I have had such a great experiance with everyone so far, I have really enjoyed my time here. I am looking for advise from the wealth of knowledge available through all the people here.
I only have one book out at this time, and I really wish it were doing better. I have an interview coming up, and a giveaway. I have tried KDP Select and my book is for sale on a lot of sites, but it still isn't getting the buzz I was hoping for.
Can enyone help me with promotions? How to do it, what I can do to get things going? Any ideas would be great.
I have included a link to my site. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Mahalo for your time!
Two questions first:
Who do you picture reading your book?
What do you want from this book?
I feel that this book is geared towards people who enjoy the paranormal as well as those drawn towards fantasy. It is not meant to be a Young Adult book, but I have gotten good feedback from a few teenagers who have read it.
I would really like this book to draw some attention. The story itself is actually made up of about five to seven books so getting a good buzz going and building anticipation for future books would be great. I could easily see it as being a series or set of movies, playing strongly to the epic adventure set.
Ideally, the book would launch a full spectrum of interest and be able to provide my family with a good financial base. I realize that these things take time to accomplish, and am willing to work for it.
Thank you for your help :)
HI. Try advertising your book on FB and Goodreads. Their prices are very reasonable. Also, find groups on FB that deal with you genre and see if they might post something about your book. It's not easy to get attention when there are so many people out there fighting for a piece of the same market. What sites are you selling your book on? Just curious.
I will check out GoodReads, I am on FB but haven't started paid advertising yet. I have been joining and Liking groups that are similar to mine. My book is actually listed on most online books stores. Here is a short list of some of them:
Thank you for the info. I am only on amazon now since with KDP you have to give amazon exclusive rights. However, once my agreement with them is over I plan to branch out.
You only need to give them exclusive rights on the eBook. If you get the book in print, it can be in bookstores and online.
You may want to consider a blog tour. I organize blog tours for authors at very affordable prices. A blog tour is like a book tour, but instead of traveling to book stores you "travel" to book blogs. I have a like of 50+ bloggers that I use for my tours and the majority of them receive hundreds of site views a day. If you want to find out some more information please feel free to email me at email@example.com and check out my website: http://www.theothershelf.com/?page_id=11
Thank you for the idea, I will look into it :)
You can do a book tour. I am co-owner of Charisma Media where we do book tours at resonable prices. Reviews on several blogs are posted as well as on amazon and goodreads. We are a part of a network of bloggers in the US and UK who undertake book tour, interviews, giveaways. Visit www.charismamedianetwork.com for more information or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! I will check your site out as well :)