I received two email messages about the site advertisements like this one, from Carin:
I’m writing because I *have* an idea. I just spent the last few minutes clicking refresh over and over and over on the home page, because I was looking for the ad for “Under His Hand.” It’s one of the rotating ads on the home page and I’ve looked at it enough that I’m finally going to go buy the book.
I don’t know if you get a kickback for me clicking to the book from your site or not, but I figured I’d do it just in case. So while I was doing all that refreshing I had my idea. What if you had a link to a page with all the ads for the month, especially the rotating ones, in one place? I have no idea how difficult or not that would be, but I thought I’d put the idea out there.
Ok, then! Your wish is my command. In order to thank the advertisers who support the site, the hosting, postage, and general crazed merriment like 4 lbs. of chocolate covered cherries, I’ll do a feature for each month and put all the ads in once place. All the ads are below the fold, so you would have OMG GRAPHICSPLOSION as you load Ye Olde Site on Ye Olde Dialup (Hi dialup people. I am waving at you!). Thank you to the advertisers, and to those who emailed me to say that they bought and enjoyed a book advertised here. There are not terribly many places where romance publishers and authors can advertise to a romance-specific audience, and it is awesome to know that the ads are influential to those browsing for new reads. (It’s also helpful for me to know which ads are effective, because I design many of them). (If you’re curious: Man. Titty. I am not surprised!).
So, without further ado, here are the January advertisers: thank you thank you thank you.