Saturday, July 12, 2014

Marketing the Indy Author

Marketing is the hardest part of going Indy.
What should the budget be?
Where should I advertise?
What kind of ad?

It's time. I've been slacking in the marketing department for ~ like~ ever.
I've done a facebook ad. Very easy to do, you can set a budget and say what kind of people you want to see your ad. However, I didn't see any great return on it. But I know this is something I have to do if I ever want to make a living at this writing stuff.

Thinking of places like these:

Indie Author News

Kboards

BookBub

Google Adsense

Yahoo Ads

I'm not sure which would be more productive. I think I need to go find a book about this stuff.

I did get a book recommended by Hugh Howey on Facebook. It talked about creating an email list so you can update your fans, but at my level, with my 3.5 measly little books, I wonder if it would be worth it?

Any recommendations on marketing or a book on marketing for the Indy would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Writing!

Oh wait! This is my new foster pup. He's thin as sticks and was found as a stray in Cliffwood, New Jersey. We're looking for his owners but he must have been out on his own for a long time because he's very skinny.
And he's collecting all the dog toys in the house.



2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm reading a couple of books on the topic now. One I'm enjoying is "good in a room" by Stephanie Palmer

Monirul Islam said...

Hello,

I seen too may new sellers create new gigs and get on the top page within one or two days. I don't know how they marketing or what tricks they use!!

Can you please help me, take a look my gigs and tell me what is the problems on my gigs, why they are not on the top pages. Data Entry, Virtual Assistant, Copy and Past, Typing

Thank You.