Did some work late last night

I spent a considerable amount of time goofing off yesterday. Two baseball games, a movie with my son, and the last half of the Boise State football game. (Who tries three onsides kicks in a row? Colorado, that's who.)

I went ahead and setup the Amazon Giveaway for Will O' the Wisp. The 99¢ sale for The Playground didn't give me much confidence, but the Amazon contest might generate some interest.

This one is probably the most Halloween-like story in my catalog. That's why I waited for late in the month. I pulled out all my suspense techniques and used them here.

This is the story of a fifteen year old girl, Patty Hall, growing up in a small farming community in the 1970s. I've gotten nearly as many positive comments about the trip down memory lane as about the rest of the story. This setting resonates with a lot of people.

It's also a coming of age story. The character arc is strong in this one, and responses to this part of the tale are also positive.

Aside from the window dressing, there is a pretty good paranormal tale involving an ancient curse, and the strong possibility that Patty might not survive.

This book is not aimed at the young adult market, but it is suitable for them. It's more Goosebumps than Stephen King.

This is the book I'm pushing as part of the blog tour the Story Empire authors are going on this month.

To support all of that, I set up the Amazon Giveaway. This means I bought five copies of the book, all you have to do is enter and you might win one.

Honestly, this is more about getting the title in front of fresh eyes. My regulars already know about this one, and most of you bought it and read it. Still, contests are fun, and maybe you want to share it with someone.

This is the link to enter the Amazon Giveaway. I set the odds at one in seventy, and when I woke up one book had already been awarded.

On the other hand, maybe you don't want to delay your Halloween reading. Maybe you live outside the USA and can't participate in the contest. I published two different versions of this book, because one uses copywrite protected song lyrics. I could only obtain a license in North America. Believe me the difference is about one paragraph.

Here are the purchase links:

North American Continent http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B00UPH6BNS

Rest of the world http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B00UQNDT2C

That's the new event for this week. If the trend continues, I should award all five books in five days. I ran the promo until the 30th, but I may have to come up with something else if they all award this week.

The Scavenger Hunts are still going on for the Paranormal Bar & Grille promotion. There are ten Amazon gift cards and five ebooks at stake here, so get into the hunt. This is the link to the Scavenger Hunts. I have enough entrants to award all my prizes, but the odds of winning are incredible right now. Scroll to the bottom of the page and use the individual author links to enter. Enter all of them and your chances of winning go through the roof.

While you're there, the link to the tour is in the middle of the page. Click that one and scroll to the bottom. There is a rafflecopter for a $30 Amazon gift card you can enter too. This doesn't even require the effort of a scavenger hunt.

I have a new Lisa Burton Radio victim and need to start that process today. I may also check into the Steelers Game and the Cubs are playing the Dodgers today too.

Does anyone know of some additional promotion I could do for next week. I've already used free days for Panama, 99¢ sale for The Playground, the contests for Will O' the Wisp. What's new out there that I haven't tried?



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19 responses to “Did some work late last night

  1. I wish I knew what was out there that you haven’t tried. You seem to do it all.

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  2. Sorry, I don’t know of many. Hope things take off!!

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  3. I always rely on FB ads, but I think you’ve done them. Did you enter the Halloween Blast thingie? I entered but haven’t gotten invoiced for it yet. I’m not sure if it’s still open or too late. I’ve never done an Amazon giveaway but I should look into it. There’s also Goodreads giveaways. I think they opened them to ebooks now in addition to print.

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    • I entered the blast too, but haven’t received an invoice. I sent her an email, because there was a deadline to get it paid. Haven’t heard anything back. I did FB boosts. I didn’t try an ad. The 99¢ sale might have been the best chance of that working.

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  4. Did you see Dan Allatorre’s post today on BookTubers? You may want to give it a try. I forwarded it to my publicist. https://danalatorre.com/2016/10/16/secrets-to-getting-reviews-for-your-book-revealed-booktuber-elizabeth-hebb-tells-all/

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  5. Ali Isaac

    And a great read it is too! With regard to marketing, Bookbub seems to be where it’s at. Ive not heard of anyone who’s used it who hasn’t had good results, but I have never tried it myself.

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  6. Have you considered paid promos on sites that email their readers? ENT (E-reader News Today) is fantastic for sales, but you might not get a spot for a week or two. You might get lucky, though. If they have a cancellation, they’ll squeeze you in. There are so many sites. If you’d like a few more suggestions, let me know and I’ll email you a list of sites that have worked for me (not genre-specific to only thrillers and mysteries).

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