I’ve been slacking lately in the book promotion department so I’m trying something for the first time. Mass promotion. I’ve read that it works, but we’ll see. Here’s what I did:
I’m back with KDP Select for Elementary Magic (In all honesty, I’ve been so busy with the rest of my life that I never got around to reformatting it to put it up on Smashwords or Barnes & Noble – guess that was a good thing!) so I’m doing two free days (September 9 & 10) to generate some sales. I bought a book that I’ve reviewed on Sundaewriters (www.sundaewriters.wordpress.com) called “Money Making Machine:….” and the author shared a bunch of sites to plug your free promo on. I checked the links this morning and realized I needed to create the following:
Several book descriptions (it’s tacky to post the same one all the time)
A cheat sheet with all of the links to the book (ASIN, Amazon page, Facebook page, pinterest page, etc!)
A chart to track who posts and who doesn’t (tee-hee…that’ll be interesting!)
It took me about THREE HOURS! Three hours to give books away! I know I’m in the red on this little venture but we’ll see if it pays off. The first time I did a free promo, I got a huge bounce in sales and three great reviews. Since then, I sell random books but no new reviews. So here’s the goal: MORE REVIEWS!
Tomorrow I hit the facebook pages to check them out for future promos…I’m just don’t have the energy right now and I think I have a whole new variety of “writer’s cramp” – it starts in my brain and goes all the way to my finger tips!