Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Promotion Websites

Recently (I've been more than slow at this marketing thing; is there a word for that?), I've discovered the existence of book promotion websites, such as Bookbear, GoodKindles, and Kboards.  I should have discovered this months ago when I was first contacted by such sites in the twitter-verse.  Am I the only one who finds it creapy how quickly they can track down a new indie author on Twitter?

I think I am going to try one.

Or maybe all three, one at a time, and post reviews.

Has anyone tried these? 

Want to let me know about your own experiences?

Or, if you'd rather be reading something, you can always pick up a copy of Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch here.

So far I only have one review on - 5 Stars!  But I'd like to get more, as apparently this is a big factor in how often your book shows up for people in the recommendations section.

At most, it looks like I will lose $15 to $20 bucks per site, which I can currently afford since I have a pretty good paying day job.  Although, I think this means I may have to forgo that beautiful fall sweater I've been eyeing up.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Here Comes NaNo!

Are you a NaNo-er?  Are you busy prepping for the most exciting month of writing of the year?  I am.  And I don't know what to write.  Maybe it's the halloween season, but part of me is thinking dark.  Much darker than the YA writing I've done and Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch which I self-published last spring.  And let's be honest, that endevor is far from being a success (though that doesn't mean I don't still have plans to try more marketing sometime in the near-ish future once 2014 NaNo is complete.

Do you have your idea figured out for NaNo?  If you do, feel free to share.  I promise I won't steal, but maybe it will inspire!