Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Marketing Old Books

Because I have over 40 books published, I recently decided to see what would happen with those that are self-published if I wrote something about one or another and posted with a link on Facebook. I did the self-published, because I can see if anyone has purchased a book after I wrote about it.

I started with some of the older Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries. The first and the second, Deadly Trail and Deadly Omen.

I did a couple that had started out as Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries, but didn't quite seem like they fit the bill.  Deadly Feast was one of those. I got the idea from a huge flood that happened a long time ago where I'm living and a bridge was washed out, stranding people for several days.

 I did some others too. Every time I did this on Facebook, a few of the books were purchased. So it was worth the few minutes it took to do this.

I'm always willing to try something new, how about you?


(The above books are available on Amazon for Kindle and in paper.)


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

What a good idea. And a good "nudge" for me. I have one self-published book that goes back 10 years. It was well-liked when it came out, but I've been busy with other books that got published through small presses, and I've neglected this one. I hate to see it languish, though. You've inspired me to put it up on FB.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Every little bit helps, Elizabeth!

Morgan Mandel said...

I don't seem to have much luck with mentioning stuff on Facebook these days, although before they started blocking links and other posts relating to books, I did very well. Now they want to be paid for friends to even see the posts.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I haven't had that problem, Morgan.

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