Posts By: ViariRose

Spring Fling Book Blast

February 22, 2015 Uncategorized 0

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We are having a Book Blast Special. You can book a book blast for April only. The price is $15. Your book does not need to be centered around a fling, or be held in the spring. All we require for this is that the book is romance, any sub genre of romance is fine with us.

What does it include?

On as many blogs as we can manage, we guarantee at least 10 spots. Included is an cover ad on our front page linked to Amazon.

Rafflecopter giveaway is optional.

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Love in the Air Book Event

January 6, 2015 Uncategorized 0

Love is in the air sor

 

We’re hosting an upcoming event! 
Here’s the breakdown. 
We are hosting an great opportunity for promoting your  romance books. For the month of February, we will be hosting romance tours, spotlights only. For the month of February it’s all about the romances. 
It’s $20 per book.  
What’s it include? 
Easy, five days of promotion! Your book on as many blogs as we can, we have unlimited stops on all our tours. For this event we are guaranteeing at least 10 stops. Daily promotion on facebook and twitter. Advertising on our front page is included. 
And finally, but surely not last, a facebook party! We will be hosting an weekend party on Facebook February 27th – February 28th . We’ll be having a blast with prizes,  games, and most importantly lots of awesome books.

You don’t want to miss out.  
Got a question? You can email us at shadesofrosemedia@gmail.com

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Winter Blast Special

December 23, 2014 Uncategorized 0

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We are having a Book Blast Special. The price is $15.

What does it include?

On as many blogs as we can manage, we guarantee at least 10 spots. Included is an cover ad on our front page linked to Amazon or other bookstore of your choice.

We are booking for Late January and February.

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Third Annual Holiday Special

November 25, 2014 Uncategorized 0

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It’s that time of year again, when we give you our biggest deal of the year.

Our 5 days, 10 stops, 15 dollars. So stock up, and use them through out 2015.

Our deal runs until December 12th.

And all of our services are 25% off, so if your looking for a custom book cover now is the time to order them.

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Holiday Book Event

October 5, 2014 Uncategorized 0

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Do you have a holiday themed romance book? Grab a spot in our Multi-Book Holiday Book Event.
We are having our event  December 1st through December 19th. 

What do you get?
5 days of promotion over as many blogs as we can book you on (We guarantee at least ten) and a month cover ad on our front page.

Price is $25

Spots are limited, so grabs yours today. Fill out the form below.

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Book Blast Special

August 3, 2014 Uncategorized 0

SOR Book Blast Special

 

*Due to popular demand we’re extending our book blast special into October*

We are having a Book Blast Special. You can book a book blast for September and October only. The price is $15.

What does it include?

On as many blogs as we can manage, we guarantee at least 10 spots. Included is an cover ad on our front page linked to Amazon or other bookstore of your choice. Rafflecopter giveaway is optional.

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I’m participating in the biannual blogathon

June 20, 2014 Uncategorized 1

Biannual Blogathon Bash
I’m participating in the bi-annual blogathon, it’s my third time. It’s where bloggers get together over a three day weekend, and get to work on their blogging related projects. They give you mini-challenges to do as you do them, you can win neat prizes. There’s still time to sign up! Just click the button.

For those just dropping in, Shades of Rose Media is the brainchild of book blogger Viari Rose (that’s me!) and romance author Tamaria Soana. We virtually tour books, mostly romance ebooks, we also do book covers, and book trailers.

While my partner Tamaria is in on vacation in Jellystone with her family, I am going to get some work done. She excited to see how much I can get done before I take my own vacation time.

Our backend, and our pages are need of a major rehaul, we’re redoing our host reward program as well. And I’m also redoing Tamaria’s blog, she’s been wanting that done for quite a while, I hope to have it done before she gets back.

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How to make a blog banner

June 20, 2014 Uncategorized 17

Biannual Blogathon Bash
Creating a Blog Header

 

This is a mini-challenge post for the bi-annual Blogathon. It’s my first time hosting a mini-challenge, and I thought I’d do what I know. Anyone is welcome to use the information or try the challenge but blogathon participants are eligible for prizes. You still have time to sign up!

Making a blog banner

 

 

I’m doing it very simple, using a free photo editing software called GIMP.

When creating any blog graphics, I use a photo stock site, as a cover designer I use several. Deposit Photos, Big Stock, canstock, Dollar Photo Club. There are free stock sites out there, and I do not use them, it’s a personal preference. When using any image off of Google you run the chance of grabbing a copyrighted image, and I have seen several bloggers been sued over it, I personally feel that a few bucks toward an image for my blog is worth the investment.

If you are going to regularly use stock photos I would suggest a newer stock site Dollar Photo Club, it costs $10 per month, they give you 10 credits for the month (that roll over to the following month, if you don’t use them) each image costs 1 credit. If your not going to use many images, then a credit pack over at canstock will do you just fine, their lowest credit pack is $9.

Go over to GIMP, and download the most current stable version.

Need a pretty font? Check out dafont, stay to the free ones. You are going to want to choose several. It’s easier to see which works best that way. You can never have too many fonts. (I have thousands, I adore my fonts)

Try to stick to the fonts that are easy to read. Here’a an easy to understand tutorial how to install fonts.

I’m going to show you a simple way to create a header. What I years ago dubbed the overlay technique.

Usually, I go 1100×300, I think that any wider than 300 and you are losing prime real estate.

 

The Challenge steps.

1. Download GIMP if you don’t have it.

2. Go get two pictures.

3. Go download and install fonts.

4. Open both images in GIMP. Just left click the image in your folder, edit with GIMP.

5. Open a new image (File, then open)

6. Copy image one into the new image (edit-copy, then edit-paste)

7. Add a layer (layer – to new layer)

8. Copy image two into image two

9. Here’s where it gets a little tricky for beginners. Erase image two with opacity.

OpacityYour going to want to lower the opacity down, use the size to make your brush bigger, also click the circle there, that’s your brush, you can use your copied image as a brush, square is so much easier to use than round.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Add another layer  (layer – to new layer)

11. Put in your text.

12. Save as xcf.

13. Save as a jpg, or png.

14. Upload it to your site.

 

Here’s one I did a while back using this same technique,

to pen a dream blog header

To complete the challenge, try your hand at making one up, comment with the link.

It really is that easy!

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Summer Book Event

June 16, 2014 Uncategorized 0

SOR Summer Party
We’re hosting an upcoming event! 
Here’s the breakdown. 
We are hosting an great opportunity for promoting your  romance books. For the month of August, we will be hosting  romance genre tours, spotlights only. For the month of August it’s all about the summer romances. 
It’s $20 per book.  
What’s it include? 
Easy, ten days of promotion! Your book on as many blogs as we can, we have unlimited stops on all our tours. For this event we are guaranteeing at least 15 stops. Daily promotion on facebook and twitter. Advertising on our front page is included. 
And finally, but surely not last, a facebook party! We will be hosting an weekend party on Facebook August 28 – August 31st. We’ll be having a blast with prizes,  games, and most importantly lots of awesome books.

You don’t want to miss out.  
Got a question? You can email us at sormtours@gmail.com

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It’s Back our 5-10-15 deal

May 10, 2014 Uncategorized 0

5-10-15

It’s back! Our popular 5-10-15 deal. Here’s the breakdown. A ten stop spotlight tour over five days (two spots a day) for only $15.

What’s included you ask. Cover, blurb, excerpt, buy links, author bio and author links.

The fine print: one book only per spotlight, and does not include a giveaway. Deal ends Monday, we’re booking June and July.

Get the deal

 

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