Friday, May 18, 2012

Saturday, May 19th Promo Day with Jo Linsdell

THE event for the writing industry is back!

Promo day is an annual event for people in the writing industry dedicated to promoting, networking and learning. This years event will take place on Saturday 19th May 2012 at the brand new website

The online event organized by Jo Linsdell has evolved since its humble begins on the writers personal website and grown into a world recognized event attracting thousands of visitors from around the globe.

The 2012 event promises to be the best yet with the launch of the new website and internationally renowned workshop presenters. The program is filled with fabulous and knowledgeable presenters and workshop topics are ones you can sink your teeth into. You'll be sure to come away with valuable connections via the networking areas and have opportunities to promote your own work and services throughout the day.

This unique event is completely free to attend and registration is now open via the website homepage. Once you're signed up you will be emailed the password to gain access to the forums where the conference takes place.

Since its inception in 2007, Promo Day has been incredibly successful and is a 'must-attend' for everyone in the writing industry.

About the event

Promo Day is an annual online event for people in the writing industry dedicated to promoting, networking and learning.

Since its inception in March 2007, Promo Day has been incredibly successful. With information filled sessions and great networking opportunities, Promo Day is a 'must-attend' event for everyone in the writing industry.

The idea behind the event was to fill a niche and create a place for writing industry members to come together, promote their work, network and develop their skills.

Promo day is completely free to attend and is open to everyone.


Page views to the Promo Day forum during the 2010 event were 2,890 and during the 2011 event 4,351.

The 2011 event had 3880 visitors.

The Workshops

The workshops all take place in the forums on the Promo Day website and are completely free to attend. In order to take part you just need to register via the website

The workshops for the 2012 event are:

  • How to make LinkedIn work for you with Jo Linsdell
  • Creating Your Own Online Newspaper with Terri Main
  • Radio interviews with Denise Turney
  • 365 days of promotion with Sandy Lender
  • How to create online events that help generate a Marketing Domino Effect with Karl Staib
  • Blogging with Jo-Anne Vandermeulen
  • Book reviews with Dana Lynn Smith
  • Time management with Anne Nordhaus-Bike
  • Facebook with Dellani Oakes
  • Powerful Pinterest: how to use it market your book with Penny Sansevieri
  • SEO with Angela England
  • Social media marketing with Jan Verhoeff
  • How to sell more books with John Kremer
  • Virtual Tours with Cheryl Malandrinos
  • Self Publishing with Valerie J Lewis Coleman

What is PROMO DAY?

PROMO DAY is a FREE online international event for people in the writing industry. A whole day dedicated to promoting, networking and learning.

As Promo Day is an entirely virtual event there are no travel or accommodation expenses and people from all over the world can take part. Virtual attendees can ask questions during the workshops in the forum, promote their writing and network with other attendees and presenters all from the comfort of their own computer.

When is PROMO DAY?

This years event takes place on Saturday 19th May 2012.

Where does PROMO DAY take place?

Who can take part in PROMO DAY?

Everyone! Avid readers, writers, authors, publishers, editors, graphic designers, virtual assistants etc… Anyone with an interest in books, blogging, writing, marketing and networking from anywhere in the world.

How can I connect with PROMO DAY attendees before, during and after the event?

By using the hashtag #PD12 to talk about the event you can join in the global conversation. You can follow @promodayevent on Twitter. Via the PROMO DAY Facebook page or the Google+ page You can also connect via the official Promo Day blog at

How do I register?

Just go to the Promo day website and click on the button 'Register for free entry'. You then just fill out your details on the registration form to create your profile.

Brought to you by:
Jo Linsdell is a freelance writer living in Rome, Italy. She writes articles for websites, newspapers and magazines and occasionally also updates travel guides e.g. the Weissmann Guide to Rome for Northstar Travel Media. Her books "Italian for Tourists" and "A Guide to Weddings in Italy" are currently available from various online bookstores including; and They can also be found at along with her various e-books.

Jo Linsdell was born in Gillingham, Kent (UK) on 16th September 1980. Married name Joanne Denise Feliciani (she uses her maiden name as her pen name).

Having passed 10 GCSE’s, she went on to study Business Studies, History and Art A-Levels at Yateley 6th Form. Jo left England and moved to Rome, Italy in June 2001, where she now lives with her husband and their two sons.

She has had various jobs over the years ranging from credit controller and secretary to being a tour guide and teaching English as a foreign language. She now works fulltime as a freelance writer. She writes in both English and Italian.

She also manages several blogs., and the multi-award winning


  1. Thanks for the great feature Penny. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow :)

  2. Jo, hi! What a nice surprise to see you profiled today. Your photo is so lovely. I'm so thrilled for you. You were one of my very first guests. Feels like yesterday. Thanks, Penny, for a wonderful interview!

  3. I didn't get a chance to check Promo Day out, but I'm sure it was very successful for all who did.