Hi all, [I also posted this in the "Promote Your Book" group, but it is still a rather small group so thought I'd post it over here as well.]
I'm contemplating 2 options (a paid blog tour and/or a free day/week) for promoting my book, and wondered if any of you have words of wisdom before I dive into one or the other.
I read a few articles on organizing a blog tour on your own, but most of the book review sites I've researched/contacted so far either don't do e-only books or are booked for months on end (some well into 2013). So, I was contemplating paying the Women on Writing folks to set up a blog tour for me. They said they can probably fit me in in July/Aug. Has anyone done a paid blog tour? Did you think it was worth the money in terms of increased exposure/sales?
As for a free day/week - have you tried that? Did it lead to increased sales after the free period? I know giving away a free book is great to drive interest for other books an author might have, but this is my first book, so is it still a good idea?
Thanks for any words of wisdom you can share.
Oh, that's great to know! Thanks for the tip. I'll sign up.
Wow - Redbook and Ebony! Very cool!
Thanks for the info about HARO!
Excellent advice and information.
You might check AuthorBuzz. They have a package esp for ebooks.
Thanks Janet. I'll check that out today. :)
This is a great question. I think the most important thing to do is keep the reader in mind. Who did you write it for? Where is the best place to find your target audience?
Hello, I did a give-away on Kindle, Memorial Day and saw a spike in sales for about 2 weeks after. I only have one novel as well, I do see the benefit of having more than one book when doing a give-away, and I can only imagine how much I could've sold if I had more than one title, but I've had the most sales after that give away. There's also a guy on the website www.fiverr.com (one of my fav websites) that will promote your Kindle book give away to 10 different sites for $5. I'm going to do that soon to see how that goes. Hey, it's only 5 bucks:)