O.M.G. I’m doing it again. I’ve given you a page full of links. How exciting is that? It may not be exciting but if you plan on marketing an e-book on Amazon or anywhere else, you should hang onto these links for future reference.
Below, I’ve listed the Twitter sites I used to promote The Bewitching Hour when I did the KDP free promotion.
@FreeReadFeed, @Kindlenews, @KindleDailyDeal, @DIGITALinktoday @Kindle_promo, @4FreeKindleBook, @VBookshelf, @havebookdeal, @sawbookkindle, @booksffree
I had over 5,000 downloads during my promotion. (not bad, but not fantastic) There are tons of Twitter sites that will promote e-books, but I don’t feel comfortable listing any that I haven’t personally used. I currently have a list of 60 sites to look into. My plan is to divide them into groups. Sites who only promote freebies. Sites who promote freebies and bargains. Sites who only promote paid e-books. And sites that do reviews. Then I’ll come up with a marketing plan/schedule. The trick is to keep titles in the public eye without bombarding potential buyers and turning them off forever. For the past couple of years, e-book sales have jumped during the first three months after Christmas. Considering that gift cards, e-readers and tablets are popular Christmas gifts, it makes sense. I’ll be reporting as I go along, on what I’m doing, what seems to work and what doesn’t. I’ll probably throw in a little voo-doo magic, too. Hey, it can’t hurt.
Most Thursdays are reserved for Lighting Up the Blogosphere. It’s a way of putting some positive energy into what is so often a negative world. I’ve been posting warm and fuzzy animal pics most of the time because that’s what does it for me. I’ve always had pets and if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know about Herbie, the little green parrot whose spent most of his days perched on my shoulder, pooping down my back, jabbering in my ear and ruling the world. Sadly, the little guy had a stroke about three weeks ago and I had to have him euthanized. While there isn’t anything positive about losing a family pet that you love, what happened while I was at the vet’s office made me realize how amazing our relationships with our feathered and furry friends can be.
Like many veterinarian offices, ours has a couple of resident cats–a tortoise-shell and a tabby. These two have taken aloof to new heights. Humans don’t exist in their world. Only cats. After Herbie passed, I left the surgery feeling completely devastated and went back to the exam room where my friend, Gia, was waiting for me. (she drove because she’s my bff, knew I would be a mess, and that’s what bff’s do) The tabby was sitting in my chair, demanding to be petted and the tortoise-shell was right behind me, rubbing against my ankles and purring like crazy. That tiny bit of unexpected feline affection brought a moment of comfort when I was reeling with loss and grief. Our vet and her assistant were completely shocked. She said that they’d never gone to anyone before. Ever. I can’t explain it, other than the Universe works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, all we have to do is pay attention.
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