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Author:  Crystalline [ Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:00 pm ]
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I post the following ad for my book at the beginning of each month on various FB websites. I'm not sure this is an effective way to advertise. Any advice on what other authors are doing to promote your own book would be appreciated.

"With cold weather still here, curl up with a warm blanket and a glass of wine and enjoy time just for yourself. “Desire and Red Wine, A Life’s Journey” is an entertaining, quick read; it deals with one girl’s journey through WWII and coming of age in the U.S. It’s a story of lost love, failure and resilience, and is available at Amazon, BarnesandNoble, Books123, and as a Kindle or Nook eBook. It’s also available at the Giant Eagle Stores in Erie, and Romolo’s. Take a look at my website for my blog and art gallery http://www.VictoriaNorvaisa.com"

Author:  TheWizard [ Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:31 pm ]
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I advertise here off and on.

It works. You want to change up your ad now and then.

Author:  Crystalline [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:54 am ]
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I had an ad here on the Forum page for 1 month, and I try to mention it in what I think are appropriate comments. There didn't seem to be any uptick from the Forum page ad...of course, I can never tell who buys when from where :).
I've only sold 248 copies since it was released in February of 2013...yes, I know, it will never be a best seller - LOL - but it has been an interesting journey and I'm glad I did it.

Author:  KathyReynolds [ Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:22 am ]
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I use Facebook and Twitter. I find I get a bump in sales every time I post it. Last week I had one book (Touchstone) on the Kindle countdown deal @ 99 cents for 5 days, and sold 255 copies in five days. This week I have another (Ironstone) and in two day I've sold 95 copies with 3 more days on sale.

I'm still learning this. I just started writing last October, published in December, so any advice would be appreciated.

Author:  TheWizard [ Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:47 am ]
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Kathy - how much money do you usually put into Facebook?

Author:  KathyReynolds [ Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:06 am ]
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I don't put any money into facebook. I just post to my timeline and my author page. (Kathy Reynolds Author Page). So far I have not spent any money. I just write, upload using create space. and try to sell my books. I'm not trying the be the next big thing. I just want to be the next big Kathy Reynolds.

Author:  gesler0811 [ Wed May 07, 2014 11:29 am ]
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How does the kindle countdown deal work? Do you have to be exclusive to kindle?

Author:  KathyReynolds [ Wed May 07, 2014 2:01 pm ]
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Kindle Countdown deals are for those books enrolled in the select program. Yes, you have to have that book exclusive to Kindle. You get 5 days every three months to promote your book either free, or for reduced price. I have never offered the free ones. My countdown deals were for a $5.99 book on sale for $0,99. It is a way to get seen for a new author. My book sales took off during the sales and after the sales were over, I got triple the sales that I was having before using the countdown. It cost nothing and gives much.

Author:  gesler0811 [ Wed May 07, 2014 2:57 pm ]
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KathyReynolds wrote:
Kindle Countdown deals are for those books enrolled in the select program. Yes, you have to have that book exclusive to Kindle. You get 5 days every three months to promote your book either free, or for reduced price. I have never offered the free ones. My countdown deals were for a $5.99 book on sale for $0,99. It is a way to get seen for a new author. My book sales took off during the sales and after the sales were over, I got triple the sales that I was having before using the countdown. It cost nothing and gives much.


Thanks for the information. During the countdown, does Amazon do anything to help you get noticed? IS there a "countdown" list somewhere, that people can view? (I'm thinking of how Smashwords will, for a short while, highlight your book on their site when you add it). Or is it all up to you to get word out there?

Author:  KathyReynolds [ Fri May 09, 2014 1:37 pm ]
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Yes, Kindle has a countdown list. When I have a book on promo, I also post it to google, facebook, (my own profile and 5 other family members profiles) Twitter, and any other place I can think of to have it seen.

A new writer such as myself, could write the greatest book ever, but I can never be the greaterst book ever seen, unless it gets seen. :bananadance:

Author:  PoeticJustin [ Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:33 pm ]
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I think it sounds good. It's simple and direct. I think maybe you could add one more sentence to add one more piece of detail but I definitely think it serves it purpose and it catches your eye. Congrats Crystal and best of luck to you.

Author:  rchapman1tewantin [ Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:56 pm ]
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I don't think you need any help Kathy, you seem to be doing just fine!! Well done.

Author:  TheWizard [ Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:19 pm ]
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I'm going to try the 99 cent promotion next week - I'll let you all know how it goes if you're interested

Author:  gesler0811 [ Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:06 pm ]
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I can't quite bring myself to unpublish my stuff from Smashwords. That's just about the only thing holding me back from doing a kindle countdown deal. Coward. :)

And Wizard, by all means, I'm very interested to see how that works out for you. Might be what finally prompts me to give it a shot. Coward. :)

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