November 5, 2018
Book+Main Bites is more than a website. It’s a community of people who have come together over a shared interest—romance novels. From readers to authors to bloggers and other industry professionals, Book+Main Bites is where the romance book world comes to connect. A home created exclusively for us.
From time to time, we’d like to introduce you to different members of our community, find out a little bit more about them and how they use the site, and shine a light on exactly what makes us who we are—our members. This month, is an amazing all-star author, Dylan Allen.
Why do you love Book + Main Bites?
I love that readers can find me based on my words. In that way, it’s a great equalizer. It removes all other factors from decision making. Readers will click because they want more. It’s an organic, more sustainable connection than most other platforms provide
How do you use Book+Main Bites as an author?
Posting exclusive content to build readership. I’ve written a prequel to a book there. I post exclusives from my current WIP there. Also posting bites from backlist books is a great way to get those books moving!
Are there any tips you can give to other authors on how to get started on Book+Main Bites?
I would recommend that you share everything on B+M. And then send your readers there with cross posts on other platforms. I think exclusive content is a great tool to gain some new followers!
I added the WordPress widget to my website. I also track my links using Bitly so I can monitor what works best in terms of sending readers to Book and Main.
How do you use Book+Main Bites as a reader?
I use it as a reader when I am in the mood for something, I use the search tag. I am a mood reader, it’s great to make my own decisions not based on just referrals, I read more than one to make sure and buy the book. I recommend it to friends that aren’t on Social Media that are looking for something specific. But also for those who don’t know what they are in the mood for. It’s a fantastic tool.
What’s your favorite feature on Book+Main?
The interaction, I like to see responses and being able to respond in kind. I also really love that I can post from my phone! It’s so convenient!
Go to your profile and tell us who the last author was that you shared a Bite for.
Laurelin Paige– I seek her out wherever I can find her. I love her writing, she’s brilliant. I think everyone should read her.
What features would you love to see on Book+Main in the future?
I would love the ability to have a space with more interaction, similar to a reader group. I would love to be able to cross-share from other platforms.