It’s Wednesday, guess I’d better post something

I spent the majority of my evening researching for a future episode of Lisa Burton Radio. I have what I need now, but I kind of ran out of time to do anything about it. Maybe I'll start the process tomorrow.

Lisa has a fun show planned for tomorrow, so make sure you stop by. I have about three weeks planned, and more questionnaires out that will probably come back.

I had a couple of blog stops planned, but they'll happen later this week. There is some fun stuff on the way, including excerpts of The Playground. There will be a couple of character appearances too, and Lisa has some guest appearances herself.

It looks like Amazon shut down one of it's best features. After you published, it used to be possible to grab a Mobi file for review purposes. These were great for review sites. Now it looks like I'll have to buy copies and gift them to reviewers. If that's the case, I hope I get credit for them on my sales numbers. That also means I have to wait until it's published.

I still have more things to write upon request. I like to deliver right away when someone asks, but that isn't happening tonight. It's actually to my benefit to spread it out a bit, but I hope my hosts don't lose faith in me.

As I predicted, the Amazon giveaway croaked. It isn't all bad though. Since I bought the books, they let me have a Mulligan. I get to do the giveaway again using the same copies of the book.

Here's the deal with giveaway 2.0. I'm giving away three copies of Will O' the Wisp. This one was treated very well by the reviewers. It's a coming of age story set in the 1970s. It's also a paranormal tale that's high on suspense. Since I was kind of the Guinea pig for the Amazon giveaways, I'll share what I learned.

If you want to try an Amazon giveaways, set the odds of winning low. I set mine originally at one in five-hundred. I really don't know why, but I kind of based it upon the action a free day gets. That was the wrong idea. On the Mulligan round, I set the odds at about one in ten. I am giving these books away this time. The whole point was to get a reader or two, not to spam up social media with the giveaway.

Here is the address for the Mulligan round

I'm not asking anyone to follow me on Twitter, or Amazon, or anything else. Odds are low, but you've gotta play to win.

The plan for the rest of the week (outside my paycheck job) is to promote the giveaway. Write stage one of a Lisa Burton Radio show. Write a guest post about The Playground that I was asked for. Probably a few re-blogs later in the week of my promotional stops.

Hope everyone is having a good week.


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5 responses to “It’s Wednesday, guess I’d better post something

  1. Sadly, sales made or gifted by the author doesn’t count toward sales. I use a program called Mobipocket Creator to make a Kindle friendly file. Not a perfect solution at times, but it saves money if I’m sending out a review copy. It was a free download when I got it a while back and I don’t think that’s changed.

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  2. I’m a little confused because my last indie title was FOOD FOR POE. So, are you saying when you use Kindle Gen and Kindle Previewer, it doesn’t automatically kick you back a mobi file?

    Also, I was thinking….if you want to try some promo for Will O’ Wisp again down the road, October might be a really good time since everyone is focused on supernatural reads then.

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    • It looks like I’ll have to find an app that makes Mobi files. It doesn’t seem to be an option now, but there may be an alternate way. My fall promotions have always been good. I hope to have another book of short stories by then. Last year I promoted Notebook and Wisp at the same time, and that worked out well. Maybe I can duplicate that this year.

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