I have given up on marketing. Not all aspects of marketing, but the marketing that involves other people – Book blogs, promotion groups etc. When it comes down to it, I have limited time to spend on my writing, and the time I do have I would rather write than invest my time in marketing.
That’s not to say I don’t do anything. I just do my own thing, without spending too much time on it, and whatever happens, happens. In the future I will look into book promotion sites, but for now I am happy to type away on my blog and varying social media sites.
So what do I do?
I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest. I try to have different content on each social media outlet. I post quotes that I love on Tumblr. I post photos on Instagram. I’m a little overwhelmed by Twitter so I use it as a feed for my other sites, and since I’m most comfortable with Facebook it is where you will most likely find the odd boosted post. Since GBG is currently free, I have boosted a few posts to get the word out with promotional images like this.
If you search book marketing and promotion, google will come back with 24,300,000 results. I’ve looked at most of these, (not really, but it feels like it) and they all say different things. Then again, a lot say the same thing. So I’ve decided to do my own thing. It’s probably not the right thing to do, but I only do what I feel comfortable with. And maybe one day, when I have more books out there, I will attack the promotional ideas again.
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*If you haven’t read Girl Behind Glass yet, it is currently free in the Kindle store – http://goo.gl/KUGZrA