology, regardless of story length. Co-written stories count as one participating author.
- February 1, 2019 – Final Stories Submitted to Pure Textuality PR for Formatting
- February 7, 2019 – Final File Up on Amazon for Preorder
- February 12, 2019 – VOLUME 1 RELEASE DAY
- February 19, 2019 – VOLUME 2 RELEASE DAY
- February 26, 2019 – VOLUME 3 RELEASE DAY
GOALS & PROMOTIONAL PLAN
The SEDUCTIVE Anthology Series project’s main goal is audience expansion. It’s not so much about making money or a list but about reaching new readers for your solo work. That being said, the next goal in line is income.
Our Plan For Audience Expansion
Within the anthology, the page following your story will include you photo, press bio, and link to your Amazon Author Central Page. Links to Amazon Author Central pages will also be among the final pages of the anthology.
The SEDUCTIVE Anthology Series website has a page for each anthology volume. On the page of the volume in which your story is featured, we will have the volume’s info and below it will be the authors’ information (picture, press bio, and links to your newsletter sign up, website, Facebook fanpage, Twitter profile, Goodreads author page, and Amazon Author Central profile). However, the most important part of the series website is the SEDUCTIVE Book Blog.
Pure Textuality PR runs 1-Day Promotional Blitzes and Blog Tours for a wide variety of contemporary romance clients, all of which always have good tour assets to draw in readers (giveaways, excerpts, teasers, author Q&As, and guest posts). Once the author registration is filled, the SEDUCTIVE Book Blog will begin hosting tour stops for these contemporary romance tours or blitzes. The header banner on the series website advertises the series no matter what page you’re on, including the book blog. In exchange for exposing their books to the SEDUCTIVE audience, their tour stops will expose their romance-centric audience to the series and drive sales. The SEDUCTIVE Book Blog will stay in the Pure Textuality PR booking rotation indefinitely.
Also, once author registration fills up, Pure Textuality PR is going to put the option out to the group to review new romance titles in the indie community as well. This will create a good networking atmosphere with the reviewed title’s author and give the SEDUCTIVE authors the opportunity to “talk” directly to the new readers in the roll up to the series release. I will also be giving the option for authors to do other kinds of posts – giveaways, guest posts, cover reveals, teasers, etc. All of the SEDUCTIVE authors will also have the option to spotlight any contemporary romance deals or new releases they have on the blog.
Between Pure Textuality PR tours and blitzes, the SEDUCTIVE authors, and contemporary romance author cross promotion, the blog will be active in no time flat.
The content of the series newsletter will be limited to news about the SEDUCTIVE Anthology Series and the SEDUCTIVE authors only. The only thing that will be featured for outside authors is links to the giveaways ran during the tours for my other contemporary romance clients and those are being featured in the newsletter solely to drive open rates.
SEDUCTIVE Reads (the Facebook reader group) will be open to anyone who wants to join. SEDUCTIVE authors will have the option to be marked as an admin. SEDUCTIVE authors will have full reign to post whatever, whenever, including their other contemporary romance work outside of the SEDUCTIVE series. On every Tuesday & Thursday evening, I will schedule a guest contemporary romance authors to come in and do a takeover (the requirement being that they have to promote it on their Facebook page inviting their readers to join the group). Depending on what opportunities come up, we may have guest authors outside of that schedule, but that gives me somewhere to start. And the group will not be an “open book promo” group. SEDUCTIVE authors can post about their other contemporary romance work whenever they want, but outside authors will only be allowed to post their work when they schedule a takeover.
Of course, we will be doing all of our normal promo as well (blitzes, blog tours for the series, newsletter features/swaps, paid ads with advertisers we’ve tested out, viral campaigns, etc.).