Monday, March 18, 2013

Free or Cheap Book Sales

Hoping my next ebook will be out shortly, I've made Soul Mates 99 cents. Also, I should have it in print soon. Not that I'm expecting any great increase in sales but I've had a few less tech savvy people ask for a paperback copy.

I'm researching marketing now. Book blasters (I'm not sure that's the technical term-places that send out emails of your book to their lists) and book bloggers. Holy Bejeebers! This is time consuming. I've been at it all morning and still don't know what the freak I'm going to do. Pay, don't pay, beg, steal, borrow, plead?

I'm cranking up my marketing strategy because from what I've read on Konrath and Amanda Hocking's blogs ...that's the thing to do to increase your sales. Amanda said her sales really took off after contacting book bloggers. That surprised me. I only wish she had told me who she sent her book to, which bloggers. But I guess I can google that. Right now I'm tired of all this market research. Its exhausting and I haven't written a word all day. Which makes me feel guilty. Since I'm unemployed I don't really want to pay a lot of money, but wonder if this is something that should be invested in for long term gains. I don't need to be a millionaire. (although I will be going out today to buy some Powerball tickets -->260 million<-- a=""> ) I just don't want to have to return to the cubical. 

Ok, Enough of a vent. I'm going to take my cranky-pants back into my office and write something worth reading. If anyone has any ideas for promoting ebooks PLEASE tell me!

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

The marketing research and marketing time is exhausting and long and certainly cuts way into your writing time. I hate it.

Chihuahua Girl said...

Hi Aimless Writer,

Thank you for your comment on my Park Avenue Chihuahua Blog. Sorry that I am just now responding to you. I just lost my Chihuahua, Patti Marie on Monday, March 18, 2013 (the day of your comment). I am heartbroken as she was my world.

Yes, I would be happy to review your book -- sounds like a good one. I will go to your link and purchase your e-book. I also believe that soul mates are more than just human to human relationships. I have a very deep relationship with my puppy dogs (more than with most humans) and they truly are the loves of my life. I do think that I am part dog! ;-)

~ Tina
Park Avenue Chihuahua

Chihuahua Girl said...

Just purchased your eBook "Soul Mates." Once I read it, I will do a book review blog post on my blog www.parkavenuechihuahua.com and link to your blog One Aimless Writer. I look forward to reading it. :-)

~ Tina
Park Avenue Chihuahua

Aimless Writer said...

Chihuahua Girl, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious pup. I know how hard it is to lose a pet.
Thank you so much for reviewing my book. I hope you enjoy it.
Sending healing energy to your heart.
God bless.

Chihuahua Girl said...

Hi Jeanne,

Thanks so much for your kind words. Thank you for the healing energy -- I need it. I fell in love with the Chihuahua breed as well when I got Patti Marie 13 years ago. Chihuahuas are truly amazing -- so loving, loyal and mine (Patti Marie and D'Angelo) are (were) so very sweet. I look forward to reading your book. I won't be able to get to it for about a week but definitely look forward to it.

~ Tina
Park Avenue Chihuahua

Chihuahua Girl said...

Hi Jeanne,

Would you please email me regarding your book Soul Mates that you would like me to review? You can get my email address from my blog (click about me). Thanks so much! :-)

~ Tina