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JOIN THE ROMANCE READER’S CHALLENGE

Authors—get your own coloring page!

Hello romance author!

I’m launching a romance reading challenge coloring book by the 1st of December. In January, the plan is to run contests for readers to win free ebooks from romance authors who contribute a challenge to this book.

OVERVIEW —WHAT IS THIS?

THE ROMANCE LOVER’S ACTIVITY BOOK is many things!

  1. It’s a paperback activity book for romance readers who enjoy reading challenges & coloring pages.
  2. It’s a marketing tool for romance authors who contribute a challenge idea—and recommend one of their own titles as an option to fulfill the challenge.
  3. It’s a social media experiment with contests for readers who post their colored pages to win ebooks from contributing authors.

WANT TO PLAY?

All romance sub-genres are welcome in this edition. Future editions will be more sub-genre specific. 

There are two ways to participate at the pre-publication stage—

1. $10 USD OPTION

  • You choose one of the 24 pre-made coloring page images to promote your romance title.
  • You name the challenge in 20 CHARACTERS or fewer.
  • You provide 50 WORDS or fewer to set-up and describe what kind of story the reader needs to read to complete your challenge page. Be more general than just your title!
  • You tell me which of your books match the challenge and I add it as the ‘SUGGESTED TITLE’.
  • I will give you a .png of the coloring image you claimed (square and perfect for Instagram & Facebook) and a PDF of your full challenge coloring page to share with your email list.

2. $20 USD OPTION

  • You get a custom coloring page made to perfectly match your book. (You want reverse harem? I’ll make it so. Amish man? Happy to oblige. Seasoned romance with an older couple? Absolutely,)
  • You find a PRO IMAGE on Canva and send it to me with the image keywords (so I can confirm that I can legally use it).
  • I have your custom coloring page designed.
  • You name the challenge in 20 CHARACTERS or fewer
  • You provide 50 WORDS or fewer to set-up and describe what kind of story the reader needs to read to complete your challenge page. Be more general than just your title!
  • You tell me which of your books match the challenge and I add it as the ‘SUGGESTED TITLE’.
  • I will give you a .png of the coloring image you claimed (square and perfect for Instagram & Facebook) and a PDF of your full challenge coloring page to share with your email list to encourage them to participate and post their colored challenge page in exchange for a free ebook from you.

PROMOTIONAL PLAN

THE ROMANCE LOVER’S ACTIVITY BOOK will be published as a paperback no later than December 1st, 2021. It will be promoted using AMS ads in the US, UK, Canada and Australia by a professional ads manager who has been advertising my non-fiction titles for two years (with an ACOS of under 10% over six titles in all four countries).

I will run a Goodreads Giveaway for 2 free paperbacks. The Giveaway I launched on Nov 2 for the first book in this series, THE ROMANCE LOVER’S JOURNAL, was added to over 700 WANT TO READ shelves in the first 24 hours. (As of Nov 7 it has over 1150 entries)

Sample coloring challenge images are included in THE ROMANCE LOVER’S JOURNAL as evergreen promotion to the ROMANCE LOVER’S ACTIVITY BOOK.

The social media contests should also drive readers to both your unique challenge page and the whole book, which will introduce you to new readers.

Here’s the sample page—

CONTRIBUTE TO THE ROMANCE READER’S CHALLENGE

Complete the Google form to let me know you’re interested. If we have 40 authors by November 15th, the project will be a go and I’ll ask for your custom image (if that’s what want) and your payment. I’m pretty confident this will fly based on early interest.

FREE DOWNLOAD SAMPLES ON BOOKFUNNEL

When the project is complete I’ll create a variety of sample PDF downloads with 4 or 5 pages in each, so that each author has a mini-coloring book to send your readers that contains the challenge you created—the image that suggests they read your story within the book.

The full coloring book will be for sale as a paperback on Amazon. Royalties from the paperback will go to me, Danika Bloom/Donna Barker.

SEX ON THE BEACH

Read a book where the characters consummate their connection in the company of conch shells..

FRIENDS to LOVERS CHRISTMAS

The characters in this challenge go from friends-to-lovers at Christmastime.

QUARTERBACK HERO

This hero is the star both on and off the field—until the right woman (or man) knocks his ego back a few yardlines.

UNUSUAL WEDDING

Find a romance that ends with a wedding that is a surprise to one or both of the betrothed.

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