5 promo things I need to get better at

This is the kind of promo that don’t cost anything but time.
1. Create graphics w teasers
2. Do a coming soon post 4-8 weeks before release.
3. Offer ARCs 4-8 weeks before.
4. Post the graphics I made earlier on social media with links.
5. Do Flash Giveaways.( offer Epub or mobi, since most e-readers cannot read pdf in a good way)

This is all  small things, but I think it is something many authors forget about. I do some of them but in a haphazard way. I need to get more structured, which is part of the reason I  wrote this list
It all boils down to that you have to tease readers, or they are not going buy your books. Or at least that’s the case with me.

The Alchemist’s Apprentice free for a limited time

In my eternal search for more ways to promote my books, I stumbled upon a page called Instafreebie. It is run by a company called Libboo, who also runs a bargain promotion site called the Midlist. Since I liked the idea of the service, I decided to test it.

As a result, you can download a free copy of the Alchemist’s Apprentice for the next week. I hope you do! Since it is a nice little story, that have been read by too few.. :)

Recent reads: A bit this and that

 

The Forteous meeting by Christopher Kastensmidt.

This is a novelette, set in Colonial Brazil. Aliette de Bodard recommended it on twitter earlier today. I downloaded it and read it on the commute into town, and I am glad I read it. It was a really good story, and I cannot wait to read other two stories that is available. ( Also: Pretty, please write more!)

A Bodkin for the Bride by Patrice Greenwood.

I love The Wisteria tearoom novels, but I was a bit disappointed in this one. It was good, but I wanted Tony to be the lead investigator, since a bit of the magic disappeared. Though I still want the next one.

Radio Silence by Alyssa Cole

So my twitter feed is 50 per cent SFF and 50 per cent romance. And at least 70% of the romance people have recommend this book, so I bought it when Carina Press had a sale recently despite the fact that dystopia isn’t my genre.  Everyone that recommended it was right. It was that good. :)

I also glommed the Welcome to Hell series by Eve Langlais.  Since I was in the mood for something lighthearted.

And read a Nalini Singh short story collection. Which reminds me, I need to re-read her Archangel series. Again.  ( If you want really good books, read Nalini Singh. Seriously.)

I am part of this week’s Mind Meld

When I was on vacation, I got an invitation to be part of this week’s Mind Meld. I didn’t hesitate, since the subject was fun, and I knew who I wanted to pick.

Read my answer, and the other participants, over at SF Signal. Since I am part of the Mind Meld, I am extending the discount for The Cauldron Bound at Amazon for the rest of the month. I have other promo during the next couple of weeks planned too.

Rainy Weekend sale

This summer have sucked when it comes to the weather. It has been rainy and cold. Though I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised since the whole freaking year have been like this.

To make the summer a tiny bit better, I have decided to put The Cauldron Bound on Sale over the weekend.
Amazon: 
http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B010MOYWNO
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-cauldron-bound

I hope you have a nice weekend!

I want summer

I am on vacation from in the dayjob this month. Except I am wondering if it is July. Normally a month that is rainy but not cold. This year? It is rainy and Cold. It is supposed to be between 11 and 15 C today. Yeah. Which is 10 C too cold. Which I guess I shouldn’t be surprised over since winter was 10 C too warm.

The only upside is that the weather means I have no guilt over staying inside to work on the revisions. And the revision is  going great. I am making nice progress. So far I have revised 1500-2000 words per day.  If everything goes as planned I will be done before my vacation is over.

Facebook page!

I finally got around to make a Facebook page, since I want to do promo without spamming my friends and family. Plus my profile is in Swedish…

So you can find me here. Come and like my page!

The Cauldron Bound is available at Kobo

Just a quick note to let you know that The Cauldron Bound is available at Kobo. And before you ask, the tech issues wasn’t solved, I simply uploaded it directly.

Which is something I have been thinking about for a long time, to be honest. If the sales are bad I want to know, so that I can try to fix it.  That is hard to do if you have no data…

Have you read the word warriors?

I am a part of the war room, founded by C.E Murphy 6 years ago.  We are awesome and mighty.   And as a coincidence several of us have books on sale right now.

Note: Links are to Amazon, since it is hot and I am lazy. Available at other stores, though!

Robin D Owens have no less than 5 Celta novels on sale for 3.99 each.  Heart Fortune, Heart Change, Heart Secret, Heart Search, Heart Journey. Normally you would pay 50 dollar for them so buy them!

The two first novels in Michelle Sagara’s Elantra chronicles are on sale too.

C.E Murphy’s Urban Shaman is just 1.99 right now, and the second book Thunderbird Falls are 3.99.  Great deal on two great books.

Laura Anne Gilman’s Staying Dead is 2.99 as is Hard Magic.

Chrysoula Tzavelas is running an 0.99 sale on Matchbox Girls. Y

All the books are awesome, I assure you, since I have read them multiple times. :)

And for one final piece of self promo: The Cauldron Bound is available at Amazon too, as is my short stories.

 

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