Since my special guest scheduled for today fell through, I decided to post what I’ve been working on. The following resources focus on providing information about interracial (IR) and multicultural (MC) romance.
As you know, I write the monthly column Love and Romance in Color for Night Owl Reviews magazine. The magazine comes out on the 15th of each month, and this month I wrote about anthologies, listing interracial, Asian, Latino, African, and African-American romance collections.
Visit the following places to find information about IR and MC romance novels.
READERS AND AUTHORS INTERACT
ARe’s Cafe au Lait group: http://www.arecafe.com/groups/cafe-au-lait/
Fans of Interracial Romance: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/13439
IR/MC Romance Readers: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/32045
African-American Books: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/6593.African_American_Books
Romance Noire Bookclub: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romancenoirebookclub/
Black Romance: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/12038/about
Native American Romance: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/85501/about
Interracial Romance Books: http://www.facebook.com/interracialromance
Nookbook Dealz/African-American Authors: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nookbook-DealzAfrican-American-Authors/145648812165748
I Love to Read Black Romance Novels: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2363940355
Romance Novels in Color: http://www.romancenovelsincolor.com
Raw Sistaz: http://www.therawreviewers.com/
Interracial and Multicultural Books: http://www.irmcbooks.com/
Shades of Romance Magazine: http://sormag.com/
Urban Reviews: http://www.urbanreviewsonline.com/
Kimani Press: http://www.eharlequin.com/
Parker Publishing: http://www.parker-publishing.com/
Genesis Press: http://www.genesis-press.com/
Black Expressions: http://www.blackexpressions.com/
Latina Book Club: http://www.latinabookclub.com/
IRMC List: http://irmclist.blogspot.com/
Eventually I plan to add all this information to the links page. If you operate or know of an online resource that would fit in with this list, please note it in the comments below.
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I wrote this post because in January I completed one of my 2011 goals, which was to create a new landing page for my Facebook fan page. After I publicized the redesigned look, several people asked me what steps I took to create it. I thought others would find this information helpful.
What is a Landing Page?
The landing page is the first page of your site, which in this case is a Facebook page. Copyblogger.com calls it, “. . . any page on a website where traffic is sent specifically to prompt a certain action or result.”
Steps to Create a Facebook Landing Page
- You must have a Facebook fan page. You cannot create a landing page for a Facebook personal profile.
- Use Word, PowerPoint, or any graphics software to design your page. As part of your design, tell visitors about your occupation or business and encourage them to click “Like” and become a fan.
- Use the Snipping Tool (it’s a Windows Accessory) to cut the image off the page and save it as a jpeg file.
- Upload the image to your free account at photobucket.com and choose “Yes” to create the html links. If you don’t have a photobucket account and don’t want to sign up for one, go to freeimaghosting.net. You can upload images and get the html codes without signing up for an account.
- Use the instructions on this site to create the Welcome page on Facebook: http://mashable.com/2010/02/22/build-facebook-landing-page/
Trust me, it’s a lot easier than it initially seems. The hardest part is Step 2, the design.
Steps to Set the Landing Page as the Default Page
Now that you’ve created your new, snazzy landing page, set it as the default page for visitors. Once your visitors become fans, they will no longer see the landing page unless they click on the Welcome tab. Fans who revisit your fan page will go directly to your wall.
- Under the profile photo on the wall of your page, choose Edit Page.
- Choose Manage Permissions at the top left.
- At Default Landing Tab, click the drop down menu and choose the Welcome tab (or whatever you named it).
- Click Save Changes at the bottom.
Below are the before and after images of my landing page. I like the second one more because it’s a better reflection of my personality. You’ll find it at http://facebook.com/delaneydiamond.
Now you know what to do, you can change your landing page as often as you like. Have fun!
If you found this information helpful, let me know in the comments section below. And share it with your friends.