Interview with Jo Linsdell
Susie Caron (c) 2016)
PromoDay is a yearly online event for writers and authors to network and share information about writing, publishing and marketing our work. It was created and is produced each year by Jo Linsdell.
This is such a powerful, helpful and fun event that I wanted to interview Jo, so you could understand more about PromoDay and want to participate this year.
Today I am asking Jo Linsdell, creator and producer of PromoDay, a few questions to help readers understand where the idea came from and why it's so necessary.
Susie: Hi Jo! Thank you for taking the time for this interview. I want to ask you a few questions to help my readers understand where the idea came from and why it's so necessary.
What were some of the reasons you created PromoDay?
Jo: I started Promo Day back in 2007 on my website because I couldn't find an event dedicated to the marketing side of the publishing industry. There were a few online writers conferences around back then but they all focussed on the writing part. What I wanted was an event where I could learn about what to do AFTER I'd written a book. Turns out a lot of other people felt the same, and Promo Day was soon an annual event attended by hundreds of people from all over the globe.
Susie: That's fantastic and amazing and it's all done on-line? Wow. and
How has PromoDay changed and what can participants expect to find?
Jo: In recent years I introduced new features like the live pitch sessions with publishers, and webinars with industry experts, in addition to the promotional, and networking opportunities that the event provides.
Susie: What are some of the things that have happened that really excites you?
Jo: I love how Promo Day brings together people from all over the world, at different stages of their careers, and gives them the possibility to work together. It's great hearing the success stories from past attendees about how they found a publisher, made contacts to be interviewed or have their books featured on websites, or even found paying freelance gigs. It's also great to see authors who are scared by the idea of marketing, putting into action the things they learn during the event and stepping out of their comfort zones.
Susie: I remember how overwhelmed I'd felt when I first discovered I'd have to do all my own marketing on top of everything I had to do to write and publish. I've been writing forever, and published in the past two years. I am honored and excited to present a webinar this year titled, Podcasting to Build Your Brand. Thank you for this opportunity.
Jo: You are welcome. Thank you for the interview and a chance to let your readers know more about the opportunities available for them on PromoDay.
Susie: So, where can people go to find out more about Promoday?
Jo: The about page has the FAQ's about the event in case you want to use some of the info http://promoday.blogspot.it/p/about.html
Susie: Thank you Jo. It's been a pleasure to interview you and tell others about this fantastic free event.
I am also grateful for my podcast graphic below. ThankYou!
Susie E. Caron MA,
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