The first ever Promo Day took place in March 2007 in a chatroom on the personal website of writer Jo Linsdell. The only event of its kind, Promo Day proved an immediate success and requests soon came flooding in for it to be made an annual event.
Although there were a couple on online events for people in the writing industry, none of them focussed on marketing. They were more geared to 'how to write'.
Jo Linsdell, whose passion for social media had already started to grow, decided to fill the niche and created an event aimed at promotion and networking.
The basic idea was to give an opportunity for members of the writing industry to come together, promote their work for free, make contacts and learn from each other.
Promo Day was born.
Since the events popularity has steadily grown, Promo Day has now become a recognised event on the internet and the website is visited by thousands of people each year.
A bit more about Jo:
Jo Linsdell is a freelance writer living in
. She writes articles for
websites, newspapers and magazines and occasionally also updates travel guides
e.g. the Weissmann Guide to Rome, Italy
for Northstar Travel Media. Her books "Italian for Tourists" and
"A Guide to Weddings in Rome "
are currently available from various online bookstores including; www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com. They
can also be found at www.lulu.com/jolinsdell along with her
various e-books. Italy
Jo Linsdell was born in
( ) on
16th September 1980. Married name Joanne Denise Feliciani (she uses
her maiden name as her pen name). UK
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
in June 2001, where she now lives with her husband and their two sons. Rome, Italy
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. http://astheromansdo.blogspot.com, http://1sttimemums.blogspot.com and the multi-award winning http://writersandauthors.blogspot.com.
She is currently working on several projects including 'Twice' (a chick lit novel), 'Out and About at the Zoo' (a children's picture book for which she is both author and illustrator) and 'Social MEdia: Becoming a Goddess of social media' (a how to guide covering all the major social media platforms with practical advice for using them to get the best results).
A self confessed social media junky, Jo can be found on most social media platforms. To name a few: