Tuesday, November 26, 2019
And a Promo That Didn't Work
As the saying goes, there's a sucker born every minute--and this time the sucker was me.
Most writers receive all kinds of offers to promote their books, usually the latest, but I get them for all my books, even some of the oldest.
Because my Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series is now self-pubbed, I can check to see how any promotion I do is working.
When I got an offer from an outfit who said they'd put my book on Twitter and other sites for so many times a day for a week--the most expensive offer--I decided to go for it with Spirit Wind, the latest in the series.
I monitored sales the whole week--not a single one for Spirit Wind. I did have a few sales for others in the series, but I think that happened because of the earlier promotion of a free book in the series, and the flyer I hand out at in-person events with a list of all my books.
Maybe this kind of promotion has worked well for others, but it did nothing for me.
I will know better next time.
Buy link for Spirit Wind.