Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and that you're enjoying a nice day off today.

I am, again, asking for your votes! I was lucky enough to be nominated for the award of Promo Queen for this years Bloggy Awards. The Bloggy Awards is like the Oscars, only for book blogs instead of actors. And voting only lasts until this Wednesday!

So I thought I'd share some things that will hopefully convince you to vote for me, which you can do (more than one time I might add) by clicking HERE and scrolling down the page to the promo queen award poll, and choosing "Kait Ballenger's Nocturnal Readings." It only takes about ten seconds to do! Need some convincing evidence that I deserve the award? Here it is....

"Kait Ballenger did a fantastic job promoting both my appearance and giveaway on her blog, Nocturnal Readings! I was absolutely thrilled with how widely she promoted with announcements on Facebook, Twitter, Shelfari, Library Thing, and Goodreads. We had hundreds of hits and a great comment rate! I'm sure this had a positive impact on my sales. I would definitely partner with Kait again!" - Kate SeRine, author of RED (A Transplanted Tales Novel)

Message from Kait about the blog: Hi, everyone! I started Nocturnal Readings in July of 2010 both as a way to promote my own author name and to help my fellow authors, as well. My reviews and author interviews/guest posts consist primarily of the paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and YA genres, but I've been known to branch out into other genres on occasion. As an author for HQN Books (Harlequin's single title line), I know how important it is for authors to build an active social media platform and spread their name to readers in every way they can, so when I decide to aid a fellow author by interviewing them, allowing them to guest post, hosting giveaways, or doing an honest review of their work at Nocturnal Readings, I wholeheartedly devote myself to promotion of that post--though I do always encourage my authors to post on their own, as well. I post my reviews to Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, Shelfari, and sometimes LibraryThing, and I actively promote all my author related posts on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google+, along with multiple email groups/author forums I belong to, underneath both of my author pseudonyms (Kait Ballenger for my PNR and Kaitlyn Schulz for my YA). Some of the authors I've interviewed or hosted include: Laura Kaye, Amanda Carlson, Kate SeRine, Kristin Miller, Jenny Sulpizio, Lea Nolan, Catherine Bybee, Christine Ashworth, and Lynnette Hallberg/Austin. In the coming months, I'm In the works of trying to secure interviews/posts with author Cecy Robson, and several other paranormal authors as well. Social media is one of the best ways an author can spread his or her name nowadays and I pride myself in helping make that promo successful.

Cheers ;-)


  1. Nothing opened up when I clicked Here. Sorry!

    1. Thanks for trying, Kittie! I guess the link didn't work =( Sorry about that.