Hiya all! I’m now at 30 posts! Yay~!
In other news, my book is now available to purchase at amazon or smashwords for $0.99! This is pre-print price, and it will go up a few dollars after the printed copies come out next week. So grab a copy while it’s cheap!
Anyway… let’s talk marketing. I’ve received my super awesome posters today (keeping two to hang up 🙂 and sticking the rest up around the city. The only question is, where exactly can I place these? There are common places I know of, like university, colleges, downtown, etc., but there must be more clever places to put up posters.
So readers, do you have any ideas? I would love to hear what you have to say.
I’ve also thought about sticking one or two up around my apartment building, but I’m sure management be like, “RAWR! Blah-de-blah, take down posters!” So I’m not going to risk it.
Also, does anyone know of any good blogs/forums where there are avid readers who like fiction/adventure and the whole like?
I’ve gotten a few good ideas from the pros over at http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/. Things like putting posters up in your car, creating facebook & Twitter profiles for your book characters, staying in touch with top bloggers, and great stuff like that.
The problem with marketing is a budget. I have very limited funds right now, so something like http://www.iuniverse.com/ would be very, very expensive for me. The cheapest package is around $600 (and doesn’t include much at all), while the best package is $4000 and contains quite a few interesting things. But it’s $4000.
So… manual and free advertising is the only way to go right now. I’ve been thinking about designing my own business cards as well, depending on how much it would cost to print said cards.
Anyhow, marketing is quite the tricky and difficult endeavour. It requires a lot of hard work, especially when you’re doing it on your own. i.e. without a large publisher behind you.
Anyway, let me know what kind of marketing strategies you guys have, what worked and didn’t work, and all your crazy stories of being a published writer.