StorytellersInZion.com began as NewLDSFiction.com in the spring of 2013, as a spin-off from LDSPublisher.com. We add new content in the form of spotlight posts for new fiction releases by LDS authors almost every day, Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Spotlights go back to 2008 and I’m always adding books I missed in past years.
In addition to spotlights here on this site, we post links to the new release posts on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
We also have a weekly newsletter that sends links to the posts straight to our readers’ inboxes.
We sponsor regular contests and giveaways to entice readers to visit the site and to read fiction by LDS authors—and it’s working! We’re adding new visitors and followers every day.
TRAFFIC & TARGET AUDIENCE
Most of our visitors are readers who love fiction and who want to support LDS authors and values. Others visitors include authors and publishers. The demographics (based on those who enter contests) indicate a large majority of our visitors are women, 25 and older. Many have commented that they visit to get book recommendations for themselves and ideas for gifts for their family members.
Recent stats are:
10,000+ website hits per month
2,000+ Likes on Facebook Page
780+ Followers on Twitter
580+ Followers on Pinterest; with 71.8k monthly viewers
800+ Newsletter subscribers; with 40% open rate
We also run a Reading Challenge group and have an Author/Publisher Group on Facebook.