Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall

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I’ve been trying all kinds of marketing things to see what works and what doesn’t… but I have so much going on, I’m kind of worried I might forget something. 😂 Below is a list of current giveaways, promotions, and events that I’m running!

And of course the regular #TeaserTuesday and #1linewed every week, featuring What Happens On Tour!

Make sure you like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter.

Two-Week Permafree Ad Campaign Results!

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Hey everyone! I’ve scheduled about two weeks of ads, and thought I’d share the results with you as they come in. The promo book is a permafree first in series—rockstar romance Diving Into Him (South of Forever, Book 1), if you’re interested. My goal is to create sellthrough for the other two books in the series and build my email list in prep for the fourth and final book.

Thursday, September 1st: My Book Cave

  • Kindle: 158
  • iBooks: 4
  • Nook: 10
  • Kobo: 0
  • Smashwords: 3

I didn’t advertise over Labor Day weekend, because I’ve learned from past attempts that holiday weekends are no bueno.

Tuesday, September 6th: Awesome Gang

I also did an interview with these guys.

  • Kindle: 21
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Wednesday, September 7: BookRaid

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Thursday, September 8: Bookscream

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Choosy Bookworm*

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Ebooks Habit*

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Ebookasaurus*

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Friday, September 9th: Kindle Book Promos

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I chose not to advertise over this weekend, either, since I had a limited budget and wanted to focus on weekdays; the weather is still good and I think a lot of people are still going outdoors on weekends.

Monday, September 12th: Read Free.ly

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Tuesday, September 13th: Booktastik

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Thursday, September 15th: Sweet Free Books

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Friday, September 16th: Book Basset

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September 26th-October 2nd: Kobo Free Spotlight (Romance)

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I’ll be updating this tally as the month continues, so check back!

I’ll also be adding sellthrough totals for the other books in the series.

Thanks for reading!


*These sites were free but didn’t have dates to choose from; they’re on a first come, first served basis. Fingers crossed!

Marketing Plan for South of Forever, Book 3!

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For better or worse, this is my battle plan.

Now that I’m settled post-publisher—all of my books with the small press are back on the digital market, with paperbacks coming soon*—I’ve turned my focus to preparing for my next release.

Onward, right?

Since two of the books that were reverted to me were published right before the close, they got zero marketing attention. My book manager and I had a pretty solid plan, but the publisher announced they wouldn’t be offering any of their usual support in their last month of business. Book 1 was a re-release and Book 2 was a brand new release. Book 1 was originally published last summer, with a pared down version of the marketing plan below. Book 2 kind of just slid into the world with no fanfare (except for a release party I went through with on Facebook, in spite of the bad news).

I decided to focus my time and budget on re-releasing all four books, which is why Book 2 of my series got pretty much no marketing attention. I’ve been doing my usual weekly teasers, and have samples available on Wattpad (with samples trickling to my author blog starting next week). I also did a promo where, through June 1st, if anyone purchased Book 1 or 2 and sent me their receipt, I sent them the standalone that spun off the series.

My dashboard with the publisher’s sales reports was down all May, so aside from the three emailed receipts I received, I have no idea how well the book did. It’s back on the market now, but I’ve got crickets as far as sales go.

Which is totally okay, because I’m pulling out all the stops for Book 3. Continue reading “Marketing Plan for South of Forever, Book 3!”