2.16.2013

Six Word Saturday


Indy author publicity -
mistakes, learning, winning.

Now that we have the book published, we've started doing more 'publicity' and figuring out our (my) branding. Yes, I know people say we should have started that before we actually published.. But this is one of those hindsight things :)

Have spent a bunch of time getting the book and our author pages (me, Dan) up on Goodreads, and this week I contacted a small local bookstore about carrying some copies. They didn't sound too optimistic, but offered to start with three and see how we do! It seems that previous attempts with local authors involved prices that were prohibitively high, so they were pleased at our low price and at our nostalgia factor. Hopefully it works out!

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    1. Thanks, Dana!

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    2. Anonymous4:22 PM

      Keep up the good work. Sometimes one needs to look small to connecy big. Mary Summer Rain is a good read between projects. A sequel coming based on current facts and beliefs with choices? Give sales the same time as production. Have people purchase your book from, or order, book stores other then amazon, it provides curiosity. Also keep an eye on the weather, with Loves help.

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    3. We're working on the other bookstores thing! I get another shipment of books tomorrow so will be going out this weekend to see what I can work out. Thanks for the book suggestion.

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  2. good luck and all the best!

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  3. I understand. It is hard to know what to do. Best of luck to you.

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    1. It is! We're having fun figuring it out though :)

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  4. Writing? Hard. Marketing? Impossible.
    Good luck.

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    1. Mission impossible? Mission accepted!

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  5. Hi AyJay .. well done on getting the book finished and published .. good for you - yeah .. this chicken and egg process is a little tricky isn't it ... Good luck as you move forward though ..

    Welcome as a Tina minion, me too, I'm on a blogging break for now - but am around as you see ... catch you with the team .. and I'm really looking forward to the A - Z ... I've drafted my blog posts - but keeping my theme under wraps ..

    Cheers for now and we'll have fun working with Tina .. Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary! Yeah it's a little tricky. We're having fun figuring things out, though. Enjoy your bloggy break!

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  6. Congratulations and best of luck with everything!

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  7. Thanks for helping with A to Z. You'll be a great help to Tina.

    Lee
    Please visit my memoir blog:
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Yeah, of course! Am looking forward to it :) Thanks for stopping by, Lee!

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  8. Greetings fellow minion! Sounds like a very exciting time for you! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks! Looking forward to minioning with you :)

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