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delores lowe Fr...

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How DoYou Advertise Your Book Promotion
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 7:48 PM
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I have recently published my debut novel Wildflowers and am running a promotion for it Dec. 29 through first week of January. I would like to know other peoples experience, on how do you maximize interest in your count down promotion? Where and how much before do you place a notice?
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Dec 18, 2017 8:30 PM   in response to: delores lowe Fr... in response to: delores lowe Fr...
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delores lowe Friedman wrote:
I have recently published my debut novel Wildflowers and am running a promotion for it Dec. 29 through first week of January. I would like to know other peoples experience, on how do you maximize interest in your count down promotion? Where and how much before do you place a notice?

Many have mailing lists they have developed.
Others go to sites where they pay for promotion.
I think your time frame is bad as many will be broke after Christmas &/or more concerned with parties.
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Posted: Dec 18, 2017 8:33 PM   in response to: delores lowe Fr... in response to: delores lowe Fr...
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You really need to have your advertising lined up before you decide when to run a reduced-price promotion. Because a Countdown by itself won't get you many sales.

Best of course is to arrange to have one of the big paid promoters (Bookbub, ENT, Fussy Librarian) send out promotion emails. But with a new book (and I assume few to no reviews) they won't pick you up, I fear. (You have to be flexible on dates to get accepted anyway, which is why you line up your advertising first, before scheduling a Countdown.)

Alternately, send emails to your mailing list. Do you have a mailing list? I send out mine the day the price drops, urging people to tell their friends. Good luck!
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Posted: Dec 18, 2017 10:20 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Actually I have huge sales during the holiday season as many people are traveling and want something to read. I always try to put out a new book in mid December to take advantage of this. Also people get new Kindles and tablets for Christmas and go shopping for books.
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Posted: Dec 19, 2017 8:57 AM   in response to: novalray in response to: novalray
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And folks get gift cards for Christmas.
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Posted: Dec 19, 2017 9:26 AM   in response to: delores lowe Fr... in response to: delores lowe Fr...
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I don't use such vacuous empty pushes by Amazon. I simply write more novels and let all those hooks in the water attract fish.
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Posted: Dec 19, 2017 9:27 AM   in response to: delores lowe Fr... in response to: delores lowe Fr...
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You are charging too much for this novel. I have read parts of the See Inside and know you are a very good writer. But unknowns usually will not sell at your price despite your excellent credentials.

But then ... what do any of us know? You'll probably sell a ton will write "I told you so." here.
Jackie Weger

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Posted: Dec 19, 2017 10:14 AM   in response to: delores lowe Fr... in response to: delores lowe Fr...
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December 19, 2017: To Delores Lowe Friedman. I'm usually loathe to step in and say you needed to think about designing your promotion before setting it up. That said, you can download a a list of promo sites here that might help: http://effrosyniwrites.com/for-authors/. Also, the KCD should run 99c for the entire length of the promo. IMO the book description needs work...i.e. what's the conflict that your protagonist must solve? Plus the major part of the description is below ...read more. Some sites such as fkbt have slots for new books with few to no reviews, as well as others. and many have specials right now--if you can snag a slot.

While your books is priced at 99c, consider engaging in an amazon giveaway...find the link at the foot of your book page. $10 to giveaway 10 books and build your Amazon followers or Twitter followers. You will need to compose an catchy slug line for the promo. Your book cover does not have a tag line that gives reader a hint about the story. My first impression was well...it was about wildflowers...not women in conflict.

Your Amazon author bio reads like a jobs resume...or an obit...it really does not speak to readers who can relate you to you in fiction. I say that kindly because I'm educated up the Kazoo, but readers don't care about anything except that you can provide them with a good, entertaining read. I also suspect your background is why you priced your ebook at 8.99. It will have to catch fire to move at that price, even in Kindle Select. But! wishing you great good luck.
Brady

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 10:13 AM   in response to: campcomms in response to: campcomms
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I second that! You are a very writer
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 1:10 PM   in response to: Brady in response to: Brady
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Are you trying to make fun of ME? Because your words are incoherent.
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