Wondering if any of you have some advice about how to keep momentum going after Kindle Direct Publishing free promo days? I self-published my romantic comedy novel "Christmas in Wine Country" about 2 weeks ago. This weekend I ran a 2-day free promo and 9,000 people downloaded a copy. What do I do next?
I'm sure I'm not taking advantage At All of this opportunity; I spent the day driving my kids around and doing dishes instead of...doing what, exactly??? Should I start wearing a sign "buy my book?" Make my children T-shirts with my book's name on them? Grab a bullhorn and yell about it from the top of college bell towers?
I know I probably shouldn't have written my late-night tweet, "Suck It, Tolstoy". I was just excited to go from #24 to #22 on the Free Kindle bestseller list, leapfrogging over #23 "Anna Karenina." What I should have tweeted was the more polite "In Your Face, Tolstoy!"
But, honestly, any ideas? Has anyone else self-published & done free promo days? What did you do next???
Thanks for the advice! And I promise to share if I actually do anything right in this marketing process :)
I have no wisdom for you, but I did want to say that personally I prefer "Suck It, Tolstoy." I was one of the folks who downloaded it and am looking forward to reading it!
I love you!
Thank you for encouraging me to really go with my gut regarding Tolstoy.
And thank you for downloading my book -- I hope you enjoy it and I hope to read some of your work as well! Let us know if you have anything out!
It just so happens I ALMOST have something out: Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage
I will be endlessly touting it come March so no chance of missing that.