Hi everyone –
Great to be back in the Castle!
I wish I had some sort of catchy blog all planned out, full of amazing craft tips to share and exercises to try…
Alas, when the Castles & Guns crew took me in, they knew I’m not much for writing craft blogs.
I just started writing a new book that I’m excited about, and I’m waiting for Night Thief to release this month, so I’ve been crazy busy writing and working on promotions for Night Thief.
So I thought I’d ask you about promotions. Marketing is like some kind of mysterious voodoo. You’re never really sure what works, but no promo = no sales, so we all take a dip in the marketing and publicity pool and hope for the best.
I’ve tried blog hops, writer’s conferences, readers’ conferences, romance trading cards, magnets, facebook parties, you name it! J
The good news is I usually have fun doing all those things. The bad news is, I’m still not hitting the best seller lists! LOL
When it comes to a new book release, what catches your eye? Do you like contests and prizes? What about a twitter #hashtag party?
I hosted a facebook all-day party back in May for Night Walker and we all had a blast plastering the cover and the amazon link all over facebook. Afterwards I mailed lots of goodies to random party attendees. (So it wasn’t a contest facebook! LOL)
Whatever I do for Night Thief this month, I’d like it to be fun for everyone. Having a new book out is similar to having a birthday party for your child. You want to celebrate and be sure everyone has a good time in the process…
What do you think? Any cool ideas for new release parties?
I’ll get the Castles & Guns cauldron fired up and wait to hear your recipes for success…. J