When I first communicated with the talent behind A Novel Idea, it was to interview an author (psst . . . Krista Kedrick) for this blog. Soon we began talking about more than just the interview. We collaborated with our books and then when I started up Black Lion Virtual Book Tours, she came to me with this amazing idea of hers!
So what is A Novel Idea? I'll let them tell you . . .
A Novel Idea is a coffee shop atmosphere where writers and readers can connect. It is a place for information. We have a searchable database, a radio program, helpful tips, book reccomendations and a newsletter. As a welcoming and friendly community recieves new members that is how we want you to feel about your experience with us. Browse around, visit a little, get comfortable, find new books and new authors, enjoy their stories, engage with them.
Authors this is a place for you to learn more about your readers and also about the business and craft of writing and also to give your books a shout out. You worked hard on them and just want readers to enjoy your story. Here you can all connect. So welcome to the home of A Novel Idea, helping authors climb the ladder.
Here's a little more!
Live Interviews! That's right--live interviews with hosts who already have a national following. Don't believe me? Check out their @Random Live show on Sunday afternoons. Listen to Ryan and you'll think you're listening to a professional sports commentator! Wait, you might be . . .
Want a glimpse of the interviews at A Novel Idea? Visit the site tomorrow at 1:00 PM MST. Want to participate? There's a live chat! http://www.anovelidealive.com/live/
The Authors Database
In the coming weeks you will be able to browse and search our online authors database along with some of their work. Our goal is to make this one of the most comprehensive Author databases. We are working diligently to get this on the site as soon as possible.
If you’re an author and would like to be listed in our FREE database on the date of launch, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then send you a form to complete which will need to be sent back to us in a timely manner.
As an author, I'm thrilled to be included in their database, taking part in their first live interview, and sharing this with everyone else out there!
Note: About 95% of the text above was provided by the A Novel Idea website. The rest is just me singing my praises about it!
Update: I had a wonderful time today on A Novel Idea! Amazing hosts and a really great time visiting. View the interview now!