Putting the fun back in dysfunctional.
Promo vs writing the next book
Okay, so I sent off my book for final edits. And I’m considering promotions. I read Kait Nolan’s download tome on launch and promo.
I always feel like an asshole when I do promo. Disingenuous.
I thought about knocking on blog doors and asking for guest posts. I don’t do guest posts. I don’t solict others for guest posts. I promote blog posts I enjoyed on Twitter and in my infrequent of late Saturday mashups. It doesn’t feel like the right fit for me.
My current plans is to do a goodreads giveaway, do giveaways to people in exchange for reviews or coupons for other books. I might also do a good reads q&a. We’ll see.
I’m trying to see if I can figure out a promotion angle that is different. You know how you hear about people who do something crazy novel and catches tons of attention. I have no ideas yet, but since I can’t figure out the damned title for this novel, I have some time yet.
I just read The $100 Start-Up by Chris Guillebeau, which is about starting a business on the cheap and just going for it. Not letting all those things you see as obstacles hold you back. I’d love to start a business, but I don’t feel like I have anything right now to sell, but then again, that little voice says to me that my little self-publishing venture is my business venture.
Anyway, I made six pages of notes and I think there are some things in there that I can transfer to a book release and self-publishing venture in general. Though I felt it was more geared toward the non-fiction crowd where ebooks sell for $20-50 or more.
What have you seen in the way of good promotions? what about bad promotions? What do you do to promote?
Also anyone have tips on titles? Fuck, I hate titles.