The following contains the submissions requirements and explains our “mission” to readers.
The Later In Life Romance site is meant to be a great place where readers can come to find more of the books they love. For authors, this site is about getting your books in front of all the interested readers possible. To make this magic happen, this site lightly curates the Featured Book submissions. We think we are offering readers information about the books that they want and often can only find on review sites. Later In Life Romance IS NOT a review site. We are a reader-centric browsing site where they can explore without the pressure to judge or buy. Our site will connect readers to your website for all buy links.
You must have at least one book featured on the LILR website to be considered for the Featured Author or Author Spotlight spots on the LILR Homepage. At the moment, we are selecting the authors manually for the Homepage. I am now starting the process of taking submissions for those promo spots.
I ask that all LILR authors actively participate in cross-promotion with the Later In Life Romance site. This means sharing us on social media and telling your fans about us when you can. We will be doing the same for you in return in sharing your books.
LILR is collecting email addresses from interested readers and will be sending out a weekly email on Mondays so long as there are new featured books to share. The mailing list is now at 175 and is growing daily.
LILR is not using affiliate links to monetize the site. Instead, we are driving readers to your website page for the links to buy your book. We cannot guarantee a ton of traffic, but there will be some traffic if your book appeals to readers visiting the LILR website. Please make sure you provide us with a good book link when you submit.
The actual page with the book’s information will be created as soon as I can process the submission. You should be able to find it in the Featured Books menu under the 2 categories/themes/sub-genres you chose on the submission form.
Submission is not a guarantee that your book will be put on the LILR Homepage, but it is my goal to promote as many books there as truly meet LILR’s definition of “romance”. If chosen for the LILR Homepage, you will receive an email or FB message about when it is there. The week the book is featured on the Homepage, it will also appear in an FB post. I am doing my best to tag authors. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. The week after a book has been featured on the homepage, your book cover will be included in the LILR email with a link to your LILR Featured Book page. Your promotion is ongoing.
Updating the site and processing submissions is a one-woman show at the moment, so please be patient when waiting for a reply or looking for your book to appear. The speed of the response will be contingent upon how many submissions are received and how much time I can devote to it. Right now I’m about two weeks behind because interest has been high. This is good for everyone. I’m doing my best to catch up.
By submitting for any promotion, your author contact email will be added to a Later In Life Romance author only mailing list. This list will be used to contact you about your submission and for all other communications from this site. You may unsubscribe any time if you want to stop hearing from LILR.
We suggest you add yourself to the regular reader mailing list as well if you want to keep up with what the readers are seeing. The signup is the one on the top of every website page.